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31 grilled chicken sides that will make dinner time easy. These side dishes for grilled chicken are packed with flavor and effortless to prepare.

grilled chicken stacked on a white plate topped with fresh parsley
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What can I serve with grilled chicken?

Grilled chicken is not only a Summertime favorite but something we enjoy year round. It is simple to prepare and everyone loves it.

Just about anything goes with grilled chicken but I try to keep it simple. Some of our favorites include a baked sweet potato, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob or French fries.

You can also just add a baked potato and simple salad. Dinner can easily be ready in under 30 minutes.

What veggies go with chicken?

Grilled vegetables goes perfectly with chicken on the grill. Not only is it the best combination but it’s so convenient with everything on the grill. We love to grill squash, zucchini, onion, mushrooms and more.

The ideas are endless but green beans, cucumber salad with fresh tomato and red onion and also grilled bell peppers make a great side. Try using both a red pepper and green pepper for a beautiful side dish.

Best Grilled Chicken Side Dishes

Let’s get started with the best side dishes for chicken. All of these recipes take minutes to prepare. You can have most of these side dishes on the table in less than 30 minutes.

1. Parmesan Grilled Zucchini Recipe

Toss zucchini on the grill for a simple and easy side dish with chicken. The Parmesan cheese and seasoning gives this amazing flavor.

Parmesan Grilled Zucchini Recipe
Parmesan Grilled Zucchini Recipe is a must try side dish that even the kids will love. It is so simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy.
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2. Sweet Potato Fries

Enjoy these healthy baked fries in minutes. Sweet Potato is a delicious change from traditional fries and yummy with chicken.

Sweet potato fries recipe
Making sweet potato fries doesn’t have to be difficult. Make this oven baked sweet potato fries recipe for the perfect side dish recipe.
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3. Grilled Zucchini Spears

Simple and easy but so delicious. That is what you will think after you make these easy zucchini spears.

Grilled Zucchini Spears
Get the grill ready and make these delicious Grilled Zucchini Spears. This is the perfect side dish to try for Summer that is easy, tasty and frugal.
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4. Easy Grilled Broccoli Side Dish Recipe

Broccoli on the grill has a crispy texture that even the kiddos will get excited about. It is so tasty.

Grilled Broccoli
You will love how easy this Grilled Broccoli Side Dish recipe is. The entire family will love this easy grilled broccoli recipe! It’s packed with flavor!
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5. Homemade French Fries

Each fry is so crispy and absolutely delicious. Make these French Fries for an instant hit.

Homemade French Fries
Easy Homemade Crispy French Fries is a quick, fresh recipe that are so easy to make with just a few ingredients. Homemade French fries are delicious and simple to make.
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6. Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus takes only minutes to prepare. It is very simple on the grill and healthy too. You can add a drizzle of olive oil if you prefer.

Grilled Asparagus
This is the easiest Grilled Asparagus Recipe you will try. There is no fuss and practically no work in making delicious grilled asparagus.
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7. Foil Pack Grilled Potatoes

Make a foil pack for potatoes to easily grill potatoes. It is the perfect side dish to complete your meal. They are so tender from the foil pack but with all of the flavor of the grill.

Foil Pack Grilled Potatoes
These Foil Pack Grilled Potatoes are delicious and so easy to make! They are perfect for your next campout or your grilling dinner. Enjoy this easy side dish.
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8. Grilled Zucchini Foil Packs

These foil packs make clean up a breeze. Zucchini is perfect to pair with chicken and so tasty in foil packs. Another idea is to add onion to the zucchini foil pack.

Grilled Zucchini Foil Packs
Grilled Zucchini Foil Pack Recipe is the easiest side dish and clean up is a breeze.  The veggies have the best flavor from the grill and it is so frugal.
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9. Foil Potatoes

With only 5 ingredients, it is so easy to make foil potatoes for an easy side dish. There is very little prep work required for this simple side.

