Wondering what to serve with wings? This recipe collection of the best side dishes for chicken wings has you covered! I’ve got everything from hot sides like classic French fries to dipping sauce and salads. Make these to turn your juicy chicken wings into a full meal.
Chicken wings are the perfect finger food, but they aren’t a complete meal.
So, I’m sharing tips to make the best chicken wings dinner and options beyond celery sticks, carrot sticks and other chopped fresh vegetables.
I’ve listed hot and cold options, plus healthier side dishes and dips. Honestly, there is a little bit of something for everyone in this delicious collection of side dishes for chicken wings.
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Below is a list of traditional and creative sides and dips to serve with chicken wings on regular days or your next game day:
Best Side Dishes For Chicken Wings
Wondering what to serve with wings? This collection of the best side dishes for chicken wings has everything from hot sides like classic French fries and collard greens to dipping sauce and salads. Make these to turn your juicy chicken wings into a full meal.
Dipping Sauce Options
Nothing screams ‛good’ life like crispy chicken wings generously dipped in your favorite sauce. Try out some of my best dips with fewer carbs and more flavor:
This homemade blue cheese dressing beats the store bought option hands down. It uses real food ingredients and has 0 grams of net carbs. This is a great way to cool down spicy chicken wings like buffalo wings.
If you’re looking for a simple side for chicken wings, this instant pot cabbage is the real deal. It comes together in less than 30 minutes. Plus, you simply through in cabbage as well as spices like garlic powder into your pressure cooker and allow it to do all the work.
Crockpot green beans with bacon is an ideal side dish because requires minimal attention when cooking. I personally love how the delicious flavor of bacon just takes your fresh green beans to the next level. If you don't have or don't want to fuss with a slow cooker, this recipe includes instructions for how to adjust it for cooking it in an Instant Pot.
Comfort foods like this will make you forget your troubles for a moment. This recipe uses different types of cheese like cream cheese and Boursin cheese to add cheesy goodness to traditional mashed potatoes.
Are you a fan of Italian flavors? If yes, antipasto pasta salad will blow your tastebuds away. This cold decadent is colorful and a riot of diverse flavors.
Healthier Sides for Chicken Wings
Healthy eating doesn’t always mean doing away with your favorite dishes. There’re numerous ways to make meals healthier and still tasty. From fried cauliflower rice to air fryer frozen broccoli, sample a handful of healthy side dishes for chicken wings:
This recipe has all the flavors of loaded potato skins without the carbs. I love making this ahead and uses it as a side dish for a range of meals. Top it with crispy bacon and green onions before serving.
Make healthy, crispy and tasty broccoli from frozen in the air fryer. This low carb side dish will be on your plate in about 10 minutes.
Do you season both sides of wings?
Yes, it is recommended (and you should) season both sides of chicken wings. Seasoning all sides of the wings ensures that the flavors are balanced throughout the meat. In the case of my air fryer fried chicken legs, seasoning all parts of the meat ensures a crispy wing skin.
What is a good side dish for fried chicken?
Some popular side dishes for fried chicken include mashed potatoes, coleslaw, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and green beans. You can use my side dishes for fried chicken collection for more recipe ideas.