Are you looking for some creative and healthy side dishes for chicken tacos? This post has got you covered with a variety of yummy and nutritious sides to complement that classic taco dinner.
Imagine the perfect meal of crispy chicken tacos, complimented by a variety of flavorful and colorful sides! From zesty corn salads to classic refried beans, there’s something here for everyone.
Let’s explore some scrumptious side dish ideas that will make your taco night come alive!
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What are some quick side dishes for chicken tacos?
Easy side dishes for chicken tacos can be a delicious way to round out your meal and make tacos into a complete dinner. For an easy side dish, try serving warm corn or tortilla chips with melted cheese and salsa. A simple side salad with spinach leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette is also a delicious choice that pairs well with the spices in chicken tacos.
To add some crunch to the meal, fry up some fresh plantains and top them off with a sprinkle of salt and chili powder. Alternatively, if you have extra time on your hands for prep work, try making roasted sweet potatoes seasoned with garlic powder which can make an equally tasty side dish for your chicken tacos.
What are some healthy appetizers with tacos?
Adding side dishes to your chicken tacos makes the meal complete, and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy to do so! There are plenty of options that range from light, healthy snacks all the way up to hearty side dishes. Consider trying a side salad with some cherry tomatoes and avocado drizzled with a simple vinaigrette.
Or whip up a side of roasted vegetables like Brussels sprouts or zucchini, seasoned with garlic and herbs. Some brown rice would make a tasty accompaniment too, such as lemon parsley rice for some extra flavor. Finally, if you’re in the mood for something more indulgent but still healthy, try oven-baked sweet potato fries! Any of these side dishes will make your chicken tacos not only delicious but nutritious too.
How to make the best chicken tacos
When it comes to Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos, I’m a sucker for the classic chicken taco recipe. All you need is chicken breasts, taco seasoning, and the tortillas of your choice. Simply cook chicken with the seasoning and stuff the tacos with the chicken.
For a little extra flavor, try adding diced tomatoes and shredded cheese. If you want to make things even more interesting, you can substitute chicken for marinated fish or pork. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating delicious tacos! Here are some different taco recipes to try for your next Mexican night:
- Taco Salad in a Jar | Mason Jar Salad Recipe
- Weight Watchers Taco Pie
- The Best Fish Taco Recipe
- Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
- Weight Watchers Chicken Taco Cups
Side dishes for Chicken Tacos
Chicken tacos are a delightful, flavorful dish that can be enjoyed as part of a weeknight meal or as the centerpiece of a festive family dinner. Try these tasty side dishes to make the meal even more memorable.
Try this chunky guacamole. It can be served immediately after preparing, but it's better chilled!
This super simple Weight Watchers black bean salad makes a great side dish.
This Weight Watchers southwest chicken salad includes a homemade jalapeño dressing and avocados for a creamy texture.
Fuji Apple Salad Recipe
This fun and tasty Fuji apple salad recipe is great for an appetizer with chicken tacos.
Tomato Salad With Basil
Here is a light and fresh side dish that pairs well with crunchy tacos.
Keto Air Fryer Jicama Fries Recipe (made 5 easy ways!)
Here's a low carb option for fries lovers. Enjoy these secretly good for you jicama fries that won't wreck your diet.
Mexican Corn Salad Recipe - Inspired by Mexican Street Corn!
Easy Mock Crab Ceviche Recipe
Caribbean Mango Avocado Salad
Bursting with color and light, fresh flavor, this easy mango, avocado, and cucumber salad is simple, healthy, and goes together in just minutes!
Cilantro rice is the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican meal.
Christina's Quick and Easy Tortilla Soup
Unexpectedly delicious with veggies, crisp tortilla pieces and gooey cheese.
Mexican Street Corn-Style Grilled Zucchini Recipe
Zuchinni slices with the flavors of Mexican Corn, this Street Corn-Style Grilled Zucchini dish will be a fan favorite with tacos.
Mango Avocado Salad Recipe
You will love this Mango Avocado Salad, perfect side for any Mexican food and you’ll love it for gatherings and cookouts too.
Mexican Green Rice (arroz verde)
Fragrant and delicious rice, perfect as a side dish with Mexican food.
California Quinoa Salad with Piña Colada Dressing
With delightful textures and fresh flavors, this salad will keep you full all day. It's served with a delicious piña colada dressing.
Quick & Easy Gouda Mac and Cheese
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican Corn Ribs
Vegan Instant Pot Mexican Rice
This vegan Instant Pot Mexican rice (Spanish rice) is fluffy, flavorful, and made with just a handful of pantry ingredients in under 20 minutes. The perfect side for Mexican and Tex-Mex meals!
Air Fryer Tostones
Air Fryer Tostones are the healthiest way to serve up the classic twice-fried green plantains! Made without oil, these air-fried tostones are extra crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside!
Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
This quick and easy copycat chipotle corn salsa perfect for dipping tortilla chips, topping a chicken taco, or eating by the spoonful.
Brown Rice and Bean Bake - the perfect Tex-Mex side
This easy casserole combines brown rice and beans and gives them delicious taco flavors. Its the perfect side for taco night!
Cheesy Mexican Squash (Calabacitas)
Cheesy Mexican Squash, or Calabacitas, is a simple stovetop recipe that uses yellow squash, zucchini and corn. It's creamy, cheesy and just a bit spicy! Ready in 15 minutes.
Elote (Mexican Street Corn on the Cob)
Elote is a traditional street food in Mexico. In America, it is typically called Mexican street corn. It is corn on the cob charred on an open grill and smothered in cheese, a cream sauce, and chipotle seasoning.
Creamy Cheesy Hot Corn Dip
This corn dip is warm, cheesy, and satisfying. It pairs well alongside on tacos.