Chicken Headz brings Houston heat to Nashville-style chicken

Stripper Chicks ($15): Texas toast is topped with hot chicken, pickles and Scooter Sauce in this dish. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stripper Chicks ($15): Texas toast is topped with hot chicken, pickles and Scooter Sauce in this dish. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

Stripper Chicks ($15): Texas toast is topped with hot chicken, pickles and Scooter Sauce in this dish. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

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3rd Coast Slammers ($15): One of the food truck’s most popular items, this hot chicken sandwich is topped with homemade slaw and Chicken Headz sauce. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Houston Hot Fries ($12): French fries are piled high with diced hot chicken, homemade slaw, pickles and Scooter Sauce. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Founder and owner Victor Fields opened Chicken Headz, a food truck located in Porter, in October. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
When Victor Fields was making a chicken sandwich and macaroni for his wife at the beginning of lockdown in 2020, he did not realize how far that dish would take him.

“That sandwich was so good, I made it again two weeks later for my stepson’s birthday,” Fields said.

As word got around, Fields found himself taking orders through Instagram and fulfilling them in his home’s kitchen. Within his first month, he took over 100 orders.

While Fields previously worked in the oil and gas industry and maintained several side hustles, he said he was never able to stay interested. Meanwhile, cooking has always been one of his hobbies.

“I’ve always liked cooking but never took it serious,” he said. “If I was in a bad mood when I cooked, it was therapeutic.”


The “Houston hot” chicken Fields serves is his own twist on the popular Nashville-style spicy chicken. Fields said the recipes are his own creation as he experimented in the kitchen until he found the blend that “hits.”

“It’s more flavorful, but you get your heat, too,” Fields said. “You get a little bit of sweet with the heat.”

Two months later, Fields opened Chicken Headz out of a 20-foot food truck in Porter in October.

Fields said he was initially unsure about setting up in Porter as opposed to Houston proper. However, after nearly a year of growth, Fields said he made the right decision.

"I could’ve been in Houston,” Fields said. “But now I brought a Houston vibe out here, a place for people to hang out and vibe. I’m stuck right here, and I love it.”

But Chicken Headz will not be mobile for long, Fields said. As the business’s one-year anniversary approaches, Fields said he plans to move into a converted shipping container to optimize his workspace.

The end goal for Fields is a brick-and-mortar sports bar-style atmosphere, which Fields said he is already trying to build—the truck’s parking space features a plasma TV hosting the latest games and fights for patrons to watch.

Fields said for now, he is riding the wave on Chicken Headz’s success.

“We’re just getting started,” he said.

Chicken Headz

23242 FM 1314, Porter

713-732-0695 • www.facebook.com/chickenheadzhtx

Hours: Tue.-Thu. 4-9 p.m., Fri.-Sun. noon-9 p.m., closed Mon.
By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.



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