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Let’s be honest: Chicken isn’t the craziest trick in our recipe book, but it wins every single time. Keep the sides interesting, and we give you permission to eat it (almost) every night of the week. Voilà, 20 new ideas to try.

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Buttermilk Skillet Corn Bread with Tomatoes and Green Onions

Practically two sides in one, thanks to a saucy tomato topping.

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Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry

Spice up your go-to chicken recipe with this 30-minute Thai-inspired dish.

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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon Pesto Dressing

PSA: Chicken is a lean protein, so it pairs well with sweet, juicy peaches.

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce

Slice some chicken breast on top and dinner’s done.

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Slow-Cooker Garlic-Herb Cauliflower

Meet the new mashed potatoes.

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Sweet Potato Crostini

Turn dinner into a fun snack plate.

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Greek Wedge Salad

Chicken + this classic American salad = instant country club vibes.

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Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

This side is hearty and full of protein, so a little goes a long way. (Aka leftovers.)

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“Everything Bagel” Cauliflower Rolls

Seconds—and thirds—are guilt-free.

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Leek, Kale and Goat Cheese Strata

Caution: You’ll probably be asked to put this dinner on replay.

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Brussels Sprouts Latkes

Move over, potatoes. These veggie fritters are appropriate all year long.

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Eggplant Pizza

Plunk these on your preschooler’s plate and she’ll need little convincing to eat some chicken, too.

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Green Goddess Lettuce Wraps

Presenting our new favorite way to eat salad.

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Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Cheesy carbs can’t possibly complete dinner, right? But wait, there’s veggies hiding in there…

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Light and Tangy Coleslaw

Made with a tangy vinegar base instead of mayo, this side is especially tasty with skin-on chicken (its acidity balances out that extra fattiness).

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Asparagus Caesar Salad

How many times have you dished up plain, old steamed asparagus? Yawn.

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Zucchini Rice

A new, healthy substitute for cauliflower rice.

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Classic Stuffed Peppers

Sometimes it’s OK to play it safe.

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Baby Bloomin’ Onions

Aka how to rival the best pub in town.

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Stuffed Eggplant

Light, fresh and satisfying.

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