16 Best Sides to Serve with Fried Chicken

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Are you making chicken for dinner and wondering what to serve with fried chicken? Everyone loves juicy chicken coated and fried until it is crispy and crunchy. And it tastes even better when it is paired with the right side dishes!

Fried chicken used to be something I made rarely, because frying chicken is messy, but since I got an air fryer and started making air fryer fried chicken I make it all the time!

And since I like variety in my meals I have tried a lot of different side dishes with my chicken. Some of them are classic, like mashed potatoes. Some of them are healthy, like green beans. Some of them are not even remotely healthy, like fried hush puppies. But they are all delicious!

So if you are trying to figure out what to serve with fried chicken check out this list of the best side dishes for fried chicken!

Best Side Dishes for Fried Chicken

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Best Side Dishes for Fried Chicken

corn on the cob

A collection of 16 of the best sides for fried chicken, perfect for a family dinner! Check out this recipe for air fryer corn on the cob, one of my family's favorite recipes to serve with fried chicken.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 4 ears of corn
  • oil in a spray bottle
  • salt and pepper
  • butter for serving


    1. Preheat air fryer to 400º F for 3 minutes.
    2. Husk the corn and take the silk off. Cut off the ends if necessary to fit in the air fryer basket.
    3. Spray the corn with a little bit of oil. Don't use an aerosol like Pam, it can damage the finish of the air fryer basket. Use oil in a spray bottle or brush it on with a pastry brush.
    4. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the corn.
    5. Cook for 8-10 minutes, turning the corn over halfway through the cooking time.
    6. Serve with butter and more salt.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are estimates.


Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

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