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BBQ Beer Chicken

slow cooker bbq beer chicken

Eureka!  I’ve finally found a slow cooker (or crock pot, if you will) shredded chicken recipe that tastes delicious and is the perfect amount of BBQ spice and flavor!  I’ve tried a few different recipes in the past but they never made it into my recipe book, or on the site, because they didn’t have that wow factor that made me want to make it again!

Now, using a combination of a few different recipes, I think I’ve got it right!  I actually screwed up (“Who me, cooking, that never happens?!”) and made sauce for double the meat I used, but I adjusted the recipe below so you’ll still have a lot of sauce.  You’re more than likely going to have leftovers but that’s ok because this is one of those recipes where the leftovers taste even better the next day!  My son (8 years old) ate five sandwiches last night.  You can see why I think it’s such a winner!

4.8 from 6 reviews
Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken
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Serves: 6-8
  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker and season with paprika, garlic salt and pepper
  2. Add onions, beer, and BBQ sauce
  3. Mix well, cover, and cook on low 7 hours
  4. At 7 hours, shred chicken in the pot with forks, cover and continue cooking for the final hour
If you use frozen chicken, you may find the consistency a little more watery than if you use thawed. I used 2 bottles (380ml each) sauce the first time I made this, but cut it down to one bottle the next time, and it was great. I used Budweiser Premium BBQ sauce on another date as well and it was just as tasty. Use your favorite sauce! I used Molson Canadian beer - I don't think it would matter which beer you use, to be honest, but I've read that dark ales may be really good to try. Top however you like - I like coleslaw as I find the creamy taste helps cool some of the BBQ flavor, but the kids like theirs without. My husband tops it with red onions.



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