Amazing Fried Chicken in Houston
It’s Texas and that means fried everything, right? The OG of fried foods gets its own day to celebrate all of the juicy flavors it brings to our taste buds - National Fried Chicken Day on Friday, July 6th. We’re in luck because Houston’s options to properly celebrate aren’t too shabby! Here are some of our top picks to help you decide where to indulge.
Previously a food truck (with lines around the block we might add), Mico's Hot Chicken now provides Houstonians classic Nashville-inspired hot chicken in Willowbrook and at their brick and mortar location in the Heights. Choose your level of heat with their "Sammich" topped with fresh cole slaw and special Mico's sauce. Not in the mood for a sandwich? Grab a two or three piece tender basket with crunchy waffle fries - or sub for spicy fried pickles and ranch. You really can't go wrong at Mico's.
Satisfy your fried chicken gluttony at La Lucha. Located in the Heights and nestled just next to Superica, La Lucha's "Polla Especiale" provides the ultimate comfort food. Bring a friend and choose a half or whole bird with biscuits and pickles to savor the perfect crunch. You can also stop by for brunch on Saturday or Sunday to enjoy classic chicken and waffles.
This is one hidden gem of a fried chicken dish we can’t ignore! Located in The Heights sits a cocktail bar, co-owned by James Beard Award-winning chef, Justin Yu, and his partner, James Beard Award nominee, Bobby Heugel, that gives the vibes, craft cocktails, and bar food of your dreams. Their Crispy Chicken and side of mashed potatoes with spicy honey butter for dipping delivers all of the savory flavors fried chicken has to offer. Is your mouth watering yet?
Celebrate fried chicken like a true Houstonian at The Breakfast Klub located in Midtown. Their Wings and Waffles are a menu staple that will not disappoint! If you happen to be catching a flight, worry not, their new express location just opened inside IAH in Terminal A. It gets better… celebrate fried chicken and all its glory in your own kitchen! You can buy their TBK Chikin Koating via their website. Enjoy!
You can't get more Houston than Dak and Bop. Locally owned by native Houstonians, this Korean influenced concept blends traditional ingredients with a modern twist. Their signature chicken is twice fried and made to order. Choose from tenders, legs, or wings and don't miss the sriracha honey lime sauce. Looking for something more unique? D&B has you covered. Their Baos (only $3 on Thursdays) provide the perfect combination of soft steamed bread and crunchy chicken. Pro Tip: Wednesdays are $1 wings!