Choose from 19 delicious chicken cordon bleu sides for a fabulous dinner. Learn what to serve with chicken cordon bleu for a complete meal.

Close up photo of chicken cordon bleu sliced.

What does Chicken Cordon Bleu mean?

Cordon Blue means blue ribbon in French and is a symbol of the highest quality. This dish is a type of meat, usually chicken , with a cheese filling and ham wrapped in the middle.

It is typically breaded and pan fried. Each bite is so delicious because you get a little bit of chicken, ham and cheese. The breading makes it even better.

While it sounds fancy, it is easy to make and even the kids will enjoy it.

What to serve with chicken cordon bleu?

This dish is best served with something light to offset the richness of the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Some suggestions include: salad, green beans, asparagus, rice or sweet potatoes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu pairs well with many different types of side dishes. You will find options below that include everything from loaded potatoes to roasted tomato and mozzarella salad.

We have included recipes sure to please the entire family. Let’s get started with these easy and tasty side dishes.

They all sound wonderful so it might be hard to choose which one to try first.

Close up photo of chicken cordon bleu sliced.

Easy Side dishes for chicken cordon bleu

Try a couple of these easy recipes for side dishes. They are really delicious and easy to prepare. Any of these recipes would make a great option with Chicken Cordon Bleu.

1. Instant Pot White Rice Recipe

The pressure cooker makes it quick and simple to make a large quantity of rice. It is an easy side dish and perfect to serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu. You might even want to make double to freeze for an easy side later.

Instant pot White Rice Recipe
Instant pot white rice is so easy and a great way to make a large quantity of rice. We do this all the time to freeze, meal plan and more. It's so easy!
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2. Steamed Broccoli

This easy side dish goes from microwave to table in less than 5 minutes. It is the perfect side dish and super fast. We love this with the cheese in Cordon Bleu for a great combination.

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3. Strawberry Spinach Salad

Whip this together with only 6 ingredients for a fresh and fabulous salad recipe. The combination of sweet and savory pairs perfectly with chicken. This salad is really light and balances out the chicken well.

Strawberry spinach salad
Strawberry spinach salad has just 6 ingredients and makes the perfect meal idea. Lots of fresh ingredients and delicious dressing make this salad amazing.
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4. Garlic Lime Steamed Asparagus

Asparagus is a delicious vegetable to serve with chicken and very fast to cook. It is tender with the perfect amount of garlic lime flavor. Since this vegetable takes very little time to cook, it is a favorite around here.

Garlic Lime Steamed Asparagus
This Garlic Lime Steamed Asparagus is the perfect side dish to any meal. From winter to summer, your family will love this easy asparagus recipe.
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5. Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Savory and sweet combine for a tasty broccoli salad. The cranberries add a hint of tartness and sweetness to this dish. You can make this ahead of time and the flavor is even better.

Broccoli cranberry salad
Broccoli cranberry salad is savory and sweet for amazing flavor in each bite. Broccoli salad has the best dressing and it is so simple.
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6. Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Each bite of mashed potatoes is creamy and delicious. It only takes a few minutes to make potatoes from scratch. Give these homemade creamed potatoes a try with chicken.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes
These homemade mashed potatoes are creamy and delicious. With just a few easy steps, your family can enjoy mashed potatoes from scratch.
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7. Sautéed Green Beans

This side dish takes under 10 minutes and is absolutely delicious. It has the perfect hint of garlic for a yummy side. Anyone can make this easy side dish. Just salt and pepper to taste.

Sautéed Green Beans
Sautéed green beans make an easy side dish in less than 10 minutes. They are sautéed to perfection with the perfect blend of garlic.
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8. Easy Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad is super easy to throw together and requires very few ingredients. It is an easy side to serve with chicken and looks pretty too. You can enjoy leftovers for lunch later in the week.

Easy Caesar Salad Recipe
Enjoy this light and delicious Easy Caesar Salad Recipe at home for a tasty meal. You can eat it plain or add chicken to make it a full meal.
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9. Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Turn mashed potatoes into a loaded potato casserole. It has lots of cheese, bacon and more. Each bite is tasty and always a crowd favorite.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Jazz up plain potatoes with these easy loaded mashed potatoes. Lots of bacon, cheese, sour cream and more make this a delicious side dish.
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10. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Once you try this brown sugar glaze, you will be hooked. It combines for a buttery carrot dish that is amazing with cordon blue. The glaze is so delicious that even your non carrot loving family will enjoy this.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
This delicious recipe for brown sugar glazed carrots is so amazing that even the kids will love it. They are buttery and sweet . Try it today!
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11. Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

The texture of Brussel sprouts is delicious roasted in the oven. It is really flavorful and so tender. You can drizzle a little olive oil or garlic butter over the top.

