If I have the time to prepare the chicken then
Avocado pear with blue cheese dressing
Champagne sorbet (or lemon)
Boned and stuffed chicken with assorted sauces
Boiled new potatoes
Brussel Sprouts with lemon, garlic and almonds
Strawberries with cream cheese
Coffee. liquers and assorted cheeses
If I don't have the time to prepare the chicken, I usually cook a leg of lamb, very slowly, with a garlic and honey dressing, then serve it on a bed or orzo, mixed with tomato puree.
Blue cheese has quite a strong flavor, the sorbet helps to clean the palate before the chicken.
In the summer, I might serve a warm soup, like egg and lemon, and serve the chicken cold.
With a good balance of hot and cold food, I get to enjoy the guests more, and spend less time beforehand on my feet.