4-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken

If the back-to-school has you running frantic, this recipe is about to give you the night off from cooking! Four ingredients and so easy, our Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken only requires you to pull out a few chicken breasts, pour some beer and BBQ sauce over them and let the crockpot do the rest. After a busy day of hustle and bustle, you’ll come home to a dinner that’s done. All you have to do is grab some buns and serve up this delish dish!

4-Ingredient BBQ Beer Chicken
Ready to make it? Here’s your ingredient lineup! Chicken, beer and bbq sauce. Any barbecue sauce will do, but we decided to go with spicy Sriracha BBQ sauce, because it sounded scrumptious. If you prefer a sweeter sauce, perfect. If you like your BBQ savory, add it to the recipe. You truly can’t go wrong with this easy slow cooked meal!

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken

If you don’t have a slow cooker, this recipe can also be made in the oven! Prepare all the ingredients in our Good Cook 1.5 Quart Ceramic Covered Casserole, cover and bake in an oven preheated to 250 degrees F for 6-8 hours or until the chicken is easily shredded.

Great for game day parties, busy weeknights and lazy weekends, we think you’ll find this BBQ Beer Can Chicken is a crowd-pleasing winner!

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken


Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken

Make beer can chicken, without the beer! This easy slow cooker recipe turns out a bowl of tender, savory-sweet shredded meat. Perfect for piling on top of a toasted burger, easy enough to enjoy anytime!

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 480
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces beer
  • 3 cups barbecue sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns, toasted


Place chicken in a 4-5 quart slow cooker. With a Gook Cook whisk, stir together beer and barbecue sauce. Set aside 1 cup of sauce, pour remaining sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or on high for 3-4 hours). Shred chicken in the slow cooker using two forks. Stir well to coat with the juices in the slow cooker. Serve shredded chicken on top of toasted buns. Place the 1 cup of reserved sauce in a microwave-safe container. Heat in the microwave on high until boiling, about 2-3 minutes on high. Drizzle over shredded chicken. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 6
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