Best Sides For Chicken Wings
Appetizers, Low Carb, Sides

58 Easy Sides For Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are an American staple. We eat them on a regular basis, during sporting events, as an appetizer or entrees. But what goes well with Chicken Wings? In this post, we will share 58 easy sides for chicken wings as well as our favorite keto sides.

No matter what type of chicken wings you make, you’ll want some side dishes to go with it. We will be breaking down our list into categories such as salads, vegetables, casseroles, Keto side, other fried food, and traditional American staples.

58 Easy Sides For Chicken Wings

Best Sides For Chicken Wings


Salads Sides for Chicken Wings

If you want a lighter side and healthier option with your chicken wings, a salad is a great choice. These salads are packed with greens, vegetables and delicious flavors.

1. Caesar Salad (Low-carb Recipe)

Low Carb Caesar Salad

This Caesar Salad is a simple, tasty and easy to make. Our low carb caesar dressing makes this the perfect side dish.

2. Kale Apple Salad

kale apple salad

This Kale Apple Salad is filled with crunchy apples, kale, fresh herbs and a simple vinaigrette. It’s vegan friendly and perfect to enjoy alongside your chicken wings.

3. Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad

Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

This Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad is a flavor combination that’s sure to please. The goat cheese and spinach pair perfectly with the sweet balsamic dressing for an easy side dish.

4. Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw Salad

This Broccoli Slaw is so simple to prepare and packed with flavor. It’s a great way to add color and crunch to any meal.

5. Coleslaw


This classic Coleslaw is the perfect side dish for any occasion. It’s creamy, crunchy and full of flavor.

6. Creamy Cucumber Salad

creamy cucumber salad

This Creamy Cucumber Salad is an easy side dish that everyone will love. It’s light and refreshing with a hint of sweetness.

7. Greek Salad

keto greek salad

This is a low carb Greek Salad recipe that is packed with flavor and is light and filling side for chicken wings. 

8. Roasted Beet & Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

This Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad is a delicious way to add color and flavor to your next meal. It’s full of roasted beets, arugula, feta cheese and a zesty vinaigrette.

9. Asparagus & Avocado Salad

Asparagus and Avocado Salad

This Asparagus and Avocado Salad is full of healthy fats, fiber and vitamins. It’s perfect for a light lunch or side dish with your chicken wings.

10. Radish & Carrot Salad

Radish and Carrot Salad

This Radish and Carrot Salad is a great way to add some crunch and color to your next meal. It’s full of fresh ingredients and the simple lemon dressing brings out all the flavors.


Vegetable Sides For Chicken Wings

When we think of chicken wings, we tend to think of vegetables as most places that serve chicken wings serve them with celery sticks and carrot sticks. But there are more vegetable options to choose from. You can have fresh vegetables or cooked vegetables.

11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a delicious way to add some color and flavor to your next meal. They’re lightly seasoned with olive oil, garlic and herbs for an easy side dish.

12. Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini

This Grilled Zucchini is the perfect side dish for your chicken wings. It’s simple to make and packed full of flavor with garlic, herbs and lemon juice and is light to eat.

13. Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are a great option to pair with chicken wings as they are simple to make. Just add butter, cinnamon or add some extra toppings like chickpeas and you have an tasty side dish.

14. Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe works great for broccolini as well. Just add olive oil and any spices you like for added flavor. They can be cooked in the air fryer or oven. The air fryer is my favorite method for making roasted broccoli. 

15. Cauliflower Rice

A bowl and skillet with keto cauliflower rice.

Cauliflower rice is a great way to enjoy rice without all the carbs. My simple and easy Cauliflower Rice recipe will become a staple side dish for any meal. 

16. Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled eggplant is an extremely easy side dish to make. Just slice, season with olive oil and spices of your choice then grill until tender.

17. Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are great to serve with chicken wings. Pick your favorite bell pepper, red will be slightly sweeter. Serve them raw or roasted on the grill.

18. Steamed Asparagus

Steamed Asparagus

Steamed asparagus is a healthy and easy side to make. Just steam until tender then season with your favorite spices or herbs.

19. Fried Green Beans

Fried Green Beans

Fried green beans are an easy way to get some extra vegetables in your meal. Simply season with your favorite spices, dip in a batter and fry until golden brown.

20. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

A classic side dish, mashed potatoes are great to pair with juicy chicken wings. Add butter, cheese, garlic or sour cream for more flavor.

21.Carrot Sticks

Carrot Sticks

Carrot sticks are often served with chicken wings. Serve them raw or roasted on the grill for a quick and easy side dish.

22.Celery Sticks

Celery Sticks

Celery sticks are another classic side dish that goes well with chicken wings. They are best served raw to help to minimize heat from spicy chicken wings.

Casseroles & Bakes

Casserole Sides For Chicken Wings

For a more hearty side dish, casseroles and bakes are always a great option. These classic side dishes are a heavier option then the salads and vegetables mentioned above but are still a great way to enjoy game day with all your favorite classics sides.

