What To Serve With Rotisserie Chicken: 13 Tasty Side Dishes

Rotisserie chicken is a delicious and mouth-watering main course that makes the perfect centerpiece for your dinner table. But it can be hard to know what to serve with your rotisserie chicken.

What To Serve With Rotisserie Chicken 13 Tasty Side Dishes

So what sides are the best for pairing with chicken? Luckily, we’ve done the legwork and gathered 13 delicious side dishes to serve alongside rotisserie chicken!

Mashed Potato

Mashed potato is a classic comfort food, and goes amazingly well with rotisserie chicken. It’s also incredibly versatile and can be adjusted easily depending on your preferences.

You can use butter and milk for a rich and creamy mash, and you can add a dollop of yogurt to a tangy twist. Alternatively, skip the dairy and use a vegan alternative for a mash that’s just as smooth and creamy.

Collard Greens

Looking for something light and healthy? Look no further than a bowl of collard greens. These leafy greens are quick and easy to make, and are packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals.

Simply chop and saute your greens in a pan of hot olive oil until they shrink down and the edges begin to crisp. Add a sprinkle of salt, some garlic, and some red pepper flakes and finish cooking off.

To finish off, squeeze a drizzle of lemon juice over the cooked greens for a citrusy kick.

Sweetcorn

Whether you’re eating it on or off of the cob, sweetcorn is a perfect accompaniment to a rotisserie chicken.

Grilled corn on the cob takes a while to prepare but is incredibly simple to do. I’d recommend coating the cobs in garlic butter and wrapping them in tinfoil while they’re cooking – this leaves the corn juicy, buttery, and absolutely delicious. 

Alternatively, you can use corn off of the cob as your side. This won’t take as long to prepare, and the corn can be served on its own, as part of a sweetcorn salad, or even made into creamed corn for a smooth and creamy side.

Halloumi Fries

Another delightfully simple recipe, halloumi fries are a great cheesy side dish that only requires a few ingredients to make.

Start off with strips of halloumi, cut into rectangles around 1 inch thick. Next, mix up some flour with your seasonings of choice (my favorites are paprika, cumin, and garlic powder). 

Dip your halloumi fries in the seasoned flour until they are completely coated, and they’re ready to fry. Add the fries to a frying pan of hot oil, turning them frequently until the whole outside is crispy and golden. 

Serve them as is, or with sweet chili or barbecue sauce.

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are another easy and simple recipe that tastes amazing and pairs great with chicken. Carrots, parsnips, and slices of red onion are some of the best vegetables to use, but feel free to include your favorites too.

While roasting your veg may take a while depending on what you’re using, the wait is more than worth it. Add some herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage to the veg before roasting to cook the flavors into your veg.

You can also use a pastry brush to coat the veg in honey, which turns into a sweet and sticky glaze that compliments the savory chicken.

Biscuits and Gravy

A southern classic, biscuits and gravy is a delicious and warming comfort meal all on its own. That said, the dish also makes a great side for a rotisserie chicken.

The gravy, made with flour, milk, and often drippings from bacon or sausages, functions as a tasty sauce for the chicken. Meanwhile, the soft and fluffy biscuits tie the whole thing together into a culinary masterpiece.

While it might not be the healthiest option, nothing beats biscuits and gravy when it comes to making your rotisserie chicken into a full-on comfort meal.

Green Bean Casserole

Although it’s most commonly seen as a side for Thanksgiving dinner, green bean casserole is a welcome pairing with chicken.

Green bean casserole is made by combining green beans with fried onions and cream of mushroom soup (many recipes call specifically for Campbell’s, but a different brand or homemade soup works fine.

Swap out the Thanksgiving turkey for your rotisserie chicken, and you’re in business! 

Baked Sweet Potato

A healthier and (unsurprisingly) sweeter variation of the regular potato, sweet potato is just as delicious. 

Baked sweet potato is another easy dish that only requires a few ingredients. Simply drizzle some olive oil onto cubed or sliced sweet potato, add some seasonings, and leave it to bake.

If you want to put a spin on this simple recipe, coat the sweet potato cubes in barbecue or jerk sauce for a tangy kick.

