33 Best Sides for Chicken Wings You Will Love

20 Best Side Dishes for Chicken Wings
20 Best Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

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When we say it is time for some finger foods, my favorite honey-glazed chicken wings are surely at the top of the list! What makes them so irresistible? It might be because of its crispiness, juicy insides, or dips with which you serve them.

Wings get their flavor from their marination and dips. So it is important to note which flavors you have to play with. If it is sweet, as in honey glazed wings, or spicy, as in buffalo wings, it needs to be paired with a suitable complementing side.

So here we are, with all our flavor combination research. We have come up with some amazing sides you can pull off well with less complicated ingredients. Easy to prepare and go in no time.

Salads

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Deviled Egg Potato Salad -1

Creamy, rich and mouthwatering! This is how I define this deviled egg potato salad, which is now my all-time favorite.

Everyone at my home eats it without question, and it is so easy to furnish the required calories with this recipe.

Nothing special is required though, just some eggs and potatoes and you’re set to go. Check out these Sides to Serve With Butter Chicken.

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Smashed Cucumber Salad

Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad recipe

Chinese smashed cucumber salad is a refreshing and straightforward dish popular in many Chinese households. This dish consists of smashed cucumbers seasoned with various ingredients such as garlic, ginger, chili peppers, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

The cucumbers are then tossed with a light vinaigrette dressing to create a flavorful and crunchy salad. The cucumbers’ unique texture and mild flavor make this salad a great side dish for any meal.

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Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad

If you often prepare the classic potato salad or tuna salad for your meals, it’s time to update your cookbook.

Cauliflower is one vegetable that can replace high-carb potatoes or high-protein tuna. This means a low-calorie, healthy, vegetarian-based salad with all the same creamy flavors. Just cook the cauliflower florets till they are soft enough.

Leave the rest to spices and herbs. This salad is best for overweight people or those who have recently lost weight and are now trying to maintain it.

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Carrot and Beetroot salad

Carrot and Beetroot salad

When beets and carrots are in season, why is not everyone preparing this delicious salad?

I recommend using fresh veggies and grating them to make this salad. But you can always use frozen beets. Toss them in the classic salad vinaigrette.

Carrot Beetroot salad is so rich in Iron and B12 that it is included in the diets of frail people. It is a highly nutritious but low-calorie salad. Even if you are trying to lose weight, you can still have a full bowl.

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Ranch Coleslaw

Ranch Coleslaw

The crunchy coleslaw is the perfect addition to the traditional coleslaw. Packed with cabbage, celery, and carrots. Toss the recipe with the slaw dressing, and that’s it.

There are so many things that you will love about this recipe. A total crowd-pleaser recipe and fun to make. Use ranch dressing instead of the sweet mayo dressing to try something unique—a perfect side dish on summer BBQs.

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Rice and Pasta Dishes

Macaroni Salad

Amish Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is very yummy and easy to cook. It is a tasty, classy, and not forgettable dish. It is full of classic ingredients, like, red pepper, onion, celery, and huge creamy Low fat Mayo.

The person who wants to please and impress their guests must cook it; it looks delicious and creamy. Some chopped hardboiled eggs and garlic powder go perfectly well with it. Macaroni salad makes everyone fall in love with it with every bite.

It is a great base recipe that you can customize to your liking. Macaroni Salad is a perfect dish for your family gatherings.

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Creamy Pasta Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Nothing can go wrong with creamy pasta salad. Get your creativity out and add as many ingredients as you like.

Aside from fruit and macaroni, raisins, toasted walnuts, and pine nuts add to the crunch and flavor. It is served cold and is a fantastic side dish for a summer barbecue party.

This classic salad makes a palatable side with any meat, fish, or poultry kain course. Make it a day ahead and keep it refrigerated to save time if you want to serve it at a party.

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Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice

Not that it’s literally dirty, but the name signifies the color of white rice which becomes “dirty” because of all the herbs and seasonings.

