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What to Serve with Tuscan Chicken (25 Best Side Dishes)

Don’t know what to serve with Tuscan chicken?

No worries! From crunchy garlic bread to creamy polenta, I have you covered with 25 fantastic side dishes.

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The great thing about Italian comfort food is that it pairs well with almost anything.

That includes roasted veggies, potatoes, pasta, and more.

If you want something different, try the Tuscan bean salad, or creamy garlic Parmesan orzo pasta.

But if you want simple, you’ll never go wrong with garlic bread and salad.

Hungry yet? Me too! So let’s check out what to serve with Tuscan chicken. 

Homemade Garlic Bread with Fresh Parsley and Parmesan Cheese

1. Garlic Bread

If I could have this garlic bread for every meal, I would!

It’s crunchy, buttery, and fully loaded with garlicky goodness. And that’s just what you need next to tender, creamy Tuscan chicken.

Feel free to add extra cheese, like cheddar or mozzarella. It’ll give the dish a gooey finish.

Creamy and buttery polenta on a pot mixed with a ladle.
Source: Loveandlemons.com

2. Creamy Polenta

A classic Italian main course deserves a classic Italian side dish. That’s where this creamy polenta recipe comes in. 

The flavors are simple and understated, so they work to accent the flavors of Tuscan chicken. 

And again, you can play around with the cheese to make it your own.

Mashed potatoes on a black bowl.

3. Mashed Potatoes

I’m not exaggerating when I say these are the best mashed potatoes you’ll ever have. 

As a potato purest, I can’t get enough of these creamy spuds. How can you go wrong with potatoes mashed to perfection with butter and milk? 

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It’s one of my favorite pairings with any chicken dinner! But it’s extra tasty with Tuscan chicken.

Risotto on a plate topped with mushroom, cheese and chopped parsley leaves.
Source: Loveandlemons.com

4. Mushroom Risotto

Want to impress your guests at dinner? Try mushroom risotto! It’s magical. 

The mushrooms add the perfect, meaty bite to gently spiced cheesy risotto. And it’s easier than you think to whip up.

Better yet, it makes the meal ultra hearty while still being relatively light.

Black bowl with couscous garnished with spinach and parmesan cheese.
Source: Iheartvegetables.com

5. Parmesan Spinach Couscous

Couscous – the food so nice they named it twice!

I love the delicate nature of couscous, especially paired with Parmesan and spinach. 

The earthy flavors of this dish fit together with Tuscan chicken like a glove. It’s light and fluffy with a hearty kick from wilted spinach and Parmesan cheese. 

It’s a great way to ensure no one goes to bed hungry. 

Bunch of fries on a brown parchment paper.

6. French Fries

I know what you’re thinking, but trust me – French fries are a fun side for Tuscan chicken.

Perfectly seasoned, these baked spuds offer plenty of salt and texture to your meal.

Plus, they’re guaranteed to please the kids. And since they’re eating spinach, I think that’s a fair trade.

Zucchini noodles served on a white plate with fork.
Source: Wholesomeyum.com

7. Zucchini Noodles

Craving pasta but want to keep the calories low? Let me introduce you to zucchini noodles!

Or, as many people prefer to call them – zoodles. 

They’re like healthy spaghetti, and they’re so easy to make. Just toss them with butter and salt, and they’re ready to eat.

And if you want more, check out these fun zoodle recipes!

Olive Garden Salad with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Black Olives

8. Olive Garden Salad

Another great way to keep flavor high and calories low is a classic garden salad. It adds a wonderful crunch to creamy Tuscan chicken. 

This recipe features Italian dressing, peppery red onions, olives, and zippy pepperoncini peppers.

It’s tangy, light, and loaded with texture.

Wooden spoon tossing a  sauteed Spinach on a pan.
Source: Loveandlemons.com

9. Sautéd Spinach

You’ll likely have some leftover spinach from the Tuscan chicken. So, why not sauté it?

This recipe is super simple and utilizes ingredients you have on hand like olive oil, garlic, and lemon. 

It’s hearty and earthy with a light lemony kick. It’s a must-try!

Sliced glazed carrots on plate garnished with chopped parsley leaves.

10. Candied Carrots

Pairing earthy Tuscan chicken with sweet candied carrots is a match made in heaven. 

These carrots are to die for, thanks to the brown sugar and butter. They’re so yummy, the kids will ask for second!

Even if you aren’t a fan of carrots, you have to try this recipe! Especially with Tuscan chicken. 

11. Stick of Butter Rice

A simple bowl of white rice is great for a regular meal.

Tuscan chicken, however, is far from ordinary. And this stick of butter rice is just what you need.

It’s bold, buttery, and packed with flavor.

The richness of the beef broth and French onion soup is robust. But somehow, it plays wonderfully with the chicken and creamy sauce.

Roasted broccoli served on a white plate with spoon.
Source: Natashaskitchen.com

12. Roasted Broccoli

Need to dial up your veggie intake? This roasted broccoli recipe ensures everyone will devour their veggies. 

They get a simple garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper seasoning. But the real magic happens when they enter the oven. 

The outsides caramelize for maximum flavor while the insides are fork tender. Delicious!

Toasted crostini topped with chopped tomato salsa garnished with parmesan cheese and chopped leaves.
Source: Cookingclassy.com

13. Bruschetta

With creamy and hearty Tuscan chicken, you can’t go wrong with crunchy bruschetta. 

Fresh tomatoes and herbs with a splash of balsamic vinegar are all you need to make those tastebuds sing. 

