Best of Houston

Best of Houston® 2019: Best Fried Chicken

Grandma-style chicken is taken to the next level of awesomeness at Killen's Barbecue.
Grandma-style chicken is taken to the next level of awesomeness at Killen's Barbecue. Photo by Robert Jacob Lerma
Best Fried Chicken: Killen’s Barbecue

Chef Ronnie Killen pumps enviably craggly, juicy chicken in true granny style (for real, the recipe is based on Killen’s grandma’s). Formerly a Sunday-only special, you can now get your hands messy with the fried bird during Killen’s Barbecue’s upgraded dinner service (which launched in May of 2018). The magic starts with a 24-hour brine and finishes with you literally licking your fingers. Get it served as a half-bird with mashed taters and green beans or your choice of two sides (we vote for the oh-so silky creamed corn).

3613 East Broadway, Pearland
281-485-2272
killensbarbecue.com

Readers' Choice: Frenchy's Chicken (Various locations)
10414 Richmond Avenue, Houston
713-784-2117
frenchyschicken.com
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