It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago there were virtually zero places to find hot chicken in Houston. The landscape has rapidly changed, however, with a brand new spate of hot chicken spots seemingly popping up each week. In the latest news, Clutch City Cluckers is adding yet another truck to its fleet, which is set to take up residence in Montrose beginning Aug. 26.
Hot chicken, with its dangerous spectrum of spice levels and accompanying sides, including slaw, pickles and dipping sauce, has long been a staple of Nashville, made famous by iconic haunts like Hattie B’s and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Houston restaurateurs have created similar recipes and are now slinging sweat-inducing sandwiches and hot chicken baskets that locals can’t seem to get enough of.