Mexican Rice

Mexican rice is lightly spicy, tasty, and a perfect accompaniment to rotisserie chicken. If you want to heat things up a bit, this is the side dish for you.

Mexican rice combines white or brown rice with tomatoes, garlic, onion, and chilis. It also frequently includes mixed beans for some added protein.

Because of how versatile rice is, you can add or remove ingredients as you see fit.

Coleslaw

A good slaw suits every meal, and rotisserie chicken is no exception. While creamy coleslaw made with mayonnaise is a great addition to chicken, I personally prefer a lighter slaw with a vinaigrette.

The slight acidic zing works great with the savory chicken, while the fresher flavor helps cleanse that palate.

Potato Gratin

Potato gratin is similar to mashed potatoes in several ways. The key difference is how it is prepared.

Potato gratin is a dish made of thin slices of potato, which are soaked and cooked in a creamy sauce. The top is often crisped and coated in a layer of cheese, while the inside becomes soft and fluffy as it cooks. 

If you want something a bit fancier than regular mashed potatoes, give potato gratin a try.

Sauteed Mushrooms

This side is so simple you can do it with your eyes closed (disclaimer – don’t cook with your eyes closed). Making sauteed mushrooms takes minimal preparation beforehand and only a few minutes to cook.

Add sliced mushrooms to a pan of oil and butter, and add some garlic, salt, and pepper. Saute the mushrooms for 5-10 minutes, letting them cook in the juices they release.

To put a twist on your mushrooms, use sesame oil with the butter and add a small splash of soy sauce while you’re sauteing the mushrooms.

Cauliflower Hot Wings

Cauliflower is a common vegetarian substitute for hot wings. 

Florets of the vegetable are coated in a batter and baked until they are crispy. They are then coated in a spicy sauce and baked again to give them a hot and sticky glaze.

The crunchy cauliflower makes a much healthier and lighter alternative to chicken, and these ‘wings’ are perfect for serving with rotisserie chicken.

If hot sauce isn’t your thing, you can coat your wings with your favorite sauce, from buffalo to barbecue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Any Of These Sides Vegetarian/Vegan?

All of these sides are already vegetarian, and most of these recipes can be tweaked slightly to remove any animal products from the mix. The only exception is biscuits and gravy, as most recipes will call for pork drippings in the gravy.

You can replace the dairy products in the mashed or gratin potatoes with a vegan alternative, and there are plenty of vegan gravy options you can substitute in for your biscuits and gravy.

Halloumi fries are off-limits for vegans, but substituting the animal products in other recipes for vegan alternatives is a great way to ensure that they’re completely vegan.

Which Sides Are Easiest To Make?

Some of these sides take longer to make than others, so here are the best sides to make when you’re short on time.

Sauteed mushrooms, collard greens, and cauliflower hot wings are all fairly simple recipes, needing only a few ingredients and having a short cooking time. Halloumi fries are also easy to make, with not much preparation needed.

Other recipes are easy due to their simplicity instead of how long it takes to cook them. Roasted vegetables, baked sweet potatoes, and sweetcorn are very easy to prepare, and most of the cooking process is waiting for them to come out of the oven.

What Are The Healthiest Options?

If you’re looking for a healthier side dish, don’t worry. There are plenty of options to choose from.

Collard greens, baked sweet potatoes, and sweetcorn are all as nutritious as they are delicious, packed with nutrients and vitamins.

Coleslaw and Mexican rice are also healthier alternatives to some of the heavier sides on this list.

Cauliflower hot wings are a healthier alternative to chicken wings, without skipping out on great flavor. They are lighter and fresher than regular wings and pair great with your rotisserie chicken.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it! 13 of the best side dishes to serve with a rotisserie chicken. Whether you’re including just one of these sides or using a combination of several, you’re sure to cook up something delicious to pair with your chicken.

All that’s left for you to do now is cook up some tasty sides. Enjoy!

What To Serve With Rotisserie Chicken: 13 Tasty Side Dishes

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Rotisserie chicken is a delicious main, but what sides go well with it? This handy guide looks at the 13 best side dishes to serve with rotisserie chicken

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