Whether you’re using a rotisserie feature on your grill, a rotisserie oven, or are in a hurry and pick up a readymade one at the store, rotisserie chicken makes a wonderful dinner!
Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, a rotisserie chicken can serve as dinner for a couple of nights in a row if necessary. All you need to do is serve it up with a different side.
You can pair your rotisserie chicken with a potato side dish, a vegetable side dish, or a rice/grain side dish. Here are 17 flavorful side dishes to partner with your rotisserie chicken.
17 Side Dishes to Serve With Rotisserie Chicken
Rotisserie chicken is heavily seasoned and cooked slowly on a rotisserie. The even application of heat keeps it tender and juicy on the inside while browning the skin to crispy perfection. Read on for 17 flavorful side dishes to turn that delicious rotisserie chicken into a complete, well-rounded meal.
1. Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, garlicky, red-skinned, or loaded, there’s no wrong way to have mashed potatoes. You can get creative with toppings or even go for purple mashed potatoes to add some color to your meal.
Incredibly versatile, mashed potatoes go great with almost any meat main dish and rotisserie chicken is no different. Try topping them both with yummy gravy.
2. Scalloped Potatoes
If you feel like you have mashed potatoes all the time, try potatoes a different way. Scalloped potatoes are an exciting and delicious way to serve potatoes.
Scalloped potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes mixed with onions and covered in a creamy sauce and baked to make a crispy layer on top. Add some cheese and you now have potatoes au gratin!
3. Sweet Potatoes
Add a little sweetness to your savory rotisserie chicken by having some sweet potatoes as a side. Sweet potatoes can be cooked in several satisfying ways.
Sweet potatoes can be cooked in any way you cook other potatoes. They can be baked, grilled, mashed, or roasted. You can even scallop your sweet potatoes.
4. Fingerling Potatoes
From their name to their size, everything about fingerling potatoes is fun! They’re easy to make and can be seasoned with a wide variety of flavors.
The acidic flavor of salt and vinegar fingerling potatoes contrasts nicely with the richness of rotisserie chicken. For a complimentary flavor, try roasted garlic butter fingerling potatoes.
5. Roasted Red Potatoes
Similar to your rotisserie chicken, roasted red potatoes have ultra-crispy skin but a soft and fluffy inside. Season them any way you like and even try them with a dipping sauce.
With olive oil, whole-grain Dijon mustard you can easily make roasted Dijon potatoes. Or take olive oil, basil pesto, and parmesan cheese for some delicious parmesan pesto roasted potatoes.
6. Mashed Cauliflower
If you love mashed potatoes but you’re trying to cut some carbs, try the next best thing. Mashed cauliflower has become increasingly popular. The secret is in flavoring them perfectly.
To season your mashed cauliflower to perfection, use unsalted butter, garlic, sour cream, and parmesan cheese. Feel free to other cheeses such as provolone or Romano.
7. Roasted Butternut Squash
Fresh butternut squash is a little tough to chop but the delicious nutty flavor is well worth the trouble. If time is a luxury you do not have and you need to buy frozen, don’t worry! It is just as delicious!
Simply toss your cubes of butternut squash in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes at 400°.
Broccolini is broccoli’s taller, thinner cousin. It is a hybrid of broccoli and gai lan. With smaller florets and thinner stalks, broccolini makes an elegant side dish for your rotisserie chicken.
Broccolini has a milder flavor than broccoli so don’t be shy with your seasonings. Try it with garlic and lemon, or sauté it with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
9. Roasted Carrots
Roasted carrots will look stunning on the plate next to your rotisserie chicken with their brilliant orange color. You can make them savory or sweet.
To sweeten them, choose your sweetener. Popular options are brown sugar, honey, and maple syrup. For a savory flavor try seasoning them with garlic, oregano, and thyme.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s full of fiber, folate, and vitamins. It has numerous health benefits too including improved digestion and not to mention, it tastes great!
This crispy green vegetable will add some texture to your rotisserie chicken. You can bake it or grill it with your preferred seasonings or cover it in cheese.
Spinach is another highly nutritious vegetable that is high in vitamin K and low in calories. The rich green color will look beautiful plated with rotisserie chicken.
To add some flavor, you can sauté your spinach with some crispy bacon, or caramelized onions. If you want a creamy side dish, creamed spinach is another great option.
12. Green Beans
Cut, whole, French style, fresh, frozen, and canned are just a few of the ways you can get green beans. The options for cooking them are even more plentiful.
You can add many different flavors to your green beans. Try some lemony steamed green beans or garlicky green beans. If you’re craving some crunch, whip up a green bean casserole.
Mushrooms often get a bad rap because they are a. While typically used as an insignificant ingredient in dishes, mushrooms deserve to be a star of the show.
Mushrooms are delicious sautéed with a little garlic or get creative and make your own sauce. You can also enjoy them wrapped in foil or skewered and grilled.
14. Garlic Rice
Grains are another option for serving up a hearty, well-rounded dinner. This starchy side goes great with a protein-filled rotisserie chicken and helps soak up the savory juices.
While plain white rice is delicious and goes with almost anything, think about adding some roasted garlic or stirring in some garlic-infused butter to enhance the flavor.
15. Whole Grain Brown Rice
For a healthier rice option that is also gluten-free, try whole grain brown rice. It is high in fiber and low in calories making it a perfect side for your rotisserie chicken.
Healthy doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor. To add some flavor to your brown rice and keep it healthy, try garlic salt or lemon brown rice with garlic and thyme.
16. Dinner Rolls
Hot, steamy, browned on top, and light and fluffy on the inside, hot dinner rolls will make an incredible side to serve with your rotisserie chicken.
You can slather on some honey butter or try an exciting new recipe such as everything bagel dinner rolls, parmesan-garlic dinner rolls, or almond-herb dinner rolls.
17. Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese
A deliciously spicy and creamy side dish that marries two popular side dishes into one mind-blowing concoction is jalapeno popper mac and cheese.
Chock full of cheeses like white cheddar, pepper jack, and cream cheese, then topped with crispy bacon and jalapenos, this mac and cheese will not last long on any dinner table.
Rotisserie chicken is smooth, savory, and satisfying all on its own. Now if you pair it with the perfect side, you have a dinner that will dazzle everyone.
You can choose a starchy side like mashed potatoes, a healthy side like asparagus, or a grainy side like whole grain brown rice. There’s no way to lose with any one of these 17 flavorful side dishes.