It forms a perfect layer to top the chicken wings and can be served with gravy too.

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Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Sure, egg-fried rice is a versatile side, but let me introduce you to this delicious coconut and ginger-flavored crispy rice dish.

Cauliflower rice seems to be a bit challenging, but it will be a super hit with the right technique and cooking time.

The herbs and spices will make you forget it is a low-calorie, all-veggie meal. You can add some roasted pecans or cashews to this rice too. Serve them at the upcoming Independence Day to be a winner.

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Thai-style Fried Rice

Thai-style Fried Rice

When nothing else works, go for the classic Thai-style fried rice.

The vinegar and soy sauces give a good flavor, and veggies introduce the color and crunch. This dish does not require any fancy ingredients.

Chicken wings in Teriyaki sauce have a good balance of flavor with this rice; it is a mandatory pairing for any family dinner. Serve this rice hot and garnish with fresh cilantro and green onion.

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Stuffed and Baked Dishes

Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers

Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers
Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers

If you already have fried chicken wings on your menu, go for something roasted or baked as a side dish. Here is a lip-smacking alternative to your favorite deep-fried jalapeno poppers. Get some colorful bell peppers and stuff them up with chicken, cheese, corn, or any veggies you like.

Bake them for a nice texture. Prepare the classic peri-peri or mayo garlic sauce to boost their flavors. Since it is milder than the jalapeno poppers, you can also offer your children to try this.

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed potatoes might be a universal side, but it’s about time to introduce a variation to the classic recipe.

Get some good medium-sized red potatoes and stuff them with cheese of your size and some spinach. If you don’t have spinach, you can go for broccoli, kale, or other greens. You can add more vegetables of your choice, and you know, be creative. This one has a lot of room for customization.

Related: Chicken Asparagus and Spinach Orzo

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Celery Sticks

Blue Cheese Stuffed Celery Sticks

The creamy combination of blue cheese and cream cheese is one of my favorite sweet and savory combos.

The filling inside celery sticks makes a perfect, restaurant-style appetizer.

You can top it up with figs, chopped lattice, chopped olives, paprika, or anything you like. Drizzle a bit of honey to balance the flavors.

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Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Asparagus

How often have we seen a stir-fry asparagus recipe pop up in our feeds? Let us do something different with those crispy greens. Wrap them up in chicken slices and bake, roast, or fry as per preferences.

Children will love this lunchbox meal, and it will also feed them their veggie portions. It is also ideal and quick to pull off when you have more guests and fewer chicken wings as the main dish.

Related: Check out Our most favorite chicken and asparagus recipes


Cheesy Cherry Tomatoes

Cheese-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

A good product of cherry tomatoes might indulge you in making tomato ketchup or puree but hold your horses. We have an exciting new recipe for you.

Stuff those little red tomatoes with some goat cheese, herbs, parsley, and spices, and give them a good bake.

Not only delicious and appetizing, but it is a nutritious side to pair with protein-based entrees. And do I need to tell you that it requires only four basic ingredients? Yup. It is that easy to pull off.

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Fried and Baked Snacks

Crispy Avocado Fries

Crispy Avocado Fries
Crispy Avocado Fries

Whatever we do or say, Potato fries never go out of style. But a change of flavor is something exciting.

Avocado is highly nutritious and has been incorporated into sweet and savory dishes. So,  Give these crispy Avocado fries a try this time you make chicken wings.

The main difference is that they are baked, so they are a healthy option for those trying to maintain weight. These fries and chicken wings go best with chipotle dip sauce, which boosts the flavors.

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Gluten-Free Cheese Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Love garlic bread but have gluten intolerance? No problem. We present you with a gluten-free alternative.

This recipe utilizes cauliflower and eggs as ingredients for the dough. Flavor it up with garlic, and use extra cheese to satisfy your cheese cravings.

