An angelic-sounding new restaurant with a homey chicken theme is about to land at a major intersection near Richardson. Angel Chicken Kitchen will open at 7632 Campbell Rd., at the northeast corner of Coit Road, in a former Aaron Brothers frame shop that's next-door to Campisi's.
"Angel chicken" is the name of one of the most famous working-mom chicken dishes in history, in which chicken is baked or slow-cooked with a can of cream of mushroom soup and various seasonings to make a creamy bland sauce, then invariably combined with noodles or pasta.
But Angel Chicken Kitchen will be a fresh concept dedicated to chicken with grilled chicken, chicken tenders, and chicken nuggets. Everything chicken. Is there rotisserie chicken? They do not say.
There'll be lunch and dinner with salads and the ever-popular bowls. But there will also be breakfast with pancakes, eggs, house-made brioche, biscuits, and housemade jams.
"It's a fast-casual concept with a lot of healthy options," a spokesperson says. That includes oatmeal and acai bowls with fruit. "But everything will be fresh made, including making our own gravy," he says.
The concept comes from a team whose experience ranges from Brinker's to TGI Fridays to Pei Wei. The chef developing the menu is Tim Soufan, the former corporate executive chef for Pappas Restaurants, and currently a food and beverage consultant whose clients include Zoe's Kitchen.
Soufan's name was most recently dropped as being affiliated with a gastrolounge in Houston called Chapman & Kirby's. Dallas dining veterans may recall his role as chef at Tre Amici, the North Dallas steakhouse, which closed in 2010.
Angel Chicken will have some seating; the owners anticipate a brisk lunch and a big to-go business at dinner. The sign is up and the final touches are being made on construction, with an estimated opening of mid- to late-November.