Wondering what to serve with chicken wings? Well, it depends on your tastes and preferences. When you’re serving some spicy wings, try sides that are more mild, like cornbread, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, homemade slaw, or fresh vegetables. That way, you complement the wings.
If you love honey sesame chicken wings, try a side dish with a little kick like poppers with jalapenos. If you want a healthy side option, try the greek salad or the corn on the cobb on our list.
There are lots of potato options like french fries, mashed potatoes, and fried potato skins. If you’re having a party, loaded beef nachos, potato salad, cheesy mozzarella sticks, or mac and cheese top our list of sides.
What to Serve with Chicken Wings?
These 23 incredible side dishes go perfectly with wings! We recommend starting with the skinny mozzarella sticks because they’re always a favorite. Then, give the avocado oven fries and the homemade mac and cheese a try.
So go grab those wings, pick one of these awesome sides, and start eating. Then tell us which side dish you love most in the comments below!
1. Skinny Mozzarella Sticks
This side dish is a much healthier option when compared to those deep-fried mozzarella sticks you may have had in the past. These mozzarella sticks are bursting with flavor and they’re an easy finger food if you’re throwing a party. This version is brought to you from our website Simple Green Moms!
2. Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
These avocado fries are the bomb! Soft avocado slices are dipped in a blend of breadcrumbs and then baked to golden-brown perfection. They’re a healthier option than the typical french fries you’re used to. Find the magic at Gimme Delicious. You may even want to try making them in the air fryer for a little extra healthy crunch. They taste great with a marinara dipping sauce or sour cream. They’re perfect as a side for your chicken wings or even as snack by itself!
3. Grilled Corn on the Cob
This tender, perfectly grilled corn on the cob goes great with any kind of chicken wing meal. With a few different seasoning options, you are sure to find the best blend to compliment your wings. Find out how to make it at Foodie Crush.
4. Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon
You will love eating these poppers with your wings- two perfect finger foods! This method stuffs spicy jalapenos with cream cheese and bacon for a flavor-packed side dish that tastes amazing. We love the version from Well Plated by Erin.
5. Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese
We love this mac and cheese from Chunky Chef that really packs the cheese into every bite! Fire up that oven and get cooking- mac and cheese will be one of those recipes everyone asks for when wondering what to serve with spicy chicken wings!
This cornbread is pure perfection and tastes amazing when served warm alongside some fresh, spicy wings. It’s best to make a double batch. That way, you can wrap one loaf and freeze it to have at a later time. Sally’s Baking Addiction version is easy and enticing. It even tastes better than your boring buttermilk biscuits!
7. Loaded Beef Skillet Nachos
Grab a big cast iron skillet and make these fantastic, loaded nachos that will blow your taste buds out of the water. This version from Averie Cooks makes nachos easy, quick and packed with tasty ingredients.
8. Homemade Coleslaw
We love a good healthy side dish to serve alongside our chicken wings. Inspired Taste has made a wonderful recipe for homemade coleslaw that tastes just as good as it looks. Your chicken wings dinner will be complete with a generous side of slaw salad!
9. Caprese Salad
Fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella are all sliced and drizzled with balsamic vinegar to make this salad a delicious side dish. This salad from The Pioneer Woman keeps it simple yet delicious. It’s the perfect side to serve when you are making your chicken wings in the summer when all the ingredients are in season. You’re sure to get plenty of people complimenting you on all the delicious flavors packed into this amazing salad.
10. Roasted Artichokes
You don’t need many ingredients to create a wonderful roasted artichoke that will wow your guests. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and rosemary for the best flavor. These artichokes from Gimme Some Oven will show you how.
11. Potato Salad
A good cookout isn’t complete without chicken wings and a great potato salad! We love this version from A Spicy Perspective that has just the right balance of creaminess with a little kick thanks to the apple cider vinegar- exactly what you want in a potato salad! Sprinkle some cayenne pepper into the potatoes to make this potato salad have a little more spice!
12. Cantaloupe Proscuitto Skewers
These cantaloupe prosciutto skewers are a delicious side to chicken wings. The salty prosciutto pairs perfectly with the sweet melon while the pesto dressing makes for a fantastic side dip. This How Sweet Eats recipe will show you how to make these tasty, make-ahead skewers.
13. Loaded Potato Foil Packs
Potatoes and wings go together like peanut butter and jelly- they are just meant to be. This treat from Creme de la Crumb gives a new twist on loaded baked potatoes that you will love. The foil packets are super convenient for baking and clean up too. Enjoy!
Image Source: Creme de la Crumb
14. Greek Salad
This delicious Greek salad is the perfect healthy side dish to compliment your wings! Packed with olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and soooo much more, this salad has so much taste in every single bite. You will definitely enjoy all the flavors in this salad from Cooking Classy. Add some bell peppers or crunchy kale chips to make it even more unique.
15. Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Fries and chicken wings sound like something straight off of a restaurant menu. Sweet potatoes are often touted as a healthier alternative to white potatoes. Minimalist Baker has the perfect recipe. Try making these sweet potatoes in your air fryer to get them extra crispy.
16. Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos
Chips have a great crunch and can pack some serious flavor like these homemade cool ranch Doritos from Foodie with Family. The seasoning for the chips is the perfect spice blend. It’s made with cheddar cheese powder, garlic powder, and other things that make up that classic ranch taste!
17. Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
You will definitely devour these buffalo chicken stuffed celery sticks from Six Sisters’ Stuff. Juicy chicken is tossed in buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheese, and other delicious ingredients then stuffed into celery sticks. The crunch and spiciness are perfect to pair with wings!
18. Crispy Garlic Baked Potato Wedges
These wedges are a classic side and can be found on almost every restaurant menu. Wings and potatoes are just meant to be! You’ll love the crunch and garlic flavor of these crispy baked treats brought to you by Cafe Delites.
19. Celery Salad with Apples
This salad takes celery to a whole new level. Made with crisp apples, parmesan cheese, and homemade dressing, A Couple Cooks makes celery salad extra fancy! This salad is the perfect accompaniment to chicken wings especially when you are looking to make your meal a little more classy.
20. Homemade Baked Potato Chips
Homemade chips that come out of your oven taste way better than anything you could buy. These chips are a chicken wings side dish that everyone in your family will love! You only need 4 ingredients to make perfect potato chips and the Simple Veganista will show you how!
21. Sweet Potato Cakes
These fried sweet cakes from Will Cook for Smiles is one of the tastiest side dishes out there. You can put blue cheese dressing on these cakes, dip them in ranch or just enjoy them plain! No matter how you serve these cakes, they will be wonderful alongside your chicken wings.
22. Onion Rings
Onion rings are the perfect complement to chicken wings and blue cheese dip. These onion rings from My Latina Table can be dipped in any of your favorite sauces for wings. Try making these onion rings in your air fryer instead of deep-frying them. The air fryer will use a lot less oil and will be a much healthier method of cooking.
23. Comeback Sauce
Dip for chicken wings is essential! Our favorite chicken wings dip is this recipe from She Wears Many Hats. You will love it if you like to serve a spicy dip and give your guests something with a little kick. The tabasco hot sauce in the dip is what will give your oven-baked chicken wings a little game day boost! It’s also a great alternative to the usual blue cheese dip!
We hope you try one of these delicious side dishes the next time you make chicken wings for a snack, a party, or even a fun family dinner!