Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken
I have a long list of things I like. BBQ, Chicken and beer are darn close to the top. I found this recipe on Ziplist and decided to try it out last night. I knew yesterday was going to be a busy day, so I decided to break out the ole crockpot. Those darn things are always handy when you’re in a pinch to cook.
Like I said, I found this recipe via Ziplist’s Pinterest page. If you are not familiar with Ziplist, they are an online recipe box, grocery list maker and meal planner-thingy…all rolled into one. It has totally made my life easier. Gone are the days of old school meal planning, which consisted of me pouring over cookbooks and online recipes. Now, I pour a beer and point and click my way to a great meal. More on that on another day, right now I’m talking about BBQ Chicken.
I am a simple mind that is a fan of simple things, and all you need for this meal is boneless/skinless chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, a bottle of beer and some herbs and spices…and a crockpot. I cooked this with a bottle of Yuengling Porter. If you are not a drinker, use Coke, Pepsi or RC Cola. RC is always great on a hot summer day. Back on topic, the porter gave it a dark, molasses look and the BBQ an earthy kick. All you do is throw everything in the crockpot, turn it on and walk away. When it was time to eat, I served it as an open faced sandwich with sweet potato French fries. Done and done.
- 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 large)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounces of beer (I used a classic amber)
- 32 ounces of barbecue sauce
- Season chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Add to crockpot, then add beer and 24 ounces of barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours, tossing once or twice if desired. After 8 hours, shred and add remaining barbecue sauce. Toss chicken to coat and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving to absorb everything. Serve as desired.
Recipe from How Sweet Eats. http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/10/crockpot-bbq-beer-chicken/
It was a great summertime meal that is a cinch to throw together. I am always looking for recipes, so if you have a favorite slow cooker recipe, feel free to share it. If you have a link to it , leave it! As always, thanks for reading and keep on rocking.