Fried chicken is one of the best comfort foods you can make, with a flavorful, crispy coating and juicy, meaty chicken underneath.
I could eat ten pieces of fried chicken without anything else, but why would I want to do that when there are so many tasty side dishes that go well with fried chicken?
Fried chicken sides always hit the spot, but sometimes, it’s hard to decide on the perfect side.
I rounded up 17 of my favorite fried chicken sides to inspire you! If you are stumped on what to serve with fried chicken, you’ve come to the right place.
mashed potatoes are a delicious side for everything, but they go especially well with fried chicken.
This sensational mashed potato recipe is creamy and flavorful, with a smooth texture that beautifully contrasts the crunch of your fried chicken.
Consider adding some bacon to make this side dish even more decadent!
Homemade biscuits are
a classic southern side that goes well with fried chicken and any other side you make.
Forget the biscuit dough in a tin because these homemade biscuits are easy to whip up and taste 100x better than the store-bought stuff.
Butter up a few of these biscuits and eat them with your fried chicken for a quintessential southern meal.
Baked potatoes are one the easiest and fastest sides you can make with fried chicken. And this recipe is super flexible, so you can add or subtract whatever toppings you want.
But this simple recipe showcases the powerful flavor of the potato, which often goes unappreciated.
Don't forget to consider
some popular toppings to add to your baked potato.
This coleslaw recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory, creating a rich but cold side dish you won't be able to get enough of.
It’s a colorful dish, so it can jazz up your fried chicken plate if things look a little too brown and plain. And it’s easy to make this in large batches, so you can have some for later.
Sometimes fried chicken is so good that you don’t need a real side, you can make a topping for the chicken, like this sensational white country gravy.
It’s salty and
umami with a creamy, soft texture, perfectly moistening the fried chicken for a filling and delicious dish. And if you’ve never made gravy from scratch before, this recipe makes it easy as pie.
Who doesn’t love
a gooey side of mac and cheese?
If you want to know what to serve with fried chicken for kids, mac and cheese is an ideal option, as it’s cheesy and soft, adding a nice contrast to the plate.
This homemade mac and cheese recipe delivers a flavorful and decadent side for your fried chicken.
If you want to add a veggie to the plate, this squash casserole is a delicious choice.
The squash is tender and slightly sweet, mixed with yummy cheese and crunchy crackers for an explosion of flavors and textures. You’ll want to save this recipe
for your Thanksgiving!
Corn salad is a highly underrated fried chicken side in my opinion.
It has the classic southern flavors that go well with fried chicken and add some brightness and freshness to the plate to counterbalance the heaviness of the chicken.
It’s ideal if you want a lighter side for a more balanced meal.
When I think of fried chicken I think of southern comfort food, but fried chicken is also a popular protein in many Asian cuisines.
If you want to add an Asian flair to your fried chicken plate, this pineapple fried rice is sweet, savory, and scrumptious. It’s easy to make and it’s ideal if you need to feed a lot of people!
Hushpuppies are like a southern secret, but they should be an international favorite.
Made mostly from cornmeal, hushpuppies are these golden brown crunchy balls of goodness. You only need a few ingredients to whip these up and you’ll instantly be in love.
Jojo potatoes are essentially potato wedges that have been taken to the next level.
They’re gingerly coated in
flour and seasoning, giving them an extra kick of flavor.
If you love heat, I highly recommend adding some chili powder or red pepper flakes to make them spicy and mouthwatering.
Cream cheese corn is kind of like mac and cheese but with corn! It’s a healthier and more colorful option for your side and delivers a fresh but cozy flavor that will blow your mind.
It comes together in just 20 minutes, and the best part is you can use frozen corn, making it an easy and convenient side dish for busy weeknights.
Fried cabbage? Hear me out.
This recipe is my new obsession, as it combines yummy cabbage with
tasty Cajun seasoning and bacon. It has a salty, umami flavor with a decadent combination of ingredients.
Despite all the butter and bacon, it’s a low-cal and low-carb side dish for fried chicken, so you don’t have to feel guilty eating it.
Brabant potatoes are a NOLA classic.
They are cubed potatoes crisped in the oven and then doused with an indulgent garlic butter sauce that will have you making yummy noises every five seconds.
These are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, even among children and pickiest eaters.
Okra is a popular veggie in the south but isn’t super popular anywhere else. But after trying this quick recipe, you’ll be adding okra to your weekly shopping list.
You only need three ingredients for this recipe and you wind up with crunchy bite-sized okra that everyone will love.
This garlic-roasted potato recipe delivers crispy potatoes with a fluffy inside that melts in your mouth.
The garlic flavor is potent, so it’s the perfect side dish for all my fellow garlic fanatics. If you want to create the ultimate comfort dish, this is the best side.
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to make this delicious casserole.
This recipe makes green bean casserole easier and yummier than ever, with crunchy
onions, a creamy sauce, and gooey cheese.
It doesn’t get better than this, so save this recipe for every holiday and every fried chicken night!
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