The wings are one of the most craveable finger foods out there and it is important to pair great side dishes for chicken wings. The crispy skin, juicy meat and drool-worthy sauces make it hard to resist. Whether they are served as the main dish, a snack, or appetizer, having a side that can complement their flavors and make them pop makes all the difference.
Chicken wings are undoubtedly one of the most addicting foods you can eat. If you’re looking for some ideas for a classic side dishe to serve with your favorite chicken wing recipes, look no further. From simple sides like potato salad, French fried, or carrots to more elaborate options like garlic mashed potatoes or barbecued beans, we’ve got you covered. Find that perfect addition to your menu.
When it comes to food, there’s nothing quite as American as chicken wings. And while they’re undeniably delicious on their own, sometimes you want a bit more with your wings. That’s where side dishes come in. So, get ready to chow down on some delicious wings alongside some even better sides.
There are options for finger foods for game day parties, potlucks, and hearty side dishes for a whole meal. I hope you find the kind of side dish you are looking for as it might be your next favorite recipe.
Make your delicious wings and sides too. Baked Crispy Chicken Wings Recipe
Let’s Start with Dipping Sauces
You might already have a favorite dipping sauce, if not, here are a few that we love. Sometimes something as simple as a hot sauce is all you need to dress up your favorite wing.
If you love a bit of spice, this homemade sriracha sauce is wonderful.
A fresh buttermilk ranch dressing is always amazing with wings.
Basic BBQ Sauce Recipe
Over 40 Side Dishes for Chicken Wings Recipes
Lets get started as we have over 40 side dish recipes there are plenty of good side dishes for you to choose from. Whether your wings are sweet and sticky, hot and spicy, or crispy, find the perfect side to compliment your wings. If you are serving wings as appetizers or a full meal, round it out with incredible side dishes.
If you are serving spicy chicken wings, they always pair well with fresh vegetables like carrot sticks, celery sticks, and blue cheese dressing.
Make these classic french fries just like your favorite pub right at home. They are the perfect finger food to compliment wings.
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This flavor packed cucumber salad has just a little “BAM”. Another easy recipe to save to your collection of must-try. I have a hunch that once you try these delicious snacking cucumbers, you will make them again and again. They are a great side dish that compliment so many recipes.
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Rich and buttery potatoes full of flavor are the perfect side dish for just about anything. The easiest way to make potatoes is on a sheet pan.
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This acorn squash salad is sweet, a little salty, fresh, tart, light, creamy, and just so delicious. Easy side dishes with so much flavor.
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This easy and traditional Southern Potato Salad is a recipe that has been handed down through the ages.
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This broccoli cheddar pasta salad recipe is the one that you get at your local deli. There are a few food items that are hard to resist when passing the deli counter. This broccoli and pasta salad is one of them.
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Tender rice with pigeon peas, generously flavored with salted pork, sofrito, tomato sauce and some great Latin seasonings.
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Asiago Bruschetta Roasted Asparagus, with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and asiago cheese, makes a healthy gourmet side dish that can be on the table in 15 minutes. They are a healthier alternative to French Fries too.
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This Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart is the perfect appetizer or side dish for your next dinner party. An easy tart to make and delicious finger food.
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Try this bacon wrapped asparagus. It’s incredibly easy to make, and tastes absolutely fantastic.
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These oven baked radishes are simple enough to throw together on busy weeknights but also make a great lightened up side dish for holiday gatherings. They also happen to be gluten-free, vegan, and paleo diet-friendly.
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It’s easy to turn boring boiled potatoes into an intensely satisfying side dish by adding just three simple ingredients: salt, butter, and fresh garlic.
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Elevated with the addition of herby Boursin cheese and fresh garlic, these richly flavored potatoes are simple to prepare in just 30-minutes.
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This easy cheddar jalapeno cornbread pudding is the best comfort food side dish. Made with homemade or leftover cornbread, this savory bread pudding is a tasty side dish for the holidays or weeknight dinner.
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Cheesy hashbrown casserole is a perfect dinner side dish or filling lunch idea. I love serving comfort dishes in individual pots.
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This unique and delicious side dish is perfect for weeknights, Sunday dinner, or any holiday. The mixture of veggies and cheese inside the mashed potatoes makes it so flavorful.
