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What to Serve with Chicken Romano? 10 BEST Side Dishes

Chicken Romano is already a star on our plates, but what about its supporting cast? Sides can make or break this cheesy delight. We all have that moment when we’re staring at the fridge, spaghetti sauce on our elbows, and thinking, “What goes well with this?”

We’ve been there. Trying different combos, discovering new favorites. From delicious mashed potatoes to a fresh quinoa salad, let’s talk sidekicks. We’ll share our top picks for the ultimate Chicken Romano meal.

Ready to find your new go-to sides? Let’s get into it.

Top 10 Side Dishes for Chicken Romano

Here are ten delicious side dishes to complement your Chicken Romano main course:

1 – Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a classic side that bring comfort and flavor. The roasted garlic adds a sweet, nutty taste that pairs well with the creamy potatoes.

We love how the butter and cream enhance the richness. These mashed potatoes are smooth yet chunky enough to have some texture.

Perfect for Chicken Romano, they’re easy to whip up. We agree, it’s a must-try!

2 – Sautéed Broccoli with Lemon

We love this veggie sidekick! Sautéed broccoli with lemon is zesty and vibrant. The fresh lemon juice adds a bright, sharp twist to the earthy broccoli. We simply sauté it with garlic and olive oil, then toss it in lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

It’s simple and delish, a fantastic pair for Chicken Romano’s rich flavors. Our go-to for a refreshing contrast!

3 – Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Alright, friends, let’s chat about these Parmesan roasted brussels sprouts. They’re crispy with a nutty, cheesy crunch. We roast them until they get those browned, almost caramelized edges. The parmesan melts over the top, making each bite savory and satisfying.

We love the mix of the brussels sprouts’ earthiness and the parmesan’s saltiness. They’re a hit on our table, giving Chicken Romano a run for its money. Simple and amazing!

4 – Lemon Herb Orzo

Orzo is like rice but more exciting. It’s light and refreshing. We cook it in chicken broth for an extra flavor boost. Herbs like parsley and basil bring a fresh touch while lemon zest makes it zing.

Picture bright and fresh flavors. It’s a winner on any plate. The texture is soft yet firm. Perfect for when we want something easy and tasty.

5 – Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

You’ve never met a quinoa salad like this. Bursting with fresh veggies, feta, and a tangy lemon vinaigrette, it’s a favorite on our plates. Crunchy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes add a crisp bite. Feta cheese delivers a salty punch.

Quinoa gives it body and a nutty flavor. We adore how it pairs with the brightness of the lemon and the freshness of the herbs. It’s a total win.

6 – Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Let’s talk Baked Sweet Potato Fries. They’re crispy, sweet, and a healthier twist on classic fries. We love how they balance the natural sweetness with a hint of savory. Think of a slight crunch outside and a tender inside.

A touch of salt and a sprinkle of paprika elevate these fries. We bake them till golden and deliciously crispy. Great with Chicken Romano.

7 – Herbed Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is our go-to side dish. It’s easy, herby, and perfectly fluffy. We cook it in chicken broth for that umami kick. Chopped onions and garlic create a savory base. Fresh herbs like parsley and thyme give it a vibrant twist.

We all love how it complements Chicken Romano’s cheesy richness. It’s a hit for a balanced meal.

8 – Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is crunchy with a rich, tangy dressing. We love the combination of crispy romaine, shaved parmesan, and buttery croutons. The dressing is creamy and packed with garlic and anchovy flavors.

It’s light and refreshing, yet savory and satisfying. We often make it for a simple, yet classic pairing with Chicken Romano. This salad’s sharpness complements the cheesy richness of the chicken perfectly.

9 – Sautéed Spinach with Garlic

Sautéed spinach with garlic is a quick and easy side dish that packs flavor. We sauté fresh spinach in olive oil with minced garlic. The garlic adds a rich, aromatic touch to the spinach.

This dish is light but offers a satisfying savory note. The spinach is tender and garlicky. We love it because it’s healthy and takes minutes to make. Perfect for adding a green element to our meal.

10 – Creamy Polenta

Alright folks, creamy polenta is our guilty pleasure. It’s smooth, buttery, and melts in the mouth.

We make it with milk, butter, and cornmeal, yielding a rich and velvety texture. Topped with Parmesan for an extra cheesy kick.

This dish pairs perfectly with Chicken Romano.

In our experience, the polenta’s mild flavor balances the chicken’s boldness. We love the contrast.