Brooklyn Summer Ale Fried Chicken

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In the South fried chicken is almost a delicacy, not to mention it's dreamy paired with the right beer. With endless ways to mix up classic recipes, we thought we'd take Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale from not only our beer of choice but to the star of a beer batter. Check out our recipe below for our Brooklyn Summer Ale Fried Chicken. Catch this delicious brew at our free tasting this Friday July 6th from 5pm to 8pm! For more recipes inspired by delicious beers, see our cookbook Cooking with Beer available in store and online!

YIELD: 4 packets    ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes     TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes


  • 3 lbs chicken legs or thighs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Flour Coating
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tbsp salt
    • 2.5 tbsp fresh ground pepper
    • 1 tsp cayenne
    • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Beer Batter
    • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/3 tsp ground black pepper
    • 2 eggs beaten

For Dipping/Drizzling


  1. Add ingredients for flour coating and beer batter to their respective bowls and mix. Ensure that the beer batter is the consistency of pancake batter.
  2. First dip the chicken in the flour coating, then the beer batter, and the back in the flour coating. Being sure to shake off the excess with each layer.
  3. Add vegetable oil to frying pan (ideally enough to halfway submerge the chicken) and heat to 350 degrees F. 
  4. Cook each side of the chicken 7-10 minutes until crispy brown and is done once internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F. (About 15-20 minutes total cooking)

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