Ahhh! What a delight it is to have rotisserie chicken as it is easy to make and delicious to munch on—a perfect weekend treat. However, when you are craving rotisserie chicken on a weeknight, your best bet is to grab some from the local market to save time and effort, which is also fine. In other words, getting pre-cooked chicken from the market means you can go on for almost a week without getting worked up thinking about what to cook for dinner. As a result, thinking of sides for rotisserie chicken will be the only one left to thinking. This should be easy because we got you covered. So, please read on.
7 Delicious Sides for Rotisserie Chicken That You Must Try!
Although rotisserie chicken is enough as a main course on its own, anything paired with a side dish becomes ×10 more flavorful. Going on chicken for several nights in a row is excellent, only if accompanied by a side dish. Above all, making a snack-like something with the main course is always a fantastic idea. Below are multiple sides for rotisserie chicken that are sure to win your heart.
1. Macaroni salad, the easiest choice among the sides for rotisserie chicken
In my opinion, this is the easiest and quickest dish to side with any course if you have macaroni on hand. It is easy because neither does it involve much effort nor does it take plenty of time. Above all, it only requires simple ingredients that reside in almost everyone’s pantry and these are as follows:
- A packet elbow macaroni (or whichever you have)
- Mayonnaise or cream
- Black Pepper
This side dish is as simple as it sounds. Firstly, boil the macaroni for a good 10 mins and then drain it. After that, let it cool at room temperature. Then, add it to a bowl with all the other ingredients. Mix everything up well till blended well. Lastly, keep in the refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
2. Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes are not much different than mashed potatoes. It is an easy recipe as any other. However, the process is simple and includes the following ingredients :
- Egg yolks
- Heavy cream
- Sour cream
- Firstly, set the temperature of the oven to 450ᵒF.
- While preheating the oven, boil the potatoes. Once cooked, set aside and let it cool at room temperature.
- After that, peel and mash the potatoes. And then, combine mashed potatoes and other ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Lastly, pour into a baking dish and place in the oven. Allow baking for 30-35 mins or until brown and puffy.
- Let cool at room temperature. Serve hot. Enjoy!
3. Mashed Potatoes
When you need something quick, mashed potatoes sides come first to mind. This simple recipe includes:
As the name suggests, this recipe demands mashed potatoes. First of all, boil the potatoes for half an hour so that they have the required perfect tenderness and softness. After boiling, peel and mash the potatoes with garlic in a bowl using a fork. Certainly, you can add any seasonings you like. When done, sprinkle thyme and basil. You’re good to go. Enjoy!
4. Pasta as sides for rotisserie chicken.
Pasta is undoubtedly one of the most favorite dishes of teenagers nowadays. It is our number one go-to dish at all times. And It is very common because almost everyone has mastered the technique to make it. Not only that it is easy to cook, but also delicious to eat.
The ingredients needed are :
- A packet of spaghetti
- Salt and other seasonings
- Chicken (optional)
Firstly, bring the spaghetti to a boil and add a teaspoon of oil and salt. After boiling, set it aside to cool. Meanwhile, heat a pan and add chicken (shredded or cubed), sauces, and other seasonings. Cook it until chicken turns golden-brownish color. Lastly, add the spaghetti and mix well. Serve hot. Enjoy!
5. Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is one of the easiest and quickest recipes out there. It requires quick-to-get and straightforward ingredients. Therefore, it is loved by all for obvious reasons, most especially cheese-lovers.
The ingredients needed are :
- A packet of macaroni
- Salt and pepper
The process is effortless and simple. Just boil the macaroni, then drain water and set aside to cool a little bit. Along with other ingredients, add to a bowl. Mix well together until perfectly emulsified. Lastly, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on top. Serve hot. Enjoy!
6. Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are one of the easiest, quickest and yummiest dishes to have ever existed. They sound like a delicious treat to me. It is easy to cook and yummy to eat. This recipe requires:
- An oven
It involves easy steps. Peel the potatoes and cut into thin slices. Then spread the butter and cheese on each slice of potato and soak in milk for a good 3-4 minutes and top with cheese. Lastly, put it in the oven and allow to bake for 15-18 minutes at 300ᵒF. Enjoy!
7. Mashed cauliflower, a healthy option of sides for chicken rotisserie.
It is sinfully delicious and but incredibly easy. This recipe requires:
- Unsalted butter
- Salt, pepper
- Yogurt or sour cream
Boil the cauliflower for a good 10 minutes or so. And then drain the water. Allow the cauliflower to cool down at room temperature. Cover it with a lid. Next, heat butter in the pot and sauté garlic. Add cauliflower and garlic in a food processor and blend well. Lastly, transfer into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients to it. Mix well. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Rotisserie chicken is the ultimate full stop to all other dishes. As if the chicken is the king of food. No one can ever say no to rotisserie chicken. Its deliciousness is like a magnet that attracts everyone towards it.
But anything without a side is empty. And to help you with that, we have mentioned our absolute favorite sides for rotisserie chicken above.
My personal favorite is macaroni salad. There is just this thing about it that makes me want to eat it again and again.
Another best option is scalloped potatoes. They are divinely tasty and easy to make. It works best in situations where you don’t have much time and want to make a dish as delicious and easy as possible.
FUN FACT: It is not a very popular fact but it is said that rotisserie chicken is known as ‘addictive’ and it might just be true.
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