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe
Try this delicious Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe for the perfect side dish. Everyone will love these tender and flavorful brussel sprouts in oven.
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12. Microwave Sweet Potatoes

You only need a few minutes to make baked sweet potatoes in the microwave. It is one of our favorite side dishes to make because it is so easy. Top with butter and any toppings you prefer.

Microwave Sweet Potatoes
Enjoy this delicious microwave sweet potato recipe in just 5 minutes. We love microwave sweet potatoes for a quick and easy side dish option. 
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13. Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

Try this frugal recipe for a healthy side dish without much work. The Parmesan cheese is delicious with the seasonings. It is a versatile recipe and easy to adapt based on what seasonings you have.

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
This Parmesan Roasted Zucchini Recipe is easy to make and tastes great. Oven roasted zucchini with parmesan is the best side dish!
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14. Crockpot Baked Potatoes

Slow cook potatoes for a wonderful side dish with chicken. The crock pot makes it so easy and these baked potatoes come out tender every time. This is an easy way to make several at one time without heating up the kitchen.

Crockpot Baked Potatoes
Try Crock pot baked potatoes for a simple meal. Baked potatoes in crock pot without foil can be thrown together quickly. Make baked potatoes in crock pot.
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15. Easy Parmesan Pasta

Make this pasta dish for the easiest side dish in minutes. With only 4 ingredients, it is super fast to get on the table. This goes from stove to table in very little time.

Easy Parmesan Pasta – Only 4 Ingredients!
Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.
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16. BLT Pasta Salad

Enjoy everything you love about a BLT is in this pasta salad. The ranch dressing makes it even better. Each bite has bacon and veggies in it for a great dish. It is even better the next day so feel free to make it in advance.

BLT Pasta Salad
BLT Pasta Salad is always a crowd pleaser. There is something about that creamy ranch dressing combined with the bacon and veggies that make this delicious. 
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17. Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Caprese salad sounds fancy but is so easy to make. These roasted tomatoes take the flavor up a level for a great side. We love this side dish for a healthy option that takes hardly any effort.

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Jazz up Caprese salad with this Roasted tomato and mozzarella salad. The tomatoes are roasted to perfection and the entire dish is delicious.
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18. Couscous Recipe

Learn how to make Parmesan Couscous for a really amazing side dish with Chicken Cordon Bleu. It is incredibly simple to make and a hearty side dish with chicken.

How to make Couscous Recipe
how to make couscous recipe – you have to try this easy parmesan couscous recipe for your next dinner. Your family will love couscous!
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19. Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Asparagus is such a quick cooking vegetable. This makes it perfect for busy weeknights. The texture is delicious from being roasted in the oven. It is perfectly crispy on the edges and tender on the inside.

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
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Make these chicken cordon bleu sides.

Any of these options would be a delicious choice to serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu. You can also make a Dijon sauce with Dijon mustard to serve over the chicken as well.

Each recipe takes very little time to make. Most of these can be ready in under 30 minutes. Many recipes take as little as 3 minutes.

With so many fast option, you can enjoy more time with your family.

As you can see, these are all quick and delicious options for busy weeknights. It really is possible to enjoy a great meal even during the week.

Give these easy recipes a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed with any of these amazing side dish recipes. Gather the kids and get ready to enjoy a great meal everyone will enjoy.

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Try these Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipes:

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu is a great way to jazz up a chicken. It has layers of ham and swiss cheese and is air fried to perfection.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe is a classic recipe that is easy to prepare. It is baked with all the flavors to make this easy weeknight meal.
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Crock pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole recipe
Dinner just got easier thanks to this simple Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole recipe. Now you can enjoy chicken cordon blue during busy weeknights.
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Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Now you can enjoy cordon bleu in pressure cooker in minutes. Try Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe that takes the work out of traditional cordon bleu.
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