What To Serve With Roast Chicken
Published Nov 30, 2023
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Looking for What To Serve With Roast Chicken? Here is a compilation of some of the best side dishes to serve with your juicy roast bird.
Roast chicken is a culinary classic that can be served for Sunday dinner or the holidays. Roast chicken often refers to chicken that is roasted whole in the oven. But the term could also refer to other roasted chicken parts like chicken thighs, drumsticks, or chicken leg quarters.
Another name for roast chicken is rotisserie chicken, which is roast chicken sold by major grocery stores. But making roast chicken at home is so easy. Check out these tried and true recipes for Perfect Roast Chicken and Herb Roasted Chicken.
So what do you serve with roast chicken? From Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes to Garlic Butter Green Beans and Garlic Herb Rice, I have compiled a list of side dishes that pair well with chicken. See these recipes below.
Table of Contents
- 1. Fried Carrots
- 2. Easy Roasted Potatoes
- 3. Garlic Butter Green Beans
- 4. Garlic Herb Rice
- 5. Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- 6. Lettuce Salad
- 7. Sauteed Vegetables
- 8. Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls
- 9. Cornbread Without Buttermilk
- 10. Corn Avocado Salad
- 11. Sauteed Peppers
- 12. Red Cabbage Slaw
- 13. Kachumbari
- 14. African Fried Rice
- 15. Sweet Fried Plantains
1. Fried Carrots
For a quick and easy side dish to serve with roast chicken make these easy 15-minute Pan Fried Carrots. The carrots are crispy around the edges, creamy in the middle and so mouthwatering.
2. Easy Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes and chicken is a classic combination. And this is one way to easily roast potatoes. The mild creamy potatoes complement the meatiness of roast chicken.
Easy Roasted Potatoes
3. Garlic Butter Green Beans
Hands down my favorite way to cook green beans! These green beans are blanched until soft then coated in a highly flavorful garlic butter and finished with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Garlic Butter Green Beans
4. Garlic Herb Rice
You will love the flavors in this Garlic Herb Rice and how easy it is to make. A flavorful rice side to go with chicken or any meat.
Garlic Herb Rice
5. Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
These buttermilk mashed potatoes are creamy and buttery, with just a hint of garlic. While your chicken roasts, make some creamy mashed potatoes!
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
6. Lettuce Salad
For a fresh and vibrant side, loaded with nutrients, make this highly stunning lettuce salad. The salad is tied together with a simple vinaigrette and it is the perfect way to eat your vegetables and enjoy them.
7. Sauteed Vegetables
For a quick and easy vegetable side dish, search the fridge for any leftover veggies then sautee them together and season generously. The best part about this sauteed vegetable recipe is its customizability. Use any vegetables you have!
8. Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls
You’ll love these garlicky and fluffy dinner rolls. They are great for mopping the juices at the bottom of the roast chicken pan.
Garlic Butter Rolls
9. Cornbread Without Buttermilk
Cornbread and chicken with some greens on the side are a match made in heaven. For a tried and true cornbread recipe, make this made-from-scratch cornbread without buttermilk recipe. It is moist, not too sweet, and so good!
Cornbread Without Buttermilk
10. Corn Avocado Salad
Get the crunch in with this vibrant corn avocado salad, which makes a colorful addition to your roast chicken dinner. You can eat your colors and enjoy ’em.
Corn Avocado Salad
11. Sauteed Peppers
A melange of colorful bell peppers meet onions in the skillet to create the most amazing sauteed peppers. This together with chicken on a plate and you have a satisfying dinner.
12. Red Cabbage Slaw
For a very minimalist and versatile side dish, make this Red Cabbage Slaw. Shred some roast chicken, add to a taco, and top with this slaw for the most satisfying roast chicken tacos.
Red Cabbage Slaw
Made mainly with tomatoes and onions, this Kachumbari is a Kenyan staple you can whip up in the spur of the moment. Serve it next to chicken or any roast meat for added freshness to your meal.
14. African Fried Rice
For a festive rice dish, make this African Fried Rice which is loaded with aromatics, veggies, even more protein, and just all round good.
African Fried Rice
15. Sweet Fried Plantains
For a sweet and chewy side, make Sweet Fried Plantains and serve alongside chicken. Listen, there are few things in the world that could compare to the taste and texture of fried plantains. So good!
Sweet Fried Plantains
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