What to Serve with Chicken Wings: 15 Scrumptious Sides


What to Serve with Chicken Wings?

Some scrumptious side dishes that you can serve with Chicken Wings are- Classic French Fries, Onion Rings, Greek Salad, Fruit Salsa, Macaroni Salad, Fried Rice, Garlic Bread, Cucumber Salad, Mac n Cheese, Corn on the Cob, Roasted Veggies, Potato Salad, Tomato Spaghetti, Potato Chips with Dip and Microwave Nachos.

Choosing a side dish that complements chicken wings can be a daunting task.

The key to choosing a perfect side is to first identify the wing sauce- whether it is smokey barbecue, tangy honey mustard, savory teriyaki, spicy habanero or classic buffalo.

However, don’t sweat it, whatever your favourite sauce, these sides are all up to the dare and will make your next gathering a hit!

Let us walk you through 15 wondrous side dish recipes-

1. Classic French Fries

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 314
Total preparation time– 25-30 min

What could be possibly better than enjoying a lavish meal with easy home-made fries?

The crispy, finger-licking French fries are an all-time favourite pairing with chicken wings.

However, if you are looking for a lower-calorie side, go for oven-baked potatoes or take to your air-fryers and for crispier results, toss the sliced potatoes in a little bit of olive oil.

I personally love the crispy and crunchy bit and highly recommend it!

Check out how Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana makes crispy French fries :

2. Onion Rings

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 332
Total preparation time– 25 min

Yet another perfect finger-food, onion rings and chicken wings make an excellent pair as both of them are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

The best part, however, is that you can make them rings either baked or fried.

Just saturate the rings and you will have restaurant-style onion rings in no time.

Although the delicious appetizer is pretty easy to make, it might cost you a little to get them the right crispy at home.

Don’t fret, check this quick and easy recipe:

3. Greek Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 125
Total preparation time– 20 min

If you are on a lookout for some healthy and at the same time tasty sides for those wings, Greek salad is the best bet.

Packed with olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, onions, and cucumbers and dressed with pepper, salt and oregano this refreshing and delicious salad has so much to offer!

You can always add some green bell pepper slices or some fresh mint leaves to make it all the more quirky.

Check out Preppy Kitchen’s take on the recipe here:

4. Fruit Salsa

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 44
Total preparation time– 25 min

Did someone say a semi-healthy slide with a fun twist?

Well, fruit salsa with cinnamon chips makes a perfect healthy and juicy slide for chicken wings.

Packed with fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and pineapple and garnished with lemon juice and sugar, fruit salsa will provide just the right sweetness to those spicy smokey chicken wings!

Personal tip: Use the basic formula and add any fruit you like!

Check out how they make their fruit bowl:

5. Macaroni Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 194
Total preparation time– 25 min

Even the pickiest of us fancy a chilled macaroni salad!

The creamy, tasty, light and easy to make side makes a good pair with heavy chicken wings.

Just combine cooked pasta, mayo, hard-boiled eggs, mustard, veggies or chicken and you are good to go.

Store the salad it in the fridge overnight to make it even more flavorful!

Have a look at this quick and easy salad recipe:

6. Fried Rice

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 388
Total preparation time– 35 min

Rice is a staple in a majority of Asian cuisines, so it is going to round the Asian-style wings nicely.

Mixed with rich ingredients like eggs, your favourite veggies, meat or seafood, fried rice is an amazing accompaniment to another dish.

The aromatic spices and great pop of freshness will be loved by your guests!

The best part is that you can make them either fried or steamed.

Check out Kunal Kapur’s secret recipe here:

7. Garlic Bread

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 349
Total preparation time– 20 min

The perfect appetizer to any dish is garlic bread!

When pairing it with chicken wings, you will surely not let down anyone you serve it to- be it children or adults.

Scrumptious bread, topped with garlic, oregano and olive oil, garlic bread is either grilled or baked in an oven.

The secret to making the yummiest garlic bread is mayonnaise.

To get that perfect blend, mix the mayonnaise, cheese and garlic powder well until thick.

Check out how Spice Bangla teaches us the trick to making the best Garlic bread:

8. Cucumber Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 16
Total preparation time– 15 min

Chicken wings being hot and savory, pair well with a creamy, cool, healthy, and fresh Cucumber salad.

All of us love this combination, right?

All you need to do is simply cut some cucumbers in thin slices and make a quick and quirky dressing of sour cream, salt, pepper, and a bit of cider vinegar.

You can always sprinkle in some fresh mint!

This salad is not only perfect for your chicken wings but is also a good go-to snack for scorching summers.

Check what Preppy Kitchen has to say about the recipe:

9. Mac n Cheese

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 170
Total preparation time– 50 min

Creamy and lip-smacking mac n’ cheese is an all-time favorite side to serve with juicy and crispy chicken wings.

