Crispy Beer Battered Chicken Recipe

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Crispy Beer Battered Chicken Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 12, 2024

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  2. Slowly pour in the beer while whisking the dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large deep pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. It should be at least 2 inches deep.
  4. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels and season them with salt and pepper.
  5. Dip each chicken breast into the batter, making sure it is evenly coated on all sides.
  6. Carefully lower the coated chicken breasts into the hot oil, one at a time, using tongs. Do not overcrowd the pot.
  7. 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).
  8. Transfer the fried chicken to a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil.
  9. Repeat the dipping and frying process with the remaining chicken breasts.
  10. Serve the beer-battered chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Beer batter is a popular coating for fried foods as it creates a light and airy texture.
  • The carbonation in beer helps create a crispy crust on the chicken.
  • You can experiment with different types of beer to add different flavors to the batter.