BEER BATTERED CHICKEN POPPERS aka, the easier way to feed fried chicken to a crowd. Throw a bunch of stuff in a bowl, mix, add chicken, mix again and fry! The only question with these fried chicken pieces of goodness are whether to actually sauce them or not bc the batter itself is that delicious! You can eat them alone, serve with a dipping sauce or do what I’m doing this week and smothering them with a sticky, spicy and delicious buffalo sauce! However you do it, it’s worth it to make, bc fried chicken is always a crowd pleaser!
Pour 3 inches of oil into a medium sized pot and place over medium high heat.
Meanwhile add flour, salt, pepper and spice to a bowl and mix to combine.
Slowly pour in beer and water. Stir till a thick pancake-y like batter forms.
Add chicken and stir really well to make sure each piece is coated!
Once oil is hot, add chicken in small batches to the pot.
Don’t over crowd or they’ll stick together!
Fry for two minutes total, only mixing after 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to remove and place on cooling rack.
Serve hot and enjoy.
Buffalo sauce:Combine 1 c Franks hot sauce + 2/3 Tbsp honey. Place over high heat and stir till combined. Once sauce just begins to bubble remove from heat and pour over chicken.
*NOTES: •if sauce is too spicy, add more honey to your liking. •for shabbos: this chicken will never be as crispy on shabbos as it is right out of the fryer. Here’s what I do: place chicken in a large baking dish so it’s as much in one layer as possible. Place on plata, uncovered for 1-2 hours before the meal. For the sauce, remove from fridge in the morning and allow to come to room temp. To serve pour room temp sauce over hot chicken or serve on the side!