Toss chicken with 11/2 tsp of the Cajun seasoning and 1/2 tsp of the salt. In a large bowl, whisk flour, beer and remaining 11/2 tsp Cajun seasoning and 1/2 tsp salt. Toss chicken and peppers in batter and coat completely.Advertisement
In a Dutch oven, heat oil to 375°. Working in 3 batches, drop chicken pieces and peppers into oil, one piece at a time. Fry for 3 minutes, gently stirring halfway through cooking time.
With a slotted spoon, remove chicken and peppers from oil and place on a paper-towellined baking sheet. Serve immediately with, if desired, cocktail sauce, ranch dressing and lemon wedges.