What To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie?[Sauces, Sides,& More]

Who doesn’t love pies?! There’s something about a flaky, buttery crust encapsulating delicious fillings of all kinds.

While sweet pies are common in the states, savory pies bring a different kind of decadence to the average meal. 

Chicken pot pies are robust comfort food– a flaky, pastry crust stuffed with thick, creamy sauce, mixed veggies, and of course, chicken!

It’s a meal in a pie. But no need to stop there! Wondering what sides, desserts, and wine to pair with your chicken pot pie?

The ideal sides to pair with chicken pot pies are mashed potatoes, garlic bread, mixed green salad, and sour cream to balance flavors and create a complete meal. Biscuits go well with chicken pot pie soup, and fries are the perfect accompaniment to mini pot pies. 

Ice cream and carrot cake make excellent desserts to add a sweet after-dinner treat. For wine, a crisp sauvignon blanc or a creamy chardonnay makes an excellent pairing with chicken pot pie.

The rich, buttery flavors of a chicken pot pie need to be matched by complementary sides.

I am here to help you combine your delicious pie with the right veggies, bread, salads, and even dessert.

Here you have a list of my favorite dishes to make that chicken pot pie come to life!

Side Dishes To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie

Pot pie has it all– a starchy exterior with a saucy mixture of veggies and chicken. It’s full and complex, but can still be enhanced by even tasty sides.

These sides are varied, flavorful, and bring just the right touch to complement your chicken pot pie.   

What Side Dishes To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie For Dinner

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes and chicken pot pie together create a nice twist on the classic shepherd’s pie.

The buttery, soft mashed potatoes bring out the savory qualities of the pie. They are both ample and appetizing dishes that elevate each other equally.     

Corn on the Cob

In keeping with the very American feel of pot pie, corn on the cob makes an excellent side dish.

The sweet corn kernels burst in your mouth, giving a light refresher between bites of pie. 

I recommend adding some butter and salt while the corn is still hot. The salty, savory elements of the seasoned corn will enhance the pie’s savory flavors.  

Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is a great dish to serve with chicken pot pie. Not only does it absorb all the tasty gravy, but the flavorful rice also brings out the vegetable and herbs in the pot pie.

Rice pilaf can be seasoned in many ways, but often includes chopped onions and garlic powder, and cooked in broth to create a moist texture.    

What Bread Goes With Chicken Pot Pie

Garlic Bread

It’s hard to find a dish garlic bread doesn’t go well with! Garlicky and soft, this bread enhances the savory aspects of whatever it accompanies, including chicken pot pie.

If you’re a fan of savory and buttery flavors, this combo will have your mouth watering quickly. 


Cornbread is slightly sweet and slightly salty. With a gritty yet moist composition, it somehow manages to both crumble and melt in your mouth.

It’s a great addition to chicken pot pie because you can break up pieces to mix into the pie filling to soak up any extra gravy left behind. 

Soft Rolls

The sponginess of soft dinner rolls is the perfect vessel to absorb all that delicious pot pie sauce. While the pie crust is usually flaky and crispy, dinner rolls are soft and fluffy. 

They make a great team. You have a dense crust to hold everything together, and soft rolls to scoop up extra goodies!

What Vegetables To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie 

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell peppers can be quite crisp when eaten raw, but the texture is softened when roasted, making them a bit friendlier on the palate.

Roasted bell peppers make a great side dish because they provide a nice smokiness that accentuates the savory notes of the pie. 

Get a variety of colors, slice them length-wise, and pop them in the oven at the same time as the pie to save time! 


When asparagus is cooked, it smooths the bitterness and takes on a softer, earthier flavor.

Grilled asparagus is perfect next to chicken pot pie. It’s always nice to have a solid vegetable next to your pie.

Plus, the lightness and crunch balance out the rich, heavier elements of pot pie.

Caramelized Broccoli With Garlic

Caramelizing veggies is a great way to release those yummy sugars, softening the bitterness of some veggies and making them tastier to eat.

Just chop up veggies, toss them into the pan with a little oil, and add some salt to speed up the process. 

This veggie dish adds garlicky and nutty flavors to complement the pie. The caramelization adds a touch of sweetness to balance out the overall meal.

What Kind Of Salad To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie

Mixed Green Salad

With a heavy dish like chicken pot pie, a simple mixed green salad adds a lightness that balances the meal nicely. 

Try mixing some bitter greens like arugula, radicchio, and spinach with a light vinaigrette.

The acidity of the leaves and dressing can help cut the pie’s meat and cream filling.

Waldorf Salad

If you haven’t heard of a Waldorf salad, you’ve been missing out! This tasty salad is a mix of lettuce, apple, celery, walnuts, and mayo dressing. 

Waldorf Salad

The lightness of the salad and the richness of the pie work perfectly together.

The Waldorf salad is fresh with just the right crunch– giving a chicken pot pie meal exactly what it’s missing.  

Bean Salad

Grab a variety of beans, celery, onion, and herbs, and go to town! A bean salad is hearty without being too heavy.

Earthy, nutty flavors elevate the flavor profile of chicken pot pie.

Beans are usually a vegetarian replacement because they actually enhanced the meaty qualities in a dish– in this case, the pie’s chicken and gravy. 

Sauces To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie


The spicy rooster sauce is shockingly versatile. It brings any dish alive without overpowering it. 

