Greek chicken is a delicious, healthy, and easy weeknight meal.
It’s packed with flavor and can be made in so many different ways.
Whether you are grilling, roasting, or baking your chicken, there are plenty of delicious sides that will pair perfectly.
I’m sharing 25 of the best side dishes for Greek chicken including salads, veggies, pasta, rice, bread, and more.
So if you are looking for some inspiration for your next Greek chicken dinner, then you are in the right place!
What to Serve with Greek Chicken?
There are many options for what to serve with Greek chicken. Some traditional Greek sides include lemon roasted potatoes, green beans, and various types of salad (e.g., Greek salad, tomato salad, cucumber salad).
For a heartier meal, you could also serve the chicken with rice or pasta. Lastly, don’t forget the bread! Pita bread or other types of flatbread are perfect for sopping up all the delicious juices from the chicken.
Still looking for ideas?
Here are 25 sides you can serve with Greek chicken:
Tzatziki sauce is one of my favorite things to make for dinner, because it’s really simple and always turns out delicious.
I love the way the creamy yogurtiness complements the spicy, salty flavors of Greek chicken.
Tzatziki sauce is so versatile—you can serve it with any kind of meat or fish, or even just as a dip for vegetables!
It’s also an easy recipe to customize based on what kind of herbs and spices you like.
It goes great with lots of different kinds of meat (pork chops are awesome!), but I think it tastes best with Greek chicken because they have similar flavors in common: lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
It only takes about five minutes to make this recipe from start to finish—and if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can make your own tzatziki sauce instead of buying it from the store!
This side is great for serving with Greek chicken, but it also works well with all kinds of other meals.
It has a light, refreshing flavor and texture that pairs perfectly with the bolder flavors of meats and vegetables.
Cucumber tomato feta salad is also super easy to make—you just need a few ingredients and some basic cooking skills!
I recommend you try this recipe out for yourself.
It’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner when you’re feeling lazy, but special enough to serve at a dinner party or family gathering.
Plus, your guests will love it!
3. Pita Bread
When you’re serving Greek chicken this weekend, why not try a side of pita bread?
It’s a great way to get in some extra carbs, and it pairs perfectly with the tangy flavor of the chicken.
Pita bread is easy to make at home, but if you don’t have time for that, you can buy it at the store.
You can also use any kind of flatbread that has enough substance to hold up against the sauce from your chicken—try whole wheat tortillas or naan breads!
The texture of pita bread is something that can be really fun to play around with: They come out thin and crispy when baked at high heat, but you can also toast them to make them softer and chewier.
If you’re serving this dish at a cookout or picnic where there will be kids around (or just people who like things that are soft and chewy), I recommend baking them until they’re crispy so they stay together better when sliced up for serving; if it’s just adults around, go ahead and toast them until they’re soft!
If you want your pita bread extra crispy when cooking at home, try using olive oil instead of butter when brushing them.
4. A Handful of Greek Olives
Greek olives are salty and briny, which is perfect for cutting through the richness of a creamy sauce or a rich meat like chicken breast (See Also: 10 Best Herbs and Spices for Chicken Breast).
They also have an earthy flavor and an almost chewy texture that will make you feel like you’re eating something special.
One thing I love about these olives is how easy they are to prepare: all you need is a bowl, some water, and maybe a few minutes of your time if you want to wash them first (which I always recommend).
The only potential downside here is that they might not be available everywhere—but then again, if you can’t find them where you live, try ordering them online!
That way you can get exactly what you want when YOU want it (and at the price YOU want).
5. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is one of my favorite side dishes to serve with Greek chicken.
It’s warm and crispy, with just the right amount of garlic and butter to make it taste delicious—but not too heavy.
It’s not hard to make either—just follow these simple steps:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice your loaf of bread horizontally down the middle, so that you have two pieces of bread facing each other (like a sandwich).
- Then spread butter on both sides of the loaf (or use olive oil if you’d like).
- Sprinkle some minced garlic on top of one side of your bread and then sprinkle salt over everything else (you can also add cheese if desired).
- Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes or until browned on top!
Potato wedges are one of the best side dishes you can serve with Greek chicken.
They have an amazing, buttery flavor that compliments the lemon in the chicken perfectly.
The texture is crispy and crunchy, which adds texture and crunch to your meal.
The only thing to keep in mind is that they take a little while to cook—but once they’re done, they taste great!
You can make them with potatoes or sweet potatoes—either way, they’ll taste delicious and be a perfect addition to your meal.
Potatoes are easy to find at most grocery stores, so feel free to use whichever you prefer!
7. Rice Pilaf
I love rice pilaf because it’s a good way to get creative with your side dishes.
