Knowing what to serve with chicken kabobs will make this dish a hundred times better. Let’s explore 35 easy side dish recipes that all pair well with chicken kabobs.
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35 Easy Sides for Chicken Kabobs
There are so many side ideas that we can offer that will jazz up your chicken kabobs. Summer BBQ will never be plain and boring with these delicious side dishes for kabobs.
We have even made homemade potato chips, watermelon salad, and corn pudding for a delicious option. You can even serve a side of couscous salad, green salad or rice pilaf.
Make sure to soak wooden skewers in water before adding on your ingredients. Add your favorite spices, sauce, or marinade to give the chicken kebabs so much flavor. You can use skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs to make kabobs.
1. Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
Chipotle cilantro rice is much tastier than regular white rice. The cilantro and lime combination adds so many flavors. It’s so simple to make with just a few ingredients you can find in your kitchen. We love adding fresh herbs to this rice.
2. Strawberry Yogurt Dip
This strawberry yogurt dip is perfect for summer BBQs brunches or just because. It’s made with 3 simple and inexpensive ingredients. The strawberry flavors in the creamy yogurt are just so delicious.
3. Caesar Salad
Sometimes, a simple bowl of Caesar salad is all you need for a delicious side dish. It goes so well with anything, especially chicken kabobs. The tender and smoky chicken combined with the fresh lettuce makes an amazing summer BBQ meal.
4. Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grill this corn dish beside your chicken kabobs for an easy side dish. Parmesan grilled corn on the cob is made with grilled cheese covered in melted butter with parmesan shredded on top. Just imagining it is enough to make your mouth water.
You can even top with mozzarella cheese for delicious flavor. Make sure to add salt and pepper when serving.
5. Cauliflower Rice
If you’re looking to reduce your carbs, cauliflower rice is a great rice substitute. The recipe uses riced cauliflower seasoned to perfection and tastes just as amazing as white rice. It’s the perfect side dish if you want rice, but hate the carbs.
This is the perfect kabob side.
6. ChickPea Salad
Chickpea salad is packed with flavorful fresh vegetables and a delicious dressing. It looks so vibrant and full of protein. Add this salad to a few skewers of chicken kabobs and create the ultimate healthy BBQ meal.
7. Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Broccoli and rice casserole are creamy, cheesy, and the perfect side dish to serve at any event. It’s made with fresh broccoli, cheese, rice, and more. Serve this at your next BBQ party and watch it become a fan favorite.
8. Instant Pot Brown Rice
Brown rice is more nutritious than white rice which is why some people prefer them. This instant pot brown rice recipe halves the time needed to make delicious brown rice. Now, you can prepare this even during a busy BBQ in your backyard.
Cook in coconut milk instead of water to make a flavor coconut rice.
9. Creamy Greek Salad
Creamy Greek salad is definitely one of my favorite variations of salads. It’s packed with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and more blended with lots of olives and feta cheese. The creamy dressing also contributes to the amazing texture of this salad.
10. Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad
Make your copycat version of Paula Deen’s broccoli salad. The recipe uses fresh vegetables, savory crumbled bacon, and small chunks of sharp cheddar cheese. It’s covered with an amazing homemade dressing that will make you love this recipe.
Add in bell peppers for added crunch and flavor.
11. Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is an amazing go-to side dish for chicken kabobs. It’s loaded with fresh veggies, cheese, and delicious macaroni pasta covered with dressing. Every BBQ will need at least 1 bowl of mac salad.
This is the pasta salad and it is easy to make.
12. Grilled Corn in the Husk
Grilling corn with its husk on is a unique and underrated way to grill corn, but it tastes amazing. The husk helps seal in the steam and heat from the grill which makes the corn so tender. Try this grilled corn in the husk recipe if you’re looking for ways to change things up on your grill.
13. Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad
Strawberry banana cheesecake salad is a great side dish idea for chicken kabobs. Adding the cream cheese and cheesecake pudding mix gives it so much cheesecake flavor. If you’re a cheesecake lover and you like salad, it’s perfect for you.
14. Grilled Broccoli
Even the kids who don’t like broccoli will love grilled broccoli. It’s full of flavors and the crispy edges from being grilled give so much texture. Serve this with chicken kabobs for the perfect duo.
This is the perfect side for your grilled meat.
15. Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob
Everyone at the BBQ will love bacon wrapped corn on the cob. Not only does it look amazing, it also tastes heavenly. Tender corn is coated in delicious, melted butter seasoned with honey, chili powder, and more.
16. The Best Coleslaw Recipe
This is the best coleslaw recipe that is better than any store bought coleslaw. The shredded cabbage has the perfect blend of tang and creaminess. It’s so easy that you can make this in under 5 minutes.
