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What to Serve with BBQ Chicken

I need a great side dish to serve with slow cooked BBQ Chicken. I want something less picknicky than slaw or french fries. Some good veggies and a hearty starch. Any good ideas?

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  1. How about corn bread? Sweet potatoes are a huge favorite with my family, baked, roasted, whatever....or maybe some sort of green beans?

    How do you make your slow cooked BBQ chicken - is it a crockpot recipe? I just hauled mine out, and am looking for something new to try...

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    1. re: kmr

      Thanks for the ideas. I love sweet potatoes.

      I have made this in a crockpot before, but I like the oven method better. I put a rub on the night before with sone sauer's bbq and apple cider vinegar. Then I bake for 2 1/2 hours @ 250 degrees. I finish it off on the grill to get it all nice and crispy. Yum..

    2. why are slaw and french fries "persnickety"?
      i was going to say a nice creamy potato salad.
      marinated edamame or a homemade three bean salad. a little vinegary to offset the sweetness of the bbq chick.

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      1. re: alkapal

        Believe the OP meant "reminiscent of a picnic."

      2. Roasted Red Gourmet Potatoes come to mind. A little EVOO and fresh toasted Garlic on them. Sliced Zuchinni and Summer Squash, grilled for a few minutes and drizzled with a light Balsamic Dressing.

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        1. re: Jimbosox04

          yes i was also thinking of the squashes! but now they are out of season, right? they would be nice and light. and so good, grilled. and i would keep the dressing light so as to not overwhelm the delicate flavors of the squash.

        2. not mentioned yet is a corn relish. Roasted corn, onions, peppers (multi colored sweet and hot), cilantro spalsh of lime.

          1. Potatoes au gratin, twice baked potatoes or scalloped potatoes along with sauteed haricots verts.