Enjoy a delicious plate of crispy and flavorful beer-battered chicken with this easy-to-follow recipe. The chicken is coated with a light and crispy batter made with beer, giving it a unique flavor and the perfect crunchy texture. This recipe is great for a casual weeknight dinner or for entertaining guests. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy the irresistible combination of juicy chicken and crispy batter.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup cold beer
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Slowly pour in the beer while whisking the dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large deep pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. It should be at least 2 inches deep.
- Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels and season them with salt and pepper.
- Dip each chicken breast into the batter, making sure it is evenly coated on all sides.
- Carefully lower the coated chicken breasts into the hot oil, one at a time, using tongs. Do not overcrowd the pot.
- Fry the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side, or until it turns golden brown and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- Transfer the fried chicken to a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Repeat the dipping and frying process with the remaining chicken breasts.
- Serve the beer-battered chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!