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Easy Creamed Spinach with Caramelized Onions is a delicious side dish recipe is that’s perfect for holiday dinners or special occasions.
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These Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are super crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside! They are so easy to make, just baby potatoes and your favorite seasonings to flavor them up.
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These easy lemon roasted Greek Potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside! A delicious side dish choice for a wide variety of meals.
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Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts are quickly stir-fried to to turn fresh green beans into a special side dish.
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Green Chile Brown Rice Casserole is a cheesy, easy side dish to complement your main course. Fantastic flavors combine with a delicious balance of creamy sour cream, green chile, and a touch of jalapeno.
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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is an easy and quick side dish that is savory, filling and full of nutrients. It is a good variation from the classical potatoes mash, and goes well with any meal.
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This Lemon & Garlic Broccoli Recipe may not look like much but it is the best broccoli you will ever eat. I could seriously eat pounds of this stuff. It is one of my favorite keto side dishes.
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If you are looking for a flavorful dish that can substitute for mashed potatoes, this creamy mashed rutabagas recipe could be just what you are looking for.
Serve it up with any meat dish.
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This mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk recipe is one of my go-to side dishes. It is very easy to make and very simple.
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Mediterranean Rice Salad with Herbs and Feta is a delicious, versatile side dish! The fresh taste from the herbs, buttery olive oil, and tangy feta cheese give it a decidedly Mediterranean feel.
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Inspired by Mexican roasted corn, this elote salad has a bright and creamy flavor that is always a crowd pleaser. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.
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This recipe for crispy roasted garlic parmesan baby potatoes is an easy side dish that’s great with any meal.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes are a highly nutritious and versatile side dish that can easily be transformed into a complete meal. They are easy to prepare and dependably delicious.
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This braised red cabbage is rich and spiced, perfect for winter. Red Cabbage is a common accompaniment for British Christmas dinner, Sunday Roasts and game birds like duck.
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These Garlic Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts make the perfect vegetable side dish. You’ll whip up Brussels sprouts in a matter of minutes on the stovetop. It doesn’t hurt that they’re oil free and gluten free.
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With 5 minutes of prep and 30 minutes in the oven, these roasted carrots are one of the most simple side dishes to make for any meal.
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Prepare to savor every earthy and slightly salty bite of this tall and tender vegetable. Its distinct Italian flavor and creamy tahini topping make it the perfect side.
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These oven roasted potatoes are soft and fluffy on the inside and extra crispy on the outside! They’re tossed in the best potato seasoning mixture and make a perfect side dish recipe.
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These carrots are rubbed with spices and cooked just until tender. A great source of beta-carotene antioxidants and other nutrients. The carrots are sweet and savory with just a hint of spice from the creamy yogurt sauce.
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Savory and sweet roasted winter vegetables tossed with maple syrup, cumin, rosemary, thyme, and sea salt. The perfect side dish for a cozy winter dinner.
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Roasted rosemary rainbow carrots are the perfect side dish for any meal. Simply garnished with garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper, these little babies are the perfect combination of savory with just a hint of sweetness.
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The quick and easy Italian seasoned vegetables recipe can make a simple chicken wings meal into a great low carb meal. Carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper, broccoli and onion all taste better together.
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Southern baked mac and cheese with a crunchy, golden brown breadcrumb topping! Made with gruyere and white cheddar cheese. Creamy, cheesy, and comforting!
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If you are looking for a different way to serve squash. Try a fun healthy side that you can make with your kids. These easy to make spaghetti squash tater tots are a great way to serve a healthy finger food perfect for party appetizers.
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Easy 20 minute Vegan Chow Mein with plenty of vegetables and tasty Chinese flavours. This recipe will show you how to make Chow Mein, healthier and tastier than the takeaway.
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This amazing Vermicelli Rice is a popular Middle Eastern side dish that combines toasted vermicelli pasta with long-grain Basmati rice. The flavorful rice side dish is a simple recipe, extremely versatile, and intensely flavorful despite only having a few ingredients!
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Zesty Jalapeno Top Ramen Salad offers a southern twist on a classic Top Ramen Salad with jalapenos, chipotle chile pepper, and pepitas.
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