Beer Battered Chicken Recipe -
Beer Battered Chicken Recipe
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Beer Battered Chicken

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"Easy to make, beer battered, deep fried chicken."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Rinse chicken, and slice into 1 inch strips. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, and baking powder. Mix in the eggs and beer.
  2. Heat oil in a deep heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Place remaining 1/2 cup flour in a small bowl. Coat chicken strips in flour, then dip floured strips into the batter. Fry a few at a time in hot oil, turning once, until coating is golden brown on both sides. Remove, and keep warm until serving.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2005

Very good. Customizable easy and delish. Notes on batter frying. let the flour rest in the batter at least 20 minutes in the fridge. Half the comments about bland and floury probably are eliminated by letting it rest - almost any time you add a fat or liquid to flour you want to let it set. (and baking powder, not Soda - PLEASE) MAKER SURE to get the excess batter off, let it drain, shake it...whatever. Batter is not like flour-egg-flour. It'll be too much if you just batter it and drop it into the fryer. If you want season either season the batter (not the dredging flour) or sprinkle you Paul Prudhomme or what have you IMMEDIATELY after it comes out of the oil and no one will say bland again (that way you can also season separately for kids and adults). I used thighs because chix breats have no flavour and it worked fine. If the chicken isn't cooking, wrap it in foil and bake for 5-10'll be just fine. Great and easy recipe for batter fried that can be changed for your taste

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 22, 2003

This is unfortunately a recipe which I'm rating on this site with which I was not impressed. I had high expectations for this and it turned out anything but what I expected. The "beer" part of it seemed inviting, however it was a LOT of MESSY work and after frying, the coating came out very dry and bland. The coating wouldn't cook through for the life of it so it took a really long time. It quickly became a leftover to the next day and at that point when I microwaved it, it just became soggy and gross so I had to throw it out... Not really worth the hassle with the mess, when I could have made another chicken recipe faster, better tasting and generally more worth my time :-(.... Don't think I'll be trying this again.

Aug 02, 2003

The recipe was very easy to follow and was easier to cook. The only problem was that the batter was bland so I had to spice it up a bit with salt, pepper, more beer and garlic powder. I will use this recipe again and try different things with it. Thanks for sharing:)

Aug 02, 2003

I like a light batter, and while this one was not quite light enough, I just added a bit more beer to make the batter the consistency I wanted and it worked well. I also added some Montreal STEAK seasoning to my second batch, which brought the flavor of the chicken out.

Nov 14, 2003

I have been using this recipe for a few months and it is something both my husband and I enjoy and the leftover batter is just enough for a side of fried mushrooms. However, we always add salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder to the 1/2 cup of flour used for dredging, and usually end up using about 3/4ths of a cup of beer.

Jan 22, 2003

If I made this recipe again I would add at least salt if not pepper to the flour. The flavor was kind of bland. The batter was not crunchy but I think that was me not the recipe. I think the oil has to be the right temp. to get it crunchy. I would make it again and try different temp's for the oil.

Dec 29, 2010

I took the advice of other reviewers and added seasoning. I added Cajun seasoning to both the batter and to the flour mixture. They were really really good. I made these for my picky kids and they totally loved them as did my DH who kept coming in to get more ;)

Oct 14, 2003

This recipe was not at all what I thought it would be. It did not turn out crispy. It was more like soft bread. It turned out to be a wonderful golden color making you think it would be nice and crispy. My temperature setting for the oil was accurate and fried for the proper amount of time. The taste was like eating paper. There was no taste. I could add a large amount of seasonings, but I don't think that I will be making this again for fear of wasting more flour, , seasonings, eggs, and beer. I will stick to my mother's secret method of frying chicken. It has some wonderful flavors!


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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