Kick back, relax, and enjoy a delicious Beer Battered Chicken Sandwich with Hot Honey! These fried chicken sandwiches are delicious all on their own, but the homemade hot honey is what really makes your mouth water.
Beer Battered Chicken Sandwich Recipe
You know those sandwiches that are so good that when you take a bite out of them, it leaves you speechless? This is one of those! Chicken is battered in a seasoned beer batter before being fried to crispy gold perfection, then served on a soft bun with some sticky hot honey sauce. Hungry yet?
This is one of my favorite dinners to make when I want to really impress friends and family! I’ve yet to meet a single person who didn’t ask for this recipe after having just one bite of these fried chicken sandwiches.
The beer batter really adds an incredible amount of savory flavor to the chicken, and the hot honey adds both sweetness and heat to it in a delicious way!
If you like to play around with savory and sweet flavors, I have some more mouthwatering recipes for you to try out! Be sure to check out Soy Honey Glazed Chicken Wings, Maple Bourbon Chicken Breasts and Chicken and Waffle Sliders.
Why You’ll Love these Fried Chicken Sandwich with Hot Honey:
- Saucey: You can settle for just a light drizzle of hot honey sauce, but it’s so much better to really go for it and add a lot of sauce!
- Beer Battered: As soon as I hear the words “beer battered,” my attention is piqued. You know it’s going to be great if it’s fried with beer batter.
- Satisfying: Everyone loves a good fried chicken sandwich, but nothing satisfies quite like a beer battered fried chicken sandwich. It always hits the spot!
How to make Beer Battered Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Whisk together the flour, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and beer. Let it rest.
- Slice and pound the chicken as needed.
- Heat oil in a skillet.
- Dip the chicken in the beer batter to fully coat.
- Carefully place the battered chicken into the skillet, careful not to over crowd it.
- Fry the chicken.
- Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet with a wire rack and allow the excess oil to drip off.
- Whisk together the honey and hot sauce to create the hot honey.
- Brush each fried chicken cutlet with hot honey.
- Serve on your favorite bun, and enjoy!
What kind of beer should I use?
When making a beer batter for chicken, I usually use a lager or pilsner for the best flavor. They’re flavorful enough to give the batter a rich beer flavor, without being too bitter like an IPA or a porter.
How long will the beer battered chicken cutlets stay fresh once fried?
Once fried, you can keep any leftover chicken you have in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Reheat the chicken in the oven until it’s heated all the way through.
What else can I add to these sandwiches?
Besides just serving these fried chicken sandwiches with hot honey, there are plenty of other toppings you can add! Pickles, jalapeños, or even a sprinkle of crushed red pepper would all be tasty on top of the hot honey.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Do NOT over crowd the pan when you’re frying up your chicken. If you do, the temperature of the oil will decrease and the result will be oily, undercooked chicken.
- When choosing which hot sauce to use for the hot honey, pick your favorite, that way you know the sauce will be good.
- Speaking of the sauce – use a rich, dark honey as opposed to the lighter honeys that just taste like sugar. You really want the honey flavor to stand out with the hot sauce.
Sinking your teeth into a beer battered chicken sandwich with hot honey is an experience that everyone should have!
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Beer Battered Chicken Sandwich Recipe
- 2 lbs thin chicken cutlets or boneless chicken breasts
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 12 oz beer
- Oil for frying
For the hot honey
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, pepper and beer. Mixture should be thick but pourable. Let mixture rest for 20 minutes.1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 12 oz beer
- If using whole chicken breasts, carefully slice each breast in half horizontally. If necessary, pound to an even thickness. The more uniform the chicken cutlets, the more evenly they will fry. The thinner the chicken cutlets, the quicker they will fry.2 lbs thin chicken cutlets or boneless chicken breasts
- Heat about ¾ inch of oil in a heavy bottomed skillet to 325°F. Dip chicken in beer batter mixture to fully coat and allow excess to drip off. Carefully place each battered piece into the skillet. Do not over crowd the pan. Fry in batches if necessary.Oil for frying
- Fry for 12-15 minutes, turning once until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off.
- To prepare the hot honey, whisk together honey and hot sauce¼ cup honey, 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- Brush each fried chicken cutlet with a generous amount of hot honey. Serve on your favorite bun.