On a crunchy slice of French bread, these tasty morsels will go fast. 

Pieces of roasted asparagus with lemon slices served on a blue plate.

14. Roasted Asparagus

Nothing compliments the earthy flavors of Tuscan chicken quite like roasted asparagus. 

With a dash of Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper, these roasted stalks are so tasty!

To make those hearty flavors shine, give them a quick squeeze of lemon juice. 

Antipasto Salad made with iceberg, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, artichokes, green olives, salami, pepperoni, salt and pepper.

15. Antipasto Salad

Here’s another great salad recipe to bring your dinner to life. Only this time, it’s full of cheese, artichokes, and salami!

It sounds like a lot, but the added salt and cheesy flavors are incredible with the creamy spinach of Tuscan chicken.

Seriously, this will be your next favorite salad. 

Caesar salad on a bowl with crunchy croutons and crisp greens garnished with lemon slices.
Source: Spendwithpennies.com

16. Caesar Salad

Is there anything better than a classic Caesar salad? With crunchy croutons and crisp greens, it’s a great side to this chicken recipe. 

Adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese takes these flavors over the top. 

Plus, this easy peasy salad recipe comes together in a flash. 

Spoon on a bowl of orzo pasta with creamy sauce garnished with chopped parsley leaves.
Source: Jocooks.com

17. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo Pasta

Tuscan chicken and creamy garlic parmesan orzo pasta are meant to be together. 

Tender rice-like pasta with a bold kick of garlic and cream may just steal the show. 

Adding fresh herbs takes this simple side dish from great to spectacular. Trust me, you’ll want to try this recipe. 

Roasted brussels sliced in halves served with a dipping sauce.

18. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

If you love Brussels sprouts as much as I do, you’ll fall in love with this recipe. 

After a quick trip in the air fryer, the outside turns nice and crispy, and the insides are fork-tender. 

Adding a dash of maple syrup helps them caramelize and adds terrific sweetness to their earthy flavor. 

Cheesy corn casserole in a white oval dish with spoon.

19. Corn Casserole

The sweetness of this corn casserole is a great option to serve with earthy Tuscan chicken.

It has a little bit of everything from sweet corn, cheese, sour cream, and muffin mix. 

Because this recipe comes from Paula Deen, you know it includes plenty of butter!

Knotted bread with garlic butter spread on top.
Source: Sallysbakingaddiction.com

20. Garlic Knots

Garlic bread is good. But garlic knots are even better!

All those nooks and crannies in the knotted bread capture that buttery goodness. So, every bite is bursting with flavor. 

Making homemade bread dough is easier than you think, and well worth the wait. Everyone will go crazy over these garlic knots. 

Bean salad on a wooden bowl with white cannellini beans, lemon, bell pepper and dill.
Source: Evergreenkitchen.ca

21. Tuscan Bean Salad

Tuscan bean salad is a no-brainer with Tuscan chicken. 

It’s protein-rich with a ton of taste and texture.

It pairs cannellini beans with spicy red pepper flakes and salty capers and herbs. It’s vibrant, aromatic, and 100 percent delicious. 

Focaccia bread sprinkled with fresh rosemary leaves.
Source: Alexandracooks.com

22. Focaccia Bread

I love this focaccia bread because it explodes with fresh herbs. After all, what’s better than bread infused with rosemary? 

It’s so pillowly soft, and perfect for sopping up all that extra cream sauce from Tuscan chicken.

Plus, it’s easier to whip together than you think! Even if you’re new to homemade bread, this is a great place to start. 

Caprese salad on an oval plate with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella drizzled with oil.
Source: loveandlemons.com

23. Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is simple Italian cooking at its finest. It’s a bright pairing of mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil. 

The key to a perfect Caprese salad is quality ingredients. If tomatoes are in season, this salad is a must-have with Tuscan chicken. 

It looks so pretty arranged on a plate!

Salad on a bowl with mixed beets, peppery arugula, orange, and goat cheese.
Source: Twopeasandtheirpod.com

24. Beet Salad

Need some color in your life? It doesn’t get any more colorful than this vibrant beet salad.

Between the beets, peppery arugula, orange, and goat cheese, the flavor jumps off the plate. 

The fresh and citrusy flavors of this dish are the ultimate complement to Tuscan chicken. 

A bowl of cauliflower rice with seasoning.
Source: Skinnytaste.com

25. Cauliflower Rice

If you are in the mood for rice but want to keep your carb intake low- that’s an easy fix. 

This cauliflower rice recipe captures the essence of fluffy rice, sans the carbs. 

Paired with garlic, onion, and olive oil, you may prefer this recipe over actual rice.

What to Serve with Tuscan Chicken

Course: SidesCuisine: American

Don’t know what to serve with Tuscan chicken? No worries! From garlic bread to creamy polenta, I have you covered with 25 fantastic side dishes.


  • Garlic Bread

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Mushroom Risotto

  • Parmesan Spinach Couscous

  • French Fries

  • Zucchini Noodles

  • Olive Garden Salad

  • Sautéd Spinach

  • Candied Carrots

  • Stick of Butter Rice

  • Roasted Broccoli

  • Bruschetta

  • Roasted Asparagus

  • Antipasto Salad

  • Caesar Salad

  • Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo Pasta

  • Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

  • Corn Casserole

  • Garlic Knots

  • Tuscan Bean Salad

  • Focaccia Bread

  • Caprese Salad

  • Beet Salad

  • Cauliflower Rice


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What to Serve with Tuscan Chicken (25 Best Side Dishes)

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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