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What To Serve With Chicken Wings – 48 BEST Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your chicken wings, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 48 of the most popular side dishes for chicken wings.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with chicken wings are loaded potato skins, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni pizza, and fried onions. For a more complete meal, serve them with broccoli cheddar rice or blue cheese mac and cheese. Salad options include carrot celery and cucumber salad or a creamy slaw.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Loaded potato skins

Whether you’re throwing a game day party or just serving a regular weeknight dinner, potato skins are superb with chicken wings. 

They’re fun to eat, lightly crisp, with gooey, cheesy middles that are simply delicious. 

And like chicken wings, they’re fantastic with some horseradish sauce (trust me – you need to try it!). 

Why we love this recipe: they taste as good as they look.

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Wonton mozzarella sticks

Take your usual mozzarella sticks to the next level by ditching the breadcrumbs and using wonton wrappers instead.

Wonton wrappers have an earth-shatteringly crunchy bite (okay not quite earth-shattering, but you get the idea), and they stay crispy for longer.

Plus, you don’t have to deal with the mess of a breading station. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s the perfect finger food for a party.

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Kale chips

Ditch your usual bagged chips and whip up these kale chips instead. 

They’re healthier than your standard potato chips and a breeze to make.

Plus, if you use an air fryer you don’t need too much oil to get them extra crisp. 

Enjoy your chicken wings with a side of these kale chips for a guilt-free meal. 

Why we love this recipe: each serving has only 63 calories!

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Broccoli cheddar rice

Chicken wings aren’t just for game days. 

They’re also excellent for a filling meal, especially when served with a side of this broccoli cheddar rice. 

This upgraded rice dish is cheesy, creamy, and studded with crisp-tender broccoli florets. 

Pro-tip: not a fan of cheddar? Use gruyere or parmesan.

Why we love this recipe: it’s an easy, indulgent one-pot dish.

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Baked blooming onion

Watch your guests marvel over this show-stopping game-day appetizer!

It’s like onion rings, but a bit fancier.

Each onion petal is covered with egg white and breadcrumbs, giving them a crispy crust. 

Your guests can each pull off a few petals and dip them into the spicy dipping sauce (or whatever dipping sauce you go for).

Why we love this recipe: you won’t have to deal with any deep-frying.

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Stuffed shishito peppers

If you love jalapeno peppers, you have to try shishito peppers. 

They’re generally milder, but the catch is every once in a while you’ll get an extra spicy one – it’s like playing Russian roulette!

I like stuffing these peppers with cream cheese and salami and baking them for a tangy, smoky treat. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

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Napa cabbage Asian slaw

This slaw is a lighter, tastier version of your traditional coleslaw.

It features a colorful combination of crunchy veggies and a zippy, Greek yogurt-based soy and ginger dressing, giving you the perfect cooling contrast to your hot chicken wings. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s super easy to make for a crowd.

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Homemade pepperoni pizza

Go into any pizza chain and they’ll have wings as a side option.

Why?

It’s the perfect marriage of two ultimate comfort foods.

And making your own pizza is actually pretty simple!

You can whip up your own dough… Or use a pre-made one. 

And the best part? You get to choose your toppings! With wings, my go-to is a classic pepperoni.

Why we love this recipe: it looks like it came out of a pizzeria.

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Spinach and artichoke dip 

An easy finger-food side for wings is a dip with some crunchy tortilla chips.

This dip is a comforting mixture of spinach, artichokes, and cheese – it has grassy undertones and is filled with nutrients.

And you can serve it hot or cold!

Psst… it goes great with pretzel bites too (I have a recipe for these further down).

Why we love this recipe: it’s great for sharing.

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Garlic parmesan sweet potato fries

If you’re a fan of sweet-savory flavor combos, then these sweet potato fries are for you. 

You’re free to flavor them however you want, but this recipe calls for tossing them with garlic butter, freshly grated parmesan, and manchego cheese. 

Psst… don’t overload your sheet pan to ensure the fries don’t steam. 

Why we love this recipe: the spicy aioli dip is divine.

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Carrot cucumber and celery salad

Everyone knows that carrot sticks and celery go with chicken wings.

But I bet you’ve never tried turning them into a salad. And with some juicy cucumber to add even more freshness? YUM!

Psst… you could even add a blue cheese dressing.

Why we love this recipe: it transforms simple ingredients into something super tasty.

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Southern collard greens

Give your chicken wings the full Southern treatment by serving them with collard greens. 

The collard greens are simmered with bacon and smoked ham, leaving them tender and oh-so-delicious. 

You’ll notice a lovely collard liquor at the bottom of your pot – it’s chock-full of flavor and nutrients, so don’t leave it out when serving.

Why we love this recipe: it’s traditional and tasty.

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Pretzel bites

Another game-day spread option is a platter of these homemade pretzel bites. 

Like their original, twisted counterparts, these are soft and chewy, with a salty kick. 

This recipe serves the pretzel bites with beer cheese dip (yum!), but they’d also be great with a honey mustard sauce, or the spinach artichoke dip I mentioned above.

Why we love this recipe: they’re ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Beer and blue cheese mac and cheese

Give your usual mac and cheese a tasty twist with this recipe.

The addition of beer adds an earthy flavor that works really well with the salty blue cheese.

But I do need to warn you… you will probably need a nap after finishing off your meal.

Why we love this recipe: it’s nice and creamy so will balance out any heat from your wings.

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Honey butter skillet corn

Corn is delicious in all forms, but this has to be my favorite way to cook it.

It’s indulgent – but everyone deserves to treat themselves sometimes.

And it’s a great partner for chicken wings – it has a sweetness that works so well with juicy chicken.

Why we love this recipe: it only takes 15 minutes.

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Greek salad

Sometimes all you want is a bit of salad with your chicken wings.

And this Greek salad is a go-to in my household.

It’s made with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. And then everything’s tied together with a simple red wine vinaigrette. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a great side for lazy days when you don’t want to do any cooking.

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What sauce goes with chicken wings?

Ranch dressing or blue cheese dip are my go-to sauces for chicken wings. If you want a kick to your dip, go for a honey mustard or horseradish sauce. For something different, try a sweet chili or peanut dipping sauce.

Best sauces to serve with chicken wings

Web Story: What To Serve With Chicken Wings

What To Serve With Chicken Wings

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your chicken wings.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings side dish, what to serve with chicken wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 portion chicken wings

Instructions

  • Prepare your chicken wings according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: loaded potato skins, wonton mozzarella sticks, kale chips, broccoli cheddar rice, baked blooming onion, stuffed shishito peppers, napa cabbage Asian slaw, homemade pepperoni pizza, spinach and artichoke dip, garlic parmesan sweet potato fries, carrot cucumber and celery salad, southern collard greens, pretzel bites, beer and blue cheese mac and cheese, honey butter skillet corn, and Greek salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 203kcal

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