If you’re wondering what to serve with your rotisserie chicken, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 54 of the most popular side dishes for rotisserie chicken.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with rotisserie chicken are brown butter mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, roasted root vegetables, and wild rice pilaf. For lighter options, try green beans almondine, Caesar salad, or Greek pasta. For more unusual options, try congee or chili noodles.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Brown butter mashed potatoes
Switch up your usual creamy mashed potatoes with the help of a delicious browned butter.
The brown butter adds a nutty background to the potatoes.
And this recipe uses cream cheese instead of standard milk to make them extra rich.
Not a fan of the overdressed, bland, and soggy Caesar salads you get from the grocery store?
Skip the pre-made version and make your own.
This recipe makes everything from scratch, including the crunchy croutons and creamy dressing.
And to make it more filling – chuck some rotisserie chicken into the mix!
Kale and cauliflower au gratin
Feeling indulgent but trying to stay healthy?
Skip the potatoes and make an au gratin with kale and cauliflower instead.
These vegetables have fewer calories than your regular potatoes and take on the creamy cheese sauce just well.
Even picky eaters will have difficulty resisting.
Try something new with a comforting bowl of congee (a chinese porridge).
The basic recipe involves cooking rice in a flavored broth until the grains are so soft they’re almost disintegrated.
You can then top it with whatever you want. Common toppings include scallions, egg, chili oli, fried shallots, and of course chicken.
Pssst… you can eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Rosemary sweet potato rolls
Got some leftover rotisserie chicken you’re not sure what to do with? Why not make it into sandwiches.
These sweet potato rolls are soft, fluffy, and have the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors thanks to the rosemary.
The final touch is a brush of honey butter and a sprinkling of sea salt.
These quick chili noodles are ideal for a busy weeknight.
True to their name, the noodles will only take 15 minutes to make (and no, there’s no hidden steps).
Pro tip: go easy on the chili. The sauce can get reeeaal spicy real quickly.
Are you serving rotisserie chicken for Thanksgiving?
This herb stuffing is a must-have for your spread.
It uses fresh herbs over dried herbs (three different kinds) for a more robust flavor, and LOTS of butter (this isn’t a recipe for the faint hearted).
Roasted root vegetables
Roasted root vegetables are my go-to side for rotisserie chicken.
It’s easy to make and easily customizable because you can roast whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand.
Roasting draws out the vegetables natural sugars, meaning they get deliciously caramelized and oh-so-tender. And this recipe goes the extra mile with a drizzle of sage oil.
Wild rice pilaf
Looking for a hearty dish to go with your rotisserie chicken?
You can’t go wrong with flavorful, jam-packed rice pilaf.
The additions of brussels sprouts, apple, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries make the dish feel super autumnal.
But if you want a summer version check out this recipe.
Greek pasta salad
This Greek salad is a light and refreshing pasta dish that won’t weigh you down.
It’s stuffed with fresh vegetables and other Greek-inspired ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onion, and feta cheese.
Then everything is coated with an herby vinaigrette.
Psst… serve it with a cold glass of your favorite white wine.
Looking for an easy way to get picky eaters to eat their greens?
Give creamed spinach a shot!
The spinach is drenched in an irresistibly rich, buttery, cheesy sauce turning it into comfort food heaven.
Creamy Tuscan mushrooms
Scoop a heft serving of these creamy Tuscan mushrooms over your sliced rotisserie chicken for a show-stopping main dish.
You’re getting two for the price of one here with a side and a sauce!
Psst… this goes great with some creamy mash too.
Braised German red cabbage
Also called rotkohl, this German dish involves cooking red cabbage in a broth made with apple cider vinegar, grated apple, and red jelly.
This infuses your vibrant veg with a sweet and tart flavor that will brighten up your rotisserie chicken.
Pro-tip: simmer your cabbage longer if you want a more tender bite.
Green beans almondine
Green bean almondine is a fun way to jazz up your standard green beans.
The dish has French roots and uses lemon and almonds for flavor (and crunch). Simple, but yummy.
It’s certainly a lot more elegant than a green bean casserole!
Take a more Middle-Eastern approach to your side dish by adding some pomegranate to the mix.
I think pomegranate is a really underutilized ingredient, and it just so happens to go great with chicken.
The sweet pop you get is balanced out in this salad with some salty feta.
Why we love this recipe: quinoa is filling, but also packed with nutrients.
Make taco Tuesdays more interesting with kale tortillas loaded up with shredded rotisserie chicken.
They’re super easy to make – you only need three ingredients and something heavy you can use to flatten the dough.
Oh, and don’t forget the selection of salsa, slaws, and toppings!
Go with a British dish and make some coronation chicken with your rotisserie chicken.
The traditional recipe features cooked chicken dressed in a sweet-tangy curry sauce that’s loaded with raisins and nuts.
But this version strays slightly from the original by using dried apricots and adding arugula, onions, and cilantro.
Psst… it’s delicious stuffed in croissants.
French onion mac and cheese
What do you get when you combine a tasty cheese sauce with perfectly caramelized onions and pasta?
This heavenly mac and cheese!
It’s an indulgent but delicious side for rotisserie chicken.
The best side dishes to serve with rotisserie chicken
- Brown butter mashed potatoes
- Caesar salad
- Kale and cauliflower au gratin
- Rosemary sweet potato rolls
- Chili noodles
- Herb stuffing
- Roasted root vegetables
- Wild rice pilaf
- Greek pasta salad
- Creamed spinach
- Creamy Tuscan mushrooms
- Braised German red cabbage
- Green beans almondine
- Pomegranate quinoa
- Kale tortillas
- Coronation chicken
- French onion mac and cheese
What To Serve With Rotisserie Chicken
- 1 portion rotisserie chicken
- Prepare your rotisserie chicken according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: brown butter mashed potatoes, caesar salad, kale and cauliflower au gratin, congee, rosemary sweet potato rolls, chili noodles, herb stuffing, roasted root vegetables, wild rice pilaf, greek pasta salad, creamed spinach, creamy tuscan mushrooms, braised german red cabbage, green beans almondine, pomegranate quinoa, kale tortillas, coronation chicken, and French onion mac and cheese.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!