Vegetable Side Dishes to Serve With Chicken and Noodles
Chicken and noodles is an all-time favorite meal for many, and it’s easy to see why. It’s comforting and hearty, plus the combination of chicken and noodle is infinitely versatile – you can easily dress it up or down.
But, to make your chicken and noodle meal even healthier, try adding a vegetable side dish. Here are some delicious and nutritious vegetable side dishes that pair wonderfully with chicken and noodles:
Broccoli pairs nicely with chicken and noodles and roasting it is an easy way to transform it into a dish that’s both healthy and flavorful. Toss broccoli florets on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake until the broccoli is tender and lightly browned.
Garlic Sautéed Spinach
Spinach is a nutrient-packed vegetable that goes so well with chicken and noodles. To make this side dish, simply heat some olive oil, garlic, and spinach on the stovetop. Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until the spinach is wilted and tender.
Maple-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Carrots are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins, and they make an incredibly tasty side dish. In a bowl, combine carrots with a maple-balsamic glaze. Spread the carrots out on a sheet pan and roast in the oven until they’re golden and tender.
Garlic Roasted Mushrooms
Mushroom and chicken make a great combo, and roasting the mushrooms intensifies their flavor. To prepare, toss mushrooms with a generous amount of garlic, olive oil, and seasonings. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes and enjoy.
Lemon-Garlic Sautéed Peas
Vegetable and chicken make a great pairing, and peas are no exception. To make this super simple side dish, simply heat a little olive oil in a skillet and add in the peas. Sautee for a few minutes, add a squeeze of lemon juice, a garlic clove, and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until the peas are just tender.
Making any of these delicious vegetable side dishes to pair with chicken and noodles will make a perfect weeknight dinner that everyone will love.
For an extra-special meal, combine two or more of these sides to make a vegetable medley!