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An Equally Good Beer Batter for Fish or Chicken

Beer is a great ingredient to use when making batter because it comes out so light and crispy! Beer batter and chicken make perfect partners. These deep fried chicken strips are great with sweet and sour sauce, smoky barbecue sauce or ketchup. You could even make some tasty gravy or a homemade dipping sauce, depending on what you and your family prefer.

This deep fried chicken recipe is simple to make and the resulting crispy chicken pieces will definitely become a family favorite. It is better to use Pilsner beer because it does not offer a strong beery taste but it does give freshness to the dish. This recipe is a good beer batter for fish or chicken and you could very easily substitute the chicken for fish if you chose to. There is nothing difficult about making batter. As long as you use the right quantities of the right ingredients and mix it properly, it should be fine. When people make soggy batter it usually means they fried it in oil which was not hot enough.

This beer batter deep fried chicken is a sumptuous combination of the crispiest, crunchiest batter ever and juicy, soft chicken. If you are looking for a good beer batter chicken recipe, this one is almost certainly sure to excite you.

Beer Batter Deep Fried Chicken Recipe
Summary: Discover how using beer to make your batter ensures it comes out crunchy. This ingredient is a top tip if you want to make the best fried chicken.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3
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  • ¾ cup beer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
  1. Pre heat oil in deep fryer.
  2. Beat the egg with a whisk then beat in the beer.
  3. Beat in the dry ingredients until you have a smooth mixture. Cover this mixture and let it stand for half an hour.
  4. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  5. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet until it reaches 360 degrees F.
  6. Alternatively you can use a deep fryer.
  7. Dip the chicken into the batter using tongs and let the excess drip off.
  8. Add the chicken pieces, one by one, to the hot oil.
  9. After a minute, turn the strips. Keep turning them until they are golden brown.
  10. They should take 4 to 6 minutes to cook.
  11. Drain them on paper towels and serve hot with the dipping sauce of your choice.

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You can see from the photo how the batter comes out smooth, rather than flaky or lumpy, and it really complements the chicken inside it. This deep fried chicken recipe is perfect for making dinner or even for making easy party appetizers for a buffet or gathering. Fried chicken is so good that it is easy to find reasons to make it. Make it to please your family, for something to nibble on while you watch a movie, for a buffet or even to use in lunch packs. Served with your favorite gravy recipes or dipping sauce, this beer batter chicken is great at any time and for any occasion.

Picture, recipes and/or content upgraded: 04-05-16

2 Responses to An Equally Good Beer Batter for Fish or Chicken

  • I like the recipe but I would not use the egg.

  • The beer batter for the chicken and fish l would take out the egg and I would use self rising flour the beer and some garlic powder and onion powder to add a new twist to the chicken. I’m sorry to change your recipe but I cook eggs for twenty years every Sunday morning. I gave up cooking with eggs.

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