What to Serve with Teriyaki Chicken: 18 Best Side Dishes


Quick Answer: What to Serve with Teriyaki Chicken?

The best side dishes that go with Teriyaki Chicken are- Sesame Soba Noodles, Brussels Sprouts, Vegetable Stir Fry, Sautéed Asparagus, Corn on the Cob, Bok Choy, Tempura, Eggplant, Steamed Broccoli, Rice, Grilled Fruit and Veggie Skewers, Root Vegetables, Spicy Asian Green Beans, Edamame Salad, Miso Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Sticky Mushrooms and Roasted Carrots.

Looking for side dishes to serve with your Japanese delight and make your meal wholesome and filling? Read on.

In this post, we are going to have a gander at 18 best pairings with Teriyaki Chicken.

I have personally tried my hand at these recipes and they taste truly magical offering a beautiful blend of sweet, savory, salty and smoky flavors to our main dish.

Let’s dive right into the recipes without any further ado-

1. Sesame Soba Noodles

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 340
Total preparation time– 20 min

Noodles and Teriyaki Chicken is a match made in heaven.

Irresistibly tasty and on the table in less than 30 minutes, this simple Asian side meal is your best bet.

Made from buckwheat flour and wheat flour, they are very healthy with an almost earthy and nutty texture.

The star of the recipe is the sauce.

Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, rice vinegar, freshly ground black pepper and some toasted sesame seeds to prepare it.

Go check out this beyond easy and quick recipe:

2. Brussels Sprouts

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 43
Total preparation time– 40 min

Want to give that crispy restaurant-quality Brussels sprouts an Asian flair? We have got you covered.

Dry out the chopped sprouts and coat them in a quick sweet and spicy Asian sauce put together using soy sauce, chili paste and honey.

These charred green gems will definitely have your guests licking their plates.

Check out this super quick and fuss-free recipe:

3. Vegetable Stir Fry

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 45
Total preparation time– 20 min

Pair your Teriyaki Chicken with this light, refreshing and downright delish side and watch the meal catapult to a new level.

Loaded with various veggies like bell peppers, broccoli, snow peas, carrots etc. and cooked in a sweet and savory honey garlic sauce, the side does not only add a pop of color but also a whole lot of nutritional value.

This delish Japanese dish is called Yasai Itame. For meat lovers, you can also throw in thinly sliced pork to give it an Asian hint.

Check out this amazing recipe by Kanak’s Kitchen:

4. Sautéed Asparagus

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 38
Total preparation time– 10 min

Sautéing this rich vegetable in garlic and lemon plus smothering it in rich Asian Oyster sauce gives it a fantastic flavor which complements the savory chicken seamlessly.

The recipe is extremely straightforward and uses basic pantry ingredients.

Melt butter and oil in a skillet and then throw in the asparagus spears to the pan.

Sauté until crisp and then add garlic and lemon zest.

Finish by seasoning with salt and pepper. You can also use Parmesan cheese for a kick.

Check out this scrumptious recipe:

5. Corn on the Cob

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 94
Total preparation time– 15 min

Crunchy corn on the cob slathered with butter and spices makes an ideal summery and scrumptious side to the fiery Teriyaki Chicken.

No doubt, Corn on the cob tastes fantastic with plain butter but for a notch, blend the butter with some fresh basil, pepper and salt.

Alternatively, you can give the corn an Asian twist by coating them with hot Sriracha sauce.

Check out the recipe by The Domestic Geek here:

6. Bok Choy

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 13
Total preparation time– 17 min

This leafy green vegetable is much sought-after in Asian cuisine and makes for a quick and healthy side to just about anything.

The tender green leaves and crisp white stalks provide freshness and crunch and taste mildly bitter.

Cook the vegetable using simple stir-fry method to achieve crispy golden brown edges.

To prepare the sauce combine soy sauce, vegetable broth, sesame oil, honey, rice vinegar and chili flakes.

Check out this amazing recipe by Taste of Asian Food:

7. Tempura

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 161
Total preparation time– 1 h 15 min

A famous Japanese staple, crispy Tempura coated with a delicious dipping sauce makes for a great accompaniment to your Teriyaki Chicken.

When it comes to making tempura, you have a wide range of options that include seafood, root vegetables and mushrooms.

However, the most well-known is Shrimp Tempura or Ebi Ten.

The success of the recipe is in the batter.

To achieve crispy results, it is essential to avoid the gluten formation in the batter. Happy Frying!

Here’s Sanjeev Kapoor’s take on the recipe:

8. Eggplant

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 25
Total preparation time– 25 min

Grilled Eggplant is tender from the middle with beautifully charred edges and is smothered in luscious garlic and herb oil which gives it plenty of flavors.

To prepare, combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper in a dish.

Place sliced eggplant in it, flipping occasionally to coat both sides.

Grill for about 6 minutes until golden and charred.

Coat the slices in the mixture again and voila! You are done.

