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41 Best Sides for Chicken Wings (Quick & Delicious)

Don’t know how to serve chicken wings? With one of these delicious sides for chicken wings, of course! You’re welcome to try them all!

If you find the right match, chicken wings can make one full, nutritious, and well-rounded dinner. And luckily for you, I know not one, not two, but 41 tasty side dishes for chicken wings.

Whether you like them the Buffalo-style, smoked, grilled, or exotically spiced, I’ve got you covered with something for every taste.

What to Serve with Chicken Wings?

Chicken wings are some of the most versatile barbecue classics that go well with almost anything. Any grain or veggie, perfectly cooked and seasoned, will offer your wings that little something.

So, what will go along best with your chicken wings? Well, that depends on how your wings are prepared. For instance, hot and spicy chicken wings work best if paired with something refreshing (think slaw!).

Salad Sides

Nothing beats a delicious and nutritious salad to round out your protein entrée. Then these incredibly tasty options are perfect for you.

1. Carrot & Beetroot Salad

Carrot & Beetroot Salad

Shredded carrots and beets, so even the little eaters can enjoy this nutrient-packed salad with ease!

When you need something quick to go along with your beloved chicken wings, then this simple yet incredibly scrumptious salad comes to the rescue!

This could also be an amazing side dish for pork chops.

2. Classic Potato Salad

Classic Potato Salad

Whether a potluck, a large barbecue party or a picnic, the classic potato salad is always there.

Dressed in creaminess and slight tanginess and offering a crunchy and flavorful bite, this salad will surely please a crowd.

This could also be a great side dish for brisket.

3. Mango Avocado Salad

Mango Avocado Salad

For heavily seasoned wings, I suggest you try this refreshing salad with mangos. It will give a nice balance that will combine perfectly with the spiciness of the chicken.

Loaded with healthy fats and all sorts of nutrients your body needs, this mango avocado salad is not just tasty but super healthy as well. This could also be a great side dish for ribs.

4. Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers, onions, and sesame seeds. The three stars of this salad create such a powerfully delicious flavor.

The dressing is, obviously, Asian inspired, and it is the soy sauce and rice vinegar that brings all of the flavors together. So simple to make and yet so darn tasty next to your spicy chicken wings.

Check out more side dishes for chicken.

5. Peach Salad

Peach Salad

If you haven’t tried adding ripe peach chunks to your salads, then now is the time for a change. This recipe will definitely bring good times into your home!

Refreshing, super light, and with a bite that pleases everyone, this peach and corn salad is your summer’s barbecue must.

Feel free to also have this side dish with steak.

6. Vegan Broccoli Salad

Vegan Broccoli Salad

An assortment of nutritious green broccoli, soft sweetness, and super crunchiness. How’s that for a game day?

With dried berries, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts, these broccoli chunks are anything but boring. Plus the minty and orangey dressing binds everything perfectly.

Feel free to serve this side with brisket dishes too.

7. Mango Bean Salad

Mango Bean Salad

Looking for some Mexican side dish to accompany your smoked chicken wings? This mango bean salad has it all!

Taste, texture, and vibrant colors that will look good in any bowl, Loaded with sweet mango chunks, this side will definitely please even the fussiest guests.

Feel free to serve this salad with Polish sausage recipes as well.

8. Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy cucumbers. Do you really need to know more? Once I hear that this light veggie is accompanied by yogurt, I am definitely sold.

So cool and refreshing, there’s nothing you can enjoy more with your protein meal on a hot summer night.

Pasta Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

Cannot go a day without this Italian staple? Then you’ll probably find these incredible side dishes for your juicy chicken wings extra delicious.

9. Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

What’s a classic macaroni salad, anyway? It is a bowl of elbow macaroni, eggs, cheese, and some veggies, all glued together with a creamy mayo dressing. In short, it is this salad!

This salad will up your chicken wing game without any doubt.

