Gluten-Free Beer Battered Chicken and Veggies


Gluten-free version of everybody's favorite. The method and ingredient ratios were suggested to me by members of this site, then tweaked by me. I have tested this a few times and these ingredients are optimal for a simple batter which allow the flavor of the vegetables and chicken to shine through. My whole family enjoyed it, even those who aren't gluten-intolerant.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 2 ¾ cups gluten-free all purpose baking flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 cup gluten-free beer

  • ½ cup sparkling water

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dry sliced bell pepper, onion, and zucchini on a paper towel.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl; add beer and sparkling water. Stir until batter just combined.

  3. Working in batches, dip bell pepper, onion, and zucchini slices into batter, draining excess; fry in preheated oil until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer vegetables to a plate lined with paper towels.

  4. Dip chicken breasts into remaining batter and fry in oil until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Drain excess oil on paper towels.

Cook's Note:

My all-purpose flour: Mix 100 grams white rice flour+100 grams brown rice flour+ 72 grams potato flour + 27 grams tapioca flour. These flours can be switched up to your taste. This is simply a generic flour mix with a texture and taste that is not too overpowering.

I used gluten-free lager because it is the only GF beer available to me. If using lighter beer, feel free to omit water and use all beer as the liquid.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

635 Calories
22g Fat
84g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 635
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1747mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 48mg 242%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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