What to Serve With Chicken Fried Rice? 20 Best Side Dishes

Chicken Fried Rice sides

Have you ever tried making chicken fried rice at home? We know it is everyone's first choice at a restaurant. But do you know you can make it home and customize it according to your taste?

Chicken fried rice is a one-pot meal and can be eaten alone. However, we won't recommend you that. Instead, we suggest you eat this amazing recipe with one of the amazing side dishes below.

Chicken Fried Rice sides

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The best side dishes to serve with chicken fried rice are bok choy, Ling Ling Potstickers, steamed dumplings, egg rolls, balsamic chicken, pizza pasta, beef stew, BBQ chicken wings, shredded pork, tomato basil soup, fried egg, honey stir fry vegetables, Maple Hoisin tofu, prawn curry,  kimchi soup, Kung Pao Brussels sprouts, and spicy green beans. 

Now, let’s get cooking!

Chicken Fried Rice Sides

1. Bok Choy

Bok Choy air fryer

Bok Choy is a wonderful side dish to serve with chicken fried rice. It tastes great and has many amazing nutritional benefits.

Since chicken fried rice tastes complete on its own, it makes sense to pair the dish with something light and vegan.

On this recipe above we are making the bok choy in the air fryer, but you can use the Instant Pot or any other way you like.

2. Ling Ling Potstickers

Ling Ling Potstickers

Are you running out of time and want an easy and quick dish to enjoy with chicken fried rice? If yes, we present you Ling Ling Potstickers. They are delicious and can be a perfect dish to serve with homemade rice.

You must get frozen potstickers and cook them in your air fryer using cooking spray. These potstickers taste fantastic. However, ensure to buy the frozen ones from a good place.

3. Steamed Dumplings

Steamed dumplings

Have you ever tried making steamed dumplings at home? If not, we recommend you try them today and experience their amazing texture and taste.

These dumplings have a flavorful filling that is hard to resist. Besides, their sticky texture is very mouthwatering. Since these dumplings are addictive, make loads of them and gain praise from your family and friends.

4. Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls

We love egg rolls. They have the perfect combination of vegetables and chicken and have our favorite crispy exterior. Egg rolls taste great with any rice dish, including chicken fried rice.

Make a big batch of these rolls and freeze them. This way, you can either deep fry or steam them whenever you like.

5. Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken

If you love chicken and can't resist the amazing blessing, you may find balsamic chicken a perfect side dish with chicken fried rice.

There is nothing like too much chicken, especially if you are hungry. Pair the two dishes together and enjoy them at dinner or lunch.

6. Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta

Explore a mouthful of flavors by serving your rice dish with this pizza pasta. There aren't enough words available to describe how amazing this combination taste.

If you plan to throw a huge party at home, we recommend making them together and satisfying your guests' hunger.

7.  Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Here is another option. Beef stew has the perfect gravy to give the rice a wonderful taste. You can treat yourself to excellent food courtesy of this recipe.

Beef stew is a light dish and is a crowd-pleaser. The taste always comes out great and is worth every spoonful.

Try them together and share your experience with us.

8. BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Chicken wings

Raise your hands if you love chicken wings and are always looking for an excuse to have them. We love wings, too, and they taste fantastic with chicken fried rice.

Serve the wings with a sauce and follow the recipe properly so they turn out as juicy and tender as promised.

9. Shredded Pork

Shredded PorkThis is a simple recipe that gets ready within a few minutes. Shredded pork has the perfect aroma and taste to create magic in your mouth.

You have it alone; however, pair pork with chicken fried rice for a complete meal. We assure you that you won't regret it.

You can spice up the pork using more intense spices, as mentioned in the recipe card.

10. Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

Before you enjoy your main rice dish, serve yourself some hot and delicious tomato basil soup. It is creamy and heartwarming, perfect to have in winter.

Make the thick soup using the recipe shared. Flavor it with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper for an excellent taste.

11. Fried Egg 

Fried egg

Are you looking for an easy recipe that won't cost you much and can be made with just a few ingredients? If yes, serve your chicken fried rice with a fried egg and enjoy their amazing combination.

