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What To Serve With Honey Garlic Chicken – 39 BEST Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your honey garlic chicken, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for honey garlic chicken.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with honey garlic chicken are cauliflower “fried rice”, lemon ginger broccoli, zucchini noodles, and roasted edamame. You can also go with chili garlic snow peas, Asian slaw, or vegetable egg rolls. For salad options, try a bok choy or seasame kale salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Cauliflower “fried rice”

Love takeout fried rice but trying to stay healthy?

Swap the rice for cauliflower in this homemade version. Serve it with baked honey garlic chicken and you’ve got a deliciously nourishing “fake-out” meal.

Pro tip: if you’re ricing the cauliflower yourself, don’t over process it or it will become mushy.

Why we love this recipe: it boosts your daily veggie consumption.

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Lemon ginger broccoli

These steamed florets are an excellent veggie side dish for your honey garlic chicken. 

They’re seasoned with a simple lemon ginger sauce, giving them a bright, zippy bite that contrasts perfectly with your chicken’s sweet-savory flavors. 

And you can serve the side hot, warm, or even just at room temperature!

Why we love this recipe: it takes less than 15 minutes to make.

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Chili garlic snow peas

Not in the mood for broccoli? Why not try these stir-fried snow peas instead?

The combination of chili oil and kimchi brine gives these a tart, fiery bite that’ll send your taste buds into a frenzy.

You can serve them as an appetizer or as part of a honey garlic chicken rice bowl. YUM.

Why we love this recipe: it also gives you other seasoning ideas if you’re not a fan of spice.

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Vegetable egg rolls

The beauty of making egg rolls from scratch is you can fill them with whatever you want. 

The traditional option is a pork and cabbage combo, but this recipe skips the meat and goes with a veggie stir-fry filling. 

Once stuffed and rolled, the rolls are usually fried, but you can also bake them for a healthier twist. 

Psst… try dipping these egg rolls in your honey garlic chicken sauce.

Why we love this recipe: you can make a big batch and freeze the extras for later.

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Asian slaw


This Asian inspired slaw features a sriracha dressing with a dash of mayonnaise, fish sauce, and vinegar, giving you a lightly creamy, umami-loaded bite.

And don’t worry – it’s not fishy!!

Pro tip: put the slaw together ahead of time to let the flavors fully develop before serving it.

Why we love this recipe: it adds a vibrant pop of color to brighten your plate.

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Bok choy salad

Keep your honey garlic chicken meal light with this bok choy salad.

Aside from the leafy greens, it’s loaded with radishes and carrots for a satisfying crunch. 

Then everything is tied together with a simple, but incredibly moreish sesame soy dressing.

Psst… use baby bok choy for best results.

Why we love this recipe: it’s brimming with good-for-you vitamins and nutrients.

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Spicy roasted sweet potato wedges

Are you a wedges or a fries kind of person?

Wedges are easier to make, and you get way more fluffy potato goodness on the inside. Plus there’s more potato to season.

This recipe seasons the wedges with chili powder, adding a spicy kick that pairs superbly with your sweet chicken. 

Why we love this recipe: these are highly addictive.

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Zucchini noodles

Zucchini noodles are often touted as a low-carb pasta alternative, but I think they actually work better flavor wise with bold dishes like honey garlic chicken.

They’re less overwhelming.

You’ll need a spiralizer to achieve the noodle-like strands, but you also can use your trusty knife or a peeler to create thin strips instead. 

Why we love this recipe: a serving only adds 67 calories to your meal.

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Gochujang roasted carrots

Jazz up your usual roast carrots with some Korean gochujang paste.

The trick to perfect roast carrots is to steam them before you roast them.

This makes sure the carrots will be tender all the way through by the time the edges get to charred perfection.

Also make sure you’ve cut everything to a similar size!

Why we love this recipe: these are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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Tomato corn salad

This vibrant salad is the ideal summer side for honey garlic chicken.

It’s simple but packed with fresh, crisp, easy to find veg. It’s one of the few salads my kids don’t turn their noses up at!

Pro-tip: add chopped fresh herbs to the dressing to make it even tastier.  

Why we love this recipe: its beautiful colors make for an insta-worthy dish.

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Roasted edamame

One of my favorite vegetables is edamame, and luckily they go great with honey garlic chicken.

You could simple boil the edamame, but I think it’s well worth going the extra mile and roasting them (find out some other ways to heat up edamame here).

They get nice and crunchy, and you can season them with however you like!

Why we love this recipe: the edamame are great for snacking on too.

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Dill pickles

Complement your indulgent chicken with some bright dill pickles.

The tangy acidity of the dill pickles will cleanse your palate between bites of the sticky sauce and will keep the whole meal from getting too heavy.

Pro tip: make these a few days in advance to get the best flavor.

Why we love this recipe: they’re tastier and cheaper than store-bought pickles.

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Sesame kale salad

You can’t go wrong pairing your honey garlic chicken with something simple like this kale salad.

It’s only got seven ingredients, but it packs a powerful punch thanks to the umami-loaded sesame vinaigrette. 

Pro-tip: massage the kale with the dressing – this softens the leaves and infuses them with the flavors.

Why we love this recipe: it’s great for restricted diets.

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The best side dishes to serve with honey garlic chicken

  • Cauliflower “fried rice”
  • Lemon ginger broccoli
  • Chili garlic snow peas
  • Vegetable egg rolls
  • Asian slaw
  • Bok choy salad
  • Spicy roasted sweet potato wedges
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Gochujang roasted carrots
  • Tomato corn salad
  • Roasted edamame
  • Dill pickles
  • Sesame kale salad

What To Serve With Honey Garlic Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your honey garlic chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: honey garlic chicken side dishes, what to serve with honey garlic chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 199kcal


  • Cauliflower fried rice
  • Asian slaw
  • Roasted edamame
  • Chili garlic snow peas … and more


  • Prepare your honey garlic chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: cauliflower “fried rice”, lemon ginger broccoli, chili garlic snow peas, vegetable egg rolls, asian slaw, bok choy salad, spicy roasted sweet potato wedges, zucchini noodles, gochujang roasted carrots, tomato corn salad, roasted edamame, dill pickles, and sesame kale salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 199kcal

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