Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Teriyaki chicken is a quick and easy dinner and tastes better than takeout. It’s seriously addictive with that honey orange glaze. Not too sweet and neither not too salty, but just right.
Teriyaki chicken is an excellent dish, but what could make it better is to complement it with some wonderful side dishes. There are a couple of tasty side dishes that pair well with this complex main dish:
Teriyaki chicken and salad
Mixing teriyaki sauce with a little tahini and some sesame seeds will give you a creamy salad dressing that’s dairy-free and adds a lot of earthiness to your green salad.
Grilled Fruit Skewer
Grilling fruit and skewers add freshness and brightness to your chicken teriyaki dish. If you want to make it all work together, you can add the cooked chicken to the skewers. This will add a playful touch to your chicken.
Miso Mashed Potatoes
Miso is fermented soybean with salt and other ingredients. This dish is better than serving chicken with pure white rice.
Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice
This is a beautiful, mild side dish and the flavor profile is an extension of the teriyaki sauce.
Where many dishes like to use this oil, butter adds that slight fattiness that completes the rice’s flavor. It is a wonderful, tasty, and perfect side dish to go with your chicken teriyaki, and the simplicity of the meal is the final touch that makes it ideal.
Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Lemon
Bok choy, a delicious Asian named leafy green that is so wonderfully traditional. With its fresh taste and crunch, it’s the perfect dish for your teriyaki chicken. The acidity of lemon brightens up your meal and creates a whole new depth and style to the dish.
Sesame Soba Noodles
Soba noodles are buckwheat noodles that are a Japanese classic. Green onion, soy sauce, and sesame seeds combine to take these earthy noodles to a whole new level.
One ingredient, sesame oil is a surprise for anyone who’s never used it. Sesame oil adds a nuttiness to this dish that will make your taste buds tingle.
With an onion, vegetables, and eggs, this is an elaborate dish with lots of texture and flavor.
Put the teriyaki chicken on top of the rice or the side, and you’ll have a classic dish that will be impressive to look at and enjoy
Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots
Few things are as wondrous as the taste of a well-roasted carrot. Even with nothing added, roasted carrots are perfect. Now add honey, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. The carrots give an earthy taste to your dish.
Asian Corn on the Cob
You know what would go well with teriyaki chicken, corn on the cob filled with delicious Asian flavors. A little sweet, low heat, and a fantastic taste! It’s the perfect complement to your teriyaki chicken.
Stir-Fried Eggplant, Potatoes, and Peppers
Eggplants are more than just frying and covered with cheese and marinara sauce. Here’s a new way to eat eggplant: Pan-fried with potatoes, peppers, and lots of great spices, this is an eggplant dish that will turn that humble vegetable in the supermarket into the highlight of your chicken teriyaki dish.
Chinese Lo Mein
The best way to complement your teriyaki chicken is to pick a dish of lower popularity so that it may not steal the limelight from your main meal (the teriyaki, of course).
To support this many in Chinese restaurants, you’ll see lo mein listed, but often, it’s the protein, like chicken, that dominates the dish. However, with this dish, you can have one of the best side dishes that make your main dish perfect for everyone.
Spicy Asian Green Beans
In 15 minutes, you can create a side dish that stands out form something as simple as fresh green beans! Honey sweetness, the heat of red flakes, and the pungency of white vinegar combine to make a dish that peps up your chicken teriyaki.
This is one of the side dishes that will explode your palate and deliver so much flavor. Of course, you can control the heat by changing the amount of red pepper.
Air Fryer Sesame Ginger Broccoli
Air fryers are used to work their magic, and the results are air-fried broccoli that comes out with golden crispiness. The next step is to add miso to the teriyaki sauce, although it might take some time to find great miso, once you’ve put it on your broccoli, you’ll never eat b
roccoli the old way again.
Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts
This recipe is perfect as a companion to teriyaki chicken. The Asian garlic chili paste adds just enough heat to let you know you’re eating something fiery! The crunch of Brussels sprouts is the right texture contrast, playing games in your mouth.
Even if you don’t love Brussels sprouts, you’ll enjoy this side dish.
Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Oyster Sauce
Take the natural pungency of asparagus, the punch of garlic, and the fishy taste of the oyster sauce; you have a fantastic side dish. Usually seen chopped in Asian dishes, these whole asparagus spears will look fantastic on the plate and taste even better.
Oyster sauce is a staple of Asian cooking, and, in this dish, the light sweetness pulls the meal together.
Spicy Edamame Crunch Salad
Edamame is a Japanese classic that pairs well with the sweetness of teriyaki chicken. The texture and flavor of edamame work so well with teriyaki chicken. Mix that with quinoa, red cabbage, spinach, and carrots, and you have a party in your mouth.
The addition of sliced jalapeno will have your taste buds begging you to go back to the chicken to cool them of.
Warm Spinach Salad with Soy Vinaigrette
The cooked spinach is an excellent contrast to the dryness of the chicken. Two different types of mushrooms will keep your taste buds guessing. Carrots are added for a hint of sweetness.
The addition of the Dijon mustard puts the spice in your mind and mouth. Warm greens are part of most of the world cuisines, but many of us don’t eat wilted greens regularly.
When you discover the deliciousness of a warm spinach salad, you’ll be putting everything in a pan and adding mushrooms to your salads.
Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
This “no leafy greens” salad has the oomph to pair up to our teriyaki chicken. The pop of red onion and the freshness of cilantro or parsley pair amazingly well. All of this before we even get started on the dressing, which is a little earthy, with a beautiful balance of tart and sweet.
This Asian salad gives your chicken teriyaki just the right twist.
You can go with any of the side dishes above, and when you find the one that suits your culinary taste, you are always guaranteed to enjoy that teriyaki chicken without doubt.