Where To Get Fried Chicken In Pearland

Fried chicken basket from Killen's Burger. Courtesy photo.

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Over the past several years, Pearland has developed into a diverse community with restaurants offering food from all around the world — including different types of fried chicken. You might expect to find Southern fried chicken here. Indeed, you will find bone-in fried chicken, chicken-fried chicken and even smothered soul food chicken, but there are options even beyond those, including Japanese karaage and Korean-style fried chicken. 

In fact, there are so many different styles of fried chicken that we did not include chicken sandwiches or chicken wings in this article. Watch for each of those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy tasting your way through these different types of fried chicken, and go to the Visit Pearland dining page for more ways to explore the food scene!

Bonchon, 11200 Broadway: Founded by Jinsuk Seo in Busan, South Korea in 2002, the chain now has over 130 locations across the globe, with a devoted following for its audibly crunchy, twice-fried Korean fried chicken. Choose from wings, drumsticks, strips or boneless wings, all served with your choice of hand-brushed signature sauce, including Soy Garlic, Spicy, Korean BBQ or Half & Half. A 10-piece order costs $14.85, a 20-piece order is $27.75 and a 30-piece order is $39.55. All orders are served with a complimentary side of either Korean pickled radish, known as chicken-mu, or coleslaw to cut through the fat with a pop of tangy acidity. There’s also chicken katsu drizzled with katsu sauce and spicy mayo over rice with coleslaw on the side.

Kelley’s Country Cookin’, 2933 East Broadway: This small chain, which touts itself as “the best in country cookin’”, has several options for fried chicken, including a daily special plate of Country Fried Chicken Breast served with three vegetables for $11.99. You’ll also find Terri’s Salad with country fried chicken strips on a bed of lettuce with shredded cheese, bell peppers, purple onion, tomato and hard-boiled eggs for $11.99 and Country Fried Chicken Strips with homestyle gravy served with fries or mashed potatoes and a salad for for $12.99. If you’re in the mood for brunch or breakfast, try the Monterey Chicken Benny — a grilled biscuit topped with fried chicken breast, poached eggs, cheddar, jalapeños and gravy for $13.79, or the Country Fried Chicken Biscuit, a Texas-sized biscuit stuffed with country fried chicken breast and served with golden hash browns for $11.99.

Killen’s Barbecue, 3613 Broadway: The Pearland location offers Sunday Fried Chicken with chef-owner Ronnie Killen’s original recipe. It’s a whole chicken — eight pieces — fried to a golden brown for $18.95. Because it is cooked to order, it can take up to 20 minutes to prepare.

Killen's fried chicken. Courtesy photo.
Killen’s fried chicken. Courtesy photo.

Killen’s Burgers, 2804 South Main: In addition to made-to-order burgers, hand-cut fries and handcrafted milkshakes, Killen’s casual, 1950s-style diner offers an eight-piece bucket of chicken for $18, fried chicken basket, which includes a half-chicken, for $12.95, a strip basket for $10 and a 15-count tender family pack for $24.99. Sides include fried okra, waffle fries, cheese curds and more.

Magnolia Cajun Comfort, 1807 Broadway: Chef-owner Steve Haug’s family style Cajun restaurant offers chicken fried chicken with thick andouille gravy and buttery mashed potatoes for $18.

Mikki’s Soul Food Café, 9603 Broadway: Here you will find traditional Southern fried chicken plates, which include two pieces of white meat chicken or three pieces of dark meat with your choice of two or three side dishes and your choice of cornbread or dinner rolls. Prices range from $15.95 to $19.95 depending on options. Mikki’s also offers child and senior plates for $12.95 with one piece of white-meat or two of dark-meat fried chicken with two sides and your choice of bread. Sides include collard greens, candied yams, black eyed peas, red beans, cabbage and more. 

On Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you’ll find Smothered Fried Chicken on the daily specials menu for $12.95. It’s served with two pieces of fried chicken, two side items and cornbread. 

Ms. Norma’s Café, 5517 Broadway: The chicken fried chicken is a house special at this homey café, which only serves breakfast and lunch. It comes with two sides, which includes fries, green beans or corn, and costs $14.50 plus tax and gratuity. The restaurant often posts special dishes of the day on its Facebook page — which sometimes include bone-in fried chicken — but not always. The best way to see the current menu is to check its third-party online ordering and delivery page. Ms. Norma’s Café is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., except for Sunday when it’s open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday when it is closed.

Super Bowl Asian Cuisine, 4310 Bailey: This family-owned and -operated café specializes in fresh, authentic Taiwanese fare and refreshing teas. The Taiwanese-style popcorn chicken, a popular street food that’s also simply called Taiwanese fried chicken, is known for its crunchy texture and flavorful seasoning. You can try it for just $5.95 or as a plated dish in the Popcorn Chicken Rice for $9.95. Other entrées containing scrumptious chunks of fried chicken include specials such as Garlic Soy Chicken, Crispy Chicken Curry Rice and Salt and Pepper Jumbo Crispy Chicken.

Chicken tenders from Willie's Grill & Icehouse. Courtesy photo.
Chicken tenders from Willie’s Grill & Icehouse. Courtesy photo.

Willie’s Grill & Ice House, 2600 Smith Ranch: Treat your inner child to a little tender loving care with Willie’s hand-cut and -breaded, never-frozen chicken tenders. These are available in a chicken tender basket served with honey mustard and choice of one side for $12.29 or as Chicken Tendie Tacos with two fried tenders topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, queso and jalapeño lime aioli and accompanied by a choice of two sides for $10.69. You can also dig into a basket of Tender Bites tossed in your choice of sauce, with options such as Scorpion, Nashville Hot, Blazin’ Bourbon, Bayou Buffalo, Flaming Hot Cheet-O, Tangy Honey Garlic, Lemon Pepper, Backyard BBQ or Buttery Garlic Parmesan. The Tender Bites are served with ranch and choice of one side for $12.29. Party packs and kid-sized baskets are also available.

Other fried chicken options include the Icehouse Chicken Cobb with spring mix, iceberg and romaine lettuce topped with fried chicken bites, bacon, grilled corn, diced egg, cherry tomatoes and gorgonzola crumbles served with ranch dressing and a creamy chipotle sauce for $13.69, and country fried chicken smothered in cream gravy served with choice of two sides for $13.89. 

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