Foil Potatoes
Grilled potatoes in foil make such a tasty side dish and you only need 5 ingredients. Toss this on the grill or in your oven.
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10. Quick and Easy Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Dice sweet potatoes for a quick side dish ready in less than 20 minutes. You will love having everything on the grill for a complete meal.

Quick & Easy Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Quick and Easy grilled sweet potatoes recipe – Try this easy sweet potatoes on the grill recipe. Grilling recipe ready in under 20 minutes.
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11. Easy Grilled Avocado Recipe

If you haven’t tried a grilled avocado, you are missing out. It is easy, healthy and great with chicken.

Easy Grilled Avocado Recipe
Easy Grilled Avocado Recipe has the most amazing flavor. This recipe is so simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. Plus, it is keto friendly!
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12. Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe

Don’t underestimate this easy cucumber salad. It is so yummy and a light side dish option. Make it advance to save even more time.

Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
You just have to try this easy Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe next time you find cucumbers on sale. This easy salad recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or a snack.
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13. Grilled Vegetables Foil Pack

This side is so bright and pretty. The veggies make the best side dish and it is healthy too. You will also love how frugal it is.

Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Try making Grilled Vegetables Foil Pack for an easy idea to add to your grilling or baking recipes. They are healthy, frugal and so simple to prepare.
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14. Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Southern style potato salad is a must have with chicken. It is the best comfort food.

This is the best potato salad recipe. Skip the store bought stuff and make this delicious potato salad at home. This southern potato salad will be a hit!
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
This is the best potato salad recipe. Skip the store bought stuff and make this delicious potato salad at home. This southern potato salad will be a hit!
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15. Easy Macaroni Salad

Tons of veggies, cheese and more come together to make this classic macaroni salad. It is the best pasta salad and always a crowd favorite.

Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe
This Easy Macaroni Salad recipe is the perfect side dish to bring to Summer BBQ’s, parties and more! Easy macaroni salad is loaded with veggies, cheese and more. You will love the creamy dressing.
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16. Quick and Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad

Red onion, juicy tomatoes and cucumber marinated in Italian dressing make the best salad. This entire dish is quick to make and very inexpensive.

Quick and Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
You are going to love this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe. This quick and easy cucumber tomato onion salad recipe is perfect for a Summer salad recipe.
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17. Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn is always a favorite with chicken. You can normally purchase corn very inexpensively and it always tastes yummy.

5 or 6 grilled corns on the cobs on a white plate topped with parsley and black pepper.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
How to grill corn on the cob. This grilled corn on the cob recipe will give you the perfect corn on the cob every single time.
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18. Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob

Try grilled corn with Parmesan cheese and other seasonings. It is a game changer.

Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
How to cook corn on the grill – Try this delicious Parmesan Grilled corn on the cob recipe. It is easy to make but simply amazing. The family will love it!
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19. Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Brussel Sprouts baked in the oven takes this side dish up a level. The texture is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe
Try this delicious Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe for the perfect side dish. Everyone will love these tender and flavorful brussel sprouts in oven.
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20. Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe

If you love savory and sweet, give this creamy salad a try. It is so crunchy and tasty.

Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe
You can find the best broccoli salad recipe here. It’s crunchy, sweet and salty all combined in one delicious salad. Everyone loves this creamy dish.
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21. Creamy Cucumber Salad

The creamy and tangy dressing taste amazing in this cucumber salad. The dill gives it even more flavor.

Creamy Cucumber Salad
Creamy cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for your next cookout. It is creamy, tangy and frugal. Try creamy cucumber dill salad.
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22. Easy Parmesan Pasta

With only 4 ingredients, this pasta side dish is so easy with chicken. The next time you are craving chicken, give this a try.

Easy Parmesan Pasta – Only 4 Ingredients!
Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.
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23. Vegetable Kabobs

Lots of colorful veggies on skewers make this recipe so pretty. It also tastes absolutely delicious too. Feel free to use any veggie combination you like. I often just use what is on sale that week.

