Crock Pot Beer Chicken

A few weeks ago, Jecca posted this recipe for beer can chicken. Beer can chicken is delicious, but I don’t get to make it often. My husband doesn’t like chicken on the bone; we always have to buy boneless everything.

I brainstormed for a while, and decided to give it a try in the crock pot using some boneless thighs. It was really awesome! I had to adjust some of the seasonings since it didn’t roast and caramelize like it would in the oven, but YUUUUUM. Yum.

Also, I used Miller 64, so this really only had as many calories as the chicken I used. You could easily use boneless breasts with this or bone in chicken pieces. Use whatever you want!



Crock Pot Beer Chicken

2 Pounds Boneless Chicken Thighs (Or Whatever Chicken You Want)
1 Can Beer
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Medium Onion, Minced
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Sugar
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper (Optional, To Taste)

Put the chicken and onions in the crock pot.

Season with seasonings, garlic, and pour the beer over the top.


Cook on high for 3-4 or low for 7-8 hours.


I ended up shredding mine to create a pulled chicken and served it over mashed potatoes and cauliflower.



For a printable version of this recipe, click here!!


About pamasaurus

"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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8 Responses to Crock Pot Beer Chicken

  1. quilt32 says:

    This looks wonderful. My daughter lives with me and she also won’t eat chicken with bones, so this would be ideal for us.

    • pamasaurus says:

      It’s amazing how many people won’t eat chicken with bones. I don’t see what the big deal is, but I’m used to it now.

      Hopefully you enjoy it! I thought it was delicious.

  2. Jecca says:

    Yum!!! I think we have covered every form of beer chicken now. Haha! On to wine! <3

  3. Starla says:

    That looks good!! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. I love a good crockpot recipe! This looks great and for some reason, I really like cooking with beer – don’t like drinking it, but I like to cook with it!

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