If you’re looking for some great side dishes to serve with your teriyaki chicken, this article is for you. I list five popular accompaniments that pair perfectly with this flavorful dish.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
Your best bets for sides are stir-fried vegetables, miso soup, agedashi tofu, steamed white rice, and pickled cucumber salad. Some heartier main dishes pair well are grilled salmon and pork belly katsu sando.
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Miso soup is a quintessential part of Japanese cuisine and pairs perfectly with teriyaki chicken. It has an ultra-comforting flavor that will round out the meal.
This miso soup recipe can be prepped in less than 10 minutes, making it an ideal quick dinner side dish too! I like to serve it with a few slices of spring onion and wakame seaweed sprinkled on top for added flavor depth – but feel free to add your ingredients depending on what you have available at home.
Stir fry vegetables are your best friends when making dinner in distressingly little time. They’re easy to make and unbelievably tasty when served alongside teriyaki chicken – adding much-needed color to any plate of food!
My favorite vegetable combination for this dish is mushrooms, carrots, and peppers. Feel free to experiment, though – adding whatever else you think would taste delicious here – from baby corn or broccoli florets to bamboo shoots or green beans!
Steamed White Rice
No Asian-inspired meal is complete without some steamed white rice eaten alongside – whether as a side dish or part of the main course itself!
This Kitchen recipe shows you exactly how the bain marie (a double boiler) cooking method features perfect white sticky rice every time – so giving it all a try wouldn’t hurt either!
As its name suggests, agedashi tofu uses deep-fried cubes of silken tofu lightly covered in soy sauce-flavored broth until they become soft inside – with just the right amount of crunchiness on the outside.
This appetizer cleanses one palate between bites of the teriyaki chicken, ensuring every flavor experience is always enjoyable, surrounded by such complexities!
Pickled Cucumber Salad
Fancy something light yet still packing serious flavor? Pickles and cucumbers bring just enough acidity when enjoyed with Teriyaki Chicken.
For an even bigger twist on texture contrast – sprinkle over chopped roasted peanuts for an extra crunch factor, followed by spoonfuls of creamy roasted sesame dressing, which will tie together all individual components neatly into one mouth-watering masterpiece ready as soon as possible!
Vegetable fried rice
Stir-fried rice is a staple at any Asian dinner table, so it naturally goes well with teriyaki chicken. It’s tasty and nutritious as well! Plus, in this recipe, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand – carrots, peas, corn.
When serving this vegetable fried rice alongside your teriyaki chicken – make sure there is plenty of additional soy sauce so people can add more flavor if needed.
If protein is what you need – then try out these stir-fried noodles! They are loaded with pork mince (or any other kind of ground meat) for maximum flavor and texture contrast that complements those delicious sticks of teriyaki chicken wonderfully well.
You will love how quick and easy the preparation for this dish is – all it takes is 15 minutes of utterly hands-off time! And once done – pair them up to perfection with some homemade teriyaki-style stir fry sauce (works great as an accompaniment).
Roasted sweet potatoes
Sweet potato and teriyaki come together ideally when they hit the oven nice and hot at 200°C – straight onto a tray lined with baking paper to achieve an even distribution of heat while roasting away. And the mixture of savory sweetness that comes along perfectly balances the flavors on your plate, completing your food! You can swap them out for regular white potatoes if preferred – remember to cut them into bite-size cubes before placing them into the heating chamber 😉
Sesame garlic green beans
These sesame garlic green beans provide a much-needed crunchy texture outside from inside your main dish. Quickly cooked on high heat, frequently stirring until lightly charred, their nutty aroma helps bring unifying notes throughout your presentation. Be sure not to overcook them because they will become too soft immediately.
Combining sweet juicy green beans and sesame tong oil makes for almost transcendental bliss on every take!
A classic Japanese favorite, bento boxes offer many possibilities when planning what to pair up teriyaki dishes served dishes with.
You can choose between Japanese pickles, katsu curry, steamed vegetables ( such as broccoli and edamame beans ), or prepare an excellent seaweed salad as shown above featured here! Wrap everything up beautifully using special boxes designed just for this occasion – get creative but always think about practicality first when creating one’s version since space might be limited!