17. Chick-fil-a Coleslaw
Reminisce about your favorite Chick-fil-a coleslaw by recreating it at your home with this recipe. It’s so easy and cheap to make using only 6 ingredients. Impress your BBQ guests by serving this with chicken kabobs.
18. Spinach Strawberry Salad
Spinach strawberry salad looks so pretty with its vibrant colors, especially if you serve it with chicken kabobs. It has crispy spinach, sweet strawberries, and feta that come together for one delicious salad recipe.
Top with red onions for a delicious salad.
19. Tropical Fruit Salad
Tropical fruit salad is perfect to serve with chicken kabobs at summer BBQs. It has all the flavors of summer fruits and the honey and lime give an extra burst of flavor.
20. German Potato Salad
This German potato salad has a tangy and delicious flavor that everyone will keep coming back for more. It’s made with bacon combined with apple cider vinegar, mustard, and more. It gives so much texture to your chicken kabobs.
21. Blackstone Sautéed Mushrooms
Blackstone sautéed mushrooms are so bright, earthy, and seasoned perfectly. It’s a simple side dish that goes well with chicken kabobs and any other meal.
22. Grilled Carrots in Foil
Grilling carrots in foil traps all the flavors inside, resulting in flavorful tender carrots. It’s a quick and easy side dish you can make at the BBQ grill. Grilled carrots in foil are healthy and so tasty that the kids will enjoy them with no problem.
23. Blackstone Fried Rice
Blackstone fried rice is so easy to make and tastes amazing with easy ingredients. Tossing fried rice on the Blackstone griddle is so convenient because of the wide space. You can quickly prepare this delicious side dish with some chicken kabobs for your BBQ.
24. Blackstone Smashed Tator Tots
Smash your leftover frozen Tator Tots and turn them into Blackstone smashed Tator Tots. It’s a fun grilled side dish that comes out crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. All you need for this recipe is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of cooking time.
25. Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pickles
Jazz up your pickles by making grilled bacon wrapped pickles. The savory and crispy bacon wrapped around juicy pickles makes for an amazing snack. Dip it in ranch dressing and experience why it’s a crowd pleaser.
26. Blackstone Green Beans with Bacon
Seasoned green beans mixed with crisp bacon cooked over a Blackstone griddle. Blackstone green beans with bacon are what sounds like an amazing flavorful side dish you can serve with chicken kabobs.
27. Grilled Asparagus in Foil
Prepare this recipe the next time you go out with your family to BBQ. Grilled asparagus in foil is so simple, but it’s seasoned with just enough flavors to complement your chicken kabobs. It’s also so easy to clean up when you’re using foil to cook.
Add butter or drizzle with olive oil before closing the foil.
28. Glazed Grilled Carrots
Glazed grilled carrots are so tender and have a mild sweetness. The tender carrots are glazed with brown sugar. The smoky flavor also mixes well with chicken kabobs.
29. Roasted Zucchini and Squash
If you’re talking summer and BBQs, roasted zucchini and squash should never be missing. The vegetables are tender on the inside and the outside is seasoned to perfection. You can toss this on the grill and cook it there in a metal pan instead.
You can even squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top for added flavor.
30. Dill Pickle Dip
Cover your chicken kabobs with this delicious dill pickle dip. It’s amazingly delicious even though it’s only made with 3 ingredients. Impress your family with this flavorful dip.
31. Cheesy Potato Casserole
Cheesy potato casserole is the perfect staple dish for your chicken kabob. It has tons of cheese and creamy potatoes that will melt in your mouth. It’s so easy to make, so you should try this at your next BBQ.
32. Campfire Potatoes
Campfire potatoes are the perfect outdoor potato dish. It’s a delicious side dish that can easily be made on the campfire or grill. The recipe has layers of potatoes, cheese, and bacon which are cooked to perfection.
You can even add in sweet potatoes.
33. Grilled Zucchini Spears
Grilled zucchini spears are the perfect side dish you can try for summer. It’s easy, tasty, and low effort. Save even more time by cooking these together with the chicken kabobs on your BBQ grill.
34. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
What’s better to serve with chicken kabobs other than some good old garlic mashed potatoes? It’s the perfect comfort food that’s creamy and starchy, and full of garlic flavor. Adding garlic to plain mashed potatoes changes it so much.
35. Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack
Put a bunch of vegetables inside a foil pack to create a simple healthy side dish. Grilled vegetables in foil packs have the perfect seasoning and the foil makes them all so tender. You can use any vegetable for this versatile recipe.
This is one of our favorites to serve with kabobs. This foil packet makes my taste buds happy and a great option.