What To Serve With Chicken Wings

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To say that my family loves chicken wings is an understatement! We love tossing chicken wings in the air fryer and enjoying them with our favorite side dishes. Planning to make some wings soon? Here are some of the best homemade recipes to pull out if you’re not quite sure what to serve with chicken wings.

Potato salad, french fries, corn salad, and mac and cheese.


My list of recipes includes easy side dishes that the whole family will love. I have rounded up everything from side salads, to potato dishes, to pasta recipes and more to go with your favorite chicken wing recipe.

Many of these recipes can be made quickly with just a handful of ingredients. Serving any of these simple sides with chicken wings is the best way to make your meal complete.

Grab some carrot sticks, celery sticks, your favorite side dishes and dipping sauces –– once you’ve got these, your wing night is sure to be a success!

Chicken wings dipping sauces

There are so many great sauces that go with wings. Buffalo ranch to teriyaki sauce, be sure to check out this list of 12 chicken wing sauces.

What to serve with chicken wings

Macaroni and cheese with wooden spoon.

1. Macaroni And Cheese

Mac and cheese is a comfort food that everyone loves! This baked mac and cheese gets its creamy texture from the combination of Velveeta and shredded cheddar cheese. The secret ingredient that makes this recipe unique is nutmeg –– adding a bit of warmth and extra flavor.

Piece of cornbread topped with pat of butter.

2. Cornbread

Homemade cornbread is the perfect side to serve with chicken wings. Made with only 5 ingredients, this simple cornbread recipe uses Jiffy mix as its base, but includes the addition of sour cream and butter for extra creaminess and richness. We love that this recipe can also be personalized with mix-ins, such as cheese, honey, or diced chilis!

Bowl of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions.

3. Salad

Loaded with fresh veggies, crunchy croutons, and a tasty dressing, a classic garden salad will make your meal complete. You can personalize this salad with your favorite veggies and toppings, and use any dressing of choice!

Wooden spoon with mashed potatoes.

4. Mashed Potatoes

This mashed potato recipe is made with just a handful of simple ingredients. Sour cream is the key ingredient that gives these mashed potatoes an incredible tangy flavor. For best results, be sure not to over mash the potatoes, otherwise the texture can turn out gummy.

Wooden spoon with baked beans.

5. Baked Beans

Not sure what to serve with chicken wings? These cowboy baked beans are a staple for my family! The addition of ground beef, onion, and brown sugar make these beans even better than original baked beans. Loaded with sweet and savory flavors, this recipe is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Round platter with cut up vegetables and 2 bowls of ranch dip.

6. Vegetable Tray

Skip the overpriced veggie trays from the grocery store! A colorful homemade veggie tray is easy to make and is sure to look amazing on your dinner or party table. An assortment of veggies will pair well with so many different entrees and appetizers, including chicken wings. Be sure to include the classic veggies served with chicken wings: carrot sticks and celery sticks.

Bowl with corn and tomato salad.

7. Corn Salad

Fresh corn salad is the perfect summer side dish. This colorful side salad features corn off the cob, rainbow veggies, and a refreshing homemade dressing. The simple dressing is made with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and ties the whole recipe together.

Seasoned fries.

8. French Fries

One of the best side dishes to serve with chicken wings is classic french fries. This copycat Wingstop recipe will help you make the tastiest seasoned fries! These delicious fries get their flavor from a blend of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, white sugar, and brown sugar. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Onion ring with sauce on it.

9. Onion Rings

The air fryer makes it so easy to prepare crispy onion rings in just a few minutes. You can cook them straight from frozen, and best of all, there’s no additional oil needed. My family loves to use the Alexia brand, which can be found in the frozen aisle of the grocery store. We recommend flipping the onion rings halfway for even cooking.

cabbage slaw on a plate

10. Slaw

Colorful and creamy, this red cabbage slaw makes a delicious side dish to serve with chicken. This recipe is made with fresh cabbage, carrots, parsley, and green onions, and is topped with sunflower seeds for an extra layer of crunch. The homemade apple cider vinegar dressing will add the perfect amount of tanginess.

Cooked fries on a plate.

11. Sweet Potato Fries

Once you’ve made sweet potato fries in the air fryer, you won’t want to make them any other way! Alexia sweet potato fries take only 8 minutes to cook from frozen at 400 degrees. They’re perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and will taste amazing paired with a dipping sauce or entree.

Bowl of potato salad.

12. Potato Salad

Here’s a classic potato salad recipe that will make your meal complete. This creamy potato salad is made with mayonnaise, eggs, vinegar, mustard, and simple seasonings. We recommend using small waxy potatoes, like red skinned or Yukon gold. These will be the best for taste and texture.

Fried squash on a plate.

13. Fried Squash

A simple and satisfying recipe that my family loves is fried squash. This beautiful yellow squash is cut into rounds, dipped in a light flour and cornmeal batter, then fried lightly to perfection. We love how the squash tenderizes as it cooks, while also having a crispy coating on the outside.

Bowl full of corn and bean salad.

14. Cowboy Caviar

Also known as Texas caviar, this hearty recipe doubles as either a dip or side salad. Ready in just 10 minutes, this recipe is made with beans, corn, veggies, and a light dressing. It’s perfectly filling, easy to prepare, and will add a beautiful splash of color to your table.