Rice pilaf can be made with any grain you have handy: whole grains like quinoa, millet or farro; brown rice; wild rice; even couscous will work!
If you’re not feeling adventurous, don’t worry—you can also use white rice!
I like to add plenty of herbs and spices for a little extra something-something, but you can use whatever flavors you like: curry or cumin would be great if you’re serving this dish with Indian food; rosemary and thyme would be lovely with lamb; sage works well with pork chops.
This recipe should take about 20 minutes from start to finish—but keep in mind that time will vary based on how much water you use when cooking the rice. Just watch it carefully so that it doesn’t burn!
8. Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil
I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and tastes so good.
It’s a great side dish to serve with Greek chicken, or you can also make it as a main course if you want to go vegetarian.
The first thing I like about this dish is that it has a lot of flavor—the garlic and basil really shine through.
The texture is nice, too; the spaghetti squash is soft but not mushy, which makes it really easy to eat and digest.
I’ve found that this dish is pretty simple but requires some preparation time: You have to roast your garlic first, then sauté the tomatoes in olive oil. Then you add those ingredients into the spaghetti squash along with some salt and pepper for seasoning.
After that, all you have to do is bake it for 20 minutes!
This recipe is vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free, so it works well for both meat eaters and people who don’t eat meat (or gluten).
That makes it a good side dish for any occasion!
The great thing about roasted potatoes and carrots is that they make your kitchen smell amazing while they’re cooking.
They’re also super easy to make—you can do it in your oven!
And even though they might not seem like much at first glance, these veggies can pack some serious flavor if you know how to prepare them properly.
If you want to make sure that your roasted potatoes and carrots come out as juicy and flavorful as possible, try adding some olive oil or butter before putting them in the oven.
You can also sprinkle on some salt or pepper before roasting if you want them to have more of a kick.
You can use any type of potato that you like—I usually go with Yukon Golds because they’re kind of like goldilocks: not too hard, not too soft—but whatever variety you choose will taste great with these veggies!
I love roasted asparagus because it’s so easy and versatile.
You can make it with just about any kind of protein, and it’s delicious with all kinds of flavors.
It doesn’t take long to make, so you can throw it together at the last minute if you need to—and if you don’t have time, just toss some olive oil and salt on some fresh asparagus and roast it in the oven, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar or lemon juice when it’s done.
Asparagus has a nice crunchy texture that pairs well with soft proteins like chicken or fish. It’s also really healthy for you!
Grilled corn on the cob is a great side to serve with Greek chicken.
The sweet, juicy corn pairs well with the salty, spice-rubbed chicken, and it’s a good way to get your veggies in for the day.
If you want to make grilled corn on the cob, you’ll need:
- butter (optional)
- salt and pepper (optional)
Grilled corn on the cob is super easy to make, but there are some things you should remember when making it.
First of all, make sure that your grill is hot and ready before you put your corn on it.
This will help ensure that it gets nice and charred without burning because if your grill isn’t hot enough then it won’t get as crispy as it should be—and nobody wants soggy grilled corn!
Also keep in mind that if you’re using butter to season your corn then you might have to add more than one tablespoon since the butter will start melting off while it’s grilling.
And if you’re adding salt or pepper then just sprinkle them over after grilling so they don’t burn too fast!
Lemon and garlic green beans are packed with flavor, and they have a great crunchy texture, which makes them perfect for summer barbecues.
They’re also super easy to make: just throw some frozen green beans in water and let them thaw for about 10 minutes—the rest is just chopping up some garlic and lemon slices and cooking them on the stove!
I love serving these with Greek chicken because they remind me of my childhood, when my dad would take us out to eat at a Greek restaurant every Friday night.
I remember having to sit through all of his boring business meetings while all I wanted was something that smelled like lemon and garlic.
Now I can relive those memories whenever I want!
The next time you’re looking for a new side dish for your next barbecue or dinner party, give these a try—they won’t disappoint!
This side dish is simple to make, and it’s so good!
The flavor is sweet and earthy, and it goes perfectly with any kind of meat.
It’s also healthy—so if you’re trying to eat healthier or just want to add some new flavors into your diet, this is definitely the way to go.
The texture of cauliflower can be a little bit tricky if you’re not used to making it yourself.
But don’t worry—there are some easy ways to get it right every time.
- First, make sure that you cut the cauliflower into evenly-sized pieces so that they cook evenly in the oven (you can even use an ice cream scoop!).
- Then, drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt before putting them in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes (or until they look golden brown).
You can also experiment with different seasonings—I love using garlic salt or cayenne pepper on ours!
