When you think of a dish that is hearty, delicious, and satisfying, what comes to mind? What about Chicken Marsala? This dish has all the qualities of an excellent meal. It's also very easy to prepare. What to serve with chicken marsala? We're here to give some suggestions!
WHAT IS CHICKEN MARSALA?
Chicken Marsala is a dish that features chicken breast meat that has been dredged in flour and then sautéed in butter or olive oil. It's typically served with a sauce made from Marsala wine, which is a fortified wine from Sicily, and mushrooms.
My friend at Spend with Pennies makes the best chicken marsala in our opinion. Don't you think her picture looks amazing???!! We always make their version when we're in the mood and we are always looking for tasty sides to serve it with.
Cooking with wine or other alcohol is a common practice. The alcohol aspect is actually cooked out of the dish so you do not have to worry about it making you drunk when you use it for cooking. It simply helps with the flavor.
Sides are a great addition to these sauce-based dishes. The flavor of the dish is in the sauce, and you can pour it over your side, or dip your side into it.
As mentioned above, this dish has all the qualities of a great meal. It's hearty and filling because it contains protein in the form of chicken breast meat. The sauce is creamy which makes it feel rich while still being light enough to not make you feel weighed down.
Chicken Marsala also tastes amazing! That wine flavor pairs perfectly with mushrooms, and the chicken is so juicy and tender.
WHY SHOULD YOU SERVE SIDES WITH THIS DISH?
When you serve Chicken Marsala, it is important to have sides that will pair well with the sauce. What goes better with a wine sauce than some good old carbs in the form of pasta or rice?
Or maybe you're looking for something a little healthier to go with your meal. In that case, we recommend serving steamed vegetables on the side.
For an even healthier option, you can go with roasted vegetables that are seasoned to taste delicious! What good is a sauce-based meal without some bread on the side? Toast up some garlic bread or serve it alongside your chicken marsala. What about serving mashed potatoes as well? The options are endless when thinking of what sides to serve with chicken marsala.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN MARSALA
Now that you've decided to serve chicken marsala, what are some good sides? What about our spinach and artichoke dip served with pita chips for dipping. This is a crowd-pleaser! Or if you're looking for something different, try serving the ranch dressing from this buffalo chicken dip recipe over your veggies as opposed to using blue cheese dressing.
Some common sides for chicken marsala are:
- mashed potatoes
We have some great recipes that are great options when deciding on what to serve with chicken marsala.
Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish. This Supreme Mashed Potato Casserole will take your dinner party to a whole new level! Filled with cheeses, bacon, and crispy fried onions it's sure to be an event everyone talks about for years to come.
These Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls are a must-have for any dinner party! They will make anyone's stomach happy with the most heavenly light and fluffy bread.
These Cream Cheese Biscuits are the perfect addition to your holiday spread. Light and fluffy, they will have everyone at brunch begging for more!
These are the cheesiest, bacon-iest biscuits you'll ever have. With garlic butter and melted cheese drizzled on top making them so good that it's impossible to stop at just one!
This creamy, rich, and flavorful Instant Pot cheesy broccoli rice will always be a crowd-pleaser. It's easy to make in your electric pressure cooker (IP).
Red Red Rice is a tasty side dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The different flavors and textures make it the perfect addition to any meal!
Classic Pasta Salad has all the best qualities of an authentic Italian dish with a healthy twist.
The Best Broccoli Salad is a fresh, healthy dish that's perfect for any occasion! It has the most amazing flavor from start to finish with just enough sweetness thanks in part due it being coated by almonds or pine nuts.
Grandma's best cucumber salads are so easy to make, they're made with just the right balance of sweetness and sourness from fresh onions. You can taste my grandma in every bite!
Try this skillet roasted broccoli recipe today! It's so easy to prepare and totally delicious. The technique is absolutely brilliant, too - you'll want seconds (and maybe even thirds).
The smokey, garlicky taste of this dish will have your mouth watering as soon as you take a bite. It's an easy side that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves the flavor but needs something healthy - like low carb or keto-friendly!
Air Fryer Bang-a-Bang Cauliflower is one of the many ways we're able to make healthier and more flavorful food using our air fryers.
These parmesan green beans are crispy-coated, garlicky goodness with an extra kick from some freshly ground pepper - they're perfect as a side dish or sneaky snack for when you need something quick but healthy (like after dinner).
The fantastic smokey flavor of these green beans will have you feeling like royalty. They're also very simple to make, which means they can be thrown into your dinner routine on short notice!
This side dish will make your taste buds happy. It's so easy to prepare and it has a great flavor that you won't be able to stop at just one bite of these smoked asparagus!
When you want to enjoy asparagus, but don't have the time or desire for all that messy boiling and washing. Just whip up a batch of these bad boys in your air fryer! It's easy-peasy (and delicious).
The best way to enjoy asparagus is with a delicious, crunchy coat of parmesan cheese. This easy broiled recipe will show you how!
This easy-to-make, keto-friendly bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe will be one of your new favorite vegetables.
Grilled asparagus is a delicious springtime dish that can be enjoyed both plain or with any number of different toppings. You may choose from lemon juice and parmesan, garlic bread crumbs for an extra kick in flavor!
Asparagus lovers, this is the perfect dish for you! Mustard Vinaigrette Asparagus Salad has a tangy flavor that will make your taste buds thank me later. The best part about it? You can eat them dipped or not—it tastes just as good either way (and they're even healthier).
Slow Cooker Scalloped potatoes, made with butter and cream cheese! I love cooking this dish in my crockpot to save time. It's also a great way for me not only to get some extra protein into our meal but it doesn't take much effort at all either.
The best way to make your vegetables exciting again is by using them in innovative ways like cheesy baked cauliflower. This dish includes tomatoes, onions, and peppers mixed with goat cheese or bleu Primordialence - whatever you prefer!
If you're looking for a healthy and tasty dish that is both delicious, Best Sautéed Chinese Spinach will be your new go-to. Made with baby spinach or kale seasoned in soy sauce garlic ginger among other ingredients this vegetarian recipe has it all!
You can't beat the delicious combination of sautéed garlic spinach with light, airy feta cheese. If you want to take it up a notch on top then add in some bacon!
These quick, delicious Sweet and Sour Green Beans are a perfect addition to any meal. Served hot or cold with corn--this recipe will be sure not to disappoint
I love the way that these Easy Sweet Green Beans taste with rice and beans for lunch. It's not only quick but also healthy!
If you're looking for a side dish that will make your family excited, look no further than these delicious glazed carrots! The flavor combinations are amazing and truly one-of-a-kind.
These Baked Garlic Butter Carrots are an easy and delicious way to cook up some fresh vegetables! I love that you can make them in advance, saving time when dinner needs preparation quickly.
TAKE CHICKEN MARSALA TO THE NEXT LEVEL
If you're looking for a different way to serve chicken marsala, try our Chicken Marsala Soup! It's an amazing spin on the classic dish that will leave your stomach full and happy.
Chicken Marsala is a great meal option if you're tired of cooking the same thing all the time. It's easy to prepare and you can eat it as is, or serve it with a side of your choice.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post and found it useful! Do you have any questions about what to serve with chicken marsala? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, we'll be here cooking up more posts for your enjoyment.