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What side dish(es) would you serve with BBQ chicken?

Asked by jenandcolin (2296 points ) December 13th, 2009

I am making this today:
( http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/dave-lieberman/chicken-simmered-in-bbq-sauce-recipe/reviews/index.html )
It’s BBQ chicken. Can anyone suggest a side dish for me? My husband and I are not picky eaters. We like just about everything (except this odd fear I have of mayonnaise and other creamy dressings/sauces). I am not an experienced cook and I really have no idea what to make with it. I would really appreciate any suggestions!

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TexasDude's avatar

I would say potato salad, but you said you don’t like mayo…

I would go with baked beans and string beans. Can’t go wrong. Maybe rolls too.

stormy's avatar

some kind of rice dish and baked beans. Or ranch beans. A salad and buttered roll works also. Or you can throw some corn on the cob on the bbq also…I also like to take asparagus, trim it up good, put it in a plastic bag with olive oil, salt, pepper and a few cut up pieces of bacon. Let it marinate all day then take it out of the bag and make a foil pouch for it, throw it on the bbq with the chicken…

pearls's avatar

Potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans always go over well at my house.

dpworkin's avatar

Garlic mashed potatoes

EmpressPixie's avatar

Baked beans, for sure. Or any other typical cook out or picnic food.

Haleth's avatar

Corn on the cob, baked potatoes, mixed green salad, rice, etc. You can also make cole slaw dressed in thousand island or house dressing, but it looks prettier if you make it yourself out of shredded red cabbage. You can have pasta salad that is dressed only in vinaigrette. It’s easy to make corn on the cob or baked potatoes on the grill. Wrap the potatoes in foil and grill the crap out of them. Pull the ears of the corn back to get out as much silk as you can, then cover them back over and grill it. Barbecue chicken is also good with plain white rice.

thriftymaid's avatar

Corn on the cob and salad

Mat74UK's avatar

Corn on the Cob!

_Jade_'s avatar

My first suggestion would have been potato salad had you not said you disliked it. Baked beans, for sure. Maybe corn on the cob, cheesy potatoes (mashed with lots of cheese added), salad, macaroni & cheese (mac & cheese goes with everything…can you tell that I LOVE IT??). Actually just about anything goes well with BBQ chicken (with a few exceptions, of course).

Sunshine2u's avatar

Ive heard they make a mayo now that doesnt have to be put in the fridge. Im looking forward to trying it. I dont think I’ll be as scard of mayo again if it tastes as good as the stuff that has to be kept cold. I wish I knew what brand it was. If I find out I’ll let you know!
I would think potato salad or cold slaw would be great with BBQ Chicken if you found this brand of mayo and you liked it.:)

curlysue's avatar

Scalloped potatoes,Baked potatoes and baked beans or pasta salad.

TLRobinson's avatar

Pasta salad, macaroni & cheese, greens, salad, deviled eggs, broccoli & cheese

Blondesjon's avatar

Pork chops and Steak.

fish, if you prefer a vegetable

filmfann's avatar

Most of my answers already said:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Baked Beans

And there’s always room for Jello!

no,no,no! Not JLo! Jello!

Not Biafra! The other one!

Technically, yes, but just the product!

Gives up!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Succotash. It’s the easiest thing to “cook” this side of boiled water. You’ll want a can of cranberry beans (Goya “Roman Beans”, also called “speckled beans” at some farm stands) and an equal amount of cooked corn. Mix them together and warm them up. And that’s it on that.

Otherwise… fried potatoes; rice pilaf; baked beans are fine; cornbread! How could I have forgotten cornbread!?

Lua_cara's avatar

Potato salad, made with mustard, baked beans and a sinful chocolate desert would be my choice of servings with a BBQ chicken.

filmfann's avatar

@Lua_cara Welcome to Fluther. Lurve.

babyblue's avatar

beans, coleslaw, potato salad, but shoot, you don’t like mayo. A nice pasta salad with a vinagrette and veggies, corn on the cob

aprilsimnel's avatar

Mac & cheese!

Jadey's avatar

I love spicy rice with BBQ chicken, and some salad… maybe a hunk of crusty bread and some coleslaw (I guess that option isn’t so good for you!). Mmm.

downtide's avatar

spicy rice, and buttered corn on the cob.

JustPlainBarb's avatar

I would serve Au Gratin potatoes, fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob, a green salad and a relish tray with assorted olives, pickles, etc.

sjmc1989's avatar

Baked Bean Casserole
1 cup diced onion I usually don’t use that much
2 (15-ounce) cans Boston-style baked beans
1 cup diced Granny Smith apple
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
ΒΌ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 strips bacon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the bacon and mix well. Pour into the kbaking dish and lay the raw strips of bacon on top. Cover and back for approximately 45 minutes, or until thick and bubbly. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes.

It is very simple but Yummy!

Blondesjon's avatar

@sjmc1989 . . . lurve for the apple. most folks don’t realize how much that adds to a bean dish, or to dressing for that matter. apples translate very well in savory dishes.

sjmc1989's avatar

@Blondesjon I definitely get that! I made that dish last christmas for a family gathering and when they saw me putting in the apples they looked at me as though I had committed murder. Needless to say everyone loved it! I haven’t tried it in dressing but I’m sure it is amazing.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@sjmc1989: I’ll have to try that. Thanks!

sakura's avatar

coleslaw or jack daniels BBQ sauce mmmmm!!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Diced acorn squash sauteed with onion, cilantro, corn niblets and black pepper.

Steamed artichokes served with drawn butter, lemon juice and a sprinkle of dill mixed in.

Onion rings

ubersiren's avatar

Roasted red potatoes in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, s&p. Yum. And grilled squash.

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m late to this question, and the above answers are so good. @CyanoticWasp I’m going to ask you next time I need some culinary help. MMMmmmmmmmmmmmm

75movies's avatar

Buffalo Balls – Like buffalo wings but with falafel instead of chicken. My gift to the world.

YARNLADY's avatar

@75movies Ha, ha. I looked it up, and it appears it is not entirely original

75movies's avatar

You had me worried their for a moment, but mine is made of falafel not meat substitute. Perhaps I need a name change then.

How about Buffalafel? Perhaps Falafelo? Or Hot Lebanese Balls?

YARNLADY's avatar

Oh, I like Hot Lebanese Balls. hehehehe

Baggins's avatar

I like any kind of chicken (BBQd, baked, fried) with rice. And not just any rice. Uncle Ben’s converted rice. Flavored with chicken broth. Also good with chicken vegatable-wise is stir fried cauliflower or broccoli, or steamed artichokes.

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