Beer Battered Chicken

We have all enjoyed onion rings with beer batter, so why not fried chicken? Beer Battered Chicken is a wonderful treat.  If you are looking for a creative way to enjoy fried chicken this is the way to go.

fried chicken

If you don’t like using a whole chicken, you can use this recipe with chicken tenders, and be sure to slice up any veggies you may have on hand and use those as well.

This recipe is by Judy Eynard. Topeka, KS. 1972.

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Beer Battered Chicken

Beer adds a very flavorful and earthy taste to fried chicken.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beer Battered Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal


  • 4 pounds whole chicken
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons pancake mix
  • 2 cups beer
  • 1/4 teaspoon MSG
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine and mix well all dry ingredients. Dip chicken into beer and then in flour mixture. Cook in a deep fat fryer at 350 degrees. Turning over once, do not cover.


If you do not want to cut up a whole chicken, you can use chicken breasts or tenders.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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