Here are 25 BEST side dishes if you do not know what to serve with rotisserie chicken.
Who does not love rotisserie chicken? This inexpensive oven-roasted chicken that you can conveniently buy from the grocery for 5 dollars (what a bargain!) is a constant hit to dinner in any given day.
May it be for casseroles, soups, salads or consumed on its own, this pre-cooked chicken saves you cooking time. That is why it's an all-time favorite item during a quick grocery run! Also, a great dinner option when you want to take a day off from cooking.
Rotisserie chicken is tasty and juicy as it is (especially the outer part!) but it's always nice to have something different to go with it on the sides.
Side dishes like simple sauteed veggies, corn, or some grains are great complementary dishes. If you are being generous, sides like salads, pastas and baked potatoes will turn the dinner table into a feast.
These 25 sides are my top favorites to serve with rotisserie chicken. They are so good and without fail give a nice touch to most chicken recipes.
Pineapple Fried Rice
I like to eat my rotisserie chicken with plain steamed rice and a dipping sauce but you can't say no to this pineapple fried rice. Experience the taste of Thai in this delightful Asian-inspired recipe. Best cooked in a wok on a really high heat! It's nice to make that rice a little bit crispy.
What I love about this recipe: You can make it egg-free and add crispy tofu! Go to recipe.
Roasted Potatoes Carrots Zucchini
Garlicky with blend of herbs, these roasted potatoes, carrots and zucchini are never boring. When roasting these tri-colored veggie combo there is no need to peel them for as long as you wash the skin thoroughly.
Did you know that most nutrients are found on the skin of vegetables? Not only that, when roasted, they give off deep flavors.
What I love about this recipe: A very flexible dish that you can choose to mix and match with any other kind of veggies and herbs. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan. Go to recipe.
Lo Mein is a favorite side for rotisserie chicken and this recipe is way better than take-out! You only need 15 minutes to make this from start to finish. The sauce is so good that you'll slurp up your plate to the last noodle. I like that it's seasoned well and there is no oily after taste.
What I love about this recipe: You can use all your leftover vegetables and throw them all in with the egg noodles and boom! No food waste, only delicious food! Get recipe here.
Baked Mac and Cheese
There will never come a day that I'll stop eating mac and cheese! Ultimate comfort food really lives up to its name. Look at those creamy and cheesy loaded macaroni with buttery topping. Who will ever resist that?
If you love your mac and cheese swimming in a bed of cheeses, this is recipe is made for you. Freshly grated cheese is highly recommended for a fantastic flavor. And to avoid those pasta to become all mushy, be sure to coat them in butter once cooked and cooled.
Why I love this recipe: The macaroni is cooked perfectly! It has lots of cheese making it saucy and creamy even without cream. No question that anything goes well with it. Make this recipe.
You can buy them anytime but once you try making this biscuits from scratch, you'll never choose store-bought ever again. I always associate baking bread to a tedious job, but this homemade biscuits made me rethink of it.
You only need 15 minutes to make these biscuits and they always come out soft and flaky. They are delicious coming from the oven. Smear them with butter on top for extra goodness.
Why I love this recipe: It passed the quick, easy and tasty vibe check! Make this recipe now.
Strawberry-Quinoa Spinach Salad
This salad is a healthy side dish for rotisserie chicken. So fresh and with always-in-season ingredients that you can enjoy all year round.
What I love about this recipe: Simple salad with simple dressing but big on flavors. Go to recipe.
Effortless is the magic word. This corn on the cob is roasted with its husk still attached to it. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. You can strip the kernels off the cob, top with herbs and butter for a perfect side dish.
Why I love this recipe: Easy and mess-free! Get recipe here.
Air Fryer Potato Tots
I am happy to replace my favorite french fries with these air fried tater tots. They are so crispy, a result of even cooking from the air fryer. Kids and adult alike will absolutely love them on the sides anytime.
5 ingredients, shredder and an air fryer. These are all you need to make this tater tots. It may be a bit of an elbow-grease to make it, but they are way better tasting and have no added preservatives compared to store-bought.
What to love about this recipe: They're crispy, starchy and filling. Make the recipe.
Ranch Pasta Salad
You will absolutely love this pasta salad that is beautifully bathe in a creamy ranch dressing. This pasta salad may be complete on its own but serving it with rotisserie chicken as protein will turn dinner into a whole new level.
This recipe is so simple and straightforward. First boil the pasta, next prepare the veggies, then drizzle the dressing and finally give it a good mix.
What to love about this recipe: The dressing with dill and chives gives the recipe a new layer of flavor. Get the recipe here.
