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beer me some chicken

December 14, 2011

Keith and I don’t drink a lot of alcohol.

I probably have 5 beers a year.

Maybe it is because I had an over exposure in college.


I do like to cook with beer! (Am I redeeming myself here??)

Cooking with beer brings an amazing flavor to your dish. One of my favorite combinations is beer and chicken.

Crockpot Beer Chicken

  • 24 oz beer (2 bottles) of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • small bag of baby carrots
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts

Place onion, carrot, garlic, spices and olive oil in a large ziploc bag. Shake well and marinade overnight.

In the morning, dump the marinated veggies into bottom of the crockpot. Place chicken on top of veggies. Pour beer over the chicken until covered.

Cook on low for 6 hours. Serves: 6

Now that is my way of enjoying a beer!

Do you ever cook with beer or is drinking it more your style?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2011 12:50 am

    Great recipe!! I love cooking with beer too and I’m not going to lie…I don’t mind throwing back a few either! 😉

  2. December 14, 2011 7:35 am

    Mmm, sounds good! I’ve had beer bread before and love it! I’ve actually never drank beer though–I’m more of a wine girl!

  3. December 14, 2011 8:44 am

    I’d rather drink it! Although really I prefer wine.

  4. December 14, 2011 8:47 am

    I’ve never cooked with beer… I’m inspired! Can’t wait to try this!

  5. December 14, 2011 5:03 pm

    I’ve never cooked with beer but you make it look pretty easy so I should probably start! HA!

  6. December 14, 2011 8:59 pm

    I drink way more beer….but I like to make beer bread!

  7. December 14, 2011 9:06 pm

    I’m a beer girl for sure, but like you rarely drink it. It’s great to cook with chicken though. MMM…

  8. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat permalink
    December 15, 2011 12:50 am

    That looks so good! What beer did you choose to use?

  9. December 15, 2011 4:47 pm

    I’ve used beer or liquor (whiskey and bailey’s to be exact) in cooking/baking. It’s sort of fun. I really like stout cupcakes- they’re awesomely rich.

  10. December 15, 2011 10:59 pm

    I love cooking with beer! I’ve made a beer chicken burrito that combines beer, taco seasoning and salsa with chicken in the crockpot. So simple and so delicious! Will have to try your recipe next 🙂

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