25+ Best Sides for Chicken Wings

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Chicken wings are the ultimate finger food, but they don’t have to be just an appetizer! You can make them for a quick dinner in addition to serving them for your next game day gathering.

But that raises the question, “What goes with chicken wings?” Because as delicious as they are you need a little bit more to make a complete meal!

Should you pick a simple side dishes with flavors that complement the wings or pick something that will completely contrast? Luckily I have a whole list of 25+ suggestions, from simple to more complicated! 

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So get your favorite chicken wing recipe and make your next family gathering memorable. These tasty recipes can help you make a complete meal out of wings!

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Sides for Chicken Wings

Veggie Sides

Adding a simple veggie to your chicken wing dinner is an easy way to make wings a meal.

Classic Salads

An simple idea is to make a cold salad to complement hot and spicy wings. These sides are an easy make ahead option, making meal time a breeze.

Hearty Sides

When you want a substantial side that can fill you up pick a hearty bread or starch based side.

Finger Food

A great option is to serve an entire meal of finger food appetizers, with lots of variety in dipping sauces. Kids will love the fun twist of a meal centered around food they can dip! 

Yield: 12

What to Serve with Chicken Wings

chicken wings on a wooden cutting board

Chicken wings don't just have just be a game day food! Make a tasty side like potato salad to make wings a meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup red onion or green scallions
  • 12 sweet gherkin pickles
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 Tablespoon pickle juice from gherkins
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • paprika or black peppers to garnish


    1. Wash the potatoes, and then dice them into bite sized pieces.
    2. Add the potatoes to a sauce pan. Cover with water and boil for 10 minutes until just tender.
    3. At the same time put the eggs in another saucepan and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a full rolling boil.
    4. Turn the burner to low and cover the saucepan with the eggs with a lid and let it sit, covered, for 10-12 minutes.
    5. Put the hard boiled eggs in a bowl of ice water to chill. Drain the potatoes and run them under cold water for a couple of minutes to cool them off.
    6. While the eggs and potatoes cool chop the eggs, celery, red onion or green onions and gherkins. Add all the vegetables to a a bowl.
    7. Let the potatoes and eggs cool for about 10 minutes before finishing the potato salad.
    8. Put the potatoes in a large bowl along with the chopped pickles and other vegetables.
    9. Take the eggs out of the ice water, and peel and chop them into bite sized pieces.
    10. Mix the mayonnaise, pickle juice and salt in a small bowl and stir until it is not lumpy.
    11. Pour the mixture over the potato salad.
    12. Refrigerate for an hour or so until time to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 613mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

Nutrition facts are estimates.


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