11 Healthy Side Dishes For Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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A good-tasting stuffed chicken breast is a classic you can easily make for a quick weeknight dinner or a fancy Sunday brunch. While the stuffing is the main event, it’s the side dish that would really bring the meal together. So, as you cook your stuffed chicken breasts in the oven, here are eleven quick and healthy side dishes to complete the meal.

1. Air Fryer Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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These Air Fryer Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a nice change of pace from the usual steamed ones. They’re so light and simple that they won’t overpower your main course at all.

2. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Truly, the fastest mashed potatoes made from scratch are Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. Nothing cooks them faster with fewer dishes and still makes them totally delicious.

3. Green Bean Quinoa Salad

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This green bean quinoa salad is the perfect salad for quinoa lovers. It pairs great with chicken and a side salad.

4. Rice Pilaf

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This rice pilaf recipe makes a wonderful side dish for almost any main course, especially chicken.

5. Roasted Squash

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Roasted squash is a delicious way to get more veggies in your day.f This summer squash recipe makes the perfect summer side dish.

6. Orzo Salad With Pesto

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This delicious orzo salad is great for lunches or light dinners. With garden vegetables, healthy fats, feta, and arugula, this dish is perfect for hot summer days.

7. Chickpea Salad

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A good chickpea salad is great for either a vegetarian/vegan main meal or a side dish to a meat-based main course. This particular chickpea salad recipe uses fresh ingredients you’ll enjoy on a hot day, regardless of whether you use canned chickpeas or cook them from dry yourself.

8. Mac And Cheese

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This homemade mac and cheese recipe is a great way to give the kids what they want and still feel good about the quality of what they (or you!) are eating.

9. Garlicky Green Beans

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Looking for a simple, flavorful side dish that will elevate any meal? Look no further than this Garlicky Green Beans Recipe. With just a handful of ingredients and a few easy steps, you can create a delicious and nutritious dish that’s bursting with flavor.

10. Butternut Squash Risotto

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This butternut squash risotto has tender mushrooms and delicious butternut squash puree. It’s a comforting plant-based recipe that makes up much quicker than traditional risotto! Because we use cauliflower rice, this recipe is lower in carbs, too!

11. Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Rice

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This lemon thyme cauliflower rice is the perfect low-carb side dish for substituting rice. It’s great with chicken and either some steamed veggies or a side salad.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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