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26 Boss Sides For Chicken Wings


We’ve put together this epic checklist of recipes to help you decide what kind of sides for chicken wings go best!

We are always on the hunt for the next sidecar recipe to really make the main dish pop, and this incredible list is bangin’. 

Take a look at this crazy list of great recipes to use when it’s wing night at your house, or proclaim yourself the bringer of amazing sides that go with wings when it’s potluck at the neighbor’s house. 

If you’re struggling to decide on what to serve with chicken wings, then this recipe should end your dilemma! 

This copycat version of Popeye’s Cajun French Fry is surprisingly simple to make and only requires a few condiments, mostly spices. 

Before you start frying, make sure to pick the right potato variety. I recommend using russet potatoes as they have a high starch content, making them perfect for frying and baking. 

For a more enjoyable eating experience, serve these french fries with a hot spicy sriracha sour cream sauce.

What to serve with chicken wings? Roasted Zucchini! 

My version of the recipe features tomatoes, Italian seasoning, onion, and garlic powder—all combined and cooked in an air fryer!

I don’t recommend peeling the zucchini before roasting, though, as the skin offers a bit of texture and helps the vegetable turn to mush. 

Also, place your zucchini and tomato cuts side up so they’ll roast better and be easier to handle.

This air fryer-based recipe is one of the best side dishes for chicken wings for me. 

Why? It’s easy yet incredibly tasty!

You’ll start by washing, drying, and peeling sweet potatoes before they’re cut into fries. 

After that, coat the potatoes in a simple blend of olive oil and salt then air fry until golden and crispy!

Feel free to add spices and fresh herbs for additional flavor and don’t forget to serve them with your favorite dipping sauce. 

I enjoy them with cilantro lime sauce and homemade ranch dressing.

Looking for classic sides for wings?

How about pairing this classic entree with creamy pasta salad? Why not!

My version of pasta salad includes mayonnaise, sour cream, and mustard so every bite has creamy goodness with a peppery bite. 

You can heighten up the flavor even more with some fresh mozzarella. 

Be careful, though, tomatoes can cause the cheese to break down over time. I suggest keeping the cheese cubes in a separate dish.

If you’re still wondering what to eat with chicken wings after all the recipes above, then you can always rely on your favorite greenie, avocado. 

These avocado fries are seasoned with cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper, and then baked to golden brown perfection. 

Make a simple dipping sauce by combining sour cream, garlic powder, Sriracha sauce, and a dash of salt and pepper or you can try them alongside blue cheese dip.

There’s something about this red potato salad that will leave you and your family wanting more!

The cooked potatoes are nicely coated with a special mayo mixture made from garlic salt, mayo, yogurt, shallot, mustards, and herbs. 

Then the result is a meal full of nice and delicious flavor. 

Pro tip: Be careful not to oversalt the potato salad when you add salt and pepper at the end of the preparation.

True, there are a lot of incredible side dishes for chicken wings, but this carrot fries recipe is inarguably present on my top list! 

I often prepare them whenever I feel fed up with my classic french fries. 

The carrot sticks are seasoned with paprika, minced garlic, and rosemary then cooked in an air fryer for quick six minutes. 

For additional flavor, sprinkle the cooked carrot fries with a dash of sea salt.

If you want to give your chicken wings a real Southern twist, then you better not miss this fried okra recipe!

Packed with crispy indulgence and savory seasoning mixture, this all-time favorite will put some big smiles on your Southern friends and guests when you serve these alongside your main dish. 

These fried okra slices are served hot and garnished with parsley for fresher flavor and better presentation.

Corn on the cob and chicken wings are best when joined together. 

If you’re in doubt, give it a try!

This corn-on-the-cob recipe is quite straightforward to make. 

Whether you roast the fresh corn on the grill, boil it, or simply cook it in the microwave, you can never go wrong with this ultimate side. 

Simply cook the corn, brush them with butter, sprinkle a little bit of salt on top, and you’re done!

If you have extra time, take your corn on the cob to the next level by dipping them in the mayo-cheese sauce.

