Fried Chicken Dinner Side; Southern Fried Chicken: 20 Side Dishes
Fried Chicken Dinner Side
My favorite Southern food is fried chicken dinner side different tasty items. Sure, it’s easy: just dip some chicken in batter and fry it in oil till it’s golden. And yet, the flavor is out of this world.
It has that enticing crisp-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside characteristic. It’s the ultimate comfort food, with the right amount of gravy to go with it.
And I can only have fried chicken with the other traditional Southern fixings. There is simply no other option!
Deep frying is a staple of Southern cuisine, as are premium items like cheese and bacon. It’s not the healthiest fare, but it hits the spot when craving home cooking.
Take your fried chicken to the next level with these delicious accompaniments!
No. 1 Biscuits,
The biscuit is a mainstay of Southern cuisine. With biscuits, it is a traditional Southern lunch.
The combination of fried chicken and biscuits, oh my, is irresistible. The flakiness of the biscuits goes wonderfully with the succulent chicken.
There are many biscuit recipes, but my favorite is the classic buttermilk.
You should pair your fried chicken with starch because it is a protein. & when it comes to comforting Southern starches, mac & cheese tops the list.
Combining succulent, flavorful chicken with rich, cheesy pasta? What a beautiful expression of love.
While baked beans are often served alongside barbeque, they pair even better with fried chicken. The sweet and smokey flavors go well with the savory chicken.
Adding baked beans makes the dish even heartier and more likely to calm those rumbling bellies.
Adding crisp, smokey bacon slices will take your baked beans to the next level of deliciousness.
Cornbread, like biscuits, is a delicious baked item to serve with chicken. The delicate, crumbly bread pairs wonderfully with fried chicken in a sweet or savory application.
I love to dunk my bread into the rich gravy and melt it on my lips.
5, Smashed Potatoes
While mashed potatoes aren’t traditionally served with Southern fried chicken, they go surprisingly well.
Make a dish of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw fit for a king (or queen!).
6, Hush Puppies,
Like fried chicken, Hush Puppies are a Southern classic that is best when deep-fried. That may be why the two flavors mesh so well. While it is definitely a sin, its allure is undeniable.
A little exciting information: Legend has it that a cook employed these balls of cornmeal batter to quiet some noisy canines, hence the name.
I can’t verify the narrative without the tapes, but I can attest that hush puppies are delicious.
Whether dressed with mayonnaise or a tangier vinegar-based sauce, coleslaw is a great complement to fried chicken.
Its crisp texture and bright flavor complement the fried chicken’s fatty, salty coating.
8, A Cob of Corn,
Corn on the cob is a fundamental side dish, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need. Especially if the entree is as tasty as fried chicken.
I recommend using milk and butter while cooking corn on the cob rather than simply boiling the corn in water. It adds depth to the corn’s flavor and a touch of authentic Southern style.
9, Veggies, Fried
If you’re going to the trouble of deep-frying chicken, you could use the oil for frying okra, too. And if you desire to make it even more interesting, add some crushed nuts to the cornmeal batter for an extra crispy side. I swear to God, this new development is fantastic.
10, Tomatoes, Fried Green
If you’re still craving fried foods, here’s another delicious option. The South would only be the South with fried green tomatoes.
They’re delicious and simple to prepare, too! Using a cornmeal batter, cook slices of green tomato until they are crisp and golden.
They are delicious with fried chicken and can be used in other dishes such as salads and sandwiches.
11 – Green Beans
Cooking time for green beans is typically 5 minutes; however, increasing the time in the oven will result in a much more delicious vegetable. Green beans that are soft and juicy can be achieved by cooking them for 2 hours. Excellent with a side of cornbread and fried chicken.
12, Salted Potato Salad
Potato salad, like mashed potatoes, is a staple in the South. This mustard-flavored creamy accompaniment is the perfect foil to the fatty fried chicken.
Duke’s mayonnaise is the only way to produce a velvety potato salad.
13, A Baked Potato,
You can only have fried chicken with these potatoes. It’s the perfect finishing touch to any dinner because it’s delicious but also full and creamy.
Baked potatoes make a great side dish, especially when topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions.
14, Casserole of Winter Squash
Summer squash casserole is an excellent option for those who want a sweet side dish to complement their fried chicken. This Southern standard is both delicious and energizing. It’s quick and simple to prepare; you can even heat it in the microwave.
15, Peach Cobbler,
Let’s finish this off with something sweet, shall we?
Peach cobbler, probably more than any other dessert, embodies the spirit of the South.
Sweet and juicy peaches, a flaky crust, a crunchy crumble topping, plenty of butter, and spices combine to provide the ideal finale to any meal.
You can make it even better by topping it with whipped or vanilla ice cream.
16, A Casserole Made of Yellow Squash
Yellow squash is a fantastic addition to a dish. The fantastic flavor and pleasant color are bonus features, predominantly as yellow is associated with joy. This incredible meal will blow your loved ones away.
17, Chicken and Bacon Salad –
This light salad has the best flavor of anything I’ve ever tried. If you’re eating fried chicken, I doubt you’re concerned about your health. Even so, this broccoli salad might soothe the guilt with excellent nutrition topped with crunchy bacon bits. This crunchy-creamy combination will win your heart in an instant.
18, Avacado with Corn Salad
This dish will quickly go from the table when paired with fried chicken. Bright and tasty, thanks to smokey grilled corn, creamy avocado, tangy tomatoes, and the ideal dressing. And it’s a welcome relief from the heat or cold.
19, Spicy Rice
Nothing shows hospitality like a plateful of seasoned rice and a fried chicken dinner. This buttery, herbaceous, and savory rice dish is perfect for feeding a crowd because it’s inexpensive and straightforward.
20, Asparagus with a Parmesan Parboil
Adding cheese to already delicious asparagus elevates it to a new level of deliciousness. Asparagus coated in Parmesan cheese and garlic is so delicious that there will be none left over for lunch the next day. So, it’s like two delicious treats in one!