15 Best Side Dishes for Barbequed and Grilled Chicken
Grilled chicken and barbequed chicken fuel our summers. We love this bird grilled with onion, torched on a skewer, and slathered in sauce and smoked till tender. You get the idea. Whatever your preferred method, the following sides let chicken take center stage in all its charred glory.
Sweet and Peppery Watermelon Salad
Arugula, red onion, and balsamic vinegar bring some bite to strawberries, watermelon, and feta.
Vegetarian Hoppin' John
Here, a traditional Southern recipe for rice and field peas goes vegetarian. Consider cooking the rice in chicken stock instead of veggie broth, as home cook Paula Schlotterbeck recommends.
Grilled Hearts of Romaine
Grilling romaine hearts on high heat infuses them with a slight smokiness and caramelizes their edges.
Grilled Eggplant and Asparagus Salad
Serve grilled eggplant, asparagus, and tomatoes warm over crisp raw endive. Top it with a balsamic vinaigrette and Parmesan.
Grilled Corn Salad
Picnic Potato Salad with No Mayonnaise
"This was excellent," cafromularo writes. "It was actually refreshing at a hot humid barbeque!"
Halloumi Three-Bean Salad with Pomegranate-Harissa Vinaigrette
Trade dense baked beans for this bright (but filling!) bean salad. Fried Halloumi brings the comfort-food factor.
Thai Cucumber Salad
Alyson's Broccoli Salad
Home cooks have made this coleslaw alternative their own with additions like shredded carrots, cauliflower, bell pepper, pine nuts, peanuts, cashews, and lemon zest.
Grilled Potato Salad
"Absolutely perfect for summertime grilling. This easy-to-make, five-star recipe was a hit here during a barbeque without heating up the kitchen," bd.weld says.
Lemony Grilled Okra
Grilling okra nixes its sliminess and leaves it with an excellent char.
Black Bean and Couscous Salad
Salt and Pepper Skillet Fries
Al's Sufferin' Succotash
This staple side cooks in a single pot, in less than 30 minutes. Take a cue from home cooks and include the butter.
Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad
"This was a big hit. I now know what I'll be bringing to barbeques this summer," ChrisNY says.