Side Dish for Chicken and Dumplings Dinner

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Do you want to know what is the best side dish for chicken and dumplings dinner? Today we'll share all of our family favorites with you. People love chicken and dumplings which is considered comfort food. This dish is especially a good option to serve when it is cold outside and you need a warm hearty meal to fill you up

Okay you asked about which side dishes to serve with your chicken and dumplings. Here are a few of the best side dish foods to serve with your chicken and dumplings. 

  • butter beans
  • string beans
  • cucumber and broccoli salad
  • sweet cornbread
  • waldorf salad
  • potato salad
  • green peas

Now any of the side dishes will work. My personal preference is to eat chicken and dumplings as a standalone dinner. I'll just serve myself a large heaping bowl of this comfort food and it is a complete meal for me. Just my thoughts, however, you should keep reading below.

I created this post to answer the most frequent question I'm asked about chicken and dumplings. At least a few time per week, especially during the winter months, my readers want to know which side dish is best to serve alongside their chicken and dumplings. Below you will find my response:

Which is the Best Side Dish for Chicken and Dumplings Dinner?

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Jul 12, 2018
Best Dish for Chicken & Dumpling by: Nai
I find Cucumber and Broccoli salad to be a good side. Because basically like a few have said it's really a meal within itself u don't need nothing else, but if u insist have something light.

May 31, 2018
Sides for chicken and dumplings by: Anonymous
I make a batch of sweet cornbread, some greens and deviled eggs with mine. I make my dumplings thick so they can be eaten on a plate with the sides!

May 30, 2018
The best side dish for chicken/dumplings is: by: S. Kelly
Fried green tomatoes/and. Corn muffins

Apr 26, 2018
Stuffing by: Anonymous (
Stuffing. We put the chicken and dumplings on top of it

Mar 08, 2018
What to eat with chicken and dumplings by: Smooneyhan
We take bread put cheese on it and put in oven it’s good with beef stew and tomato soup too

Feb 15, 2018
Butter Beans by: Anonymous
Butter beans

Nov 19, 2017
Peas! by: Anonymous
Peas! Peas are the perfect combo with creamy chicken dishes, like chicken and dumplings or chicken and noodles. (Frozen, not canned.) At our house, it wouldn't be a Chicken and Noodles dinner without peas. (We actually put them on top of the C & N.) Perfect comfort food, and looks pretty, too!

I frequently do a side dish of fried or stewed apples, as well. Great cold weather supper.

Oct 23, 2017
Side dish for chicken n dumplings by: Anonymous
Sweet & sour red cabbage is my go to. My mother-in-law always cooked sauerkraut & mashed potatoes.

Mar 15, 2017
Chicken and dumpling sides by: Kymdred
Candied yams and cabbage are my go to with jiffy corn bread.

Mar 04, 2017
Side for chicken and dumplings by: Vicki
My family always insist on potato salad

Jan 13, 2017
Dumplings by: Rater
Coleslaw with baked potato

Jan 13, 2017
Side for chicken and dumplings by: Anonymous
Tiny green peas or just canned early green peas are my favorites.

Dec 09, 2016
Side for chicken an dumplings by: Anonymous

  • fried cornbread
  • deviled eggs

Apr 16, 2016
What's good with chicken and dumplings by: Anonymous
Pinto beans or purple hulls cornbread, pie, and fresh fruit salad

Jan 07, 2016
Side Dish for Chicken and Dumplings Dinner by: Anonymous
How about green beans or baked mac n cheese?

Sep 24, 2015
Side dishes for chicken and dumplings by: Anonymous

  • Home fried potatoes
  • Any green leafy vegetable
  • Cole slaw

Aug 03, 2015
Chicken dumpling side dish by: Anonymous
Fried or baked breaded okra is great side for chicken dumplings

Nov 24, 2014
Side Dishes for Chicken and Dumplins by: Anonymous
More Side Dishes

  • Jello fruit cup
  • Peaches and cottage cheese
  • Broccoli with shredded cheese
  • Pea Salad, lettuce and tomato's fried bacon crunched up
  • Roasted sweet potato , you can pour some of the sauce over the potato
  • Salads with celery, cucumber, carrots, dried cranberries, raisins, radishes, with or without lettuce and with your favorite dressing

Enjoy these options

Aug 21, 2011
String Beans Goes Anonymous
Can't go wrong with string beans!!!!

Apr 07, 2011
Chicken and dumplings sides by: Anonymous
I always make fresh fried corn, sweet variety, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and green beans. One thing that I found I love to eat with chicken and dumplings, but I do not fix, I just happened to have it one time, it is cranberry salad.

Oct 19, 2010
To have with Chicken and Dumplins by: Poppadog
Cornbread dressing works well with chicken and dumplings.

Sep 25, 2010
Chicken and Dumplings Side Dish by: Soul Food Chef
For most people chicken and dumplings are considered a complete one-dish meal. However, if you must serve a side dish with your chicken and dumplings here are a few suggestions:

  • Stuffed bell peppers
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Glazed carrots
  • Sweet corn
  • Salad
  • Creamed Spinach

Jun 27, 2010
Side dish for chicken and dumplings dinner by: Anonymous
Try a Waldorf salad as a side dish.

Once again, I'd like to say there is no best side dish for chicken and dumplings dinner. Just eat the chicken and dumplings as a standalone meal.