10. Skillet Mac & Cheese

Skillet Mac & Cheese

Talking about comfort food, this skillet mac and cheese is the ultimate indulgence. I’d eat it as a side dish, snack, lunch, dinner… Heck, I’d even serve it for breakfast topped with some crispy bacon.

Al dente macaroni smothered in a creamy, buttery, and cheesy sauce. What’s not to like?

11. Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips

Chips are perfect for any barbecue type of food gathering, no one can argue. But aren’t you tired of those unhealthy fats and boring tastes?

If you wish to spice up your backyard dinner parties, then these pasta chips will more than help.

12. Arugula Pesto Couscous

Arugula Pesto Couscous

If you haven’t tried making a pesto sauce with arugula before, then include it in your foods-to-try list, and underline it twice. Yup, it’s that tasty!

And once you toss it with couscous and tomatoes, well, you can only guess how filling and refreshing at the same time that must be.

13. Southwest Pasta Salad

Southwest Pasta Salad

The term Southwest says it all, really. It means there’s corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and everything that goes perfectly with your fiery and super seasoned chicken wings.

Plus, this pasta salad is loaded with a spicy creaminess that is also fresh and zesty.

This pasta salad will be a nice addition to your griddle recipes as well!

Rice Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

Rice and chicken may be the classic combo, but trust me, there’s nothing ordinary about these rice side dishes. Choose one to go with your chicken wings, and see what I’m talking about.

14. Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice

This Asian-inspired fried rice with eggs will be the perfect thing to serve with your sticky chicken wings.

With carrots, peas, and spring onions, this fried rice side is also packed with nutrients. The recipe also uses one red chili, but you can omit that for a non-spicy version if you prefer.

15. Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

The most delicious and fluffiest rice you will ever taste, period. Ever since I’ve started cooking rice with coconut milk, it has been a real game-changer.

All you need are basmati rice, coconut milk, some olive oil, and favorite spices.

16. Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

If you don’t like cauliflower rice, it must be because you haven’t tried the right version of it yet. But this toasted coconut recipe will change your mind.

Crispy, gingery, and loaded with exotic coconut flavors, this low-carb rice with peanuts, green peas, and chilies is a must-try with your Asian chicken wings.

Feel free to also serve this rice with Hawaiian recipes.

Healthy Vegetable Sides

Feeling guilty for serving you chicken wings with sweet and calorie-rich barbecue sauce? Choose one of these healthy sides for a well-balanced and yummy meal.

17. Cheesy Garlic Broccoli

Cheesy Garlic Broccoli

Cheesy and packed with garlicky aromatic flavor, no one will be able to resist these roasted broccoli chunks.

With only three ingredients and a quick prep time, this will be your go-to healthy side dish for many entrées. Yes, your sweet chicken wings as well.

18. Keto Creamed Spinach

Keto Creamed Spinach

So creamy, buttery, cheesy, and with oh-so-many-yummy-different-flavors, you will literally be licking your fingers with this low-carb side dish.

The garlic and shallots are a vital part of the taste, as they offer a strong aroma and flavor that you cannot recreate with something else.

19. Sweet Celery Seed Apple Slaw

Sweet Celery Seed Apple Slaw

Cabbage, carrots, and onions with the classic sweet and vinegary mayo dressing. But with a twist! A shredded Gala apple for extra sweetness and crunchiness.

This slaw also includes celery seeds which give the dressing earthy and savory notes. Please don’t omit them, as they combine the contradicting flavors of the rest of the ingredients nicely.

20. Swiss Chard with Ginger

Swiss Chard with Ginger

Sauteed Swiss Chard with ginger? It really cannot get any healthier than that! Make sure not to forget about the garlic though, as it gives a distinctive and pungent kick to the greens.

This keeper of a recipe does not only make one great side. But, it is also perfect for devouring straight from the fridge.

21. Asian Summer Slaw

Asian Summer Slaw

Cabbage and carrots may be the stars of this slaw, but it is the peanuts that really shine through.

