Beer Batter Fried Chicken

Beer Batter Fried Chicken

  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Serving: 8

Beer Batter Fried Chicken is a great hit at summer picnics.


  • 1 3/4 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1, 12 ounce can beer
  • 2 broiler-fryers (2 1/2 pounds each) cut up
  • vegetable oil


  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Beat in beer with a wire whisk until smooth. Let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Pour enough vegetable oil in a large skillet to make a 1 inch depth. Heat to 375 degrees F on a deep fat frying thermometer.
  3. Dip chicken pieces into beer batter a few at a time, allowing excess to drain back into bowl.
  4. Fry chicken pieces, turning once, for 30 minutes, or until chicken tests done. Place on paper toweling to drain. Keep warm in a 250 degree F oven until all chicken is browned.


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