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
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Nashville Chicken Sandwich

Common Bond
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.

Chicken Sandwich at Sticky's

Hot Chicken Sandwich

Sticky's Chicken
Washington Corrdior, 2311 Edwards Street ste #190, Houston, TX 77007

The celebrity favorite fast-casual restaurant at Sawyer Yards has joined the hot chicken craze with its Sticky's Hot Chicken Sandwich. Sticky's take on Nashville hot chicken, topped with house slaw and dill pickles. Originally founded as a food truck by siblings Benson and Patsy Vivares in 2014, Sticky's has been enjoyed by celebs including Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, former Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins and actress Karrueche Tran.

 

Mico's
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Hot Chicken Sandwich

Mico’s Hot Chicken
Galleria, 2829 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056

At this Nashville hot chicken food truck turned brick and mortar in the Heights, 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.

Bismillah Cafe
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Ten Chicken Sandwich

Bismillah Café
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. 

FM Kitchen
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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.

Relish
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Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Relish 
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.