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Accompaniments for chicken pot pie?

We are having chicken pot pie tonight. What should I serve alongside, and to drink?

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  1. How about a big crisp salad (romaine-based) and unfiltered apple cider or cran-apple cider?

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    1. re: ChristinaMason

      Crisp green salad sounds like a great complement. Thanks!

    2. definitely something green and on the lighter side to balance the richness of the pot pie. salad, green beans, roasted broccoli...

      1. frenched green beans stir-fried with a touch of butter and canola oil, with some walnut chunks and a bit of orange juice & zest added at the end. Alcoholic drink, a black-and-tan. Non-alcoholic, apple cider.

        1. Cole slaw and a nice Chardonnay.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            I was thinking a buttermilk dressing--this confirms it!

          2. Lots of great suggestions here for fresh vegetable sides. I also like a small serving of cranberry sauce alongside.

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            1. re: btnfood

              Oh, I'd never have thought of that. I don't know about this time (gathering ingredients) but I want to try it.

              1. re: sallysadie

                For future maybe dried cranberries in the buttermilk-dressed cole slaw?

                My go-to would be either green salad or plain green beans.

                Or green beans dressed thusly: toast some hazelnuts in the oven along w the pie; saute some shallot or onion in butter; chop the nuts and add along w a squeeze of lemon, the cooked beans, and a tiny touch of cream to make the butter more saucy . . . which will coat the beans nicely. The beans would provide a fresh note and the hazelnuts, with their toastiness, would tie in w the pastry. The lemon would brighten everything.

              2. re: btnfood

                I like my CPP with warm chunky cinnamon applesauce and fresh string beans with mushrooms and a little garlic - I don't use mushrooms in the pie, so it all works out. ; )

              3. Other than a nice green salad as has already been recommended, I'd ask first whether this is a meat-and-gravy-only pie, or a meat-and-vegetables-in-gravy pie. For the former, some steamed or sauteed mixed veggies (carrots & green beans, maybe) and roasted beets would be nice. The latter I tend to think of a pretty much a one dish meal by itself, so no sides (other than salad) necessary.

                1. mashed potatos, peas if they are not in the pie, salad, and apple cider.

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                  1. re: Infomaniac

                    I second Infomaniac's receommendations. Especially the mashed potatoes and salad.

                    1. re: Wtg2Retire

                      Third that one mate, gotta have the mash in the salad, that's a given http://wartrolreviewer.com

                  2. Spinach Salad, Corn on the Cob, Scalloped Apples, Applesauce, Broccoli, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Mellon, Fruit Salad, etc. are all good choices.

                    1. When I was growing up my family always had rice with chicken pie. The pie only had a top, not a bottom crust, so there wasn't a ton of pastry. Nowadays I usually skip the rice (though in truth I miss it, sometimes) and serve fruit or a salad, because there are cooked vegetables already in the pie.

                      1. I like to have a salad with a buttermilk dressing and, in this weather, pinot noir.