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Old 11-25-2004, 01:13 AM   #1
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Beer Batter chicken

Ok, got some beer in the fridge that everyone despises so I thought I would attempt a beer battered chicken. Does anyone have a killer recipe? I know the timing sucks, but I am patient. Whenever you guys see this thread. THANKS! And happy turkey day to you all!

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Old 11-26-2004, 02:03 AM   #2
 
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I use beer, soda water, 7-UP etc in batters.

I mainly use the beer batter with fish but chicken or pork is fine as well. I sometimes like to serve the battered fish, chicken or pork with a Sweet & Sour sauce.
You must use a good tasting beer, I usually drink European or Czech lagers, so that is what I use.
I also add herbs, sesame seeds, paprika, 5 spice powder or anything that you would normally use with whatever you are battering.

To mix: Put your flour in a bowl and mix in any spices, salt or herbs that you want.
Now the hard part:
Add as much beer or soft drink as is needed to make a batter of the consistency that you want. Mix only untill combined, a little bit lumpy is fine and gives a nice texture appearence.
I usually make a rather thin mix and it gives a beautiful light crispy batter almost like tempura.
Dip your chicken in flour, shake off excess, dip into batter, quickly drain excess batter and plop into hot oil.


Also, any time I stir fry or deep fry chicken I use Thigh meat. It has more fat in it :oops: and the end result is more juicy than Breast meat.
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Wayne, THANK YOU! I was planning on winging it tonight, but you have saved me. I have thighs thawing as we speak.
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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Wayne, I took your advice and made it very thin and tempura like. My kids LOVED it. Thanks again.
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