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Jan 28, 2013 09:09 AM

Side dish ideas for Orange Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

So I think I'm going to make this next week, as I already have the ingredients on hand.

But I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do for sides. I was thinking maybe something w/ carrots and/or rice? It's just going to be me eating it most likely, but I am making 2 servings of the chicken so I can take one to work for lunch.

So, any ideas? On the healthy side would be great :)

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  1. I make something similar to that and I do not serve it with lentil salad. That sort of made my lip curl up reading that suggestion. I like plain steamed broccoli and a mix of wild and regular rices with goodies mixed into it like sauteed onions, mushrooms, peppers, carrots (all diced up). Maybe add some nuts in at the end. There you have things that taste good together, can sop up the sauce well and are actually more nutritionally complete than the lentils.

    1. Green beans, either sautéed with sliced mushrooms, or roasted. Garnish with toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds.

      1. I usually serve rice with chicken baked in a sweet sauce. I'd serve a green vegetable, maybe broccoli or green beans.

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        1. re: prima

          Agreed - plain rice or pilaf, with a dark green vegetable both for color contrast and for a little bitterness to balance the sweet sauce.

        2. rice for sure, either just plain basmati or a homemade pilaf depending on how much time you have.

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          1. I'm probably going to go w/ the green beans as long as they look decent at the store, I'll just saute in some olive oil w/ some shallots. And rice. Simple and easy :)

            Thanks for all the suggestions folks!