Other than plain mashed potatoes or rice (any dressed up versions?)…What do you like to have with your roasted chicken?
I like to go ahead and roast some veggies since I got the chicken in anyway. We like corn pudding or cream corn too.
Roasted asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts/EVOO & S & P
String beans – steamed or sauteed with onions, garlic & bell peppers
Any other vegetable you can think of, either steamed, roasted, or mashed….like turnips, parsnips…..corn on the cob
I also often put veggies to roast under and around the chicken – so it pickes up some of the flavor of the drippings and caramelizes as well.
I make gravy or thin sauce from the chicken drippings (de-fatted and rich with whatever seasonings I used for the chicken) to serve over any mashed potatoes or mix into rice at the last few minutes of cooking.
I’m sure someone will mention the Zuni chicken recipe – served with the drippings over roasted bread croutons.
Which leads to a mention of stuffing or dressing.
Any nice rice pilaf, couscous, quinoa, etc with nuts or dried fruits or fresh herbs.
I suppose its a bit boring, but I do love green beans with the chicken. (sorry dont know if you were specifically looking for starch sides only)
My husband’s preference, when asked what he wants with roast chicken, is a knife and fork.
We both like green beans, I love Hopkinson’s olive oil mashed potatoes, and I usually serve a plum chutney that a friend of mine makes every fall. A wine jelly is also nice. I tend to keep it pretty simple, and usually only roast a chicken for the two of us (the kitchen gets too hot and smoky to do this when guests come).
Spelt with white raisins; Pineapple couscous;
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