Now is the time to ditch the conventional boxed mac n’cheese, don your chef’s hat and prepare this irresistible, smooth and cheesy side dish.

Alternatively, instead of making plain mac n’ cheese, you can let it cool, roll it into balls, and bread it with flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs.

Later, fry until golden brown.

Check out this baked mac n cheese recipe by Preppy Kitchen:

10. Corn on the Corb

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 86
Total preparation time– 20 min

‘Corn on the cob’ or sweet corn is the quickest and easiest way to complement those spicy and juicy chicken wings with some sweet flavors of freshly picked corn.

If you do not have a grill, you can still enjoy corn on the cob by baking it.

However, if you want to try something different and unconventional, I highly recommend trying the Mexican street corn, it is a dish that consists of cooked sweet corn slathered in mayonnaise, cream, and loads of delicious seasonings.

It will not take you any longer than 10 minutes. Check the recipe here:

11. Roasted Veggies

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 49
Total preparation time– 20 min

Deliciously seasoned roasted vegetables are made quickly and effortlessly in a span of 20 minutes.

It is healthy, tasty and full of nutrients which will fuel your body with energy.

What’s more better? Raw carrots and celery taste delicious with wings.

But adding roasted vegetables will make it just mouth-watering!

For this you have to slice some carrots, potatoes, beets, and place them on a baking tray.

Add some olive oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and bake.

Check out this recipe and don’t forget to thank me later-

12. Potato Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 89
Total preparation time– 35 min

A potato salad is all you need to transform those chicken wings from ordinary to extraordinary.

Nothing pairs better than hot wings and cold melting in mouth potato salad dressed with creamy dips!

When making potato salad, boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes and then slice into thin pieces.

Mix it with mayo, salad, and add a bit of salt and pepper.

Adding onions can also be a good choice.

13. Tomato Spaghetti

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 91
Total preparation time– 25 min

Are you scouting for an easy-peasy recipe that calls for only 5 ingredients or less?

Voila, tomato butter spaghetti is all you need!

Put together just fine with smokey chicken wings, the succulent spaghetti is likely to leave your guests longing for another round.

To prepare the sauce you only require some butter, salt, tomatoes and pepper.
Unbelievable, isn’t it?

Have a look at the recipe here:

14. Potato Chips with Dip

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 521
Total preparation time– 20 min

Chips and dip are the undoubtedly the king of the party!

Believe it or not, they are the perfect salty, crunchy and crispy complement to chicken wings.

But have you ever made your own?

All you need is a vegetable peeler.

Slice the potatoes and fry them until golden brown, crispy, and delicious in a pot of oil on the stove.

To make the French onion dip, just dice a couple of onions, caramelize them in butter, and let them cool before mixing them with sour cream.

Gradually, season it with salt and pepper and a little splash of cider vinegar. !A comer¡

15. Microwave Nachos

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 343
Total preparation time– 15 min

Who is not a nachos fan? All of us fancy it like anything!

Imagine a plate full of your favorite game day appetizer and it probably includes chicken wings and nachos.

Whip up a cheesy platter of microwave nachos along with chicken wings for all kinds of parties and gatherings and watch the guests get tantalized!

These loaded nachos are likely to blow your taste buds out of the water, I guarantee!

Check out how to make loaded cheesy nachos in 1 minute:


What is the best sauce to have with chicken wings?

It all comes down to your taste and preferences but you can always try these top 4-
1. Sour Cream Dip
2. BBQ Dip
3. Buffalo sauce
4. Honey Mustard Dip

What is the best vegan side dish to have with chicken wings?

There are a plethora of vegan dishes that go well with chicken wings. However, you should definitely give Vegan Avocado Caesar Salad a try!

What are the mixed drinks that go best with chicken wings?

1. Martini
2. Mojito
3. Beer cocktail
4. Bourbon and coke

Are baked chicken wings healthier than fried ones?

Yes, baked chicken wings are a healthier alternative to fried ones. Baking them chops down to 162 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and 170 mg of sodium which is pretty much a huge saving.

Bottom Line

I hope we have hit the high spots of what pairs well with chicken wings leaving you with a plethora of options for your next get together!

All the side dishes are effortless to make and they will be a guaranteed hit.

Don’t forget to share these recipes with your loved ones and if you have any other exciting recipes to share or suggestions to make, share with us below!

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About Amanda Jones

Amanda is a person with an eye for detail. She has been cooking since her childhood and loves to bake too. Recently, she's made the decision to pursue baking full-time and quit her 9 to 5 job. In the meantime, she still enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, especially when it comes time for special occasions like birthdays or holidays!