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What To Serve With Lemongrass Chicken – 11 Delicious Sides

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

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for lemongrass chicken.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with lemongrass chicken are coconut rice, pickled carrots and daikon, and Vietnamese noodles salad. For Asian-inspired dishes, try fresh spring rolls, stir-fried green beans, and zucchini noodle lo-mein. Try coconut lime pasta and caesar salad for unusual but tasty choices.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Coconut rice

Is white rice too plain for your taste?

Spruce it up by adding some coconut milk as you cook your rice. 

Don’t let the idea of something slightly sweet put you off pairing this rice dish with lemongrass chicken.

With Hint of Healthy’s recipe, you’ll get a subtle sweetness instead of a full-blown sweet coconut flavor.

Pickled carrots and daikon

This dish is a great starting point if you’ve never tried your hand at pickling.

It involves no cooking and becomes even easier if you have a mandolin. 

Just chop your carrots and radishes and soak them in your four-ingredient pickling solution for at least an hour.

That’s it!

These pickled carrots and daikon radish’s bright flavors are perfect with lemongrass chicken, but don’t stop there – use them to brighten up any meal. 

Vietnamese noodle salad

This noodle salad is chock-full of vegetables that will give you a fresh, crisp bite, a perfect contrast to the accompanying vermicelli noodles.

But what takes this humble salad to the next level is its delectable nuoc cham (a Vietnamese fish sauce and vinegar mix).

It infuses your noodles and vegetables with lip-smacking sweet and tangy flavors.

This Vietnamese noodle salad is perfect for grilled meats, grilled lemongrass chicken being no exception. 

Zucchini noodle lo-mein

Resist ordering takeout noodles and whip up this zucchini-based alternative instead. 

Aside from your zucchini noodles, this dish also features a bevy of other vegetables, making this a nutritious dish.

Everything’s tied together with a delicious sauce brimming with umami flavors, courtesy of the low sodium soy sauce, sweet chili, and toasted sesame oil. 

Enjoy the flavors of takeout noodles without the guilt with this zucchini noodle lo-mein recipe

Stir-fried green beans

Need something simple and easy? Try these stir-fried green beans. 

This dish features blistered green beans coated in a flavorful Asian-style sauce with a fiery kick from the ginger and red pepper flakes. 

The green beans’ crisp-tender texture and flavors make them an excellent accompaniment to your lemongrass chicken. 

Interested? Try out this dish with the help of Elle Republic’s recipe. 

Fresh veggie spring rolls

Looking for a dish to complete your Vietnamese feast? 

Impress your guests with these fresh spring rolls. 

Each roll is filled with crisp and vibrant veggies, giving you a delightful crunch when you bite into them. 

Complete your lemongrass chicken meal with a platter of these fresh spring rolls

Pssst… Don’t forget that sweet-savory peanut ginger sauce – your lemongrass chicken goes amazingly well with it.

Coconut lime shrimp pasta

Feeling adventurous? jazz up your pasta with coconut and lime-based pasta sauce. 

It’s a rich and creamy sauce, balanced by the zesty flavors of your lime and a spicy kick from the banana peppers.

Upgrade your lemongrass chicken with a generous helping of this decadent coconut lime shrimp pasta.

Rainbow quinoa salad

This quinoa salad is an excellent alternative to rice. 

It’s rich in protein and fiber, making it a solid healthy option.

Plus, adding vegetables like yellow squash, bell peppers, and purple cabbage further boosts the nutritional value of this dish.

The cherry on top of this gorgeous quinoa dish is the sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce.

This Thai peanut quinoa rainbow salad is so tasty that you’ll want to have it every day. 

Coconut red curry soup

This red curry soup is precisely what you need on a cold day. 

It’s a rich, creamy broth loaded with delicious savory flavors, thanks to the addition of warming spices like cumin, turmeric, and ginger. 

The lentils and vegetables make this soup filling on its own, but pair it with juicy lemongrass chicken to make it even heartier.

Want a taste? Try it with Planted and Picked’s recipe. 

Caesar salad

It’ll be remiss if you don’t try your lemongrass chicken with a basic caesar salad. 

After all, chicken and caesar salad has always been a classic pairing. 

The crispy croutons, lettuce leaves, and creamy, tangy dressing work superbly with your lemongrass chicken.

Ditch the store-bought salad and prepare it yourself with Foodie Crush’s best caesar salad recipe.

Or try this specific lemongrass chicken caesar salad recipe to get everything done in one!

Vietnamese baguettes

Lemongrass chicken is the perfect banh mi filling.

So if you ever feel like making a sandwich out of your chicken, these baguettes are what you need.

They have a crispy and chewy crust, with the insides being soft and fluffy as a pillow. 

Aeslin Bakes’ recipe takes it further by using the tangzhong method to ensure your baguettes stay fluffy for days.

The best side dishes for lemongrass chicken

  • Coconut rice
  • Pickled carrots and daikon
  • Vietnamese noodle salad
  • Zucchini noodle lo-mein
  • Stir-fried green beans
  • Fresh veggie spring rolls
  • Coconut lime shrimp pasta
  • Rainbow quinoa salad
  • Coconut red curry soup
  • Caesar salad
  • Vietnamese baguettes

What To Serve With Lemongrass Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your lemongrass chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: lemongrass chicken side dishes, what to serve with lemongrass chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 portion lemongrass chicken


  • Prepare your lemongrass chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: coconut rice, pickled carrots and daikon, Vietnamese noodle salad, zucchini noodle lo-mein, stir-fried green beans, fresh veggie spring rolls, coconut lime shrimp pasta, rainbow quinoa salad, coconut red curry soup, caesar salad, and Vietnamese baguettes.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 125kcal

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