Triple-Dipped Fried Chicken


This fried chicken batter yields the crispiest, spiciest, homemade fried chicken I have ever tasted! It has been a picnic favorite in my family for years and tastes equally good served hot or cold.

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


  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

  • 4 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 ½ cups beer, or as needed

  • 2 egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix 3 cups flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, paprika, and poultry seasoning together in a medium bowl.

  3. Stir 1 1/2 cups beer, remaining 1 1/3 cups flour, egg yolks, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in a separate bowl; thin with more beer if batter is too thick.

  4. Moisten chicken pieces with a little water, then dip in seasoned flour mixture. Shake off excess and dip in beer batter, then dip in the seasoned flour mixture once more.

  5. Lower chicken pieces carefully into the hot oil in batches. Fry until crispy and well-browned, about 15 to 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

    close up view of triple-dipped fried chicken, with coleslaw in a bowl behind the chicken


You can use water instead of beer if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

661 Calories
19g Fat
73g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 661
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Sodium 1840mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 381mg 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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