The flavors elevate the peppery elements of the pot pie while adding a decent kick. If you are a fan of heat, spice up your milder pot pie with some sriracha! 

Sour Cream

Sour cream is an easy but often overlooked condiment. The sour tangy flavor adds a nice contrast to the pot pie, while the rich creamy texture complements the pot pie’s gravy filling. 

Serve on the side and let people choose just how much they would like to scoop atop their chicken pie piece. Enjoy!


Pot pies are usually made with their own gravy– which makes this sauce the perfect option to serve on the side.

Extra gravy ups the creamy texture and meaty taste of the pot pie. Plus, if you’ve already made it for the dish, it won’t require any extra effort. 

People like varying amounts of gravy on their food. I like loads, while my family likes just a touch.

Serve a boat of gravy on the side, and people can choose if they’d like to add more or not. Everyone wins! 

What Dessert Goes With Chicken Pot Pie


I scream, you scream, we all scream for….ice cream! And for good reason. Ice cream is the perfect ending to a chicken pot pie meal.

The creaminess of this dessert ties well with the pie’s thick gravy. As a post-dinner delight, it gives the meal a sweet, cold burst that cleanses the pallet without startling it too much. 

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake might seem like a random choice, but it definitely isn’t! First off, carrot cake is absolutely delicious. 

Carrot Cake

While it satisfies that sweet craving we have after dinner, the cake isn’t overly sweet.

Carrot cake still has a hint of sweet carrots and cream cheese frosting that bring you back to the savory pie. It’l have your meal ending on a satisfying note.

Fried Bananas

Banana, batter, and oil combine to make this simple yet delicious dessert. The sweet, creamy, caramelized bananas are the perfect way to end a hearty meal. 

Fried bananas have a rich quality but don’t leave you feeling too heavy after all that pot pie!

It’s the perfect choice for someone wanting a decadent taste without being weighed down. If that’s you, go bananas!  

What Wine To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie

Sauvignon Blanc

Keep it light and classy with sauvignon blanc! This light, crisp white wine won’t overpower the elements in the dish.

The light and grassy elements balance the rich elements of the chicken pot pie.

It’s the perfect choice for those wanting a friendly and very palatable wine to pair with their dinner.  


The best chardonnay to pair with chicken pot pie is a rich, creamy one. It won’t detract from the flavors of the chicken pot pie.

On the contrary, the buttery tones in the wine will elevate the creaminess of the pot pie.

If you enjoy how robust pot pie is, you’ll like the ample qualities of a tasty glass of chardonnay.  

Cabernet Savignon

I’m sure you’ve heard that white wine pairs with white meat, red wine with red meat. This is true many times, but not always! And this is one good exception to the rule. 

What To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie Dishes

When people think of chicken pot pie, they traditionally think of a big family-style pie dish. However, this savory delight can come in many forms!

Check out these excellent sides to pair with your mini pot pies and chicken pot pie soup. 

What To Serve With Mini Chicken Pot Pies


Crudites are the perfect light accompaniment to balance out those mini chicken pot pies.

In the traditional form, crudites are sliced raw veggies with a simple, acidic dipping sauce like vinaigrette. 

The vinegar-based dipping sauce helps cut the intensity and digest the meat. Feel free to include any of your favorite veggies.

My personal choices include celery, carrots, bell peppers, and broccoli. They are not only tasty but one of the healthiest side dish options out there!   


People can’t get enough of fries. Bite-sized, salty, and addictive, these finger foods go with almost anything.

Kids and adults enjoy them equally, making them a great choice for family dinners.

The saltiness enhances the savory qualities of the pot pie. Fries also make excellent dippers to soak up the excess pot pie filling.  

Mozzarella Sticks

In the spirit of greasy, satisfying finger food, try serving mini pot pies with mozzarella sticks! These appetizer favorites are great for parties because they are a crowd-pleaser. 

The crispy outside and indulgently cheesy inside will leave any palate satisfied. 

The cheesiness enhances the gravy-like filling of the pie. Overall, it’s a combo that will leave you smiling with a happily full belly.  

What To Eat With Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips aren’t just for Mexican food! These versatile snacks make great scoopers for any soup.

Their saltiness and strong texture give the chicken pot pie soup a savory boost.  

Serve on the side and let your guests dip chips into the soup– or crumble them on top to add crunchiness! 


Imagining buttery, flaky biscuits makes my mouth water. Now imagine dipping the biscuit into the soup, absorbing the creamy gravy along the way. 

This combo is perfect if you’re looking for that comfort food feeling. Chicken pot pie soup is hearty and warm– and biscuits take it the extra mile with their rich, filling texture and taste.  

Green Beans

Green beans provide a nice crunch next to the creamy, soft textures of chicken pot pie soup. When cooked, green beans also add a nutty, earthy flavor to the mix. 

There are several ways to cook green beans. I recommend sauteing them with chopped garlic, onion, and a nice dose of salt and pepper. Serve them on the side to add a touch of green to your meal.

Final Thoughts

Chicken pot pies are such a warming dish. They often give me that nostalgic feeling of being home and enjoying mom’s cooking. 

Regardless of whether you are prepping the pie for family, friends, or a party, you have options to upgrade the meal.

Pair it with these delicious sides, desserts, and wine to take it to the next level. 

Comfort food never tasted so good!

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