Who needs to rush to Popeye’s or Chick-Fil-A for a chicken sandwich when so many Houston establishments turn out such good chicken sandwiches of their own? There are plenty of options to fill your craving. Read on for seven Houston chicken sandwiches to try.
Nashville Chicken Sandwich
Montrose, 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
The Nashville Chicken Sandwich is the reason many Houstonians visit Common Bond, although there are many good reasons to visit this Montrose bakery. The spicy, super crispy chicken breast served on a soft, toasted bun is topped with a brussel sprouts slaw and garlic aioli. Try it and you’ll see why it’s a local favorite.
Mico’s Hot Chicken
Galleria, 2829 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056
At this Nashville hot chicken food truck, a fried chicken breast is served on a toasted bun topped with slaw, mayo, pickles, and Mico’s sauce. For maximum heat, choose your chicken X-Hot. Don’t dare? Don’t worry! Mico’s also serves its chicken with no heat, mild, medium, and hot.
Ten Chicken Sandwich
Sharpstown, 5696 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036
Bismillah Café’s Ten Chicken Sandwich may look unassuming but this baby packs some serious heat. The perfectly crisp bird topped in the restaurant’s signature ten-spice sauce is served on a wheat bun with Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. Believe us; it’s worth a try.
Fried Chicken Sandwich
FM Kitchen & Bar
Washington Corridor, 1112 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007
Simple and deeply satisfying is how we’d describe the fried chicken sandwich at FM Kitchen & Bar. Served with pickles and a touch of sweet agave butter, it’s a strong contender to FM Kitchen’s highly popular burgers. If you want a little heat, the menu also has a spicy fried chicken sandwich with cheese, pickled jalapeños, lettuce and tomato.
Sam’s Fried Chicken and Donuts
Heights, 601 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007
You’ll find a classic fried chicken sandwich on the menu of this Heights fried chicken eatery, but why not take it up a notch with the Double Donut? In this perfectly satisfying, sweet-and-salty treat, two glazed donuts act as buns for two perfectly crisp chicken tenders. A little bacon marmalade completes the dish. In a rush? Order your sandwich to go at the convenient drive-through.
Buffalo Bleu Crispy Chicken
Crispy or Grilled Food Truck
While the Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich at this halal food truck is a solid choice, the buffalo bleu will remind you of buffalo wings in a sandwich. The chicken is served on a toasted bun topped with lettuce, tomato, buffalo sauce and bleu cheese crumbles. Crispy or Grilled parks at various locations in town, so make sure to check their social media for updates.
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
River Oaks/Upper Kirby, 2810 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
A fried, juicy chicken thigh is the star of the crispy chicken sandwich at Relish, a neighborhood restaurant that serves American fare with a Mediterranean bend. Packed with tons of flavor, the chicken is served on a toasted bun with pickles, tarragon ranch, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato.