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What to Serve with Chicken Marbella (13 Savory Side Dishes)

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Chicken Marbella with Olives and Lemons

Wondering what to serve with Chicken Marbella? You’ve come to the right place!

If it’s your first time hearing about this dish, you’re in for a treat.

Chicken Marbella is a colorful and delectable dish made with marinated chicken.

It’s soaked overnight in vinegar, oil, spices, white wine, and brown sugar, loaded with capers, olives, and prunes, and then baked to perfection. 

Tender, juicy, sweet, savory, spicy, and tangy — one bite gives you an explosion of flavors and textures. 

But as mouth-watering as Chicken Marbella is, it won’t be as memorable without accompaniments.

I’ve rounded up 13 side dishes that make the marvelous Marbella even more extra.

Serve your family a special feast of Chicken Marbella and these spectacular treats! 

1. Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are the ultimate side dish. Regardless of your entrée, there will always be a potato dish that goes fantastic with it.

With Chicken Marbella, you can’t go wrong with garlic roasted potatoes.

They may be a simple side, but the flavors and textures are spot on. They’re crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and garlicky and buttery all around. 

And it’s the easiest dish to prepare, to boot! One pan and an oven are all you need.

2. Creamy Risotto

Risotto is another side that complements Marbella wonderfully.

Just wait until the risotto and the chicken’s sauce come together – what a lovely harmony of flavors they create!

The best part is, risotto is such a cinch to make. This is perfect, considering that Marbella takes a lot of effort!

3. Brown Rice

Chicken Marbella is fully loaded with bold flavors, so a starchy side is ideal to dial it down a little. Having a super mild flavor, brown rice gets the job done beautifully.

To give your subtle rice a bit more flavor, drench it with the chicken’s juices! The difference will blow your taste buds away.

4. Dinner Rolls

Bread is another wonderful way to make your meal extra satisfying. There are several types of bread that go well with Marbella, but to me, dinner rolls are the best.

Perfectly tender and mildly buttery, dinner rolls complement the chicken incredibly well.

What I love about them the most is using them to sop up all the juices on the plate for the most flavorful bite. Mmm!

5. Roasted Vegetables

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing pairing, roasted vegetables is the side dish for you. The crunch and sweetness of perfectly cooked veggies are truly like no other.

Whether it’s broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, asparagus, or a combination thereof, you can’t go wrong. 

They come together so easily, too! Just drizzle olive oil over your veggies, season, and roast in the oven. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

6. Buttered Egg Noodles

Buttered egg noodles make a fantastic side for a hungry crowd.

Egg noodles, butter, and cheese. Can you believe that all it takes is these three ingredients to make the most scrumptious and satisfying side?

7. Farro with Mushrooms 

How about some farro for a truly unique and stunning treat?

Farro is a flavorful Mediterranean grain loaded with vitamins and nutrients.

It has a wonderful nuttiness that makes it a perfect ingredient for salads, stews, and risotto.

To add texture and flavor to farro, give it some good loving from mushrooms, parmesan, and peas! Season it with thyme and garlic for maximum flavor. 

8. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy, dreamy, cheesy mashed potatoes. How can you go wrong with that?

Chicken Marbella has such bold flavors, so even though mashed potatoes are ultra-rich, they still won’t overpower the star of your meal.

Plus, mashed potatoes are also a snap to make. You just mash the potatoes with butter, cream cheese, and milk!

9. Sauteed Green Beans 

Crunchy, buttery green beans are downright delicious! 

Chicken Marbella is a super tender dish, so it’s nice to give it a crunchy contrast. Sauteed green beans are ideal to play the part!

And boy, is it super easy to prepare. Just saute the beans in garlic and butter and call it a day. It takes 10 minutes, tops!

10. Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Crunchy asparagus flavored with olive oil and lemon juice, roasted in the oven to perfection? This side is absolutely astounding.

It’s light, refreshing, and such a breeze to make. It’s everything you can ask for in a side. Oh, and it’s incredibly nutritious and low-calorie, too! 

11. Wild Rice Pilaf

Give your Marbella an exciting side with this super wild rice pilaf!

Flavored with chicken broth, Italian seasoning, garlic, butter, and loaded with carrots, onions, and Brussels sprouts, this side will surely knock your socks off.

The combination of complex flavors and textures is truly a work of art.

12. Couscous 

Couscous is a fantastic alternative to rice or potatoes. It’s lighter, but just as satisfying! 

The mildness of couscous makes it a perfect pair with Chicken Marbella. It’s a little on the bland side, but the decadent sauce from the chicken makes up for it!

Cook your couscous with your favorite herbs and spices for a sensational side.

13. Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Last but not the least, we have a wonderful dish that’s a combination of healthy and sinful. Spinach and bacon contradict each other in such a fun way!

Here’s a rundown of what goes on in this salad: spinach, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, almonds, and bacon. The crunch, the flavor, the color! 

But what takes this salad over the top is the dressing. Dijon mustard, vinegar, honey, and even more bacon: insanely delicious.

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