If trying a double donut fried chicken sandwich isn’t on your bucket list then you’re not thinking far enough outside the box. I mean, come on, what are you waiting for?!
Every time I visit Houston I’m continually amazed at the endless, and I mean endless, food options. From unique hole-in-the-walls to chain restaurants to food trucks to a fried chicken and donut spot, Houston has it all. You would think the abundance of options would make it easy to choose a spot to eat, but I always find it harder to decide where to stuff my face because I want to try everything. Sticking with my goal of exploring more off the beaten path spots in Houston, I knew I wanted to try a unique restaurant that I couldn’t find in KC. Continuing with my theme of exploring Houston’s quirkier side, we decided to try Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts on my last night in Houston (you also can’t miss Houston’s super quirky Art Car Museum – read about it here). You’re probably thinking what I was thinking when I first found Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts. Fried chicken? Donuts? Fried chicken and donuts? Like together? Weird… I gotta try this! All right, your mental commentary probably stopped before the “I gotta try this” and I can’t say I blame you, but where’s your sense of adventure?!
For the adventurous eaters or those just wanting to try something super unique, head to Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts. Contrary to your (and mine) initial impression, this place was dynamite! And no, you don’t have to eat the fried chicken and donuts together, but you certainly can. I chickened out and decided to try the three piece chicken tenders with barbecue dipping sauce and creole honey mustard dipping sauce. The chicken was phenomenal! It was super crispy, juicy, melt in your mouth deliciousness. The chicken tenders were incredibly flavorful and went along perfectly with the sour cream mashed potatoes and bacon jalapeño cream gravy that I chose as my side. The mashed potatoes were creamy and super tasty and the bacon jalapeño cream gravy, although a little unusual, was delicious.
My sister was braver than I was and went all out. She opted to try the double donut fried chicken sandwich, but she didn’t stop there. She chose the bacon jam as her sauce to add on top of her sandwich, now that is adventurous! I really had no idea what to expect when my sister let me try her sandwich. Crispy chicken tenders with bacon jam spread on top sandwiched between two glazed donuts sounds really, really strange to me. Surprisingly, it was really good! The glazed donuts made the sandwich really sweet, but the juicy, crispy chicken and bacon jam helped balance out the sweetness.
I can definitely say that a double donut fried chicken sandwich is certainly one of the crazier foods I’ve tried. If you’re not feeling all that adventurous, Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts has several other extremely tempting options. In addition to the seriously incredible chicken, they have a variety of specialty donuts including a praline bacon and caramel icing donut and a blueberry cake donut with blueberry icing. You can see the rest of their creative menu by clicking here. If you’re looking for a one of a kind spot to try some off the wall (or normal) food, then be sure to stop by Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts in Houston.
- The restaurant is open from 7 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Fried chicken from 11 am.
- Click here for the full Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts menu
- Address: 601 Heights Blvd Houston, TX 77007