During the historic foot race between the ostrich, penguin, and chicken, the penguin fell asleep and the ostrich's girlfriend left him for a falcon. Today's Groupon gets you quick bites of the fastest flightless bird: for $5, you get $10 worth of chicken at one of Chicken Kitchen's area locations in Rice Village, McKinney Place Tunnel, or Shops at Houston Center. Unlike traditional get-and-go grub, Chicken Kitchen prides itself on serving up grilled, not greasy, fowl.
Chicken Kitchen's savory menu stuffs succulent bird alongside healthy salads and fresh sides. Try the famed deluxe Chop-Chop with yellow rice, diced tomatoes, lettuce, and freshly chopped breast meat ($5.89 for a regular, $7.99 for large). Non-carnivorous eaters can opt for a Southwestern spin with a vegetarian Chop-Chop, stocked with black beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheddar cheese, and white or yellow rice ($4.99, $6.99). Chicken Kitchen also serves its original grilled chicken breast solo on a single- breast platter with a tomato and lettuce garnish and pita ($6.99) or as part of a two-side meal ($8.99) with fresh-faced partners in crime such as balsamic tomatoes, seasonal veggies, baked plantains, and more.
Fast-food fare has a solid reputation of strange protein bases basting in excessive pools of oily grease. As a pleasant alternative, this Groupon fills you up on the run with healthy, nutritious cuisine from one of three cozy, casual Chicken Kitchen tasteporiums.
- There are no fryers at Chicken Kitchen. Everything is grilled or broiled. Orders are cooked in front of customers while they wait, but it is still served quickly. – Mason Lerner, Houston Chronicle
- Since I started dieting, Chicken Kitchen has been the best place to have lunch. They always have great service and will accomodate [sic] a lot of special requests and even some extras for frequent customers. – villasv, Citysearch