Trying to serve your kids an at least semi-well rounded meal? Here are the best side dishes to serve with chicken burgers for kids!
If your kids are much like mine, when I ask them what they want to eat, they will yell back either CHICKEN NUGGETS or MAC N CHEESE!
The basics are king around here.
However, a chicken burger is not a whole meal (usually).
I serve my 1 and 3 year old in these divided silicone plates so they get 1 “main dish” and 2 sides.
One of our sides is always cut up fruit: berries, sliced apples, sauteed apples, sliced banana, mandarin oranges, something like that.
The second side is what is up in the air. For breakfast, it’s a yogurt pouch. For lunch, it’s either goldfish or chex mix. For dinner, I try for more of a side dish.
But, if you are like me, when it’s time to make food your brain goes completely blank as to what to cook.
If you are wondering what to eat with chicken burgers, there are loads of possibilities!
Also pay attention to if you serve your chicken burger on a bun or not. If you serve it on a bun, you probably don’t want a biscuit on the side!
Below I am rounding up my best ideas of what to serve with chicken burgers. I will round up a general list of ideas and then keep scrolling to links to actual recipes for some great ones!
The best side dishes to serve with chicken burgers for kids
Here are my general favorite sides with chicken burgers.
- Cut fruit
- Biscuits or rolls
- Fries – my kids actually prefer sweet potato fries
- Chex mix, pretzels, chips
- Veggie sticks
- Cheese stick or babybel cheese
- Baked carrots
- Green peas (I make frozen ones in the microwave, and add butter)
- Potatoes any way – mashed potato, smashed, baked
- Mac n cheese
If you are wondering what goes with chicken burgers for adults, consider:
- Cole slaw
- Baked beans
- Green salad
- Green beans
- Potato salad
- Grain salad like cous cous, quinoa, etc
- Sautéed spinach
- Brussel sprouts
(And if your kids will eat those things, more power to you! Mine will not.)
Here are some mouth watering recipes for chicken burger sides!
best side dishes to serve with chicken burgers for kids
Serving chicken burgers for dinner? Here are a TON of side dish ideas!
2 Ingredient Biscuits Recipe
Just two ingredients for these delicious biscuits. They are family friendly and kids devour them. Perfect pairing with so many dishes.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad
If you’re looking for the world’s brightest and most flavorful pasta salad – you’ve found it! This is broccoli pesto pasta.
We combined tender broccoli pesto (yes, you can make pesto with broccoli!) with fresh Parmesan and parsley for a mixture that elevates the pasta to out-of-this-world deliciousness.
Tropical Mango Coleslaw
Pair your chicken burgers with this mango coleslaw for a fun and healthy side! Easy to make and packed with goodness.
Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
These Spiced Sweet Potato Fries are a great addition to any weeknight meal. There's no better way to spice up the game day festivities than to incorporate some sweet potato fries in your game day snack routine!
Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese
Kids and adults will love this copycat Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese. Made from scratch, you can't go wrong with this tasty dish.
Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts
Great for dipping, kids will love these bang bang brussels sprouts with their crispy edges and sweet chili flavor.
4 Ingredient Cheesy Orzo Recipe
Baked Oil-Free Tortilla Chips
Crispy Oil-Free Roasted Potatoes
These garlicky and crispy oil-free roasted potatoes are so easy to make and a crowd-pleasing side dish! Flavor them to your liking and serve them with your favorite sides and mains.
10-Minute Sauted Frozen Green Beans
No need to defrost the green beans first! Simply stir fry until bright green and tender-crisp. In just 10 minutes, your tasty and healthy side dish will be ready. Simple enough for kids, tasty enough for grownups!
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Far less labor intensive than traditional twice-baked potatoes, but with all the cheese, bacon and green onion flavors you love. This side dish pairs well with everything!
Healthy Carrot Fries (Oven or Air Fryer)
Kids and adults alike love roasted carrot fries for dinner. Don’t forget the yogurt dipping sauce.
Broccoli Muffins - Just 4 Ingredients!
4-ingredient cheddar broccoli are fun-shaped like muffins. They’re an easy, healthy addition to chicken burgers.
Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings
The crispy beer batter on these onion rings is both crunchy & pillowy. These beer-battered onion rings are irresistible.
Homemade Pickles with Leftover Pickle Juice
Homemade refrigerator pickles has never been easier when you reuse pickle juice. Slices or spears come out perfect with this easy recipe that is a kitchen hack everyone will love.
Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
This simple fruit salad is tossed in a sweet citrus dressing for a delicious but easy side dish.
Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Air Fryer Garlic bread is super crispy, crunchy, and ready in just five minutes. The quickest garlic bread you’ll ever make!
Instant Pot Baked Beans
Sweet Potato Chips
Homemade sweet potato chips are a delicious, wholesome snack. Baked not fried, they are perfect way to satisfy your chip craving in a better for you way!
Air Fryer Vegetables
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Free printable side dish planner!
Make sure to download our free printable side dish planner! This checklist gives you ideas for side dishes for your kids every day of the week!
What’s your favorite chicken burger side dish?
Thanks for reading!