We've declared August 11-22 Fried Chicken Fortnight. Look out for two weeks full of recipes for prime crispiness, chef tips and more.

A plate of fried chicken commands attention—and for good reason.

But like any good hero, your bird needs a sidekick. So the next time you fry up a batch, let cool watermelon salad be the Robin to your fried chicken's Batman. More of a stickler for tradition? Scoop a heaping serving of collard greens beside your drumstick.

These 11 side dishes only make your bird look better.