What to Serve With Chicken and Waffles? 20 Best Side Dishes

Chicken and Waffles Side dishes

Are you planning to have chicken and waffles for dinner? If yes, what side dish will you pair it with to make your meal more fulfilling and delicious?

Chicken and waffles are a perfect pair to enjoy for a quick lunch or dinner. They get ready within a few minutes and are ideal food options for picky eaters.

However, you must have a side dish with them to make a proper meal.

Chicken and Waffles Side dishes

Looking for a quick answer?

The best side dishes to serve with chicken and waffles are tomato sauce, onion rings, stuffed peppers, coconut shrimp, feta pasta, scalloped potatoes, baby potatoes, Chile Verde, garlic shrimp, ricotta, creamy crockpot grits, cornbread pudding, bacon jerky, ranch coleslaw, pear compote and air fryer green beans. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Chicken and Waffles Side Dishes

1. Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce

Explore this recipe to make the best tomato sauce at home. The resultant product is both tangy and sweet, perfect to enrich your chicken and waffles.

You can make it healthier by adding all-natural ingredients and following the tagged recipe properly. Also, make a good amount of this sauce to store it in a jar for later use.

2. Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Give your chicken and waffles a crunchy touch by serving your main meal with these delicious onion rings. They are easy to make and can get ready within a few minutes.

Onion rings should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Make sure that you follow the recipe properly to achieve the perfect results.

3. Stuffed Peppers 

Stuffed Peppers

You can also serve these beautiful and tasty stuffed peppers with chicken and waffles. This colorful side dish uses some of the tastiest herbs for the filling. Make loads of these peppers home because they vanish quickly without warning.

If you like, you can customize the filling according to your taste. But we would recommend you to follow all the instructions properly and make everything as mentioned.

4. Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Explore the flavors of coconut and shrimp together with this amazing recipe. If you like seafood, you would love having this side dish with chicken and waffles.

It is so easy to achieve the results mentioned on the recipe card. You can also enjoy this dish as a snack or an appetizer.

5. Feta Pasta

Feta PastaDo you want to cook a comforting side dish with chicken and waffles? If yes, make this easy-to-prepare feta pasta for your main meal.

With just a few already-available ingredients, you can create a flavorful pasta to be enjoyed as a fulfilling side dish. The feta cheese pairs perfectly with the other ingredients in this pasta, giving you the taste of everything good and healthy.

6. Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped PotatoesMany people are unaware of the dish, scalloped potatoes. This is a creamy potato recipe that's way better than french fries. It is tasty, and every bite is perfect to keep you full for longer.

Moreover, scalloped potatoes taste incredible with many side dishes, including chicken and waffles. So, give them a try by following the recipe properly.

7. Baby Potatoes

Baby PotatoesMake these easy baby potatoes with chicken and waffles if you don't want to make anything fancy for lunch or dinner. These potatoes are seasoned with salt and black peppers and are perfect for adults and kids alike.

To be safe, we recommend making lots of these potatoes as they finish quickly.

8. Chile Verde

Chile Verde

Do you have lots of friends coming up for dinner? In that case, prepare a huge bowl of Chile Verde and pair it with chicken and waffles to create a crowd-pleasing menu.

This Mexican pork stew is a pretty tender and juicy recipe. The dish also features butternut squash for the perfect juicy flavor required to make this dish a hit.

9. Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

Let your tastebuds dance with joy as you enjoy these garlic shrimps with chicken and waffles. This side dish is beautiful and ideal for people who want something light and citrusy with their main meal.

10. Ricotta


Have you ever tried making ricotta at home? It is a beautiful cheese recipe and tastes divine with chicken and waffles.

And guess what? To make it, you need only two ingredients, white vinegar and milk. Try it at home by following the recipe card, and then share your experience with us.

11. Creamy Crockpot Grits

Creamy Crockpot Grits

This light and healthy recipe features grits, water, butter, and heavy cream. Once the dish is ready, after following all the instructions, pour the creamy and rich grits on your chicken and waffles to create an ultimate comfort food.

Since this is a slow cooker recipe, you may have to practice patience to achieve the correct consistency.

