20+ Sides Perfect for Grilled Chicken
Tossing some chicken on the grill is an easy dinner solution just about any night of the week — especially throughout the warmer months. But once you’ve got that covered, how do you round things out in order to call it dinner? It doesn’t matter whether you go for simple marinated chicken breasts, meaty thighs, wings, or even the whole bird, the beauty of getting grilled chicken on the table for dinner is that it makes a great friend to almost any and all side dishes.
A simple side or two should do the job and satisfy all the eaters around your table. We gathered some of our most favorite sides for grilled chicken, all of which are no sweat to prepare. Since the grill is already fired up, why not take full advantage by grilling up some veggies, like garlicky mushroom skewers, sweet potatoes, or carrots? Or, grill up some broccoli for a fun salad! Otherwise, crunchy slaws or pasta salad are always a win. And if you still can’t decide, remember that you can never go wrong with a simple, refreshing cucumber salad. From flavor-packed salads to crisp and caramelized grilled vegetables, here are 20+ easy summer sides that turn grilled chicken into a meal.
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Hearty Grilled Side Dishes
Since the grill is already fired up, why not toss the rest of your dinner on it? Cook your side dish right on the grill alongside your chicken and your meal is quickly rounded out, without any need to fuss in the kitchen. Go for classic grilled potatoes or try something new by grilling thick watermelon wedges and finishing them with lime zest, red pepper flakes, and Greek yogurt.
Satisfying Slaws and Salads
Alongside hot grilled chicken, sometimes all you really need is a salad to keep things cool in the summer heat. Go with something crisp and light, like coleslaw, or something heftier, like pasta salad, depending on your mood. Or, if you’re serving a crowd, make a couple so there’s a little something for everyone.