23. Mac & Cheese

Keto Mac & cheese

Mac and Cheese is an American favorite loved by kids and adults. This is a great side to add to chicken wings. Try a classic recipe or try my Keto Mac and Cheese Recipe that is packed with cheesy goodness. 

24. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes are probably my favorite way to make potatoes. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are made with simple ingredients like cheese, potatoes and cream baked in the oven. 

25. Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti was my favorite type of pasta dish when I was a kid. I mean you can’t go wrong with penne, pasta sauce and cheese. 

26. Shepherd’s Pie

Keto Shepherds pie

An American classic that is so simple and easy to make. Shepherd’s Pie is filling and takes just a few ingredients. Try our low carb Shepherd’s Pie Recipe.

27. Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

An American Thanksgiving classic, Green Bean Casserole is filling, full of flavor and delicious. 

28. Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole

This casserole is one I haven’t really heard of before, but once I saw it the ingredients and tasted it I don’t know why I never thought of it before. With mashed potatoes, bacon and cheese this will be an easy side dish to serve with chicken wings or to make for dinner on it’s own. 

29. Broccoli & Cheddar Bake

Broccoli and Cheddar Bake

Broccoli and Cheddar just go so well together. I mean isn’t that how we got most of our kids to even eat broccoli in the first place. This Broccoli and Cheddar Bake is simple, delicious and makes a great side dish for any meal. 

30. Sausage Stuffing Bake

Sausage Stuffing Bake

Another Thanksgiving classic that can be made year round, this Sausage Stuffing Bake makes a great side dish for any meal. Made with bread crumbs, sausage, herbs and spices it’s packed with flavors and everyone will love it. 

32.Potato Salad

An easy low carb alternative for when you are craving potato salad, this Cauliflower Potato Salad is loaded with bacon, eggs and saucy goodness!

A summer favorite, Potato Salad is easy to make and always makes a great side at a bbq. If you want to go low carb try our Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe. 

33.Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Another summer favorite side dish, Macaroni Salad. It’s easy to make and store and great dish to bring to a family gathering. 

Keto Sides

Keto Sides For Chicken Wings

For those looking to stick to a low carb diet, there are plenty of keto side dishes you can make with chicken wings. These are some of our favorite keto recipes that have with your chicken wings.


34.Cheesy Zucchini Keto Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

This Cheesy Zucchini Keto Casserole is a great low carb alternative to some of the casseroles mentioned above on this list. 

35.Low Carb Curry Chicken Salad

Two bowls of low carb curry chicken salad in wooden bowls. A garnish of pecans and cilantro is spread around the bowls.

This Low Carb Curry Chicken Salad is made with simple ingredients like chicken, yogurt, lemon juice, celery and spices. Packed with flavor and makes a great side dish for any occasion. 

36.Keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheddar

keto broccoli salad mama bears cookbook

This Keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheddar is an extremely easy salad to put together and, might I add, one of the most delicious and requested side dishes to bring to a party. 

37.7 Minute Keto Garlic Bread

delicious garlic bread keto low carb

On a low carb diet, bread is a no-no and finding good low carb bread is a difficult task. Well we have you covered. This easy 7 minute Keto Garlic Bread doesn’t lack flavor and will be a great side dish to any meal. 

38.Keto Avocado Fries with Chipotle Mayo

If you even wanted to show up to a bbq or party and surprise people with a fun, new, tasty dish let this be the one! These Keto Avocado Fries are made with pork rinds, which are low carb and packed full of flavorful spices. And they are only 3.1g net carbs per 6 fries. 

39.Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Plate of stacked Keto Mozzarella Sticks beside a bowl of pizza sauce.

Making these Keto Mozzarella Sticks are just as simple and easy as making regular ones. The only difference, these Mozzarella Sticks are only 3.4g net carbs for 4 Mozzarella Sticks. 

40.Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad

Cauliflower Potato Salad Appetizer

As mentioned above, Potato Salad is a bbq staple at every bbq I have ever been too. However, if you are on a low carb diet, regular Potato Salad is one item you should avoid. With this recipe, you can bring your favorite side dish with you without having to ruin your diet. 

41.Low Carb Onion Rings

Low Carb Onion Rings Appetizer

Who doesn’t low a good onion ring? These Keto Onion Rings are also made with pork rinds and taste just as crispy and flavorful as regular onion rings. 

42.Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries Appetizer

It’s true, everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. Avocado’s are no exception. If you never thought of trying bacon wrapped avocado’s this is your sign to make them now. 

43.Low Carb Baked Tortilla Chips

Low Carb Tortilla Chips Appetizer

Tortilla Chips is one of the first things you think of when you hear side dish or appetizer. Regular Tortilla Chips are full of carbs but these Low Carb Tortilla Chips are made in minutes and one of my most requested recipes. 

