Top 5 Summer Side Dishes

These side dishes pair perfectly with all the Georges Farmers Market chicken you’ll grill this summer.

Grilled chicken with a side…of summer.

Summer is the perfect time for firing up the grill and enjoying delicious meals outdoors. This will put you constantly on the hunt for sides to serve up with the delicious chicken you’ll grill.

So we’re here to save the day with a selection of our favorite summer sides that will complement any grilled feast you whip up. Pick your faves and get to grilling!

Our Top 5 Summer Side Dishes

#1 – Grilled Corn on the Cob

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh corn on the cob, especially when it’s grilled to perfection. Brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper, this classic side dish is a must-have for any barbecue. If you’re feeling adventurous you could even try them elote style, by coating in a mixture of mayonnaise, chili powder, lime juice, and grated cotija cheese.

#2 – Caprese Salad

This simple yet elegant salad features sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves, drizzled with balsamic glaze. It’s a refreshing and light side dish that pairs beautifully with grilled chicken.

#3 – Cucumber Salad

Thinly sliced cucumbers mixed with red onion, dill, and a simple vinegar dressing create a crisp and flavorful salad that’s perfect for summer and pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken.

#4 – Watermelon Feta Salad

For a sweet and savory side dish, try a watermelon feta salad. Cubed watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, and mint leaves tossed in a light vinaigrette create a refreshing dish that’s perfect for a hot summer day. For the vinaigrette: combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.

#5 – Grilled Vegetables

Seasonal vegetables such as zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms can be grilled to perfection and served alongside your grilled chicken. Simply toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper before adding to the grill for a healthy and flavorful addition to your summer meal. You can even sautée them in a cast iron skillet directly on the grill!

Take your grilled chicken to the next level with these fresh and fun sides!

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply enjoying a meal with your family, these dishes are the perfect accompaniment to a summer day. Don’t forget to pick up your favorite chicken to grill from Sam’s Club—Georges Farmers Market! We’ve got all the breasts, wings, thighs, and tenderloins you could want to go with your tasty, fresh sides.