Beer Battered Fried Chicken

pieces of Beer Battered Fried Chicken ready to eat

This spicy Beer Battered Fried Chicken is packed with flavor, it is dusted with a homemade seasoned flour twice, both before and after passing through the beer batter, before being deep-fried. This creates a crispier fried chicken.

It is amazing that such easy steps can create so many amazing flavors in this fried chicken recipe. The secret is the seasoned flour that includes paprika, powdered onion, powdered garlic, and cayenne. The beer selection also impacts the flavor.

Fried chicken is desirable finger food, appetizer, or multiple pieces of the chicken can be served with vegetables or a salad can make a full meal. If cooking for children the spicy cayenne, paprika, and pepper elements can be reduced.

Beer Battered Fried Chicken Recipe

pieces of Beer Battered Fried Chicken ready to eat
This is a spicy Beer Battered Fried Chicken packed with flavor, it is dusted with a homemade seasoned flour twice before being deep-fried.
Preparation 30 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 1 hour
Servings 4 Servings
MethodDeep Fry


Seasoned Flour

  • 3 cups plain all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt flakes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Beer Batter

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can craft beer such as raspberry sour
  • 1 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt flakes


  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken pieces
  • oil to deep fry


  • 2 bowls
  • deep fryer or pot


Seasoned Flour

  • Add the flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, garlic, and onion to a bowl. Mix until well combined.

Beer Batter

  • Crack the two eggs into a fresh bowl and whisk.
  • Add to the eggs the can of beer, plain flour, pepper, and salt. Whisk until smooth.


  • Dust the chicken in the seasoned flour until completely covered. Then dip the chicken in the beer batter ensuring it is completely covered. Then return to the seasoned flour.
  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or oil in a pot until 340 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  • Add the chicken in small batches so no two pieces are touching. Deep fry until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden brown. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 1023kcalCarbohydrates: 110gProtein: 54gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 226mgSodium: 2500mgPotassium: 647mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1104IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderful recipe. I had two thighs and 3 breasts frozen. After cutting them into 2” pieces, dusted, dipped in the beer batter and dusted again. Then into the fry pot (outside of course). Each batch took about 5 minutes. Best chicken ever. I had a bottle of Walmart brand chicken dipping sauce. Excellent.