This salad is not only coated with a nutty and creamy peanut butter dressing, but it is also loaded with toasted peanuts for extra saltiness and a nice crunchy bite.

22. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Let’s just face it – tomatoes go well with everything. And the thing that tomatoes taste best with? Balsamic vinegar, of course!

These halved cherry tomatoes are seasoned with balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs and then roasted to sweet and almost-charred perfection.

23. Asian Green Bean Salad

Asian Green Bean Salad

Green beans with sesame seeds smothered in a sweet and balsamic dressing. Just the thing your spicy chicken wings need.

Boiled for a few minutes then coated with the sticky and tangy soy mixture, these Asian-influenced beans are the perfect side dish to make ahead of time.

24. Air Fryer Jicama Fries

Air Fryer Jicama Fries

Never had Jicama before? This root veggie is just as tasty and versatile as the potato but with way more nutrients and fewer carbs.

And if you choose to make these fries in the Air Fryer, well, it will be the perfect healthy side dish that any kid will enjoy.

25. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Nutrients, protein, crispiness, natural sweetness, and tons of flavor. Isn’t that the definition of a crowd-pleasing side dish?

If you are afraid that your regular asparagus side will look boring on your table, then wrap them up in bacon slices for a more elegant platter.

26. Air Fryer Squash

Air Fryer Squash

What better to serve with your chicken wings for a summer BBQ party than generously seasoned summer squash?

These squash slices are delicious, nutritious, and packed in flavor. They’re also fried in an Air Fryer, so they’re definitely on the healthy side.

27. Keto Rutabaga Fries

Keto Rutabaga Fries

These rutabaga fries are so simple to make, and they really don’t need more than a drizzle of healthy oil and some salt and pepper.

With just 6 grams of net carbs per serving, these delightfully crispy sticks will be the perfect potato alternative for all Keto dieters.

Sauce and Dips

Okay, serving chicken wings without a dip or sauce is like eating a burger without fries. A big, fat, culinary no-no! Here are some of the best dips and sauces that go well with wings.

28. Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce may be that baby food or lunch-box snack that every kid loves. But did you know that it could also make one heck of a side for your spicy chicken wings?

Without added sugar, but packed with natural sweetness, this applesauce recipe is to die for.

29. Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

With just 5 minutes needed to whip up this dressing, it will seriously become your go-to dip for all those get-togethers and cookouts when you’re busy making food for a crowd.

But besides being great with veggie sticks, this homemade ranch dressing will taste incredible if served next to your chicken wings.

30. Keto Ranch Dressing

Keto Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing, but keto. The perfect refreshing dip for your overly spiced chicken wings that you can enjoy without a shred of guilt.

Dill, parsley, and chives pack this dressing with an incredible aroma that will also work well on most salads.

31. Green Mango Chutney

Green Mango Chutney

Tangy and sweet at the same time, this mango chutney uses few ingredients but offers tons of flavor.

Packed with antioxidants and other nutrients from the green mangos, this chutney may even help you lose weight!

32. Chipotle Sauce

Chipotle Sauce

Chipotle and chicken wings? Who is crazy enough to turn down that flavor burst? Not me!

So creamy, spicy, you will lick your fingers. And even the plate! How can that not be the perfect pairing for your sticky chicken wings?

33. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

If you want to serve a restaurant-worthy sauce to show off your cooking skills at your next cookout, well, here’s your chance.

With blue cheese, buttermilk, mayo, and a touch of garlic, this creamy sauce pairs perfectly with spicy chicken and can be drizzled over salads.

34. Sumac BBQ Sauce

Sumac BBQ Sauce

Whether you’re sick of your regular BBQ sauce or too darn overwhelmed to make it at home, this quick and fun alternative will be much appreciated.

The sumac in this recipe offers a tangy and sour note, so you don’t have to use vinegar.

Looking for a side dish that your guests will be raving about, asking for refills? Then any one of these popular sides will look irresistible next to your juicy meat.

