Finger-licking barbecue chicken is good enough on its own, but there's no shame in stepping up your plate! When it comes to BBQ chicken, there are classic side dishes that will round out your plate and complete the experience. Imagine eating sweet, smoky BBQ chicken off the grill with a side of creamy potato salad or buttery corn on the cob. It's hard to resist, isn't it?
If you're searching for side dishes to go along with your barbecue chicken, look no further! Here are some of our favorite sides that will complement your chicken and get your taste buds tingling!
Baked beans are a backyard BBQ classic. You can cook them on the stovetop or let them simmer in the crockpot. While you can buy a can of baked beans, it's better to make them from scratch. It's easy and cost effective! Combine navy beans, bacon, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, molasses and Worcestershire sauce and you have yourself a winner!
Coleslaw is another staple for a backyard barbecue and you can make it one of two ways - with mayo or vinegar. Both recipes call for chopped cabbage, onions, carrots and spices. The rich and creamy recipe calls for mayo while the vinegar-based recipe calls for vinegar. If you're short on time, purchase pre-packaged coleslaw that you can doctor up on your own.
Everyone loves mac and cheese, but you can take things to the next level by smoking your dish. Whip up your favorite mac and cheese recipe and place it in the smoker at 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything over this will overcook the noodles and make them hard. Feel free to mix up your recipe by adding in lobster, pulled pork, bacon or green chiles.
Cornbread is the perfect way to complete your plate at the barbecue. Skip the pre-made mixes and make your own cornbread from scratch. It uses simple ingredients like flour, corn meal, sugar, salt, eggs, milk and baking powder. A standard cornbread recipe takes about 20-25 minutes to cook and can be served with warm honey butter.
Nothing says barbecue like fresh corn on the cob! There are many ways to cook corn on the cob, but as long as you have the grill going, you may as well toss them onto here! You can partially shuck the corn, but if you want to go from grill to mouth as quickly as possible, we recommend shucking them beforehand. About 10 minutes is all you need for sweet, charred corn on the cob.
La Rosa Chicken and Grill knows chicken - and we know which sides get our customers' mouths watering! If you're planning a barbecue, consider ordering one of our catering packages. You'll get freshly prepared chicken and hot and cold side dishes like Garlic Parsley Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Cucumber Salad and Garlic Broccoli.