44.Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

Another delicious and low carb side dish to make is Zucchini Fries. They are packed full of flavor, soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and much lower in carbs than traditional fries. 

Fried Foods

Fried Food Sides For Chicken Wings

No side for chicken wings is complete without some fried food. These are all our favorite fried dishes that would be perfect as a side for chicken wings.

45.Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles

You either love pickles or hate them. But if you love them chances are you will love Fried Pickles.

46.Classic French Fries

Classic French Fries

Everyone’s favorite side dish and appetizer. Classic fries are served everywhere and go with pretty much anything. 

47.Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

A healthier option to the Classic French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries have become just as popular. You can find Sweet Potato Fries at most restaurants that offer fries these days. 

48.Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges

Similar to french fries, Potato Wedges are a thicker cut of Potatoes and most of the time usually have more spices and flavor to them. 

49.Potato Chips

Potato Chips

A favorite salty snack, Potato Chips are a great side dish. Instead of buying store bought, make your own Potato Chips by slicing potatoes really thin, covering in olive oil, salt and pepper and cook them in the air fryer or oven. 

50.Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

A southern side dish that people love are Fried Green Tomatoes. They have just the perfect amount of flavor. 

Traditional American Staple

American Sides For Chicken Wings

Finally, you can never go wrong with some traditional American staples. These side dishes are all the classics and will be sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

51.Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Baked Beans are a popular side dish. They can be served with anything and will fill you up. 



Cornbread is another Southern staple that’s easy to make in bulk and ahead of time so you can enjoy them with any side dish. 

53.Corn on the Cob

Corn On The Cob

There’s no better side than a juicy, buttery Corn On The Cob. It’s one of my favorite summer side dishes and goes so well with Chicken Wings as a side dish. 

54.Biscuits & Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

A southern comfort staple, that’s more than a breakfast food, Biscuits and Gravy. Try my Keto Biscuits and Gravy Recipe that is made in under 30 mins and just 4.3g net carbs.

55.Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters

Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, these Corn Fritters make a great side dish. 

56.Potato Skins

Potato Skins

Potato Skins are a great and hearty appetizer that can be served with anything. Fill them with your favorites like cheese, bacon and sour cream. 

57.Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

When was the last party you went to that didn’t have a plate of Deviled Eggs? Yeah, me either. They are a must have at every party and is the perfect appetizer to set off the night. 

58.Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are an easy to make recipe that goes great with Chicken Wings. You’ll love these crispy golden brown Hush Puppies. 

Favorite Chicken Wing Recipe

Low Carb Baked Chicken Wings

Looking for a good chicken wing recipe? We have one of the best low carb baked chicken wing recipes.

Best Low Carb Baked Chicken Wings with Dry Rub Recipe

keto-chicken-wings cooked

This low carb baked chicken wing recipe is packed full of flavor, great for people who like spicy foods but not spicy, doesn’t include any soy sauce for those who bloat.

Other Chicken Wing Recipes

Best Dipping Sauce

Chicken wings and dipping sauce go hand and hand. Sauce adds extra flavor and gives you variety. These are some of the best dipping sauce for chicken wings with low carb and keto options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Wings Do I Need To Make For 4 Adults?

It depends on the size of your wings but on average 6-8 wings per person is enough. So for 4 people you should make 24-32 wings. However making a little bit is best as they make great leftovers.

Can I Make The Wings In Advance?

Yes, you can make the wings in advance and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat them before serving.

What Temperature Should I Cook The Wings?

It depends on how you’re cooking them but usually 375°F is good for most recipes. If you’re deep frying the wings, then 350°F is best.

Can I Freeze My Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can freeze chicken wings and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost before cooking and reheating.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken wings for most recipes. Just make sure they are properly defrosted before cooking and that the internal temperature is 165°F when cooked.

What’s The Best Way To Cook Chicken Wings?

I like cooking chicken wings in my air fryer , oven or on the grill. Air fryers and ovens allow you to cook them at a higher temperature while grilling gives it a delicious smoky flavor. Whichever way you decide to cook them, be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. The best way to check if they are cooked is with a digital thermometer. The internal temperature should be 165°F when cooked.

Do I Need To Flour Or Bread My Chicken Wings?

No, you don’t need to flour or bread your chicken wings before cooking them. However, if you want an extra crispy coating on the outside then you can dip them in a beaten egg and roll them in bread crumbs or Panko before cooking.

Can I Make Chicken Wings In The Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can make chicken wings in the slow cooker. This is an easy way to cook your wings and it ensures they are cooked thoroughly as slow cookers keep the temperature consistent. Just be sure to keep an eye on them and perhaps turn up the temperature during cooking so they don’t end up too soggy.


Chicken wings will always be a popular food choice in America. It’s easy, simple, delicious and you can customize to make any flavors you want. Even for those on a low carb or keto diet, chicken wings make a great protein source. Now that you have some of the best sides for chicken wings you can enjoy them at your next party or game day.

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