This Hawaiian macaroni salad is delicious when served cold and the perfect side dish for a hot summer BBQ. 

The best thing about this easy salad is that it has the right amount of creaminess that’s appealing to the taste buds.

This no-fuss recipe is a creative and easy way to make use of your extra bell peppers.  

The best part? 

You can knock them out in less than 20 minutes!

The recipe starts by mixing smoky bacon, three different types of cheese, salt, pepper, and stuffing it in mini bell pepper, then baking it until the cheese turns brown.

The recipe can also last around a week in the fridge so it’s an ideal side dish for those who want to prepare the food ahead of time.

These stuffed cherry tomatoes work perfectly as an appetizer or side dish for chicken wings. 

The sweetness of the plump tomatoes complements the tangy goat cheese in such a surprising little mouth pop of flavor!

And did I mention that you only need four ingredients to pull them together?

This coleslaw recipe is very different from classic slaw with a homestyle mayonnaise dressing. 

It has an extra flavor punch of celery seeds that perfectly mixes with the combination of greens such as cabbage, kale leaves, and carrots.

The side also features a right tang and sweet flavor thanks to the harmonious blend of white vinegar, Dijon mustard, white sugar, and apple cider vinegar.

If you want a perfect, balanced, whole meal, serve these light and thyme-seasoned roasted carrots with your chicken wings. 

To make coat baby carrots with the thyme-vinegar mixture, place on the baking sheet, and then roast! 

The best part about this recipe is that you can experiment with different flavors such as fresh or dried rosemary or simply salt and pepper!

Mexican Street Corn and chicken wings are destined to be together. 

Why? Both of their flavors complement fantastically and the nice textural nuance of the corn also contrasts with the tenderness of the chicken. 

Top the corn with a sprinkle of cheese and cilantro and then serve them to your next party!

What goes with wings? 

You might be thinking about french fries or onion rings, but did you know that a simple sauce like this garlic aioli actually pairs well with the entree?

The creaminess of this dipping sauce can elevate the default flavor of your chicken dish, whether it’s spicy or sweet. 

Apart from hot wings, this sauce also works perfectly with dipping vessels like carrot fries, celery sticks, a lovely loaf of bread, and sweet potato fries.

Another side item that can take your chicken wings up a notch is this blue cheese dip. 

There’s no fancy steps or ingredients here, the recipe is pretty simple!

The mayo-sour cream base blends with blue cheese crumbles, herbs, and spices while the white vinegar is a perfect addition to the mix as it gives the overall dish a nice tang. 

For a creamier consistency, add lots of cheese!

If you’ve imagined dunking the wings into this blue cheese dressing, this is a good reason for you to gather the ingredients and start preparing the meal!

Chicken wings are savory and tender while these parmesan truffle fries are creamy and crispy, making them an amazing duo!

The creaminess comes from the inclusion of parmesan cheese and the truffle oil improves the flavor and aroma of the Idaho potatoes.

What’s more, you can cook this recipe in an oven or a deep fryer. 

In case you’re popping them into the oven, make sure to bake them for about 30 minutes at 425°F or until they’re starting to get crispy. 

For the deep frying method, cook the potatoes in hot oil for 350°F.

This buttermilk fried cauliflower is one of the easiest classic sides for tender and juicy chicken wings as this side is packed with crispiness and savory flavors. 

The cauliflower is deep-fried to golden brown perfection after being submerged in a buttermilk mixture seasoned with cayenne, paprika, onion, and garlic powder. 

If you’re into spicy foods, this recipe is worth adding to your recipe book!

Corn and chicken are always such a great combination. That’s why I love creating these Texas corn nuggets to pair with my juicy chicken wings. 

Corn offers an enjoyable texture and when this collides with the tenderness of the chicken, it’s a party in your mouth!

Are you still figuring out what goes with chicken wings? Then give this recipe a try!

These oven-baked zucchini fritters are easy to make and I love them as a snack or side alongside my chicken wings or any meat-based entree!

Another great thing about this recipe is you can make the zucchini fritters ahead of time and reheat them later. 

