20 Best Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

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

When we say it is time for some fast food or finger foods, 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.

Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers

Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers
Stuffed and Baked Bell Peppers

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Low-calorie version of fried jalapeno poppers
  • Introduces exciting flavors and colors on the dinner table
  • Children can enjoy it as well

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 jalapeno peppers. 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.

Crispy Avocado Fries

Crispy Avocado Fries
Crispy Avocado Fries

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Low-calorie fries for health-conscious people
  • Crispy on the outside, soft inside
  • A delicious addition to your side dish menu
  • Children’s favorite

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.

Red Vegetables Salad

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Rich in Iron and B12 vitamin, recommended for anemic people
  • Easy to prepare
  • Flavors blend well with fried or baked chicken wings.

When beets and carrots are in season, why is not everyone preparing this delicious salad? We 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. Red Vegetable 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 in calories salad. Even if you are trying to lose weight, you can still have a full bowl.

Cauliflower Rice with Toasted Coconut

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Rich in flavor, low in calories
  • Quick and easy to prepare the meal
  • A unique variation of classic egg-fried rice

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 your upcoming 4th of July dinner to be a winner.

Cinnamon Applesauce

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Dip sauce makes a good combo with chicken wings
  • Highly nutritious
  • Easy to pull off

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. It is so healthy and flavorful.

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Asian Style Mango Chutney

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Seasonal recipe makes best with fresh green mangoes
  • It has a tangy and spicy flavor to go along with chicken and fish main courses

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 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.

Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Asparagus

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • A highly nutritious dish, best for kids
  • Easy cooking procedure
  • Best to serve on festive dinners

How often have we seen a stir fry asparagus recipe pop up in our feeds? A zillion times! Let us do something 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.

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Ginger Flavored Swiss Chard

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Pleasing recipe to serve greens
  • Can be served hot or cold
  • A classic Vegetarian side dish

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.

Gluten-Free Cheese Bread

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Gluten-free, no flour required
  • Exclusively vegetarian recipe
  • A nutritious and fulfilling meal

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.

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Exotic Squash Rings

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • A healthy alternative to fried onion rings
  • Appealing on a tray of juicy, fried chicken wings
  • Loved by children and adults equally

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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Classic Creamy Macaroni Salad

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • A nutritious and fulfilling meal
  • An all-time favorite for everyone
  • It makes the best combination with baked chicken, grilled fish, or juicy wings.

Nothing can go wrong with creamy macaroni 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.

Cheesy Cherry Tomatoes

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • It can be served both as an appetizer or side dish
  • A favorite meal of all family members
  • Can be served with any main entre

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, some 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. View full recipe here.

Creamy Aioli Garlic Sauce

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • A universal condiment that goes with any main and side dish
  • Has bold flavors
  • Quick and easy to make

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. In other words, this is a must-have. 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 have a less spicy recipe for chicken wings, pair this sauce.

Tempura Cauliflower

Tempura Cauliflower
Tempura Cauliflower

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Crispy vegetarian side complementing meat dishes
  • Easy to prepare
  • A delicious variation of prawn tempura

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.

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Nuggets with Corn Kernels

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Lip-smacking finger food for festivities
  • Loved by people of all ages
  • It gives a nice crunchy texture to regular nuggets.

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. And I bet each one in your family is going to ask for more. 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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Air Fried Smashed Potatoes

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • High carb, fulfilling side dish for a protein-based main dish
  • Has less fat content

With a good air fryer 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 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 potatoes. It is the Best high carb option for protein-based meals.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Highly nutritious, complete meal
  • It gives a sweet and creamy flavor
  • Best for spicy sriracha or buffalo wings

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 customisation.

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Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad
Cauliflower Salad

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • A low-carb option for diet-conscious people
  • Packed with flavours and aromatics gives a vegetarian replacement for tuna 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 which can replace high-carb potatoes or high-protein tuna. This means a low-calorie, healthy, vegetarian-based salad with all the same creamy flavours. 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.

Party Style Nachos

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • It can be made with packaged tortilla chips
  • Flavour them up with your favourite topping
  • Easy to make and everyone’s favourite

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 favourite dipping sauces. Use cheese generously to make it a hearty side.b

Thai-style Fried Rice

Thai-style Fried Rice
Thai-style Fried Rice

What is unique about this recipe?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • A classic rice dish that compliments any meal
  • A rich, nutritious and satisfying side
  • Blends with any complementing flavour

When nothing else works, go for the classic Thai-style fried rice. The vinegar and soy sauces give a good flavour, and veggies introduce the colour and crunch. This dish does not require any fancy ingredients. Chicken wings in Teriyaki sauce have a good balance of flavour with this rice; it is a mandatory pairing for any family dinner. Serve this rice hot and garnish with fresh cilantro and green onion.

Conclusion:

When chicken wings can be made into so many different flavours, then the accompanying side dishes should also be versatile. Cooking these days has now become highly customised. Any given recipe can have room for variation and the introduction of new ingredients. All that matters is your creativity and culinary skills of yours.

Our blog has covered numerous pleasing side dishes. These include salads, condiments and classic rice and vegetable dishes which blend with the flavours of juicy chicken wings. Which side did you try out today? Did you introduce any variation? Drop the answers in the comment box.

Adalynn Ward
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!