12. Cornbread Pudding

Cornbread pudding

Pair your chicken and waffles with this interesting side dish, cornbread pudding. To make it, you require some essential ingredients such as eggs, sour cream, corn, butter, cornbread mix, and paprika.

This pudding is soft and melts in your mouth with every spoonful. You can serve this side dish to your friends looking for something comforting to eat.

13. Bacon Jerky

Bacon Jerky

This is a spicy and sweet side dish with your chicken and waffles. The recipe uses important ingredients like bacon, brown sugar, sriracha, and pepper. The resultant bacon strips are wholesome and crunchy, perfect to make your meal delicious as you can imagine.

For best results. add a sauce to the mix and experience an explosion of various flavors in your mouth.

14. Ranch Coleslaw

Ranch Coleslaw

We love a quick ranch coleslaw to pair with chicken and waffles. The tagged recipe is a perfect substitute for the traditional coleslaw and can be enjoyed during summer lunches and dinners.

Make a huge bowl of this salad for friends coming to your place for food. Everyone should get enough of this coleslaw to have with chicken and waffles.

15. Pear Compote

Pear CompoteHave you ever tried pear compote? If not, now is the time to enjoy this rich dish as a side option with chicken and waffles.

It is a perfect topping for savory and sweet dishes. It features chunky pears, warm spices, ginger, golden raisins, and lemon zest for the perfect taste. You must add brown sugar instead of white to achieve the ideal sweetness.

16. Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans

Air fryer green beans is another amazing side dish to eat with chicken and waffles. The recipe is perfect to make an otherwise overlooked vegetable and enjoy its beautiful texture and flavor to the fullest.

17.  Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes

Since potatoes taste great with chicken and waffles, we have another recipe for you. Smashed potatoes are wholesome and feature garlic and parmesan, giving you all the reasons to try the dish repeatedly.

These potatoes are addictive and taste divine with a homemade sauce. You can serve them as a snack or appetizer as well.

18. Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad

If you think that chicken and waffles are heavy enough and you just need a light side dish, we present you with this healthy and yummy vegetable salad. You can customize it according to the recipes you like. Besides, make this salad less or more spicy with your preferred seasoning.

19. Creamy Pea Salad

Creamy pea salad

We love having this salad with chicken and waffles. It is both tasty and healthy.

You can either go for frozen peas or get fresh ones. You can enjoy this salad in every season and cherish the flavors and creaminess on offer.

20. Spicy Cheese Sauce

Spicy Cheese Sauce

Spread this cheese sauce over your chicken and enjoy the combination with waffles. There is nothing better than a meal idea as good as this one.

While you can buy a cheese sauce from a store, we suggest making it at home for all the goodness and richness on offer. Give this recipe a try and share your views with us.

Final Takeaway

If you love chicken and waffles, make sure that your dish doesn't have to be boring. Pair it with the best side dishes and enjoy a complete meal.

We have offered you 20 side options to try. So, experience each and give us your honest feedback.

Side Dishes For Chicken and Waffles

  1. Tomato Sauce
  2. Onion Rings
  3. Stuffed Peppers
  4. Coconut Shrimp
  5. Feta Pasta
  6. Scalloped Potatoes
  7. Baby Potatoes
  8. Chile Verde
  9. Garlic Shrimp
  10. Ricotta
  11. Creamy Crockpot Grits
  12. Cornbread Pudding
  13. Bacon Jerky
  14. Ranch Coleslaw
  15. Pear Compote
  16. Crispy Green Benas
  17. Smashed Potatoes
  18. Vegetable Salad
  19. Creamy Pea Salad
  20. Spicy Cheese Sauce

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Do you crave chicken and waffles? If so, use one of these delicious side dishes for a complete meal
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 2 chicken and waffles


  • Make chicken and waffles using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can serve chicken and waffles with smashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, creamy pea salad, Chile Verde, ranch coleslaw, baby potatoes, onion rings and tomato sauce. You can also try spicy cheese sauce, crispy green beans, coconut shrimp, garlic shrimp, pear compote or stuffed peppers.
  • Serve together and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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