Trying to serve your kids an at least semi-well rounded meal? Here are the best side dishes to serve with chicken wings for kids!
If your kids are much like mine, when I ask them what they want to eat, they will yell back either CHICKEN NUGGETS or MAC N CHEESE!
The basics are king around here.
However, a chicken wing is not a whole meal (usually).
I serve my 1 and 3 year old in these divided silicone plates so they get 1 “main dish” and 2 sides.
One of our sides is always cut up fruit: berries, sliced apples, sauteed apples, sliced banana, mandarin oranges, something like that.
The second side is what is up in the air. For breakfast, it’s a yogurt pouch. For lunch, it’s either goldfish or chex mix. For dinner, I try for more of a side dish.
But, if you are like me, when it’s time to make food your brain goes completely blank as to what to cook.
If you are wondering what to eat with chicken wings, there are loads of possibilities!
Remember: chicken wings come with a LOT of sauce options. For the purpose of this list, I am assuming that your kids are eating pretty simple, plain chicken wings.
But, if you have a specific flavor – such as asian or sriacha – pick sides that coordinate with the sauce!
Below I am rounding up my best ideas of what to serve with chicken wings. I will round up a general list of ideas and then keep scrolling to links to actual recipes for some great ones!
The best side dishes to serve with chicken wings for kids
Here are my general favorite sides with chicken wings.
- Cut fruit
- Veggie sticks – carrots, celery, cucumber
- Fries – my kids actually prefer sweet potato fries
- Chex mix, pretzels, chips
- Veggie sticks (the chip like things)
- Cheese stick or babybel cheese
- Baked carrots
- Green peas (I make frozen ones in the microwave, and add butter)
- Potatoes any way – mashed potato, smashed, baked
- Mac n cheese
- Corn (cobb or canned)
If you are wondering what goes with chicken wings for adults, consider:
- Cole slaw
- Baked beans
- Onion rings
- Tomato/cucumber salad
- Green salad
- Green beans
- Grain salad like cous cous, quinoa, etc
- Sautéed spinach
- Brussel sprouts
(And if your kids will eat those things, more power to you! Mine will not.)
Here are some mouth watering recipes for chicken wing sides!
The best side dishes to serve with chicken wings for kids
Serving your kids chicken wings? Here are some great side dish ideas!
You can make this delicious side dish in just 15 minutes. They are loved by young and old alike.
Air Fryer Parmesan Truffle Polenta Fries with Dipping Sauce
These air fryer parmesan truffle polenta fries are a deliciously elegant side dish or appetizer, perfectly paired with truffle mayo dipping sauce. Crispy and flavorful, they're sure to be a hit.
Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese
This delicious copycat chick fil a side dish is the perfect chicken companion. Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese is a creamy pasta dish that kid will love!
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Make your entire meal finger foods when you serve up these fun and colorful fruit kabobs with chicken wings! No need for utensils, which your kids will love!
Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Air Fryer Garlic bread is super crispy, crunchy, and ready in just five minutes. The quickest garlic bread you’ll ever make!
Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
Baked potato wedges are the perfect side dish or appetizer for any meal. They are easy to make and full of flavor, with a crispy outside and a soft, fluffy inside. This recipe includes bacon, garlic, and parmesan cheese for an extra delicious flavor.
Roasted Sweet Chili Thai Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Best Crudite Dip Recipe for Veggie Platters
Double dip and bring something healthy to the table, let the kids dip their wings in this easy Crudite dip. When surrounded by colorful veggies watch how fast they get eaten!
Delicious cheesy mashed potatoes, the perfect side dish for kids. Easy, cheesy and oh so delicious!
Green Bean Potato Salad
This fabulous green bean potato salad is bright and fresh and giving us life this summer!
It's made with yukon golds, green beans, hard-boiled eggs and herbs and a light mayo, olive oil and Dijon dressing.
Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
Orange Fluff Salad Recipe
Mandarin oranges and cottage cheese make this Orange Fluff salad perfect for pairing with chicken. Kids will enjoy the sweet taste of this classic side salad.
Crispy Onion Rings Recipe & Tips to Reheat Onion Rings
These onion rings will be a hit with kids of all ages. Once you try making your own onion rings, you will never want to buy the frozen ones again.
How To Make Mexican Corn (In A Cup!)
My kids love corn and this is one of their faves. Ready in minutes and everyone loves it!
Oven Roasted Carrots
Baby carrots are a kid favorite, and this high-heat roasting technique brings out loads of sweet, yummy flavors!
Air Fryer Tater Tots
Air fryer frozen tater tots are the crispiest crunchiest tater tots around! Quick, easy and so much less mess than with oven baked tater tots!
Instant Pot Baked Beans
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Free printable side dish planner!
Make sure to download our free printable side dish planner! This checklist gives you ideas for side dishes for your kids every day of the week!
What’s your favorite chicken wing side dish?
Thanks for reading!