If you are starting fresh new laravel project, then boilerplates can be the best option for you to get started. It gives you a full laravel project with everything installed and published.
It comes with easy steps to get boilerplate working.
Clone AdminLTE repo from: AdminLTE Boilerplate
.env.example file to
composer install command to install required dependencies
Generate application key to run:
php artisan key:generate.
Once everything is installed, you are ready to go with generator.