We love when the egg yolk melts and mixes with the rice. Besides, a fried egg helps enhance the flavor of the entire meal and gives you the taste of a restaurant but at home.

12.  Honey Stir Fry Vegetables

Honey stir fry vegetables

As tasty as they sound, these sir fry vegetables are pretty great and taste delicious with your chicken fried rice. They add the perfect crunch to your main dish, and honey helps make them sweet.

This side dish is ideal for people who like mixing sweet and savory flavors in their food. Instead of using the vegetables as mentioned on the recipe card, we suggest you experiment and stir-fry your favorite vegetables only.

13. Maple Hoisin Tofu 

Maple Hoisin Tofu

This sweet tofu dish is quite satisfying. It is one of the best dishes to enjoy with chicken fried rice. Tofu tastes pretty bland, but when coated with maple syrup and hoisin sauce, it tastes quite incredible.

14. Prawn Masala

Prawn masala

Do you want to try something healthy, spicy, and Indian? If yes, we suggest you cook this amazing prawn masala dish and enjoy it with chicken fried rice.

It is an excellent dish that you can prepare by simply following all the given instructions. Make a good amount of this curry because it is addictive and can also be eaten with a chapati the next day.

15. Crispy Sticky Tofu


Crispy Sticky Tofu

Make this amazing dish at home with ingredients like tofu, sweet soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic cloves, chili flakes, cornstarch, oil, and sesame seeds. This dish tastes divine and is an excellent addition to your dining table with chicken fried rice.

16. Kimchi Soup

Kimchi Soup

Kimchi soup is a healthy dish, often enjoyed as an appetizer. Make it home using the tagged recipe and serve it with your main rice dish.

This soup has a strong taste that blends well with your rice and gives you the treat to enjoy.

If you haven't made this soup before, we suggest making it once and sharing your views.

17. Asian Salad

Asian Salad

This salad is quite fulfilling and worth every bite. It features crunchy and healthy vegetables tossed in a ginger dressing. Make a huge bowl of this salad, and enjoy it with your homemade rice.

18. Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

Do you want to experience an explosion of different flavors in your mouth? If yes, make Thai chicken curry home and enjoy it with fried rice.

We assure you that every bite will take you to heaven. Ensure that the gravy is thick enough to settle on your rice and mix it with all the ingredients.

19. Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Kung pao Brussels Sprouts


Treat yourself to these spicy Brussels sprouts. The dish is all about its sauce which is made from soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha, and garlic cloves.

To garnish this dish, you can use green onions, cilantro leaves, and red pepper flakes.

20. Spicy Green Beans 

Spicy Green Beans

Elevate your food experience and serve these spicy green beans with chicken fried rice. We love the combination and believe you would, too.

If you find the spices too much for your tastebuds, reduce the amount according to your taste.

Final Words

Give your chicken fried rice a kick with some of the best side dishes. We have shared 20 options to explore. Make sure you try each and enjoy the different flavors and textures offered.

20 Side Dishes For Chicken Fried Rice

  1. Bok Choy
  2. Ling Ling Potstickers
  3. Steamed dumplings
  4. Egg rolls
  5. Balsamic chicken
  6. Pizza pasta
  7. Beef stew
  8. BBQ chicken wings
  9. Shredded pork
  10. Tomato basil soup
  11. Fried egg
  12. Honey stir-fry vegetables
  13. Maple Hoisin tofu
  14. Prawn curry
  15. Crispy sticky tofu
  16. Kimchi soup
  17. Asian salad
  18. Thai chicken coconut curry
  19. Kung Pao Brussels sprouts
  20. Spicy green beans

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What To Serve With Chicken Fried Rice

Pair your chicken fried rice with some interesting side dishes. We have shared 20 delicious recipes, so pick your favorites and enjoy.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Fried Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 chicken fried rice


  • Make chicken fried rice at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat chicken fried rice with bok choy, beef stew, shredded pork, steamed dumplings, egg rolls, BBQ chicken wings, Asian salad, sticky tofu, Thai chicken coconut curry, prawn curry, pizza pasta, balsamic chicken or tomato basil soup.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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