Grilled Chicken over White Rice
Sak's Teriyaki on Glendon & Linbrook in Westwood is pretty much a classic in the chicken over rice area. Satisfying & cheap. Parking is difficult there though.
Tacomiendo on Gateway will do a grilled chicken over salad, and I'd bet they'd do it over rice. Or you could order the two and combine it. Cheap, you could get salsa or mole or whatever.
Of course Monte Alban is justly famous for its chicken with mole sauce over rice. The chicken is either baked or stewed (but not fried). Mole is very high calorie, so if you're looking for a diet food, this isn't it.
Tokyo Fast Food, or whatever that Japanese fast food place is in the same strip mall on Santa Monica & Brockton, also has decent chicken teriyaki & rice. Bland, but straightforward. Inexpensive.
El Pollo Loco will do the fast food trick.
Chutney's, the tandoori place on Barrington and Pico (Olympic?), can probably do the chicken/rice combo for less than $5.
I like the roast chicken at Coppelia's, the bakery on Venice, but I don't know if they have rice there. But you could have chicken and cake!
One of my favorite meals as well.
At Shakas the Teriyaki Chicken is charbroiled chicken breast “Topped” with Teriyaki Sauce. Ask for no Teriyaki if you wish. I make changes there all the time and they seem to have keys on the register that make the order clear to the cook. If you would rather have more rice and no mac salad just ask fo that as well. Have a shave ice for dessert.
101 W. Main St. #C (Enter from First Street behind Starbucks Coffee)
Yaki's in Burbank, Tujunga, Monrovia, or Montrose. They put their signature teriyaki sauce on it, but you can also get it plain. Best of all, they are VERY generous with their portions. While you're there, you may want to try their homemade potato salad and (if you're truly adventurous) the bulldog.
re: Oh Robin
Oh Robin (great handle btw),
Permit me to contest your declaration.
The best teriyaki chicken in the South Bay (and maybe elsewhere) is Maui Chicken. Better sides too.
Aloha Teriyaki serves their teriyaki chicken with minimal glaze with their sauce on the side.
IMO Ohana Hawaiian is better for kalua pork.
Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine
7181 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
4834 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Ohana Hawaiian BBQ
4421 Redondo Beach Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260
2100 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504
Ono Hawaiian BBQ
1147 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
I don't know about Lakewood, the one linked above is the original (~20 year old) location.
1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
1422 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
904 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
101 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
11736 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066
A Votre Sante
13016 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
I love Persian grilled chicken over rice, Shehrezad and Shamshiri are my favorites.
Cafe Brasil is another of my faves, either white or dark meat grilled with onions over white rice with beans and plantains.
Tandoori chicken over basmati is nice but I don't know of any really good Indian restaurants that serve a decent version.
didn't know Bossa Nova had chicken over rice.
my usual fix has to be something like hawaiian (like L&L's) but wished there was a place that would just have the chicken plain AND THEN have the sauce on it as a condiment, not a marinade...but anything new would be good.... Favorite condiment is sweet chili sauce.