Wondering what to serve with chicken and waffles? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. From regular macaroni & cheese to southern-style smoked gouda grits, sample these great side dishes for chicken and waffles. Here, you’ll also find low-carb variations for some of your favorite classic comfort food dishes to help you indulge guiltlessly during holiday brunches or family dinners.
I’m sharing ideas to turn chicken and waffles into a complete meal with delicious comfort food dishes. Besides the best side dishes, you’ll also find some drinks & toppings to make this main meal an extra special treat.
What Is Chicken and Waffles?
Fried chicken and waffles is a sweet & savory Southern main dish served for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
Though they might sound like an odd combination, the mix of fluffy waffles with crisp pieces of chicken is the perfect meal.
As in the name, the main components of this popular dish are:
Crispy Fried Chicken Pieces: usually chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or chicken wings. Typically, you brine the chicken in buttermilk and hot sauce. Then, you coat them in seasoned flour before deep frying them until they are golden brown.
Belgian Waffles: includes either sweet or savory waffles. The batter tends to include things like all-purpose flour, separated egg whites and egg yolks, sugar, and melted butter or olive oil. These are typically made to serve (or order) in a preheated waffle iron.
Find what to serve with chicken and waffles, a sweet and savory main course, with this collection of the best sides for chicken and waffles. From spicy collard greens to french fries and fresh fruit salad, I've got you covered with great options. Plus, get ideas for a few toppings and drinks that go with this southern dish.
Best Side Dishes
Below are easy and delicious side dishes for chicken and waffles that everyone will enjoy. You can use some to make the best breakfast or classic brunch meal. Others are best for dinner.
Imagine enjoying mac and cheese without worrying about the carbs! Make that dream a reality with this foolproof recipe. For a full low-carb meal, enjoy this with my keto chicken and waffles that includes these crispy air fryer whole chicken wings.
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes are a deliciously sweet and savory side dish that will have your taste buds dancing with joy! These sweet potatoes are the perfect addition to any meal with their tender, caramelized texture and warm spices.
Whip up a staple southern side dish in the air fryer using 6 ingredients. Air fryer cornbread is easy and requires less than 30 minutes of cook time. You can make the cornbread from scratch or use Jiffy mix.