Chicken stuffing sandwiches are often served up over the festive period as a means to use up any leftovers that you might have, but they’re absolutely delicious at any time.
There’s just something oh so satisfying about chunks of roasted chicken served between slices of buttery white bread, and garnished with soft morsels of sage and onion stuffing.
Sometimes though, a sandwich isn’t quite enough.
If you have friends or family visiting, or you just want more of a satisfying meal, you might be thinking about what to serve with chicken stuffing sandwiches to turn your light bite into something more substantial.
Here’s all the inspiration you need for side dishes and accompaniments that will be the perfect match…
When cooked to perfection, roasties should be fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, and they’re a tasty side dish to serve with chicken stuffing sandwiches.
If you want to make your meal one to remember, ditch the frozen supermarket offerings and make your own instead.
Don’t forget a jug of hot gravy for the table!
Sandwiches can be deceptively filling, especially if you’re using a thick cut bread or baguette, or if you’re being particularly generous with your filling.
As such, sometimes a light side salad is the best option.
Just chop up lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and you’re ready to go.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more sophisticated, this orange, cranberry, and walnut salad makes a good choice.
The addition of fruits will add freshness and zest to the meal, and this can be especially welcome if you’ve recently been enjoying rich festive dishes!
Meat lovers will adore a side dish of pigs in blankets!
Mini pork sausages wrapped in bacon, baked until they’re just starting to turn crispy, are one of the highlights of the Christmas season for many people. Of course though, they can be served at any time of the year and make for great finger food when you’re putting together a bit of a buffet.
You can make your own easily enough, though your local farm shop is likely to have some high quality offerings that you might want to try.
The delicious sweetness of carrots and parsnips roasted in honey is enough to make any main meal sing.
If you’ve attempted to make these in the past, you might have experienced them burning at the edges before they’re fully cooked through and tender.
The secret here is to parboil your veg until just softened, then roast in the oven for around 30 minutes or until beautifully golden and cooked through.
Stir through a generous dollop of honey for the last five minutes, with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
A chunky potato wedge is a delicious option for what to serve with chicken stuffing sandwiches!
Just cut your potatoes into wedges, drizzle with a little oil and your favourite seasoning, and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
Cranberry sauce is tart yet sweet, and often has subtle tones of cinnamon, allspice, and citrus.
It’s also absolutely beautiful when spread on a chicken and stuffing sandwich!
This one is a deserving choice if you want your sandwiches to be impressive, but you don’t want to go overboard with a heavy meal.
Crisps are another lighter choice, and they really couldn’t be any easier to prepare!
Choose a high quality option such as Kettle Chips, and go for ready salted.
They’ll add a salty crunch to the plate, without being too overpowering or taking attention away from your carefully prepared sandwiches.
A creamy coleslaw, made with fresh chopped veggies, is a lovely side dish for a sandwich during the warmer months.
This is another instance in which you’re better off making your own, as it’ll be much better than even the premium varieties that you can find in the supermarket!
When you make your own, you also have much more control over your ingredients. That means you can tailor the recipe to suit any fussy eaters that you might be catering for, or go for a dressing such as a natural yoghurt instead of mayonnaise to cut down on those calories.
To finish off your coleslaw, be sure to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some chopped coriander!
If you love your green veggies, broccoli is a fantastic option for what to serve with chicken stuffing sandwiches.
It’s packed for of goodness, and you might be surprised by just how flavoursome it can be when it’s prepared with a little love and attention.
You can forget the overboiled, soggy green mush that you might have been served when you were growing up!
Try roasting your broccoli in the oven with some olive oil and crushed garlic. Once it’s just tender, serve with lemon juice and a sprinkling of sea salt.
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