Here are 2 yummy eggplant recipes:

9. Steamed Broccoli

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 34
Total preparation time– 15 min

This green, vibrant and nutritious vegetable makes for both a healthy and hearty condiment to your Teriyaki Chicken.

Toss the florets with freshly ground black pepper, and sprinkle it with a little seasoned rice vinegar and toasted sesame seeds to make it more Asian.

One thing to avoid while steaming is overcooking.

Note that post seven minutes, the broccoli turns coarse and olive green while losing its crunch.

Do check out this recipe by Simply Recipes:

10. Rice

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 130
Total preparation time– 30 min

What could be a better side than simple and scrumptious Asian inspired Rice to round up your Chicken fiesta?

Cook the rice in chicken stock to infuse every grain with a smoky and savory flavor.

Once done, season with soy sauce and sesame oil and then sprinkle some diced green onions to finish.

If you want to elevate your simple rice, sauté them with carrots, onions, eggs, and your favorite vegetables to enjoy Fried rice!

Tasty tells us the secret to cooking perfect rice:

11. Grilled Fruit and Veggie Skewers

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 130
Total preparation time– 25 min

Pick your favourite fruits and vegetables, coat them in an Asian dressing made of soy sauce and honey and onto the grill they go!

Grilling caramelizes their sweetness and brings out their natural sugars.

Some of the vegetables that are the best for grilling on skewers are Bell peppers, Zucchini, Onions, Mushrooms, Broccoli and Tomatoes.

Plus, Pineapples taste even sweeter when grilled on skewers.

12. Root Vegetables

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 48
Total preparation time– 40 min

A highly versatile and fancied by all recipe, one can never go wrong with a side of Roasted Root Vegetables.

All you need to do is dice some potatoes, carrots, turnips, beets and parsnips and coat them in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil and peanut.

Roast them in the oven for about 30 minutes and you are done!

Here’s how you can make this healthy side:

13. Spicy Asian Green Beans

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 177
Total preparation time– 15 min

Asian style green beans are crispy, fragrant, tangy, warming and on the table in just 15 minutes.

The star of the recipe is red pepper flakes. For all the spicy lovers out there, you will be surely coming back for a round two of this smoky side.

Don’t like heat? No worries. Try the recipe with just the garlic and ginger instead.

Here’s how you cook them rice the right way:

14. Edamame Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 120
Total preparation time– 15 min

This crunchy and simple Asian Edamame Salad made with shelled edamame, bell pepper, cucumbers and fresh cilantro coated in a sesame vinaigrette is a perfect accompaniment to your Chicken meal.

Add sliced jalapenos and watch the smokiness complement the Teriyaki’s sweetness. It is guaranteed to leave your bellies utterly satisfied.

Here’s a quick and super healthy recipe for you:

15. Miso Mashed Potatoes

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 100
Total preparation time– 25 min

Miso mashed potatoes are rich and a classic comfort food that goes along incredibly well with Teriyaki Chicken given their starchy content and velvety texture.

Combine garlic paste, miso paste, lemon zest, milk, and butter in a small pot.

Mash together along with the potatoes and enjoy the delish side!

Don’t miss out on this incredibly easy recipe by Tasty:

16. Coleslaw

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 169
Total preparation time– 25 min

A bright, vivid and refreshing side of coleslaw is the perfect partner to Chicken.

Loaded with colorful cabbage, fresh corn, succulent tomatoes and sweet tart; it is finished with a fine dressing of lemon juice, garlic, fresh coriander leaves and mustard.

To give your salad an Asian flair, you can infuse sesame and ginger to the dressing.

Check out this salad recipe by Kunal Kapur:

17. Sticky Mushrooms

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 28
Total preparation time– 30 min

These delectable sticky Mushrooms are slow cooked in a tasty blend of soy sauce, mirin and garlic and scream so much Asian!

The rich umami and almost earthy flavor serves as a great contrast to smoky Teriyaki Chicken.

Pour the soy mixture into the scooped mushrooms and place them in a heated pan.

Cook slowly for about 15 minutes until the soy mixture starts bubbling.

Once the mushrooms are tender, flip occasionally and cook for another 10 minutes.

Check out this quick and straightforward recipe:

18. Roasted Carrots

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 54
Total preparation time– 35 min

Picture a side of spicy and roasted carrots alongside savory Chicken.

Delectable, isn’t it?

Fuss-free to make, they are on the table real quick and can be easily prepared alongside your main dish.

Toss some fresh carrots with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast until golden and tender.
For a sweeter flavor, add a tablespoon of brown sugar or some honey.

Here’s how you can make perfectly roasted carrots:

Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed reading this ultimate guide on what to pair with Teriyaki Chicken and got some intriguing ideas for your next gathering!

Do try your hand at all the side dishes, as each one has its unique flavor, texture and specialty that complements your main dish seamlessly.

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About Karen Wilson

Karen is a foodie to the core. She loves any variety of food - spicy or junk! Her slender body and height are deceiving, as she enjoys eating hearty meals that would leave most people gasping for air. She has an appetite for life, and wants everyone around her to share in it too.