What goes with fried chicken? We’re glad you asked!
Fried chicken is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. As much as we all love it, some great side dishes can really round out the meal.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of great Sides for Fried Chicken from GypsyPlate and around the internet.
From classics like mashed potatoes, biscuits and corn, to some unique parings you may not have thought of, you have so many options.
Go through all of these delicious fried chicken side dishes, you’re sure to find something just perfect!
The Best Sides for Fried Chicken:
1. Mashed Potatoes
Perhaps nothing goes better with fried chicken than mashed potatoes! It’s a classic pairing of comfort foods that go so well together.
2. Corn Casserole
This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. Seriously, just mix up the ingredients, then stick it in the oven.
It’s a versatile dish that would go great on a holiday spread. But it’s so good, you just might want to eat it all year long!
This creamy Creole Coleslaw is a great variation on that classic potluck side dish. Your traditional slaw gets a zippy upgrade.
Bring this to your next get together and guests will be asking for the secret to your slaw!
4. Green Bean Almondine
If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, try this green beans almondine.
The green beans are covered in almonds toasted in marvelous melted butter. The buttered almonds are topped with parsley and lemon juice.
Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries.
The main ingredients are corn kernels and lima beans, but some regional variations include other vegetables and meats.
6. Squash Casserole
This classic yellow Squash Casserole is a great every day side dish for your favorite Southern fare.
Easy and delicious, this is one of our favorite sides for fried chicken.
7. Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice is a famous dish in Creole and Cajun cuisines. White rice gets a “dirty” color from bits of meat and a generous dose of seasonings.
It’s a super delicious recipe that’s packed with flavor. And although it’s usually served as a side dish, we love it as a main.
8. Creamed Corn
After you try this easy Creamed Corn recipe, you will never, ever go back to canned. Made with fresh corn (though you can use frozen), it’s so creamy and full of flavor.
This side dish is addictively good. It will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas spreads, but is a must in summer when that sweet corn is in season
9. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
Get some veggies power going with this Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad. It’s enhanced with a flavorful pesto dressing and fresh mozzarella pearls. So good.
10. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel
If you want a great side dish, try this sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel.
Creamy sweet potatoes are already good, but adding crunchy, buttery, sweet, and salty pecans help to add more flavors.
11. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread
This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… what a combination!
The next time you crave cornbread, give this recipe a try.
12. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty side dish you need this summer.
A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.
13. Batata Harra
Add an exotic twist to your everyday potatoes with this Lebanese delight. Packed full of flavors, if you love fresh herbs this batata harra may be your new favorite side dish.
14. Maque Choux
Give your corn a Louisiana style makeover with this Cajun Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning, along with other flavor enhancers.
This recipe is perfect for summer, when corn season is at its peak. It will become the new star side dish at your cookouts and potlucks.
15. Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad is another one of the staple sides for fried fish.
This version is extra creamy and extra tangy. Make a big batch, and enjoy the leftovers for days!
These buttermilk biscuits are fluffy and tender. They only take four ingredients, you’ll love how easy they are!
They go great with fried chicken, and so many other dishes.
17. Roasted Acorn Squash
If you love sweet flavors in your sides, try this roasted acorn squash recipe. It features maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon.
The sweetness makes a great pairing to your crispy fried chicken.
Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo
18. Southern Collard Greens
These Southern collard greens are amazing. They’re loaded with bacon and plenty of other flavor enhancers.
This is one of our favorite sides for fried chicken!
Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom
19. Country Gravy
The next time you want to smother your fried chicken in gravy, try this white country gravy.
It’s a creamy milk based gravy with plenty of black pepper. Give it a try, you may never go back to regular gravy.
Get the Recipe @ sugarandcloth
In many parts of the country, waffles are the go to comfort food combo. According to various stories, it first originated in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Deep South, or Harlem.
In any case, it really started gaining momentum in a famous restaurant in Los Angeles in the 70’s, and has been getting more popular ever since.
So there you go, thirty great sides for fried chicken. Which one will you try first?
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The 20 BEST Sides for Fried Chicken
This list of Sides for Fried Chicken includes all of your favorites like mashed potatoes, as well as some new ideas to try. We love this zippy Creole slaw:
- 16oz coleslaw mix
- 3/8 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Creole mustard
- 2 Tbsp Creole seasoning
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- In a large bowl, mix together mayo, mustard, Creole seasoning, vinegar and sugar until well combined.
- Add in coleslaw mix and toss well.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
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