Vegetable Kabobs
This delicious vegetable kabobs recipe is an easy and healthy side dish option. It is so tasty and flavor packed from the simple marinade.
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24. Grilled Bell Peppers

We started grilling bell peppers awhile back and everyone is hooked. The grill gives it the best flavor.

How to Grill Bell Peppers
You are going to loved these delicious and easy grilled peppers. Learn how to grill peppers, it's easier than you think!
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25. Pico de Gallo Recipe

Serve this alongside chicken for a fresh and tasty side any night of the week.

Pico De Gallo Recipe
Try making this easy Pico de Gallo Recipe for the perfect addition to tacos, grilled chicken and more. Learn how to make pico de gallo that is authentic.
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26. Corn Salsa Recipe

Try Mexican Corn salsa for a flavor packed option to go with chicken. It is so amazing. Corn salsa is also great with leftover chicken.

Chipotle Corn Salsa
You are going to love this easy Mexican Corn Salsa Recipe. It is super easy and packed with flavor. Try this Mexican Corn Salsa Recipe. 
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27. Grilled Garlic Bread Recipe 

Keep the kitchen cool and make garlic bread on the grill instead. It is even more flavorful on the grill and tastes great.

Grilled Garlic Bread Recipe
Grilled Garlic Bread Recipe is the perfect side dish or appetizer. This garlic bread recipe is everything you love about garlic bread but with that smoky flavor from the grill.

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28. Grilled Carrots in Foil

The grill makes carrots so tender and really sweet. Even my kiddos that aren’t huge carrot fans, love grilled carrots.

Grilled Carrots in Foil
Grilled Carrots in Foil is a easy side dish that compliments any meal. All you need is carrots, foil and simple seasoning to make this recipe. These carrots taste great and grilling them really enhances their sweetness.

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29. Grilled French Fries

You can use a cast iron to easily cook French Fries on the grill. Each one is so crispy and delicious.

Grilled French Fries
You are going to love these hand-cut Grilled French Fries. They get that perfect crispy texture cooking in the iron skillet on the grill. We love French Fries and now you can make them on the grill.

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30. Easy Grilled S’mores

Make s’mores on the grill for a sweet ending to a delicious chicken dinner.

Learn how to make easy grilled smores and enjoy an ooey gooey treat when grilling.  We have all the best tips and tricks to grill smores.
Easy Grill S’mores
Learn how to make easy grilled smores and enjoy an ooey gooey treat when grilling.  We have all the best tips and tricks to grill smores.
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31. Grilled Peaches

This simple dessert does not disappoint. It is perfectly sweet and even better topped with ice cream.

Grilled Peaches
Make easy grilled peaches for a delicious treat. This simple dessert is a Summertime staple and even better served with ice cream.
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32. Grilled Garlic Bread

Since you are already grilling delicious chicken, go ahead and grill some garlic bread.

Grilled Garlic Bread
Grilled Garlic Bread is the perfect addition to dinner. The garlic butter combined with the grill flavor makes this absolutely fabulous.
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Try one of our grilled chicken recipes:

4 pieces of grilled barbecue chicken on a white plate topped with fresh parsley.
Best BBQ Chicken Marinade
Looking for more grilling recipes? The best marinade for grilled chicken – best BBQ chicken marinade recipe. Try this Quick Simple Chicken marinade today.
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Grilled Chicken Tenders
Get these yummy Grilled Chicken Tenders on the table in less than 15 minutes. They are tender and flavor packed for a tasty weeknight meal.
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Catalina Glazed Grilled Chicken
You only need one ingredients to make this Catalina Glazed Grilled Chicken recipe – just catalina salad dressing!
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BBQ Ranch grilled chicken marinade
One of our favorite chicken marinades – bbq ranch grilled chicken marinade. This is the one of the best grilled chicken marinades that I know you will love.
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