The French are known for the uncountable number of cuisines.
Today we want to look at their version of pancakes, also known as crepes.
Crepes are a type of pancake that has its origins in the 13th century.
The only difference is that typical pancakes are usually the size of your palm.
But crepes are much larger and also thinner.
Crepes are of two kinds-sweet and savory.
Savory crepes are a modern invention.
And today, we want to look at everyone’s favorite chicken crepes.
Chicken crepes are basically chicken flavored, or chicken stuffed crepes.
And did you know that they taste even better with a couple of side dishes?
If you’re wondering what to serve with chicken crepes, keep reading below.
We will talk about the 7 best side dishes.
Why Consider Serving Side Dishes with Chicken Crepes?
Having side dishes offers more variety in terms of flavor and choice.
They balance out your meals and provide a wholesome experience.
Chicken crepes on their own sound boring.
So, having a couple of side dishes to accompany it sounds complete.
And it is fitting because they are the main course meal.
You can come up with plenty of side dishes on your menu.
From a simple salad to a creamy bowl of risotto, the choices are endless.
Serving side dishes with chicken crepes also enhances their flavor indirectly.
You might enjoy them on their own.
But once you have them with side dishes, there is no turning back.
What to Serve with Chicken Crepes? 7 BEST Side Dishes
These are our 7 best side dishes to serve alongside chicken crepes.
1 – Avocado Corn Salad
The avocado corn salad is a refreshing addition to the table alongside your chicken crepes.
Aside from adding color, it gives you multiple flavors.
For this recipe, make sure to roast the corn on the cob.
You can separate them and add them later with the other ingredients.
We love using cilantro, onions, cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon.
But the star of this salad needs to be the avocado dressing and corn kernels.
They combine so well with the chicken crepes.
It is a marriage of creamy and savory goodness all on one plate.
2 – Grilled Veggie Platter
Adding a bit of crunch to your meal is always a good thing.
And what better to do it with than a plate of grilled vegetables.
Grilling vegetables is the simplest thing ever.
You can take your time, cut them into small pieces, and grill them over a fire or grill.
You can drizzle them with a bit of I’ve oil while you are at it.
And you do not lose the essential water content while grilling.
All you are doing here is adding a bit of texture to uplift your eating experience.
And if you do not like raw veggies, grilling them is a plus point.
The crunchy veggies, along with the chicken crepes, are an upgrade.
Moreover, you can use every kind of vegetable you want.
3 – Roasted Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are another easy one that will serve as an excellent side dish.
They are so simple yet so versatile. Potatoes go well with plenty of savory dishes.
Your chicken crepes will pair well with the starchy goodness of the roasted potatoes.
Slice the potatoes into cubes, sprinkle a little salt and pepper, and set them in the oven.
You can get creative and add other seasonings and herbs as well.
Plus, it would help if you boiled the potatoes before roasting.
This helps give it that crispy and crusty exterior, which is what you want in your roasted taters.
4 – Tomato Garlic Soup
A tomato garlic soup paired with a chicken crepe is the ultimate definition of comfort food.
Plus, there are many ways you can make tomato soup your own.
Have fun trying out several recipes online and add your twist to them.
This particular version has a pleasingly pungent and sweet garlic flavor to it.
The creamy mix of tomatoes and garlic with your favorite chicken crepe will make your mouth water.
The flavors blend so well without the side dish overpowering the other.
And there is nothing wrong with using canned tomatoes.
You will get as much flavor as you get from fresh tomatoes.
5 – Beer-battered Onion Rings
Onion rings with a chicken dish are an obvious choice.
And today, we want to go with beer-battered onion rings.
Deep-fried onion rings are a classic and feature as a side dish on several occasions.
They are easy to prepare as well.
Dip your rings in the beer and flour batter, and deep fry them (simple as that).
You can use mustard or rice bran oil for an even more earthy flavor to your rings.
Make sure to fry them at the right temperature otherwise, you will end up with burnt rings instead.
6 – Sweet Potato Fritters
The crunchy exterior and sweet interior of sweet potato fritters are unmatched.
And when you serve them as a side dish with chicken crepes, it is heavenly.
The two dishes are prepared similarly and complement each other well.
The sweet potato adds the missing sweet and nutty flavors missing on your palate.
And while you are at it, whip up a nice little sauce to go with it.
A simple mayo dip or sriracha sauce will elevate the taste beyond expectations.
7 – Zuppa Toscana
If you have ever been to the olive garden, you will be familiar with our next side dish.
Yes, we are talking about Zuppa Toscana.
This cheesy and starchy soup is just one of many popular soups at olive garden.
And we found that Zuppa Toscana is surprisingly a great partner with chicken crepes.
Bite into your crepes while slurping that creamy, delicious soup.
The experience is one-of-a-kind. You will find yourself asking for more.
This soup has a mixture of garlic, onion, kale, and potatoes.
The good thing is you can make it at home and give it a signature twist.
You can also use several toppings, like croutons, poached eggs, caramelized onions, etc.
Chicken crepes are a crowd-pleaser. The side dish options with this one are never-ending.
We have listed just seven here to get you started.
The good thing is you can come up with your own.
And you can also add your twist to the dishes listed here.
Keep in mind that crepes are the main dish. Thus, you want to serve the side dishes in small portions.
This will create a perfect balance between the dishes and give you a feeling of fullness.