However, you should mix all the ingredients and store the mixture in your fridge. 

Once it’s ready to be served during the big day, then that’s the time you bake the fritters!

If you’re looking for a side dish that’s both delicious and hassle-free, then look no further than these green beans fries!

Panko crumbs give these fries crispiness while the garlic powder and red pepper flakes improve the flavor of the humble greens!

Serve them alongside chicken wings, macaroni, and cheese, avocado salad sandwiches, or dunk the fries in tzatziki sauce.

Made from basic ingredients, these crispy air fryer smashed red potatoes are the perfect side item for spicy chicken wings, especially if you’re short in time. 

It’s cooked in an air fryer so it means you have enough good times and memorable conversations with your guests and family. 

They’re perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy and tender inside. 

The possibilities are endless too! Add and subtract ingredients to your liking and feel comfortable experimenting with spices and flavors.

Creamy, buttery, and full of bacon flavor…what more could you ask for?

This recipe calls for five ingredients: potatoes, butter, bacon bits, ranch dressing, and of course, cheese!

To begin, you need to bake the potatoes before covering them with ranch dressing and cheese then bake again until the cheese is lusciously melted…and viola!

For a full meal, serve these crack potatoes alongside your favorite seasoned chicken wings. Enjoy!

Oh, I love salads–cucumber salad, classic potato salad, Caesar salad–you name it!

But when it comes to my chicken wings, I can’t stop thinking about this Tex Mex-inspired black bean and corn salad. 

The recipe offers a burst of flavor coming from black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, jalapenos, and special lime marinade. 

It’s oh so satisfying!

What’s more, this salad can be mixed in burritos and quesadillas, topped on your taco salad, or stuffed in an egg roll.

Or how about partnering it with freshly baked tortilla chips? Yum!

Last but not least, the smashed roasted brussels sprouts!

The recipe is easy peasy as it looks. Simply steam the vegetables, smash, then roast!

Smashing the veggies is the best way to eliminate the squishy middle and to give your overall dish crispiness. 

If the salt, pepper, and garlic powder aren’t enough for you, you can also add grated parmesan cheese for additional flavor and crunch factor.

What did you think? Was that not just a mouth-watering sample of what to serve with chicken wings? We thought so too!

From Smashed Brussels Sprouts (believe it or not) to Renee’s tried and true cheesy Zucchini Fritters that are just super poppable, you are bound to find something amazing from this list of great recipes to go with wings night. 

Be well, and don’t let your friends eat liver and onions!

26 Boss Sides For Chicken Wings

26 Boss Sides For Chicken Wings

Take your chicken wings up a notch by serving these 26 sides for chicken wings, from the copycat version of Popeye's French Fry to simple Smashed Roasted Brussels!

Ingredients

  • Popeye's Cajun French Fry
  • Roasted Zucchini with Tomatoes
  • Air fryer Sweet Potato Fries
  • Creamy Pasta Salad
  • Avocado Fries
  • Creamy Red Potato Salad
  • Carrot Fries
  • Fried Okra
  • Corn On The Cob
  • Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
  • Stuffed Mini Peppers
  • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Carolina Coleslaw
  • Thyme Roasted Carrots
  • Mexican Street Corn
  • Garlic Aioli
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Parmesan Truffle Fries
  • Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower
  • Texas Corn Nuggets
  • Zucchini Fritter
  • Crispy Oven-Baked Green Beans Fries
  • Air Fryer Smashed Red Potatoes
  • Crack Potatoes
  • Black Bean Corn Salad
  • Smashed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Instructions

  1. Pick at least three sides. 
  2. Prepare the ingredients and make one of them. 
  3. Pair the side with your favorite seasoned chicken wings. 
  4. Tell us your experience!

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Saundra McKenzie

Saturday 18th of September 2021

Going to try several of these, Thanks.

miriam Dobson

Friday 17th of September 2021

great

Dana Rodriguez

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Great ideas. I see a few I want to try!

Jennylyn Gross

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

thanks for the ideas

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