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What To Serve With Chicken Alfredo

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Chicken alfredo is such a tasty meal. If you have not tried it before, we would highly recommend giving it a go! 

If you enjoy Italian food, you have likely tried chicken alfredo, it is one of our firm favorites. It has such a lovely, creamy texture and is so rich in flavor.

With any pasta dish, you may be struggling to know what to serve your chicken alfredo with. While it is perfectly reasonable to eat it on its own, if you are serving food to dinner guests or your family, you may want something to accompany it.

Having food to serve with a pasta dish can enhance the overall taste of the food. It will also provide you and your guests with different options to graze on while you eat the main meal.

To help you to make your decision, we have compiled a small list of foods we think would be great to serve with your chicken alfredo. We have chosen a few different options to suit a wide range of individual tastes.

We hope that you will find this article mouth-wateringly useful! 

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What Is Chicken Alfredo?

Although you may be unfamiliar with what chicken alfredo is, you have likely tasted this dish in some form, especially if you enjoy Italian food.

To put it simply, chicken alfredo is a creamy pasta dish that contains chicken. While any type of pasta can be used for this dish, fettuccine is commonly used. It is the best pasta for this type of dish. 

The alfredo sauce is usually created using heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and butter. It is a rich, thick, and creamy sauce that is full of flavor. Cooked chicken is added to the sauce and it is served mixed with the fettuccine.

If you enjoy creamy pasta dishes similar to a carbonara, you will likely enjoy chicken alfredo.

What To Serve With Chicken Alfredo

There are many different dishes you can serve alongside chicken alfredo. Many of these dishes will be down to individual taste. 

The options we have chosen are fairly popular and should appeal to the majority of people. They also compliment the rich chicken alfredo well. 

Garlic Bread

You cannot go wrong with garlic bread to accompany a pasta dish. It is one of the most popular accompaniment dishes and it is easy to see why. We think it is so delicious!

There are many different types of garlic bread you can purchase from flatbread to baguette to ciabatta. There is a type of garlic bread to suit the majority of people’s tastes.

If you serve garlic bread with your chicken alfredo you will likely be on to a winner with your family and guests! The only downside to serving garlic bread is that it can sit quite heavily in the stomach if too much is eaten alongside the pasta dish. 

Green vegetables

A great lighter accompaniment for chicken alfredo is green vegetables. Green vegetables will complement the creamy rich texture of the pasta and also add some crunch to the meal.

There are many different green vegetables you can choose from that will suit a wide variety of different taste pallets. Here are a few suggestions that go particularly well with this creamy pasta dish:

  • Roasted asparagus
  • Cooked or creamed spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Kale
  • Cabbage

Remember that these are only suggestions. If you have a favorite green vegetable that we have not mentioned, feel free to serve it alongside your chicken alfredo too. 

In addition to this, you do not have to stick with just green vegetables, use this opportunity to get creative. If you only like carrots and cauliflower, feel free to serve these alongside your chicken alfredo instead!

Salad

If you would prefer something chilled and lighter on the stomach, a salad is worth considering. There are different types of salad that are great to serve with chicken alfredo.

As the pasta dish is fairly heavy and dense, a light salad is a great contrast to this. You could serve a caesar salad, with croutons. Also, a simple salad made from lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and drizzled with balsamic vinegar is a great choice. 

In addition to this, you could try adding a bit of zest to your salad. By adding fruit such as lemons, oranges, melons, or limes, this can help to incorporate some extra flavor to the pasta dish.

A salad is a great option to have available on the table. It is refreshing and will help to cleanse the pallet. 

Why not ask your guests or family what their favorite salad ingredients are and use them to create the salad?

Fries

If the above suggestions are not quite to your tastes, you could serve fries on the table alongside your chicken alfredo. While many people will think that this is not a suitable side, it can be great if you are cooking for children. 

For the fussier eaters, if they do not enjoy the meal as much, fries are a popular food to fall back on. We are sure that this option may divide opinions, however!

Summary

We hope that you found this article useful. As you can see, there are many different things that you can serve with chicken alfredo.

We have tried to include as many different options as possible to suit many different taste preferences. We think that all of these options would be suitable.

If you are serving a larger group of people you can even choose a variety of these dishes so that your guests have a wide variety of options.

In addition to these accompaniments, we would also recommend popping some parmesan cheese onto the table too. 

This will allow your family or guests to add any extra parmesan cheese to the dish. Although it does already contain parmesan cheese, you cannot go wrong with a little extra!

We hope that we have inspired you to make and try some new and tasty dishes to accompany your chicken alfredo!


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