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- 🍗 Tasty Side Dish for Chicken Drumsticks
- 🥔 Potato Sides for Chicken Drumsticks
- 1. Classic Mashed Potatoes
- 2. Twice Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon
- 3. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
- 4. Ina Garten’s Potato Salad
- 5. Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with Honey and Feta
- 6. Crispy Parmesan Potato Stacks
- 7. Seasoned Hasselback Potatoes
- 🥕 Simple Veggie Side Dish to Serve with Chicken Drumsticks (Very Healthy Side!)
- 8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli
- 9. Simple Roasted Asparagus
- 10. Maple Dijon Roasted Carrot
- 11. Crunchy Zucchini Fritters
- 12. Restaurant Fried Green Beans
- 13. Creamed Spinach
- 🍲 Soupy Easy Side Dish for Chicken Dinner: Pure Comfort Food
- 14. Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup
- 15. Cabbage Roll Soup
- 16. Cream of Asparagus Soup
- 17. Mexican Corn and Chicken Soup
- 18. Ham Potato Soup
- 19. Maryland Crab Soup
- 🥗 The Best Side Dishes: Salads Edition!
- 20. Cucumber Onion Salad
- 21. Amish Broccoli Salad with Cauliflower, Cheese, and Bacon
- 22. Shrimp Avocado Salad
- 23. Buttery Bean Salad with Lemon and Garlic
- 24. Corn Pasta Salad with Bell Pepper, Bacon, and Pesto Dressing
- 25. Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad
- 26. Arugula Salad with Lemon Zest, Parmesan, and Balsamic Dressing
- 27. Savory Greek Salad
- 28. Tangy Korean Cucumber Salad
- 🍗 Other Delicious Chicken Side Dishes
- 29. Havarti and Cheddar Mac and Cheese
- 30. Easy Butter Parmesan Noodles
- 31. Hoisin Broccoli Noodles
- 32. Mushroom and Wild Rice Pilaf
- 33. Spinach Mushroom Quinoa Skillet
- 34. Uncle Roger Egg Fried Rice
- 35. Texas Toast Garlic Bread
- 36. Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)
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🍗 Tasty Side Dish for Chicken Drumsticks
Whether you're a restaurant owner looking to wow patrons or a home cook gearing up for a family gathering, the combination of a savory chicken dish and these easy side dishes will absolutely not disappoint!
🥔 Potato Sides for Chicken Drumsticks
From the classic mashed potatoes to the more creative Hasselback, this lineup of potato sides is here to make your chicken drumstick feast an unforgettable one.
1. Classic Mashed Potatoes
Let's kick things off with a classic side dish: THE mashed potato. Creamy, buttery, and oh-so-comforting, this simple side dish is a delicious contrast to the crispy texture of the drumsticks.
Whether you like it with a dollop of gravy on top or just as is, mashed potato is one of the best side dishes that never goes out of style.
2. Twice Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon
Imagine creamy mashed potatoes loaded with crispy bacon and melted cheese, all baked to perfection...twice! Say hello to a new favorite!
3. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
If Twice Baked Potato isn’t cheesy enough, try this Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe.
The onions bring a wonderful umami-like depth of flavor, a touch of sweetness, and a golden-brown color for a more appetizing lunch or dinner!
4. Ina Garten’s Potato Salad
This refreshing side brings together the magic of creamy mayo, zesty Dijon mustard, and a medley of fresh herbs to create a salad that's bursting with sophistication.
With every forkful, you'll experience a delightful blend of tastes that only the Ina Garten touch can bring!
5. Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with Honey and Feta
Who doesn't love a roasty toasty potato? These little rounds of delight are roasted in olive oil and drizzled with hot honey for an extra kick. If you don’t have hot honey, regular honey works just as fine!
6. Crispy Parmesan Potato Stacks
Each stack offers a delightful combination of textures – the edges are wonderfully crunchy, while the centers remain tender. Perfect side dish for picnics, parties, and any gatherings!
