The quintessential chicken dish of French cuisine, “Chicken Cordon Bleu” is a delectably delicious main entree that you simply cannot miss out on! Not only it looks mouth-watering, but it tastes as great as it looks.
However, some people think that the best part about this scrumptious recipe from France is the side dish that accompanies it. It’s not uncommon to see pasta or potatoes being served with a Chicken Cordon Bleu, and more often than not they turn out to be a perfect match.
But if you’re looking for an alternative pairing option, I have got y’all covered. Here are 10 amazing recipes for serving with Chicken Cordon Bleu:
1. Dijon Sauce
Dijon sauce is a classic French condiment made from Dijon mustard and cream. It’s super easy to make and goes well with fried chicken, especially Chicken Cordon Bleu:
Ingredients: 1 cup good-quality mayonnaise 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard (or more if you like it spicy) Directions: Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
2. Easy Hollandaise Sauce
For those who fancy themselves as cooks with a little extra time on their hands, here’s a quick Hollandaise Sauce that doesn’t require double boilers or other complications. Although it might take you longer than 5 minutes to prepare, it’s well worth the extra effort.
3. Béchamel Sauce
For a dish that’s more on the traditional side, I recommend serving your Chicken Cordon Bleu with some Béchamel sauce. It tastes amazing and is an essential part of Macaroni & Cheese, so you can’t go wrong.
Here’s how to make it: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and mix in flour until the mixture turns light brown in color. Slowly add milk while stirring constantly with a whisk until smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Keep cooking for about 10 minutes until thickened.
4. Veggies With Garlic Butter Sauce
If you’re looking for a healthier side dish that also tastes good, veggies are your best bet! You can either steam or stir-fry them before topping them with this simple garlic butter sauce . It’ll go great with any meal – even breakfast! Here’s what you need: 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 teaspoon of freshly minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Pour veggies onto the pan and serve.
5. Mashed Potatoes
Potato lovers will go crazy for this delectable side dish! I like using heavy cream and mascarpone cheese to make my mashed potatoes sweet and creamy . Here’s what you need: 1 lbs of Yukon gold potatoes (peeled, chopped into small pieces) 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/4 cup of heavy cream (or whole milk if desired) 3 oz of mascarpone cheese (Italian mild cream cheese) Salt pepper, and garlic powder to taste
Boil potatoes until they start falling apart. Drain water and place back in the pot. Add butter, heavy cream (or whole milk), mascarpone cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mash everything together with a potato masher or an electric mixer until you get your desired consistency.
6. Garlic Green Beans
I love adding sweet green beans to my chicken dishes because I find it gives them an interesting flavor that pairs well with meat . Here’s how to make this easy sauce: Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Add 3 minced cloves of garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.. Stir in one tablespoon of flour until browned (about 2 minutes). Add 3/4 cup of chicken stock and whisk until smooth.
Stir in 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil or butter. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the sauce becomes thick enough to coat a spoon. Add green beans into the pan and cook until warmed through.
7. Baked Potato Wedges
Potatoes are so versatile that they can go with anything! For example, these baked potato wedges are also great with chicken because I like drizzling them with ranch dressing .
Here’s what you need: 4-5 baking potatoes (washed thoroughly) 2 tablespoons of cooking oil Salt Pepper Ranch dressing (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place potatoes in the center.
Drizzle oil over potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Remove from oven, flip over potatoes, and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes. Serve with ranch dressing if desired.
8. Chimichurri Sauce
I’m always trying out different recipes that are inspired by my Argentinian roots! This chimichurri sauce is one of my favorite dipping sauces because it adds freshness to any dish .
Make sure not to skip this step when you make your Chicken Cordon Bleu! Here’s what you need: 1 cup of flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon of oregano leaves 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro leave ½ teaspoon of dried chili pepper flakes ¼ cup of chopped green onions 2 cloves garlic, minced Juice from half a lemon ½ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on the side or drizzle over your dish before serving!
9. Herb Roasted Potatoes
I love potatoes so much that I decided to dedicate an entire section just for them! If you want something that’s both tasty and easy to make, then try making these herb roasted potatoes. Here’s what you need: 6 medium-size red potatoes (washed thoroughly) 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning Salt Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place potatoes in the center. Drizzle oil over potatoes, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Remove from oven, flip over potatoes, and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes.
10. Creamy Green Bean Casserole
Favorite side dishes aren’t complete without green bean casseroles. If you want a healthier twist on this classic dish, then try making my version that uses fresh green beans instead of canned soup! Here’s what you need: 1 lb of fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces Salt Pepper 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 shallots, finely chopped ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup chicken stock 1/3 cup whole milk ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves.