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What to Serve with Chicken Wings? 12 BEST Side Dishes

We’re having wings tonight? Oh yeah, count us in! Now, chicken wings are amazing on their own, but let’s not forget the side dishes.

A great side can turn a good meal into a legendary feast. We’ve got opinions (lots of them) on the best sides to serve with chicken wings.

One of my go-to sides? Sweet potato fries. Just saying.

Let’s talk about how we can make your wing night complete. Get ready to drool over these amazing sides.

Top 12 Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

Here are our top 12 picks for what to serve with chicken wings:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyTime
ColeslawCabbage, carrots, mayonnaiseCreamy, tangyEasy15 min
Sweet Potato FriesSweet potatoes, olive oil, sea saltSweet, savoryEasy25 min
Pickled VegetablesCarrots, cucumbers, vinegarTangy, crunchyEasy10 min
Cornbread MuffinsCornmeal, flour, buttermilkSweet, savoryMedium30 min
Avocado SaladAvocado, tomatoes, red onionFresh, creamyEasy10 min
Baked BeansBeans, brown sugar, baconSweet, smokyMedium1 hr
Greek SaladCucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheeseFresh, tangyEasy15 min
Fried PlantainsPlantains, oil, sea saltSweet, savoryEasy20 min
Grilled PineapplePineapple, honey, lime juiceSweet, tangyEasy15 min
Roasted Garlic Parmesan CauliflowerCauliflower, garlic, Parmesan cheeseSavory, garlickyMedium30 min
Watermelon Feta SaladWatermelon, feta cheese, mintFresh, sweet, saltyEasy10 min
Jalapeno PoppersJalapenos, cream cheese, baconSpicy, creamyMedium25 min

1 – Coleslaw

Coleslaw is our pick for the perfect wing side. The crunchiness of the cabbage, paired with a tangy, creamy dressing, balances out those spicy wings like a charm. We love it with a mix of purple and green cabbage, carrots, and a bit of apple. Sometimes, we throw in a handful of raisins for that extra zing.

The dressing is simple: mayo, vinegar, a touch of sugar, and mustard for some kick. Trust us, the freshness of this coleslaw brightens up the entire meal. It’s like a mini-vacation in a bowl.

2 – Sweet Potato Fries

Who can say no to sweet potato fries? They’re crispy, sweet, and savory.

We fry ‘em up till they’re golden and crunchy. The basics are sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and paprika. The flavor? Out of this world. Sweet, with a touch of spice.

They’re a sassy cousin to regular fries. A hint of natural sweetness, balanced with a spicy zap. Perfect for dipping!

3 – Pickled Vegetables

We’re big fans of pickled veggies as a wing side. Crunchy and tangy, they make a great contrast to the rich, spicy wings.

Ingredients usually include cucumbers, carrots, and radishes. Our secret tip? Add some jalapeños for a kick. The vinegar marinade gives them a bright, acidic flavor. They balance every bite perfectly.

Love the way the pickling takes each veggie to the next level.

4 – Cornbread Muffins

Mmmm, cornbread muffins, y’all! We love them sweet and buttery, with a hint of honey. Ingredients we use: cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and butter. Sometimes, a pinch of jalapeños for spice.

They’re soft inside, with crispy edges. Perfect to soak up wing sauce. Each bite, a blissful explosion of flavor.

5 – Avocado Salad

Let’s sing praises for avocado salad. Rich, creamy avocados mixed with cherry tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro.

We usually toss them with lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The combination is refreshing and vibrant.

A touch of garlic powder brings a subtle zest. It’s a light, crispy companion that balances the spicy wings perfectly.

6 – Baked Beans

Baked beans are a must for any wing night. They’re sweet, smoky, and savory. We start with navy beans, add molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and bacon.

That bacon brings smoky goodness. The beans? Soft and tender.

We love how they soak up all the sweet flavors. Oh, and they’re surprisingly good cold too. Perfect side for wings.

7 – Greek Salad

A classic and vibrant pick. Greek salad brings a burst of freshness to your wing night. We mix cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, and feta.

The flavors? Tangy, salty, and crisp. A drizzle of olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar, and a sprinkle of oregano. It’s bright, bold, and refreshing. Perfect for balancing those spicy wings.

8 – Fried Plantains

We absolutely love fried plantains. Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, they’re sweet and savory. Plantains, oil, salt. That’s it! We usually slice them thin and fry until golden. They’re perfect with wing sauce.

Every bite is a taste of tropical delight. Perfect way to switch things up.

9 – Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is a game-changer for wing night. You get a taste of summer in every bite. We don’t complicate things: pineapple slices, a touch of brown sugar, and a little cinnamon.

Grilling caramelizes the sugars, creating a sweet and smoky flavor. Perfect balance for spicy wings. Try it, you’ll love the contrast. And the simplicity? Priceless.

10 – Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower

We love this side because it’s savory and slightly cheesy. The cauliflower gets roasted to perfection. Ingredients are simple: cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, parmesan, and a pinch of salt.

Roasting brings out a nutty flavor. The parmesan adds a touch of umami. It’s crunchy, rich, and absolutely delicious.

Plus, it’s healthier than you think!

11 – Watermelon Feta Salad

This salad is like a summer breeze in a bowl. We love its contrasting flavors. Juicy watermelon meets tangy feta. Crunchy cucumbers and fresh mint elevate the dish.

Ingredients? Simple: watermelon, feta, cucumber, mint, lime juice, and a bit of olive oil. The lime juice ties everything together. It’s refreshing and vibrant.

Make sure to chill before serving.

12 – Jalapeno Poppers

We love these little bites of heaven. They’re spicy, cheesy, and crispy.

We stuff jalapenos with cream cheese and cheddar. Then, we coat them in breadcrumbs and bake or fry them. The result? A crunchy exterior with a gooey, spicy filling. The flavors explode in your mouth. You’ll get heat from the jalapenos and gooeyness from the cheese.

Take it from us, these are never enough. They’re a must-have on our wing nights.