7. Seasoned Hasselback Potatoes
These spuds take on a whole new level of elegance with their unique accordion-like cuts. Roasted to perfection, they can transform an ordinary family dinner into an extraordinary, almost fancy event.
🥕 Simple Veggie Side Dish to Serve with Chicken Drumsticks (Very Healthy Side!)
If you're in the mood for something light, these vegetable side dishes are just what you need!
8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli
The flavors of Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli are simple but unreal – nutty, a bit sweet, and a whole lot of yum!
9. Simple Roasted Asparagus
If you find yourself without brussels sprouts and broccoli but have asparagus on hand, try this Simple (but delicious!) Roasted Asparagus dish. It’s a healthy side dish that you can prepare in only under 30 minutes or less.
10. Maple Dijon Roasted Carrot
Who could’ve guessed maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and carrot would taste amazing together? I certainly didn't until I tried this recipe.
These vibrant orange sticks are roasted to perfection, coated in a glaze that flawlessly balances the sweet notes of maple syrup with the tangy kick of Dijon mustard.
11. Crunchy Zucchini Fritters
Whenever I have an excess of zucchini in my garden, Zucchini Fritter is my go-to. It’s a simple yet satisfying way to enjoy the flavors of summer's harvest.
If there’s still plenty of zucchini left, try Whole Wheat Savory Zucchini Bread!
12. Restaurant Fried Green Beans
For another crispy treat, you might enjoy my take on Restaurant Fried Green Beans! Each bean is coated in a light and crispy batter, creating a delightful contrast between the tender inside and the satisfying crunch on the outside!
For more green bean recipes, check out these 50 Green Beans Dishes.
13. Creamed Spinach
Creamed spinach is another timeless favorite that combines the goodness of spinach with a velvety, dreamy cream sauce, all in one skillet! It’s so delicious you’re gonna want to make it again and again...and again!
🍲 Soupy Easy Side Dish for Chicken Dinner: Pure Comfort Food
For a warm, comforting, and utterly satisfying side dish, you can’t go wrong with soups!
14. Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup
The Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup is a flavorful fall-inspired dish that mimics the beloved soup from Panera Bread.
With its cozy blend of sweet and savory notes, it offers a delightful taste of autumn that's perfect for colder seasons!
15. Cabbage Roll Soup
Cabbage Roll Soup is a tasty twist on classic cabbage rolls. Instead of going through all the prep, we're keeping it real simple by turning it into a nutritious and filling soup.
16. Cream of Asparagus Soup
This fabulous side dish is known for its smooth texture and delicate flavor, achieved by blending cooked asparagus with your favorite cream or milk.
It's a popular choice during spring when asparagus is in season, and it can be enjoyed as a side dish or a light meal on its own.
17. Mexican Corn and Chicken Soup
18. Ham Potato Soup
Got some leftover ham hanging around? Well, you're in for a treat with this super easy crockpot recipe.
19. Maryland Crab Soup
If you call the Old Line State home, then you’ve probably heard of this dish. It's a flavorful representation of Maryland's coastal cuisine and a favorite dish for seafood enthusiasts.
🥗 The Best Side Dishes: Salads Edition!
Chicken drumsticks are rich and savory, and a fresh salad can provide a wonderful contrast with its crispness, tanginess, and lighter flavors!
20. Cucumber Onion Salad
Cucumber Onion Salad is a timeless favorite that brings back childhood memories of warm afternoons spent under the sun. Oh how I miss those moments!
21. Amish Broccoli Salad with Cauliflower, Cheese, and Bacon
The velvety broccoli, the comforting embrace of cheese, and the decadence of bacon create a symphony of flavors that feels like a cherished family tradition.
22. Shrimp Avocado Salad
My seafood escape! Juicy shrimp, creamy avocado – this scrumptious side dish is a seaside rendezvous that will take you straight to the ocean's edge with every bite.
23. Buttery Bean Salad with Lemon and Garlic
Imagine a bowl of buttery beans, fresh veggies, and zingy dressing that's bursting with flavor and texture. That's Buttery Bean Salad – it's simple, snappy, and seriously delicious.
