Prepare time=30-40 minutes

Level= Easy

Serve= 6

This homemade  chicken tempura recipe has a wonderfully light and crisp batter.Also you can use the batter for vegetables,prawns, onion rings or anything you fancy. The key for perfect tempura is the batter, the temperature of oil and with this recipe is easy  to make tempura batter and delicious, crunchy chicken tempura.


500-600gr. Chicken breast, cut in long stripes

1 Cup and 1/2 Cup cold Beer ( 330 ml. Beer) or ( use cold mineral water, if desired )

1/4 cup cold water

3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 tsp sea salt

1 tsp red pepper flakes

½ tsp back pepper, ground

1 tsp cumin

Sunflower oil for frying


1 cup balsamic vinegar

½ cup water

¼ cup brown sugar

½ tbsp. cornstarch, diluted with 3 tbsp water.

Before place the balsamic vinegar, water and the sugar in a medium saucepan over the medium heat, stir and cook until evaporated %25 water. Add the diluted cornstarch in the saucepan and stir, cook until to thicken. ( it is like ketchup stiff-ness )Transfer to a serve bowl and let cool room temperature. Also this tasty sauce keeps in the fridge for about a week and you can make extra to drizzle over grilled meats.

Place Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar  in a sauce pan and simmer.


Add the diluted cornstarch and cook



1-Season chicken stripes with a pinch salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, set aside.

2- For batter first add dry ingredients and spices. Add the beer and  cold water , mix well , if it is thickness add a little cold water to make the batter smooth.

3- Heat sunflower oil over high heat and lightly coat the chicken stripes in the batter, shaking to remove any excess and then fry, turning, until golden brown on all sides, 1-2  minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.Serve immediately the chicken tempura with balsamic vinegar sauce or plum sauce or sweet-sour sauce, if desired.

Bon appetite!


Add all of ingredients in a big bowl and stir


Make the batter and if it is thickness add a little water


Coated the chicken stripes


Fry it in hot oil and transfer onto paper towel





18 Comments Add yours

  1. Sasha says:

    We are HUGE tempura fans over here and this looks amazing!!

    1. Thank you!! I cook tempura for my children and they are tempura fans too.

    1. Thank you Simi! Good week you too!

  2. Your chicken tempura is really tempting!

    1. Thank you so much!

  3. oh wow that tempura looks so light and perfect!

    1. Yes it really was, because I used beer for the batter, beer makes it light and crispy.Thanks for comment!

  4. Wow! They look delicious! Do you think it would work in the oven?

    1. Thank you so much for linked!

  5. Shelley says:

    Have eaten mostly vegetable tempura dishes in Japan but never chicken. Looks yummy.

    1. Hi Shelley, I hope, you can try it some day, it is really delicious.

  6. nishipal says:

    Definitely trying this for the next dinner party..

  7. I love tempura. Nice change on the sauce.

    1. The sauce is really delicious and it is a favorite sauce for my children.Thanks a lot for comment!

  8. Liz says:

    I love Tempura….sigh

    1. Thank you so much Liz!!

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