BBQ Chicken meal ideas
For rolls that can stand up to barbecue's diverse flavors, try Kelsey's savory bacon, cheddar and chive biscuits.
Tangy Maple Baked Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon
Applewood-smoked bacon lends its sweet-smoky flavor to these baked beans, which are nicely balanced by opposing cider vinegar and maple syrup.
Sherla's Southern Greens
Inspired by his mother-in-law's Southern cooking, Michael Symon prepares a bacon-infused side dish using Swiss chard, kale and mustard greens — perfect for serving with pork or fried chicken.
Jalapeno-Cheddar Corn Cakes
Fresh corn kernels add great texture to these cornmeal cakes, which possess just a kick of heat thanks to jalapeno flecks.
The Ultimate Coleslaw
It takes only 10 minutes to whip up this crunchy classic, and the dressing is made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Spicy Smoked Sweet-Potato Salad
Fresh cilantro and chopped scallions add a brightness to this dish, balancing the smokiness of the sweet potatoes and bacon.
Cornbread Panzanella Salad
Giada's cornbread panzanella has all the components of an ideal summer salad: It's simple, relies on seasonal ingredients like fresh basil and sweet cherry tomatoes, and will pair equally well with a piece of grilled chicken or 12-hour smoked ribs.
New Orleans Coleslaw
Guaranteed to convert slaw haters, Nigella's recipe contains mayonnaise and buttermilk with a touch of maple syrup and chopped pecans for nutty crunch.
Barbeque Baked Beans
Baked beans are typically very sweet. These have sugar in them but are balanced by the beer's bitterness, the vinegar's tang and the heat from the peppers.
When made with buttermilk, as in this classic Southern recipe, biscuits are light, flaky and rich with flavor — perfect for sopping up extra sauce or slathering with butter.
Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad
Fresh lime juice, cilantro, chipotle peppers and diced tomatoes turn an ordinary warm potato salad into a side with a Southwestern twist.
Italian-Style Baked Beans
Salty pancetta and plenty of garlic give these baked beans a uniquely Italian twist.
Creamy Corn Hush Puppies
Eschew corn on the cob for these rich fried balls of creamed corn, with whole yellow kernels packed into every bite. Sour cream and beer give them tender texture and sweet-salty flavor.
Braised Collard Greens with Bacon
Kelsey uses chicken broth and dry white wine to add savory depth and aroma to her fresh take on collard greens.
Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread
Cooked in a cast-iron skillet, this corn bread has crisp, buttery edges and a crumbly interior. It's best served hot tableside, whether with honey and jam or to soak up the juices of your barbecued meat.
The Ultimate Baked Beans
Tyler’s baked beans consist of deep molasses, tangy Dijon mustard and smoky chipotle chiles. For an elegant twist, top these beans with pancetta and bake in individual crocks.
Texas Cole Slaw
Mix an orange-chili dressing with shredded cabbage, carrots and apples for a unique take on coleslaw that complements sweet, tangy and spicy sauce-slathered mains.
Spicy Braised Collard Greens
Nothing's more Southern than braised collards cooked with bacon and a touch of hot pepper vinegar. In the summertime, throw in diced garden tomatoes to add sweet flavor and subtle juiciness.
Double Potato Mash
This simple mash calls for sweet and white potatoes and subtly spicy ground mace. Finish the dish with freshly ground white pepper to give the spuds an extra kick.
Sweet Corn Bread Pudding
Alton's sweet, moist skillet-bread pudding turns savory with the addition of Parmesan cheese and fragrant thyme and rosemary.
Beef and Andouille Chili
In this chili recipe, slow-braised beef stands in for ground beef, while spicy andouille sausage adds a Southern kick.
Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese
A béchamel sauce base gives this mac and cheese ultra-creamy flavor and rich texture. When topped with bacon and crispy breadcrumbs, it’s downright irresistible.
Green Bean Casserole
Though green beans take first billing in this recipe's title, the homemade croutons — infused with thyme, rosemary and chives, and crusted with Parmesan cheese — are the real stars.
Senator Hollings' Flaky Appetizer Cream Cheese Biscuits (Carolina Biscuits)
The secret ingredient behind these flaky Carolina-style biscuits? Cream cheese!
Sauteed Mustard Greens with Pancetta
Sauteeing mustard greens with crisped pancetta thoroughly infuses them with the flavor of the salty meat. Lemon juice and zest offers bright, contrasting finish.
Matt's Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip
Turn this old-school staple of southern cuisine into a dip using only four ingredients.
Corn on the Cob with Butter Rub
This smoky, spicy, onion-y butter adds dimension to sweet grilled corn.