And don’t forget about leftovers: You can use leftover roasted cauliflower as a topping for salads or soups later on in the week!
I love cooking, and I think it’s so important to experiment and try new things.
So this week, I decided to make a side dish that’s super easy but still delicious: Lemon Garlic Sauteed Swiss Chard.
It’s not hard—in fact, it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish!
The hardest part is chopping the garlic.
But once you’ve done that, all you have left to do is sautee some veggies in olive oil, squeeze some lemon juice on top, and add some salt and pepper.
You can add any other seasoning you want—like red pepper flakes or parsley—but I like mine simple so it doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the chicken.
The great thing about Swiss chard is that it has such a fresh flavor—it tastes almost like citrus!
And yet when combined with the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil… it makes an absolutely delicious flavor combination.
And because Swiss chard has such a vibrant color (from all those vitamins!), it looks beautiful on your plate next to your chicken too!
Caprese Salad with Cherry Tomatoes is a delicious, healthy side dish that will go great with Greek chicken or any other type of chicken, really.
The key to this recipe is making sure your tomatoes are ripe—they should be soft and sweet and fragrant.
The fresh mozzarella cheese also makes a huge difference in the taste and texture of this dish, so don’t skimp on it!
The hardest part about making this recipe is slicing the tomatoes—if you’re looking for an easier way, you could try using cherry tomatoes instead of regular ones (just make sure they’re still ripe)!
If you want to add more flavor to your salad, try adding some salt or pepper before serving it up.
Why not try a side dish of Summer Fresh Strawberry Kale Salad?
You can make this salad from scratch in 20 minutes (and it’s actually pretty easy), and it’s packed with flavor and texture.
Plus, the strawberries are so sweet and juicy—they’ll give your meal a delicious burst of color, too!
- To make this salad, start by washing 1 bunch of kale and removing the leaves from their stems.
- Then tear them into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large bowl.
- Next, dice 2 cups of strawberries into small pieces and add them to the bowl with the kale.
- Then chop up 2 stalks of celery and add those as well.
- Finally, use 1/2 cup olive oil to drizzle on top of everything else in your bowl (you can also use balsamic vinegar if you prefer).
- Then mix everything together with your hands until all ingredients are thoroughly combined!
You can serve this dish immediately or chill it in the fridge until later (if you opt for chilling it first).
17. Greek Salad
Greek salad is a great side to serve with Greek chicken.
It’s a perfect balance of flavors, textures, and difficulty.
It’s super easy to make, and it’s got all the elements you love in your favorite salads: crunchy vegetables, salty olives, and tangy feta cheese.
The best part is that you can customize it as much as you want!
Here are some tips:
- If you want your Greek salad to have more crunch, add cucumbers and/or bell peppers to the mix. Or try adding some fresh herbs like parsley or mint!
- If you’re looking for something more filling, add some beans or chickpeas to your salad. They’ll give it more substance without taking away from all those yummy vegetables!
- Don’t forget about the dressing! A good vinaigrette will bring everything together in one magical bite!
This recipe is super easy—you simply combine watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, mint leaves, olive oil and salt (and optionally, lime juice).
The watermelon is super juicy and sweet, while the cucumber adds some nice crunch.
Then there’s the salty feta and fresh mint—they really make this dish stand out.
You can serve it up right away or put it in the refrigerator for a few hours so that all of its flavors can meld together.
It’s great served alongside grilled meats or fish like steak or salmon.
You can also use it as a topping for sandwiches or burgers!
This beet salad is great because it’s colorful and healthy—and it’s easy to make.
You can use any color of beets, so you can match your main dish or just go with whatever looks good at the grocery store.
The dressing is also very simple: balsamic vinegar and olive oil, plus a little salt and pepper.
You’ll want to let this marinate in the fridge for at least an hour before serving so that all of the flavors blend together nicely.
The texture of this salad is crunchy and fresh—perfect with a light chicken dish like Greek chicken!
It also has lots of Greek flavors like feta cheese and olives, making it perfect for a Greek-themed meal.
Mediterranean Farro Salad is the perfect side to serve with Greek Chicken.
It’s got a little bit of everything you love about Greek food: tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese and lemon juice.
It’s full of flavor, texture and crunch—just what you need to balance out the rich chicken.
This salad also happens to be super easy to make!
You can whip up this delicious dish in less than an hour using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
And it can be served as a side dish or as a main course if you’re feeling adventurous!
This side dish is so delicious.
If you’ve never tried it, I recommend giving it a go.
The flavor is very light and refreshing, with a hint of lemon that doesn’t overpower the overall taste.
The texture is crisp and crunchy, but not too hard or overwhelming—it’s just right.
