Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken

May 18, 2012

This is our go-to Crockpot BBQ Chicken recipe. I’ve made it a number of times and it has never failed me.

It does have beer in it, which I think makes for fantastic tasting chicken, but if you don’t want to use beer, you could use chicken stock, ginger ale, or even water. (Although, I haven’t tried any of those, so I can’t vouch for them 100%).

All four of our kids will eat this BBQ Beer Chicken with no complaints. So, you know it’s got to be good!

I can’t tell you all enough how good, how easy, and how much you will all love this. So, go make it! 🙂

Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken

recipe from How Sweet It Is


  • 6 large chicken breasts (about 3 lbs)
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz of beer (we use Guiness)
  • 32 oz of BBQ sauce (she recommends a thinner bbq sauce or add more liquid if you use something like Sweet Baby Ray’s. The day I made this I realized I was out of BBQ sauce, so I made this recipe and it was perfect.)


  1. Season your chicken with the onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add to crockpot, then add beer, and 24 oz of bbq sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours, then shred chicken, add the rest of your bbq sauce, toss chicken to coat, and then let it rest for 10-15 minutes to let everything absorb.
  2. Enjoy!

— the Jilb



  1. How did you know I was searching for a BBQ chicken recipe? 🙂 I’m going to make it this weekend, we have everything on hand, even the Guinness!

    • Looks like it was meant to be! Let me know how you like it 🙂

  2. I’m salivating. Now, I have to follow you.

  3. This looks good – I love bbq sandwiches of all kinds! Thanks for liking my post, btw!

    • You’re welcome. Thanks for commenting on mine! 🙂

  4. I cannot wait to make this!

    • You will love them! They’re so tasty and perfect for summer!

      • I have the chicken out ready for tomorrow’s dinner!!

      • Yum! Let me know how you like it!

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