BBQ Beer Chicken

Hosting Wine & Wii night means numerous guests ready to eat, drink, and compete.  And when it comes to feeding multiple people at different intervals of time nothing beats the crock-pot.  Even with the temperature setting cranked up to high due to lack of time (whoops), this BBQ Beer Chicken recipe from how sweet it is definitely didn’t disappoint!

Prep Time         5 Minutes
Cook Time         8 Hours on Low or 4 Hours on High
Makes                8-10 Servings

Ingredients (original recipe here):

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6)
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
12 ounces of amber beer
32 ounces Sweet Baby Ray’s


Season chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.  Add chicken to crock-pot, add beer, and 24 ounces of barbecue sauce.  Cook on low 8 hours (or high 4 hours), mixing once or twice.  After 8 hours, add the remaining barbecue sauce, stir, and serve as desired.

**Recipe Source:  How Sweet It Is**


12 thoughts on “BBQ Beer Chicken

    • Absolutely. Since I used a thicker BBQ sauce like Sweet Baby Ray’s I used 12 ounces of amber beer. If you use a thinner BBQ sauce just use 8 ounces instead! Hope this helps Jessica! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂


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  3. What would your suggestion be for substituting the beer? Gingerale, chicken broth?
    A non-alcoholic version. Although I suppose any alcohol cooks off doesn’t it?


    • Hi Sharla! I’m not completely sure but when I googled it this is the answer I got: “For light beers, substitute chicken broth, ginger ale or white grape juice. For heavier beers, use a stronger beef, chicken or mushroom broth or stock. Non-alcoholic beers may also be substituted.” Hope that helps!


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