Mmm… nothing quite beats tender chicken wings smothered in your favorite sauces. Chicken wings may be delicious but you have to eat a ton of them to make it a full meal. And sure, celery and carrot sticks serve well with wings but they’re not exactly the most exciting side you can enjoy! But what exactly can you serve with chicken wings? We searched the web and found the best side dishes to pair with chicken wings to ensure your whole meal is just as delicious as those savory wings!
You can never go wrong with a side of crispy French fries, after all, this is one of the most popular sides served at restaurants. But before you make a batch using frozen french fries you need to try making crispy fries in an air fryer. If you haven’t tried air-fried cooking before prepare to be amazed. You get the same fried taste and texture you have come to know and love but the air fryer uses far less oil!
https://www.munchkintime.com/how-to-make-french-fries-in-air-fryer/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MUNCHKIN TIME
If you’re tired of fries and want something different then give these delicious avocado fries a try! They’re perfectly crispy on the outside and nice and creamy on the inside plus you get all the wonderful healthy fats that avocados provide. For this recipe, all you need are ripe avocados, flour, eggs, bread crumbs, and a few spices! They’ll also cook perfectly in an oven or an air-fryer — your choice! Not sure if your avocados are ready to use? Check out our guide on how to tell if an avocado is ripe!
https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/avocado-fries/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FEEL GOOD FOODIE
This flamin’ hot mac and cheese will pair perfectly with your favorite spicy wings! Our homemade mac and cheese recipe is made effortlessly in an Instant Pot and served with crushed up Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for a spicy twist. However, if you don’t enjoy spicy foods you can also check out our quick and easy mac and cheese recipe which doesn’t feature spicy flavors just the cheesy goodness you have come to know and love!
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-flamin-hot-cheetos-mac-and-cheese/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
These oven-baked ravioli dippers are the side dish you never knew you needed! They’re perfectly crispy on the outside and bursting with flavor in the middle. The best part is you can pick whatever type of ravioli you like best whether that is meat-filled, cheese-filled, or veggie-filled! They come together effortlessly with a few ingredients and only require up to 20 minutes in the oven. Serve these with your favorite wings for an epic meal you’ll never forget!
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/oven-baked-ravioli-dippers/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Every pickle fan knows how delicious fresh pickles taste straight out of the jar. They have a perfect crunch and are full of delicious flavor! But have you tried fried pickles? These are better than those fried pickles you get on a stick at the county fair! They’re essentially pickle chips and they will pair perfectly with your favorite chicken wings! This recipe will walk you through step-by-step so you can achieve the most perfect crispy, golden fried pickles. When ready, serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
https://www.sustainablecooks.com/air-fryer-pickles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUSTAINABLE COOKS
Salad is a great side dish to pair with wings especially because it’s light and fresh and creates a great balance to your meal. But we’re serving up salad in a whole new way! You have got to try our cobb salad on a stick recipe that features all your favorite ingredients from bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and more. We’ve even included a delicious avocado ranch dressing recipe that you can use as a dip or you can pair these with your favorite cobb salad dressing — your choice!
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/drool-worthy-keto-cobb-salad-on-a-stick/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
How about some delicious buffalo quinoa nuggets to go with your buffalo chicken wings? These little bite-sized nuggets have a healthy twist thanks to the superfood, quinoa! They’re also pan-fried instead of deep-fried and come together in 25 minutes or less! We also highly recommend serving these with your favorite dipping sauce! Or perhaps a side of blue cheese dressing.
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/gluten-free-buffalo-quinoa-nuggets/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Everything you love about loaded baked potatoes can now be enjoyed in chip form with this recipe! You could slice the potatoes by hand but using a mandolin slicer may help you save time, and will ensure your potatoes are evenly cut. According to the recipe, you simply bake the chips in the oven until they’re golden and crispy and then serve them with your favorite baked potato toppings!
https://www.purewow.com/recipes/loaded-baked-potato-chips PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PURE WOW
Sure you can serve any type of pasta with chicken wings but we highly recommend giving this California spaghetti salad a try! It’s made with spaghetti pasta and served cold with fresh ingredients like bell peppers, cucumber, zucchini, and olives. You can even make it ahead and store it in the fridge overnight to save you some time the next day. Better yet, allowing the salad to rest overnight will only make the salad even more flavorful!
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/california-spaghetti-salad-gluten-free/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Sure you’ve had crispy fried onion rings but have you tried a blooming onion? This crispy side dish is about to rock your world! The best part is that it isn’t deep fried but instead is cooked in an air fryer making it a lot better for you! You’ll start by hand carving a large sweet onion followed by dipping it in a perfect breaded coating. It’ll crisp up perfectly in an air fryer and will pair wonderfully with your favorite chicken wings. As a bonus, this recipe also comes equipped with instructions to make a delicious dipping sauce to go with it.
https://realhousemoms.com/air-fryer-blooming-onion/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: REAL HOUSE MOMS
Nothing quite compares to that sweet flavor of freshly picked corn. So go ahead and pair your juicy chicken wings with a sweet, crunchy cob! But before you boil the cobs on your stovetop check out our Instant Pot Hack, how to cook corn on the cob! The Instant Pot cooks the corn perfectly and without supervision which only leaves you more time to tend to those juicy wings! You may also enjoy trying this no-shuck, no-boil method to cook perfect corn on the cob!
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-hack-how-to-cook-perfect-corn-on-the-cob/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
If you’re looking for something different and perhaps even more flavorful than simple corn on the cob then check out this Mexican street corn recipe! Mexican street corn, also known as Elote, is a dish that consists of cooked sweet corn slathered in mayonnaise, crema, and loads of delicious seasonings. This recipe puts a simple twist on a traditional recipe that comes together in just over 10 minutes!
https://lilluna.com/mexican-street-corn/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: LIL’ LUNA
Are you looking for a side dish that will pair perfectly with teriyaki wings? Give our Sesame Sriracha Asian Slaw recipe a try! This is unlike any other slaw you’ve tried. It’s loaded with crunchy textures, fresh ingredients, and plenty of flavors that will keep your palate happy and satisfied. Better yet, there is no cooking required with this recipe. You simply chop the fresh veggies, and toss all the ingredients together — it’s so easy!
https://www.forkly.com/recipes/sesame-sriracha-asian-slaw/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Blue cheese dip pairs perfectly with buffalo chicken wings so there’s no question that this blue cheese potato salad would pair well with them too! This recipe puts a fun spin on a traditional potato salad recipe and utilizes flavorful ingredients like blue cheese, bacon, and fresh red onion. Instead of boiling the potatoes, this recipe recommends roasting them in the oven. While you wait you can prepare the savory dressing, and chop the fresh ingredients then simply combine all the ingredients together, serve, and enjoy!
https://cookingformysoul.com/blue-cheese-bacon-potato-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOKING FOR MY SOUL
This recipe puts a fun spin on a traditional caesar salad recipe that would pair wonderfully as a side to your favorite chicken wings. Instead of chopping romaine and tossing it with caesar dressing, you’re going to grill the lettuce! While this may sound odd, you seriously need to try it. The crispy edges, grilled warm pieces, and slightly smokey aroma from the barbecue is a combination you need to try! Plus, the grilled romaine is served with a drizzle of creamy homemade caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and croutons!
https://therecipecritic.com/grilled-caesar-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE RECIPE CRITIC