Teriyaki Chicken is a classic Japanese dish that goes well with so many sides! Below we list all of our favorite teriyaki chicken sides, including scrumptious Japanese vegetables, sushi, and easy vegetarian sides.
Teriyaki chicken is one of our favorite weeknight meals. We love to make it with rice and Japanese veggies or side salad. Below we've rounded up 20 sides that pair deliciously with teriyaki chicken so you know exactly what to make for your next Teriyaki chicken meal. All of these sides also pair perfectly with other Japanese main courses like Teriyaki Salmon or Chicken Katsu.
If you want a light lunch, Teriyaki Chicken and Rice is delicious on its own and the perfect on the go meal.
1. Furikake and Lemon Shishito Peppers
2. Miso Glazed Eggplant
3. Elotes Style Corn with Furikake
4. Spicy Kani Salad
5. Healthy Corn and Zucchini Fritters
6. Teriyaki Tofu & Eggplant
7. Ajitama (Soft-Boiled Ramen Eggs)
8. Sautéed French Green Beans with Furikake
9. Fried Teriyaki Spam
10. Unagi Hand Roll
11. 10-Minute Sautéed Broccolini
12. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta
13. Crunchy California Roll
14. Maple Roasted Kabocha Squash (Japanese Pumpkin)
15. Hamachi Crudo (Yellowtail Carpaccio)
16. Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan
17. Ikura Donburi
18. Ebi Tempura (Crispy Japanese Shrimp Tempura)
19. Tobiko Gunkan Sushi (with Quail Egg)
20. Spicy Tuna Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)
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20 Sides for Teriyaki Chicken
- 2 tablespoon neutral cooking oil e.g. grape seed oil, avocado oil, vegetable oil
- 4 Japanese eggplants
- sesame seeds a pinch
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- 8 tablespoon white miso paste
- 4 tablespoon sugar
- 4 tablespoon sake
- 4 tablespoon mirin
- Make Miso glaze - Add miso, sugar, sake, and mirin to a small saucepan over low heat and whisk well. If there are bits of miso, press them with a spoon or silicone spatula to incorporate them into the mixture. Heat until the mixture becomes thick and liquidy, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.8 tablespoon white miso paste, 4 tablespoon sugar, 4 tablespoon sake, 4 tablespoon mirin
- Prepare eggplants - While the sauce cooks, prepare the eggplants. Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise. Then, use a sharp knife to score the eggplant and create a crosshatch a quarter- to half-inch deep, depending on how thick the eggplant is. Do not cut all the way through to the skin. See photo above for reference.4 Japanese eggplants
- Cook eggplant - Add oil to the pan on medium heat. Once oil is hot and shimmers, add eggplant face down and gently press with a spatula so the whole surface cooks evenly. Cover with the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip the eggplant over, cover with the lid, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.2 tablespoon neutral cooking oil
- Add sauce and broil eggplant - Carefully transfer the eggplant to a baking sheet cut side up. Spoon and spread a generous dollop of the miso sauce over each eggplant slice, covering the entire surface. Place the eggplant in the oven and broil for 2 minutes to caramelize the sauce. Remove from the oven and top with sesame seeds and scallions.1 green onion, sesame seeds