I think this would be great to serve with Greek chicken because it has the same light, refreshing flavor profile.
It would also pair well with other dishes like salmon or grilled chicken breast.
It’s pretty easy to make with ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen: kale, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon zest, salt/pepper, and garlic powder (or minced garlic).
You can also add some red pepper flakes if you want a little bit of spice!
Just add them at the end so they don’t burn off in the oven or on the stove top.
This recipe makes enough for 4 people—so if you’re cooking for one person or two people who eat a lot like me…you might want to halve it!
22. Quinoa Salad
Quinoa salad is a great side dish to serve with Greek chicken.
It’s got lots of flavor and texture, and it’s very easy to make.
You can also make it with ingredients that are common in Greek cooking, like feta cheese, olives, and cucumber.
Here are some tips for making quinoa salad:
1. Use the right amount of salt—don’t be afraid of it!
2. Make sure you let your quinoa cool before adding it to the salad—you don’t want crunchy quinoa!
3. Don’t overcook your veggies—they’ll get mushy if you cook them too long!
4. Add oil at the end—you’ll get a better taste this way than if you add it at the beginning (plus it will help keep them from sticking together).
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a great side dish for Greek chicken because it’s so versatile.
You can serve it cold or at room temperature, and it’s super quick to make!
It’s also really easy to make with ingredients you probably already have at home.
If you don’t have them, they’re easily accessible at any grocery store.
I often use lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, red onion and parsley.
You can also add fresh mint if you like!
Just toss everything together in a bowl until everything is coated in dressing.
Then mix again before serving so the onions aren’t all stuck together.
I love serving this with grilled meats and fish because it adds some nice texture to an otherwise smooth meal—and it’s easy on the eyes too!
24. Lemon Orzo Salad
This Lemon Orzo Salad is a side that’s perfect with Greek-style chicken.
It’s a great way to add a fresh and light element to your meal, and it’ll add some much-needed color to your plate.
I love the combination of lemon and feta cheese, but you could also substitute other cheeses in its place if you prefer.
It’s important to note that the salad will get better as it sits, so don’t be afraid to make this ahead of time if you need to!
The recipe is really easy—just cook the orzo according to package instructions, mix in the rest of the ingredients when it’s done, and let it sit for at least one hour before serving.
If you’re looking for a side dish to go with your Greek chicken, I can highly recommend roasted Brussels sprouts!
The first thing to think about when choosing a Brussels sprout is what kind of flavor profile you want.
- Do you want something sweet?
- Something savory?
Sweetness is usually more appropriate with a dessert-y meal, while savory is better suited to more savory dishes.
If you’re not sure which one will work best, I’d recommend starting with the sweet version and then trying out the savory version if you still have leftovers.
The second thing to think about is texture. How soft do you want your Brussels sprouts to be?
Again, this depends on the type of meal you’re going for: If it’s a fancy dinner party or a formal event, I would definitely opt for soft and tender sprouts—but if it’s a casual get together with friends or family, maybe try out some crunchier ones!
The third thing to think about is how difficult it will be for you to make these delicious little guys.
If this sounds like something that might be intimidating for you (and believe me—I know how hard cooking can be sometimes), then maybe try roasting them in the oven instead of frying them on the stove.
They still taste great and are much easier to make!
What Wine to Serve with Greek Chicken?
There are many different types of wine that go well with Greek chicken. Some of the most popular include white wines, such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. You could also try a light-bodied red wine, such as a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais.
What Vegetables to Serve with Greek Chicken?
There are a few vegetables that go well with Greek chicken, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, and olives. You can also add some green peppers, or any other type of pepper, to give the dish a little bit of a kick.
What Kind of Rice to Serve with Greek Chicken?
There are many types of rice that go well with Greek chicken. Some examples include white rice, basmati rice, brown rice, and wild rice. You can also try serving the chicken with quinoa or couscous.
What to Serve with Greek Chicken (25 Best Sides)
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad
- Pita Bread
- A Handful of Greek Olives
- Garlic Bread
- Potato Wedges
- Rice Pilaf
- Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil
- Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
- Roasted Asparagus
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Lemon and Garlic Green Beans
- Yummy Seasoned Roasted Cauliflower
- Lemon Garlic Sauteed Swiss Chard
- Caprese Salad with Cherry Tomatoes
- Summer Fresh Strawberry Kale Salad
- Greek Salad
- Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta
- Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing
- Mediterranean Farro Salad
- Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad
- Quinoa Salad
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Lemon Orzo Salad
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Pick your favorite food from this list to serve with your Greek chicken dish.
- Prepare the rest of your delicious meal.
- Serve in no time!