It might sound like not very easy, but a good food processor makes it easy to pull off. Don’t forget to add a dash of dried oregano when done.

Related: 20 Best Cabbage Side Dishes For Dinner


Tempura Cauliflower

Tempura Cauliflower

Tempura batter is a lifesaver, and you can dip anything into it and deep fry it to prepare the quickest, crispest snack.

Usually, we only use it for chicken or prawns, but try dipping cauliflower florets into this. Another variation is to drop the cauliflower florets in buttermilk, slightly different from tempura batter. A complementing dipping sauce is a must.

Keep it less spicy so that everyone on your table can enjoy it. It has such a crispy and delicious flavor that you might need to prepare extra batches.

Related: Side Dishes for Salmon Patties

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Fried Nuggets with Corn

Fried Nuggets with Corn

An amazing thing about most side dishes is that they offer room for variation. Try adding some boiled corn kernels to the regular nugget mixture.

Not only will you get a crunchy texture but a diverse flavor that pairs well with your juicy chicken wings. To go healthy, use an air fryer instead of deep frying these nuggets or simply baking them.

Prepare these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. They can also become an ideal lunch box item for school-going children.

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Smashed Sweet Potatoes on a serving plate

With a good air fryer or oven in your kitchen, not only can you fry things without oil, but you can also use it for various cooking techniques.

Take, for example, these heartwarming smashed sweet potatoes. You only need the right amount of seasonings. Put them in the air fryer and join your guests.

You will have a platter full of crispy yet soft mashed sweet potatoes. It is the best high-carb option for protein-based meals.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

If you want a healthy low-carb snack for the kids, add the buffalo cauliflower bites to your menu. A perfect combination of flour, butter, seasonings, cauliflower, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Each bite tastes incredible and delicious.

If you don’t like any random sauce, then hot sauce will be a perfect choice with these buffalo cauliflower bites. Oven-baked bites are the perfect thing to make the kids happy.

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Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

If you love French fries but are on a weight loss diet, try these delicious Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Fries.

Not only are these delicious and healthy they are also gluten-free. To reduce the caloric count, you can make them in an air fry or simply bake them.

They make a light and refreshing side dish to go with chicken and beef main courses. Serve with pesto sauce or ranch dressing for a flavorful twist.

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Ginger Flavored Swiss Chard

Ginger Flavored Swiss Chard

No matter how healthy these green leafy vegetables are, we all somehow do not like to have them on our dinner tables.

But this recipe is one flavor bursting and so pleasing that everyone goes for a second helping.

Ginger and garlic give that aromatic appeal, and bold flavor and soy sauce add to the overall taste. The best part is that it can be eaten either hot or cold.


Exotic Squash Rings

Exotic Squash Rings

Squash is a cool summer fruit used for many different uses. So what not to make a classic onion ring recipe in a new style? These exotic squash rings have more taste, nutrients, and fewer calories; the reason a good air fryer is.

The result is a crispy and tasty side to serve on your chicken wings platter. If you have a few moments to spare, prepare a nice garlic lemon sauce with wings and rings.

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Nachos

Nachos

Chicken wings and nachos are probably the most popular new combination and the best side dish for potluck parties and festivities.

So even when you are not so good in the kitchen, this recipe will land you in a win-win situation. You can load these with any topping of your choice or vetter; use leftovers.

It can be cooked beef, boiled corn kernels, some olives, and your favorite dipping sauces. Use cheese generously to make it a hearty side.

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Parmesan Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

Fluffy, soft, and delicious garlic knots are here for you. It is easy to make and serve with your favorite dip to let guests enjoy something they have never had.

No raising is required for the recipe. Super delicious and yummy! Loaded with only a few ingredients, including parmesan cheese, buttermilk, unsalted butter, and garlic powder. Fills the mouth with happiness and plenty of flavors at the same time.

