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Sunday Slow Cooker:  BBQ Beer Chicken

Today just got away from me, you know those days? My plan was to wake up, get this chicken going, and have it up on the blog early this afternoon while enjoying it and watching some college football. Instead the chicken finished cooking around 8 at night and instead of a yummy football snack it became a post game meal. But it was totally worth the wait. Chicken breasts, beer, and barbecue sauce blend to make a delicious meal that can be served in a million ways. Tonight I decided to make little Hawaiian Barbecue sliders by tossing together some quick pineapple, mango salsa and honey wheat Hawaiian rolls. Tomorrow I will probably eat this again either as tacos or over some salad greens with skinny ranch. It’s sure to please any man in your life – I mean beer and barbecue sauce – and also made me a very happy camper.

BBQ Beer Chicken
Servings: 8
Serving Size: about 1 cup
Nutritional Info: 245.5 calories, 2.1g of fat, 11.8g carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, 39.3g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 7 *


  • 3 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 12 oz wheat beer
  • 24 ounces light barbecue sauce (I used Kraft)
  • *If you are a big barbecue fan, it’s worth it to splurge a a really good barbecue sauce for this recipe, just add 1 point per serving


  1. In a bowl combine the beer, barbecue sauce, onion salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper.
  2. Add the chicken to the crock pot and pour the beer and barbecue mixture over. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred the chicken using 2 forks and let cook for an additional 15 minutes with the top off. Serve in sandwiches, tortillas, over salad, or over rice.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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5 Response to Sunday Slow Cooker: BBQ Beer Chicken

  1. Elaine McDowell on October 4, 2012

    Can you use non wheat beer? one of my family members can’t eat gluten


  2. Chrisitne Flowers on February 2, 2014

    What else is in the picture you added? Pineapple? Green Pepper? Please include what is in the picture in options of recipes , please. Thanks

  3. Megan Wiston on January 21, 2015

    Do you use boneless chicken breasts?

  4. Sonja on February 14, 2015

    Need to know the answer about the wheat beer, can I use any kind of beer instead?


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