If you’re looking for a delicious salad to go with chicken piccata, look no further!
In this article, I’m sharing 15 easy salads that make the perfect accompaniment to this classic Italian dish.
From classic Caesar salads to zesty Mexican-style salads, you’ll find something to please everyone.
So read on and get ready to whip up an amazing meal in no time!
Just imagine a plate of juicy and flavorful chicken with a side of fresh arugula salad.
Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect accompaniment to your classic chicken dinner.
The dressing for this salad is simple and comes together quickly – white wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and freshly cracked pepper all come together to create a light, zesty vinaigrette that pairs perfectly with the peppery flavor of the arugula.
Finish it off with some fresh Parmesan shavings for extra flavor and you have an easy-to-make salad that will complement your delicious chicken dinner.
It’s not always about the main course when it comes to dinner, the sides are just as important.
The sesame seed dressing adds some flavor without being too heavy or overpowering.
Plus, you can make this in advance so that all you have to do when dinner time rolls around is plate up!
Pro Tip: Toast your almonds for extra nutty flavor and crunch!
3. Greek Salad
Greeks have been eating this classic salad for centuries, and it’s no surprise why.
The combination of cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onion, and Kalamata olives is a match made in heaven!
Topped with a simple dressing of extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, and Dijon mustard – this salad is packed with flavor.
Serve alongside your favorite chicken dish or as a light lunch option.
Pro Tip: For an even more flavorful salad experience – top the feta cubes with some freshly ground black pepper before serving.
Broccoli is so much more than a side dish.
This broccoli salad is packed with flavor and texture, making it the perfect accompaniment to any chicken dinner.
The combination of crunchy broccoli, red onion, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and bacon bits creates an exciting mix that’s sure to please your taste buds.
To bring it all together, mix mayonnaise with cider vinegar and sugar for a creamy dressing that ties everything together.
Pro Tip: If you want to make this salad even more flavorful (and healthier!), add some feta cheese or diced avocado!
Unique, creamy, and full of flavor, this apple slaw with cranberry is the perfect salad to accompany your chicken dinner.
The mix of apples, cabbage, carrots, celery, and dried cranberries creates a crunchy texture that pairs nicely with the creamy dressing.
To make it even better, add some sliced almonds for a nutty flavor.
For the dressing, simply whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard until everything is combined and season with salt and pepper.
Serve cold or at room temperature – either way, it will be delicious!
When you mix together all the ingredients for this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad, you get a bright and flavorful salad that’s perfect for any chicken dinner.
The combination of bell peppers, cucumber, onion, and chickpeas provide a crunchy texture while the feta adds a creamy flavor.
Meanwhile, the olive oil-based dressing brings it all together with its zesty garlic and oregano flavors.
Pro Tip: If you want to make this dish even more filling, add in some cooked quinoa or whole wheat couscous!
Sometimes you don’t need to overthink it when trying to come up with a salad for your chicken piccata dinner. This Kale Crunch Salad is the perfect accompaniment and is super easy to make.
- Start by making the Apple Dijon dressing – mix together the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, distilled vinegar, white wine, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl until well combined.
- Then add in the olive oil and whisk until emulsified. Set aside while you make the salad itself.
- In a separate bowl, mix together kale and cabbage then set aside.
- Toast almonds in melted coconut oil on medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown (optional).
- Add almonds to kale/cabbage mixture along with salt (if using) and pour over dressing – toss everything together until evenly coated!
Simple, yet delicious, this carrot raisin salad is the perfect complement to your chicken dinner.
It’s sweet, crunchy, and creamy all at once.
- All you need to do is combine the shredded carrots and raisins in a bowl, then mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, and milk in a separate bowl until it forms a dressing.
- Pour over the carrots and raisins, toss everything together and you’re done!
Pro Tip: For added flavor complexity, add some freshly chopped parsley or mint leaves.
Beets have a way of making salads look so much more vibrant and beautiful.
This beet salad with goat cheese and orange vinaigrette is no exception.
It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your plate, plus the sweet-tart combination of the orange juice, olive oil, honey, and mustard in the vinaigrette ties everything together perfectly.
I love adding some micro greens for an extra layer of flavor, as well as some fresh orange segments for that zesty citrus flavor.
This salad is sure to be a hit at your next chicken dinner!
I bet you didn’t know that you could make a salad this easy and flavorful in no time at all.
This Egyptian cucumber and tomato salad is the perfect complement to any chicken dinner.
It’s fresh, crunchy, and has just the right amount of acidity from the lime juice and vinegar.
Plus, it’s really customizable – add in some onion or jalapeño for an extra kick!
Pro Tip: Chop up your veggies as finely as possible for a more evenly distributed flavor.
11. Quinoa Tabbouleh
Just look at the vibrant colors of this quinoa tabbouleh salad!
It’s a great accompaniment to your classic chicken dinner.
The fresh herbs, crunchy cucumbers and tomatoes, juicy lemon, and hemp hearts all come together for an amazing flavor combination.
Plus, it’s easy to make – all you need is 1 pot for boiling the quinoa, some chopping, and mixing ingredients together in a bowl.
Pro Tip: If you want to add more protein (or even more flavor!), add grilled chicken or feta cheese on top of this salad.
When you combine all of these ingredients, you get a delicious avocado corn salad that goes perfectly with your chicken dinner.
It’s sweet, it’s savory, and it has the perfect crunchy texture.
The tomatoes provide a nice acidity while the red onion adds a subtle bite.
And, the cilantro gives this dish an extra layer of flavor.
For added creaminess and richness, top with crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking to make this salad vegan-friendly, swap out the feta/goat cheese for chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts!
13. Asian Slaw
This recipe requires a bit more prep work than your typical salad, but the result is well worth it.
The combination of shredded veggies, scallions and cilantro creates a crunchy texture that pairs perfectly with chicken.
Meanwhile, the Asian Slaw Dressing adds a hint of sweetness and spice to balance out all the flavors.
Top with some sesame seeds or crushed peanuts for an extra crunch!
Pro Tip: To give this salad even more flavor, try adding in some fresh herbs like mint or basil.
Super delicious and easy to make, this butternut squash salad is the perfect accompaniment to your chicken dinner.
- Start by prepping the butternut squash – peel, seed, and cube it, then toss it with olive oil and spices.
- Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- In a large bowl, combine spring mix greens, goat cheese pieces, Medjool dates, pomegranate seeds, and pistachios.
- Add cooked butternut squash and season with salt and pepper.
- To make the cider date dressing: blend together all ingredients (except water) in a high-speed blender until smooth; add water as needed to thin out the consistency.
- Drizzle over salad before serving!
The last salad on this list that goes well with chicken piccata is this Golden Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad.
This salad is a powerhouse of flavor and texture, with roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, rocket leaves, goats chevre, and flaked almonds.
The spices used in the recipe – turmeric ground, garlic powder, cumin seeds, and cracked black pepper give it an extra kick that helps to balance out the flavors from the lemon dressing.
To top off this salad you can also add some fresh herbs like parsley or mint for even more flavor.
15 Easy Salads To Serve With Chicken Piccata
- Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
- Spinach Salad (with Cranberries and Almonds)
- Greek Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Creamy Apple Slaw With Cranberry
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Kale Crunch Salad
- Carrot Raisin Salad
- Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette
- Egyptian Cucumber and Tomato Salad (Salata Baladi)
- Quinoa Tabbouleh
- Avocado Corn Salad
- Asian Slaw
- Butternut Squash Salad
- Golden Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad
- Pick your favorite salad from this collection to serve with your chicken piccata meal.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Make your salad in 15 minutes or less.