Top it off with some crumbled feta for an extra pop of yum!
24. Corn Pasta Salad with Bell Pepper, Bacon, and Pesto Dressing
This dish is like your favorite pasta salad leveled up – a medley of soft, crunchy, smoky, and herby that's a true crowd-pleaser!
25. Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad
If you're a fan of spicy foods like I am, you'll absolutely enjoy the Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad. It’s like an adventure in a bowl – bold, spicy, and oh-so-crunchy!
26. Arugula Salad with Lemon Zest, Parmesan, and Balsamic Dressing
This Mediterranean recipe turns ordinary greens into a delightful treat that's both simple and luxurious!
27. Savory Greek Salad
Each bite of this classic side is a journey to the sun-soaked shores of Greece. It's a refreshing, easy-to-make dish that's also incredibly yummy and good for the heart!
28. Tangy Korean Cucumber Salad
Give yourself a Seoul-inspired treat with this Korean spin on cucumber salad. It's like teleporting to Korea within the comforts of your own kitchen.
And if you're craving for more Korean treats, check out this list of the best Korean snacks you have to try now (yes now!).
🍗 Other Delicious Chicken Side Dishes
Here are some more side dish ideas that pair well with grilled, roasted, or fried chicken drumsticks.
29. Havarti and Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Why settle for regular mac and cheese when you can take it up a notch with some Havarti?
In case you haven't tried it yet, Havarti is this tasty cow's milk cheese hailing from Denmark. It's rich, creamy, and almost melts in your mouth!
30. Easy Butter Parmesan Noodles
Easy Butter Parmesan Noodles is another creamy, cozy pasta dish you’ll enjoy. It's the kind of comfort food that's simply hard to resist.
31. Hoisin Broccoli Noodles
When you’re craving that rich, East Asian flavor, these Hoisin Broccoli Noodles step up as a tasty vegetarian meal or a delightful side dish. It's like the quickest Asian-style noodle magic in one pan – ready in just about 10 minutes!
32. Mushroom and Wild Rice Pilaf
Brown butter and mushrooms are a match made in heaven! Plus, the combo of sweet, plump raisins and satisfyingly crunchy slivered almonds will seriously make you crave this dish all day long.
33. Spinach Mushroom Quinoa Skillet
Quinoa, sautéed mushrooms, fresh spinach, and a sprinkle of savory parmesan come together for a delicious weeknight meal that's a total win!
34. Uncle Roger Egg Fried Rice
If you're a fan of Uncle Roger (aka Nigel Ng) and his legendary food commentary, you're in for a treat with his Egg Fried Rice. It might just be the most fried-tasted egg rice you'll ever make!
35. Texas Toast Garlic Bread
Making your own Texas Toast Garlic Bread is super simple. Just grab some thick-sliced bread, slather on garlic butter or sprinkle some garlic powder, and let your toaster oven or regular oven work its magic!
36. Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)
We're ending on a great note with these little bites of Brazilian deliciousness. This chewy and cheese dish makes for a seriously irresistible side dish that’ll have your kids coming back for more!
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Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Drumsticks
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- Classic Mashed Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
- Ina Garten’s Potato Salad
- Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with Honey and Feta
- Crispy Parmesan Potato Stacks
- Seasoned Hasselback Potatoes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli
- Simple Roasted Asparagus
- Maple Dijon Roasted Carrot
- Crunchy Zucchini Fritters
- Restaurant Fried Green Beans
- Creamed Spinach
- Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup
- Cabbage Roll Soup
- Cream of Asparagus Soup
- Mexican Corn and Chicken Soup
- Ham Potato Soup
- Maryland Crab Soup
- Cucumber Onion Salad
- Amish Broccoli Salad with Cauliflower, Cheese, and Bacon
- Shrimp Avocado Salad
- Buttery Bean Salad with Lemon and Garlic
- Corn Pasta Salad with Bell Peppers, Bacon, and Pesto Dressing
- Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad
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Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.