Bowl of fruit salad with colorful marshmallows.

15. 5 Cup Fruit Salad

Not sure what to serve with chicken wings but craving something sweet? This creamy old fashioned fruit salad is so nostalgic and easy to make. You only need five ingredients for this recipe: sweetened coconut flakes, mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, mini marshmallows, and sour cream.

Onion casserole with cheese in a casserole dish.

16. Tennessee Onions

Made with sweet onions, butter, and cheese, this recipe for Tennessee onions is one of the best side dishes to serve with chicken. These buttery onions are baked in the oven until the cheese is melted, golden, and bubbly.

Wooden spoon with pineapple casserole.

17. Pineapple Casserole

This Southern classic recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and buttery flavor. Filled with bits of pineapple and shredded cheese and topped with a crispy cracker topping, this recipe is baked until golden brown and can be served as either a side dish or dessert.

18. Sweet Potato

A simple side that will always go well with chicken is baked sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes have a rich, natural sweetness and become so fluffy and tender when baked in the oven. This recipe requires minimal effort and just a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Bowl with cucumber onion salad.

19. Cucumber Salad

This cool and creamy cucumber salad is the perfect compliment to spicy chicken wings. A classic recipe made with fresh dill and sliced cucumbers.

Bowl of pea salad with chopped bacon.

20. Pea Salad

Pea salad is a classic and comforting side dish that is so easy to make. This recipe is made with sweet peas, crispy bacon bits, cheese, onion, and a creamy dressing that has just the right amount of sweetness. You can use either fresh peas or frozen peas, and simply thaw before serving if needed.

Fried jalapeno poppers on a plate.

21. Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeño poppers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser when you’re not sure what to serve with chicken wings! Toss some frozen jalapeño poppers in the air fryer, and they’ll be ready in just 10 minutes. We love how these are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and have the perfect kick of spice.

Stuffed mini peppers on a plate

22. Stuffed Peppers

Loaded with cream cheese, bacon, shredded cheese, and green onions, these stuffed mini peppers are packed with flavor. Mixing ranch seasoning into the filling will also enhance the flavor and make these peppers more savory. This recipe is not only so easy to make, but also easy to personalize with different seasonings or ingredients like meat and cheese.

Bowl of egg noodles.

23. Buttered Noodles

A kid-friendly favorite is buttered noodles! Ready in just 10 minutes, this recipe is made with simple ingredients and is one of the easiest pasta recipes to make. The egg noodles won’t need to be drained since they soak up the broth as they cook. This side tastes delicious with simple seasonings like garlic powder, salt, and pepper, but you can also add parmesan cheese and fresh parsley to take it to the next level.

Roasted mixed vegetables.

24. Roasted Vegetables

There are so many veggies that taste delicious with chicken wings, in addition to the traditional carrot sticks and celery sticks! The air fryer makes it easy to roast veggies to perfection and add a healthy side to your meal. You can use any of your favorite veggies to make this recipe. To ensure even cooking, we recommend cutting your veggies to a consistent size and trying to use options that have a similar cooking time.

Potato wedge being dipped in ketchup.

25. Potato Wedges

Air fryer potato wedges are among the best side dishes to serve with chicken. These have a satisfying crispy exterior but a soft and tender interior. Season with salt and pepper or any other flavors that you love! Tossing your potato wedges in a little bit of olive oil will help the seasoning stick, as well as help the potatoes crisp up nicely.

Bowl of pasta salad.

26. Italian Pasta Salad

Italian pasta salad is just as tasty as it is beautiful! This colorful recipe features an assortment of veggies and cheese and is tossed in a flavorful Italian dressing. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and best of all, this recipe can easily be personalized with any veggies or mix-ins that you love.

Bread with garlic on cutting board.

27. Garlic Bread

If you’re not sure what to serve with chicken wings, garlic bread is always a great option! This easy air fryer recipe gives instructions for fresh homemade bread but can also be used to prepare pre-made bread. In addition to the bread, all you’ll need is butter, fresh garlic, fresh or dried herbs, and salt and pepper.

Broccoli cauliflower salad in a bowl.

28. Broccoli Salad

Crunchy broccoli and cauliflower salad has a savory and sweet dressing that will keep you coming back for more. A mixture of chopped broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, and bacon bits.

Bowl of Crispy Crown tater tots.

29. Tater Tots

Tater tots, crispy crowns, hash browns, fried potatoes are just what you need to serve with your wings. Try serving them with ketchup or even your favorite wing sauce.

Plate of salad with cheese and tomato.

30. Seven Layer Salad

This potluck favorite is a crunchy salad topped with a creamy layer of dressing. Seven layer salad can be made ahead of time so it’s ready to go with your hot chicken wings.

Bowl of cucumber tomato salad with balls of mozzarella cheese.

31. Cucumber Tomato Salad

Refreshing and colorful, this cucumber, cherry tomato, and avocado salad is a great side dish to serve. Easy to make and a hearty salad that goes perfect with buffalo wings.

While chicken wings are great on their own, having a wonderful side dish can take your meal to the next level. Salads, pasta, potatoes, and more, let me know your favorite.


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