Sides for Grilled Chicken – 15 Best Recipes

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Wondering what to serve with grilled chicken? When it comes to a backyard barbecue or a weeknight dinner, there’s nothing quite like the smoky flavor of grilled chicken.

If you’re looking for the perfect sides for grilled chicken, I have a list of sides for you with simple ingredients and bold flavor! Whether you’re cooking up BBQ chicken, classic chicken breasts, or a flavorful foil pack, the right sides can take your meal to the next level.

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With these 15 amazing side options, you’re sure to find the perfect accompaniment for your grilled chicken. From sweet potato fries to tangy coleslaw, these delicious options will elevate your meal and make everyone at your cookout or dinner table happy. 

Have leftovers? Check out our favorite uses for leftover chicken breasts too!

sweet potato fries and dipping sauce on plate

1. Sweet Potato Fries

Swap out regular fries for sweet potato fries for a healthier twist. Tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked to golden brown perfection, these sweet potato fries are a sweet and savory delight. Serve with our favorite sweet potato fries dipping sauce or copycat Zax sauce.

2. Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

Take green beans to the next level by roasting them with olive oil, garlic powder, and a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese. The result? A crispy, cheesy side that adds a savory kick to your chicken meal.

3. Lemon Herb Pasta Salad

Cook up a refreshing pasta salad with lemon juice, fresh herbs, and cherry tomatoes. This zesty dish is a perfect match for grilled chicken and provides a burst of flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing.

4. Cheddar and Red Onion Potato Wedges

Upgrade classic potato wedges by adding cheddar cheese and red onions. Baked until gooey and golden, these wedges are a crowd favorite and a perfect side for any grilled chicken dinner.

5. Creamy Cucumber Salad

Cool things down with a creamy cucumber salad featuring a tangy dressing made with Greek yogurt, dill, and a hint of garlic powder. It’s a refreshing and crunchy side that complements the smokiness of the chicken.

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6. Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Take your standard potato salad to the next level by incorporating a touch of deviled eggs and a dash of Old Bay! For a lighter version try our pesto potato salad with green beans.

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7. Cucumber Corn Salad

For a heartier option, toss cucumber and corn with red onion and a tangy dressing. This fresh salad is a simple recipe and a great way to add substance to your grilled chicken dinner.

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8. Creamy Coleslaw

Upgrade classic coleslaw by adding a creamy dressing. This zesty twist brings a burst of freshness to your plate, balancing the smokiness of the chicken.

9. Mexican Street Corn

Capture the flavors of the street with a Mexican street corn featuring lime, cilantro, and crumbled feta cheese. It’s a delightful side that adds a touch of spice to your grilled chicken meal.

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10. Southern-Style Cornbread

Serve up a slice of homemade cornbread for a classic and comforting side. The golden brown crust and moist interior make it a perfect accompaniment to any grilled chicken recipe.

11. Foil Pack Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Create a savory side effortlessly by tossing mushrooms in garlic butter and sealing them in a foil pack for the grill. The result? A flavorful and juicy side dish that requires minimal effort.

12. Broccoli Salad

Combine crisp broccoli florets with sunflower seeds and cranberries for a tangy and nutritious side. Drizzle with a creamy mayo-based dressing for an extra layer of flavor that enhances your grilled chicken dinner.

grape and pecan chicken salad on sandwich bun

13. Grape & Pecan Chicken Salad

Transform a classic chicken salad with crunchy nuts and sweet juicy grapes. This refreshing option is a great way to use leftover grilled chicken for a quick and easy lunch.

14. Sweet and Savory BBQ Baked Beans

Baked beans are a classic side, but give them a twist by adding barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and a touch of black pepper. This sweet and savory combination is the perfect match for BBQ chicken.

grilled yellow, orange, and red bell peppers on white plate

15. Grilled Peppers

Enhance the flavor of bell peppers by grilling them and, if you want to take it up a notch, topping them with crumbled feta cheese and fresh herbs. The result is a colorful and flavorful side that adds a Mediterranean touch to your grilled chicken dinner.

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