Aug 29
BBQ Beer Can Chicken- Crockpot RecipeLeave a comment

This is about the time of year when I feel like I have no control over anything, and I feel like I am swimming with things to do. This is the time of year where everything gets pushed to the side so that I can focus on getting my classroom ready for my new cherubs. My house has been a mess since we got back from Europe, if you know me this is not usually the case. The meals that I am making are sub-par, quick and easy stand-bys that fit the bill. And the amount of errands that I need to run are just plain insane. I just feel like I can’t get it all done. Every time I cross something off my list, I think of something else I need to do. Oh and don’t get me started on how tired I am. If this is a preview of being a mom, then I’m not sure I can handle it.

So when this time of year rolls around, I look forward to using my crockpot so I can count on a delicious meal waiting for me when I walk in the door. This recipe couldn’t be any easier. You throw all the ingredients into your crockpot and it cooks away while you are able to get some things accomplished. It yields a deliciously, saucy chicken that is absolutely yummy. We served ours on toasted buns with some coleslaw and corn on the cob, super easy and perfect for a busy day. I changed the original recipe a bit by cutting back the BBQ sauce, I thought that they were a little too messy for my liking. Also remember that it is important to know your crockpot and how it cooks, some people may need to lower the cooking time for this recipe. I can guarantee that over the next few weeks as another school year begins, that this will be appearing on the weeknight menu. Enjoy!

BBQ Beer Can Chicken
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 large)
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup beer (any kind you like)
3-3 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce

For serving:
hamburger buns

What you’ll do:

Add everything, except the chicken, to the crockpot and stir to combine. Add the chicken to the crockpot, spoon the sauce on top of the chicken.
Cook on low for 6 hours (crockpot temperatures vary, yours may take more time). Once ready to eat, shred the chicken and add it back to the sauce in the crockpot. Toss chicken with the sauce. Serve on hamburger buns topped with coleslaw.
Source: slightly adapted from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
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