35. Air Fryer Potatoes

Air Fryer Potatoes

If you own an Air Fryer and want to serve potatoes as a side for your yummy chicken wings, then this recipe is an absolute must for you to try.

Savory, crispy, and buttery soft at the same time, these oil-reduced fried potato chunks have everything you can possibly be looking for in a potato side dish.

36. Baked Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Baked Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Any world-class chef will tell you that the ultimate way to make potatoes is by smashing them mid-bake.

This will make the potatoes extra crispy, especially around the edges. The inside will remain fluffy and soft, just how you want it to be.

These garlic-flavored potatoes are further enhanced by being topped with grated cheese for extra flavor.

37. Crispy Potato Wedges

Crispy Potato Wedges

Crispy potatoes are what any chicken meat needs. No, seriously, these roasted and parmesan-topped potato wedges are one of the tastiest and safest sides for your chicken wings.

Generously seasoned with garlic and cayenne, these sliced potatoes are nothing but delightful.

38. Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Onion rings and chicken wings are the ultimate fast-food combo that instantly wipes off your blue-feeling mood. But you don’t have to leave your house to indulge in such a crispy pleasure.

With these air-fried onion rings, you will have that beloved flavor minus all that oil.

39. Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles

Dipped in flour, and then fried to crisp perfection, these salty and sour pickle slices are a real treat. The perfect guilty pleasure to serve alongside your glazed chicken wings.

40. Loaded Potato Skins with Candied Bacon

Loaded Potato Skins with Candied Bacon

Potato skins with sweet and crisp bacon! Can it get any better? Yes, it can! This recipe uses sweet potato skins for a deeper and more enjoyable taste.

The potato skins are topped with cheddar and drizzled with sweet and basil yogurt sauce, which makes them even more irresistible.

41. Home Fries

Home Fries

No, these are not your regular drown-in-oil potato fries. These home fries are healthy, delicious, and absolutely guilt-free!

Depending on the desired texture, you can either choose to parboil the cubed potatoes before frying them or not.

sides for chicken wings

41 Best Side for Chicken Wings (Quick & Delicious)

Planning on having chicken wings for dinner or lunch? These Sides for Chicken Wings will make for a nice, filling meal!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients
  

  • 1. Carrot & Beetroot Salad
  • 2. Classic Potato Salad
  • 3. Mango Avocado Salad
  • 4. Asian Cucumber Salad
  • 5. Peach Salad
  • 6. Vegan Broccoli Salad
  • 7. Mango Bean Salad
  • 8. Creamy Cucumber Salad
  • 9. Classic Macaroni Salad
  • 10. Skillet Mac & Cheese
  • 11. Pasta Chips
  • 12. Arugula Pesto Couscous
  • 13. Southwest Pasta Salad
  • 14. Egg Fried Rice
  • 15. Coconut Rice
  • 16. Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry
  • 17. Cheesy Garlic Broccoli
  • 18. Keto Creamed Spinach
  • 19. Sweet Celery Seed Apple Slaw
  • 20. Swiss Chard with Ginger
  • 21. Asian Summer Slaw
  • 22. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
  • 23. Asian Green Bean Salad
  • 24. Air Fryer Jicama Fries
  • 25. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
  • 26. Air Fryer Squash
  • 27. Keto Rutabaga Fries
  • 28. Homemade Applesauce
  • 29. Homemade Ranch Dressing
  • 30. Keto Ranch Dressing
  • 31. Green Mango Chutney
  • 32. Chipotle Sauce
  • 33. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 34. Sumac BBQ Sauce
  • 35. Air Fryer Potatoes
  • 36. Baked Crispy Smashed Potatoes
  • 37. Crispy Potato Wedges
  • 38. Air Fryer Onion Rings
  • 39. Fried Pickles
  • 40. Loaded Potato Skins with Candied Bacon
  • 41. Home Fries

Instructions
 

  • Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious side dishes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
  • Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
  • Get cooking and make your next Side for Chicken Wings!

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