BBQ beer chicken

I have been on a roll….three straight nights of new recipes and they were all good. I finally remembered to get a photo so I am sharing the one from tonight. The other two are definitely worth a repeat so stay tuned. 🙂

It doesn’t get any easier than throwing meat, sauce and spices in the slow cooker, set it on low and come back in eight hours to eat. The meat was falling-apart tender and great flavor from cooking all day. The beer and barbecue sauce make a great base and I could definitely taste the spices. I added a little Cayenne pepper for some spice.

I made a relatively small amount as dinner for the two of us. If you needed a casual main entree for a potluck or family gathering this would be an excellent choice. Cole slaw worked very well as a side.

Sadly we are about to the end of our grilling/outdoor BBQ season here so it was a good way to use up some leftover sauce. I do love that sweet, tangy flavor.

Source: How Sweet it is


2 large Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
6 ounces Of Beer – I used a darker Amber beer
20 ounces Of Barbecue Sauce – I used Sweet Baby Ray’s


Trim chicken of any fat and sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and Cayenne pepper. Add to crock pot, then pour in beer and  barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours, stirring a couple times. After 8 hours, shred and serve on buns.

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