Slow cooker chicken with beer-rootsandcook

Slow cooker chicken with beer

Easy slow cooker chicken with beer. A must slow cooker recipe when days get dark and gloomy.

Chicken with beer, stove version, is a classic recipe at home that I cook often. So it was about time to share the slow cooker version of this delicious recipe.

Slow cooker chicken with beer-rootsandcook

What kind of beer can I use?

You can use any kind of beer, from lager to your favourite IPA, even 0.0 beers. Take into account that the sauce will have a pretty strong beer taste, so if you are not a big fan of IPA style beers, go for a soft lager or wine.


You can also use white wine for this recipe, the sauce will be delicious.

Can I cook turkey thighs using the same recipe?

Yes, you can use same beer sauce to cook turkey thighs, the only thing you will need to adjust is the timing. Cook for 5 hours or LOW or 3 hours or HIGH.

Cook on HIGH or LOW?

You can cook this slow cooker beer chicken on LOW or HIGH heat on the slow cooker.

4 hours on LOW or 2 hours and 30 mins on HIGH.

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Slow cooker chicken with beer

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: Slow Cooker, MainCuisine: SpanishDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 kg chicken thighs

  • 2 tablespoon flour or 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 large onion

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 glass of beer or white wine, 220 ml

  • Ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • Salt


  • Finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the cornstarch or flour and mix the chicken with your hands to coat the chicken evenly.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pan and sear the chicken in batches.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the same pan sauté garlic and onion for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the beer and cook for 5 minutes over high heat.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add bay leaf, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Serve with some roasted potatoes or vegetables.

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