Oven-Baked Carrot Fries
This oven-baked carrot fries recipe gives a variety to your favorite fries. It's much healthier and the taste is a tad sweeter than your regular potatoes.
What to love about it: It's a great healthy snack than you can munch as often as you want. Get the recipe here.
This coleslaw is classic and perfect in so many ways. The crunch of the cabbages and carrots is so delightful in the mouth. Whenever I'm out of ideas for what to serve with rotisserie chicken, I go for coleslaw. I never ran out of cabbage, carrots, mayo and other condiments to make it.
Why you will love this recipe: It has great texture and flavor and really complements with most roasted and bbq recipes. Find the recipe here.
Simple Potato Salad
I've made this recipe quite a few times and I can say that it's really really good. When making this recipe make sure to follow the tips for a creamy and delicious potato salad. Get the recipe here.
Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
Another popular side dish is asparagus. It's good to have some nice stalks of greens beside your protein. You can never go wrong with the lemon butter sauce of this asparagus recipe.
To make it, steam the asparagus in a pot, then on a pan over the stove make the sauce. And you can top this with grated parmesan cheese while serving.
Why you will love this recipe: It's so appetizing that you may want to drizzle the sauce with anything. Get recipe here.
Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
Another potato recipe that is a great addition as either a main dish or a side dish to any dinner. This loaded potato recipe taste so amazing that you will love to make it often. It's filling and comforting. Cut the potatoes in big chunks for a fulfilling taste. Top with more cheese and crispy bacon before serving.
What to love about this recipe: It's a totally loaded comfort food. Find the recipe here.
Vegetable Stir Fry
This vegetable stir fry is equivalent to Asian chop suey in my home country. I can never live without it. I make them ahead in a big batch and freeze them into small containers so whenever I want vegetables on the side I can just thaw and reheat it.
The recipe is mainly composed of crunchy and snappy vegetables giving a refreshing taste that you can not get enough of it. You can make it vegetarian, vegan or you can add your favorite meat like chicken, beef or pork.
You will love this recipe because it's healthy, tasty, freezer-friendly that you can meal prep.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
This mini-cabbages is a fun side dish. It's crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. To make this side dish recipe more enjoyable, mix in some toppings like balsamic glaze or freshly-grated parmesan.
Get the recipe for air-fryer Brussels sprouts here.
A mashed potato recipe in another level because it's infused with herbs. The recipe is garlicky but still creamy, fluffy and buttery it melts in your mouth. The secret to make this mashed potato to the smoothest cream it can possibly be is by ricing the potato. It means grating the potatoes into very fine bits as tiny as grains of rice.
What to love about this recipe: Herbs and garlic mixed in the deepest parts of potatoes. Find recipe here.
Garlic Butter Tuscan Mushrooms
These delicious mushrooms are cooked in garlic butter and herbs, making them the perfect appetizer or side dish.
The best part about these mushrooms is that they are so easy to make. All you need is some fresh mushrooms, garlic, butter, and herbs. Simply slice the mushrooms and sauté them in a pan with melted butter and minced garlic until they are cooked through.
Be sure to season them with salt and pepper to taste. Then stir in some chopped fresh parsley or thyme before serving.
Roasted Peppers and Onions
Onions and peppers are two of the most commonly roasted vegetables. They both have a slightly sweet and smoky flavor that becomes intensified when roasted. Roasting brings out the natural sugars in these vegetables, making them caramelized and delicious.
There are many ways to roast onions and peppers. You can do them separately or together, in a variety of different ways. One of my favorite combinations is roasting red onions with bell peppers. I like to slice the onions fairly thin so they cook quickly, and then add the bell peppers afterwards so they don’t get too charred.
There's nothing quite like a good macaroni salad to bring people together. It's the perfect dish for potlucks, picnics, and barbecues - everyone loves it! And there are endless possibilities for variations, so you can make it exactly the way you like it.
The key to a great macaroni salad is the dressing. You want something that's creamy and flavorful but not too heavy or greasy. My favorite recipe calls for mayo, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. But feel free to experiment with different ingredients until you find what works best for you.
Once you've got the dressing sorted out, all you need is some cooked macaroni noodles and some chopped vegetables of your choice. I usually go with red onion, celery and green bell pepper but again, feel free to get creative! Just be sure to keep the proportions consistent so that your salad doesn't become too crowded or one-dimensional.
Watermelon Feta Salad
I always like to have a variety of side dishes when I'm eating rotisserie chicken. It's the perfect way to mix things up and enjoy a variety of flavors, making a meal more exciting. What are your favorite side dishes for rotisserie chicken?
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