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Here are 25+ of the best side dishes to serve with Chicken Wings! Chicken wings, with their crispy skin and succulent meat, have secured their place as a crowd-pleaser at gatherings and weeknight dinners alike. But what truly completes a spread of these finger-licking delights? Choosing the perfect accompaniments, of course! Whether you’re hosting a game day, planning a barbecue, or simply craving a delicious meal, pairing your chicken wings with delicious sides and dips can take things to a whole new level.
Chicken wings are the ultimate flavor bombs, delivering a crispy bite and juicy meat. There are so many different ways to make chicken wings, you’re sure to find a one that’s perfect for your taste! Whether it’s tangy barbecue, sticky teriyaki or zesty buffalo wings, these little delights steal the show at gatherings and game nights alike. Perfectly versatile, whether baked, fried, or grilled (or smoked!), they’re a crowd-pleaser that always brings joy to any meal. My favorite chicken wing recipe uses a smoker, but if you don’t have one you should try my Crockpot Chicken Wings Recipe. Keep scrolling to find the perfect side and dipping sauce for you!
10 Dipping Sauces for your Chicken Wings!
Here are some of my favorite sauces to smother wings in. Many of these are just store bought options, which is totally FINE! And some I have homemade versions of, but feel free to make/buy your own.
- Buffalo Sauce: A classic choice, with varying levels of heat and tanginess.
- Buttermilk Ranch Dressing: This creamy dip balances the spice of wings beautifully. If you want a high protein option, you should try my High Protein Ranch Dressing!
- Blue Cheese Sauce: A tangy and pungent dip that pairs wonderfully with hot wings.
- Honey Mustard: Sweet and slightly tangy, a delightful contrast to spicy wings.
- Barbecue Sauce: Sweet, smoky, or spicy, depending on the variety, adding depth to the wings.
- Teriyaki Sauce: A sweet and savory option that complements wings beautifully, sprinkle with green onions for some added flavor!
- Sriracha Mayo: Spicy and creamy, offering a kick of heat to the wings.
- Garlic Parmesan Sauce: Creamy, cheesy, and garlicky, a luxurious option for wings.
- Sweet Chili Sauce: Sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy, a unique twist for dipping wings.
- Soy-Ginger Glaze: A flavorful blend of soy sauce, ginger, and other seasonings that works wonders with wings.
Here are some of the best sides to serve with your Chicken Wings!
What To Serve With Chicken Wings (25+ Amazing Side Dishes!)
Cornbread: Fluffy, buttery, moist and easy, this homemade Cornbread Recipe is the perfect side dish for your game night. Serve with those Spicy Chicken Wings and throw a party for your taste buds!
Colorful Carrot Salad: The crunchy, slightly sweet carrot sticks offer a refreshing contrast to the savory, saucy goodness of chicken wings.
Macaroni and Cheese: Get this simple, classic, cheesy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese featuring three kinds of cheese and a crispy, salty topping.
Celery Sticks: There’s something about the contrast between the savory, saucy wings and the clean, refreshing bite of celery that just works wonders.
Potato Salad: This Creamy Potato Salad recipe is such a crowd-pleasing classic in my book. Perfect for gatherings of any kind and easy to make well in advance.
Fruit Salad: This Fruit Salad Recipe is filled with delicious fresh fruit and topped with a simple lemony vanilla syrup as a dressing.
Fresh Vegetables: You can add a platter of fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers or cucumbers for a healthier option for sides!
Baked Beans: Tangy yet sweet this Boston Baked Beans recipe can be made on the stovetop or in a crockpot. Don’t like tang? I have alterations for that too!
Crispy Onion Rings: Onion rings are crispy, golden delights—thinly sliced onions coated in a flavorful batter and fried to perfection, offering a satisfying crunch with each bite.
Coleslaw: This Classic Coleslaw is a fresh, made from scratch recipe that will make you never buy store bought coleslaw again! Cabbage, carrots and onion tossed with my homemade creamy coleslaw sauce, get ready to make the coleslaw of your dreams!
Twice Baked Potatoes: The cheesier, creamier, fancier, cooler cousin to baked potatoes. Filled with bacon, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and chives, these are the perfect appetizer or side dish to chicken wings.
Classic French Fries: Fries are a classic side dish and these super easy, homemade, and absolutely delicious, Air Fryer French Fries are going to be your new go-to fries. Potatoes are cut into fries, tossed in a little oil and spices and then air fried to perfection.
Jalapeño Poppers: Jalapeno poppers are spicy little pockets of joy, each bite delivering a perfect blend of heat from the jalapeno, creamy cheese filling, and crispy outer layer—a flavorful, addictive appetizer that packs a punch.
Sweet Potato Fries: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a quick and easy way to get some real tasty fries! Cook them to perfection and then dip into your favorite sauce. This recipe is similar to my Air Fryer French Fries but made with sweet potatoes!
Spinach Artichoke Dip: Spinach Artichoke Dip is the best appetizer! It’s creamy, cheesy and has the perfect blend of flavors. It’s easy to make, popular and is always the first thing eaten.
Guacamole: Everyone loves Guacamole, especially this classic, fail-proof Guacamole Recipe! Perfect for any party and always a winner. Make this basic guac recipe with avocados and lime juice and add in any extras you like!
Hot Onion Dip: My Hot Onion Dip Recipe is the easiest appetizer ever with only 3-ingredients! Sweet Vidalia onions, Swiss cheese, and mayo are baked until hot and bubbly. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, baguette bread or if even fresh veggies if you want to keep it low carb.
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad: Just as delicious as a typical Caesar salad just made with shaved brussels sprouts! Give this Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad a try!
Macaroni Salad: This simple Macaroni Salad Recipe is the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy, and totally adaptable to your own liking.
Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Dip: Try this super easy and flavorful Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Spread!
Everything Bagel Stuffed Peppers: Everything Bagel Stuffed Peppers have only 3-ingredients that come together in no time. These cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are great as a make-ahead, low carb, keto diet friendly snack or even a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Kettle Chips: Homemade Kettle Chips are light, salty, crispy and so easy to make. Paired with an amazing Onion Dill Dip, you’ll want to make these again and again!
Fried Zucchini: Served as a side or appetizer, these will quickly disappear, just as fast as you can fry them up!
Cucumber Salad: Cucumber Salad is cool, crunchy, refreshing, and easy to throw together on a hot summer day! It’s easy to double for BBQ’s, potlucks, or just as an afternoon snack.
Baked Potatoes: A quicker and easier way to make baked potatoes…in the air fryer! Delicious crispy, salty skin with a soft interior.
Cowboy Caviar: This Cowboy Caviar Recipe is a Tex-Mex inspired dip that has been around for years! Enjoy on its own, with chips or spooned onto tacos!
Cajun Sweet Potato Tots with Creamy Dip: Frozen sweet potato tots, tossed in cajun seasoning, is a crisp and tasty appetizer that pair deliciously with creamy cinnamon dip.
Cheddar Bay Biscuits: Gluten-free Cheddar Bay biscuits are a savory delight, offering the same buttery, cheesy goodness as their traditional counterparts.
Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms: Bacon-wrapped mushrooms are savory bites of delight, combining earthy mushrooms with crispy, salty bacon for a mouthwatering explosion of flavors in every bite.
As you dig into those mouthwatering chicken wings, remember: the perfect sides and dips can take the experience from good to unforgettable. Whether it’s crunchy veggies, creamy salads, or a variety of flavorful sauces, these accompaniments turn a meal into a feast worth savoring bite by bite. So, mix, match, and elevate those wings to legendary status with the perfect pairings!
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