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Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

Lemon herb roasted potatoes cut into small pieces. Easy to make within a few minutes. They look like little nuggets and taste crunchy and crispy in each bite.

Golden color, crispy outside, but soft and tender inside. It takes only a few minutes to prep. Made with lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, herbs, and seasonings.

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Sweet Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts

If you’ve already tried the shaved Brussels sprouts salad, then these sweet chili-glazed Brussels sprouts are something that you can never forget.

The little sweetness and spiciness maintain the wonderful flavor balance in the recipe. Crispy outside but tender and soft inside.

You only need sweet chili sauce, canola oil, sriracha, and S&P. With just a few ingredients, it tastes like something irresistible. The chili sauce takes the flavors to a whole new level.

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Sauces and Dips

Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

Don’t mistake this applesauce for your baby’s first food. It has a spicy dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, which gives the best complementing flavors with honey-glazed chicken wings.

Don’t add sugar. Just a hint of lemon juice, and you are all set to go. It also goes well with meat dishes like fried chips, steaks, and barbecues. And, of course, children can take the full serving of this sauce.

Related: Best Side Dishes for Tilapia – Easy And Healthy Options

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Asian Style Mango Chutney

Asian Style Mango Chutney

Although this recipe is highly seasonal, we recommend making it only with the fresh reap of green mangoes.

But to enjoy it throughout the year, you can make it and preserve it via preservatives or put it in the freezer. It has a mango zest and spiciness, which adds a burst of flavor to plain dishes.

These Asian-style chutneys go with any and every meal, especially meat ones. This mango chutney also aids digestion, so serve it with heavy meals.

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Creamy Aioli Garlic Sauce

Aioli Garlic Sauce

If you are serving your juicy chicken wings with some classic french fries, avocado fries, squash rings, or any other snack, you need to have a dipping sauce as well.

Creamy Garlic Aioli is a traditional side that elevates the flavor of both sweet and spicy wings and any snack.

You can prepare this ahead of time and keep it refrigerated to serve with various meals. Garlic delivers intense flavors, and so does the lemon. If you want a less spicy recipe for chicken wings, pair this sauce.

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Tomato and Cucumber Raita

Tomato and Cucumber Raita

This Pakistani-style dip is so nutritious that it often becomes an afternoon meal. Loaded with almost all the salad veggies this dip is nutritious and health-friendly.

The dip itself is low-calorie and vegetarian! I serve it with all my spicy main dishes, including chicken wings too!

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Louisiana Style Remoulade

Louisiana Style Remoulade

Fries, spice, and everything nice! Goes perfectly well with the classic Remoulade.

It has a spicy and tangy flavor to complement any of the dry main courses, including those chicken wings.

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20 Best Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

33 Delicious Sides for Chicken Wings (Recipes Collection)

Adalynn Ward
Want to serve something new side dish for chicken wings? Try these best sides that go well with chicken wings.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients

  • Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers
  • Crispy Avocado Fries
  • Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad
  • Red Vegetables Salad
  • Cauliflower Rice with Toasted Coconut
  • Cinnamon Applesauce
  • Asian Style Mango Chutney
  • Chicken Wrapped Asparagus
  • Ginger Flavored Swiss Chard
  • Gluten-Free Cheese Bread
  • Exotic Squash Rings
  • Classic Creamy Macaroni Salad
  • Cheesy Cherry Tomatoes
  • Creamy Aioli Garlic Sauce
  • Tempura Cauliflower
  • Nuggets with Corn Kernels
  • Air Fried Smashed Potatoes
  • Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Salad
  • Party Style Nachos
  • Thai-style Fried Rice
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Devilled Egg Potato Salad
  • Dirty Rice
  • Tomato and Cucumber Raita
  • Louisiana Style Remoulade
  • Ranch Coleslaw
  • Parmesan Garlic Knots
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  • Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes
  • Sweet Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts
  • Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Fries
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Celery Sticks

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Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 9g
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!