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Grilled Chicken over White Rice

One of my favorite, simple meals is chicken (grilled) on top of white rice.

Who does a good version (probably going to be inexpensive/fast food). Some place preferably on the westside....with some different sauces....cajun, teriyaki, etc.

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  1. Fast food wise, Jack in the Box actually has a decent chicken teriyaki bowl. There's Yoshinoya too.

    Nicer, you can special order it at...
    Bossa Nova
    Newsroom Cafe
    Any Thai or Chinese or Japanese restaurant
    Crustacean *gasp*

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    1. re: Emme

      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.

      1. re: Emme

        and how could i forget A VOTRE SANTE and SANTE LA BREA

      2. 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.

        1. Bossa Nova has GREAT chicken over rice..!

          1. If you'll settle for brown rice, try the chicken rice bowl at Axe.

            1. Ono Hawaiian BBQ has a good grilled teriyaki chicken on rice. Probably at Ohana Hawaiian BBQ too.

              1. THE LOFT!

                Don't go anywhere else.

                Loft Hawaiian Grill
                1721 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

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                1. 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

                  Aloha Teriyaki
                  4834 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

                  Ohana Hawaiian BBQ
                  4421 Redondo Beach Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260

                  Maui Chicken
                  2100 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504

                  Ono Hawaiian BBQ
                  1147 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                  1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

                  1. re: DiveFan

                    Almost forgot our spicy Haitian contender - TiGeorges!
                    The chicken is good, but the goat is better mon.

                    EDIT - sorry, forgot the rice might not be white but it's a supporting player anyway :-).

                    TiGeorges' Chicken
                    307 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

                    1. re: DiveFan

                      That's not the same Aloha Teriyaki that used to be in Lakewood Mall is it?

                      1. re: DiveFan

                        I don't know about Lakewood, the one linked above is the original (~20 year old) location.

                        Shamshiri Grill
                        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

                        Cafe Brasil
                        11736 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

                        A Votre Sante
                        13016 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

                    2. Doesn't have sauce although you could doctor it up with their salsas, but I really like the version of this at Poquito Mas.

                      1. 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.

                        1. 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)
                          Alhambra, CA
                          (626) 293-5520

                          1. 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!

                            1. Bossa Nova
                              Sweet Home Grill
                              Shamshiri Grill

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                              1. re: a_and_w

                                It's not grilled or skinless but when I want comfort food I get the garlic chicken with white rice and black beans from Versailles. I don't venture much else on the menu there but this chicken kills..it's so good.