In anticipation of the Great Blizzard of 2011, Sarah had bought a whole chicken. And because I was still at trial, I really didn’t have time to cook it. This was a perfect opportunity for Sarah to try out a beer can chicken recipe that she had gotten from her sister. The recipe is remarkably simple. Astonishingly simple, really. And it makes for some really moist and tasty chicken.
Beer Can Crock Pot Chicken
- 1 whole chicken thawed: put it in your crock pot.
- 1 can of beer: put it in your crock pot.
That’s it. When Sarah and I were talking about the write-up for this recipe, she told me that she did put two cans of beer in the crock. But, she thought that it was too much liquid, which, if you look at the picture, is true.
Also, I asked her if she added any spices or anything, but she didn’t. The seasonings were just the natural flavors of the beer and the chicken. It wasn’t like it was boozy or anything. Just a nice, juicy chicken. And because making the chicken was so simple, Sarah was able to also make corn bread and some mac’n’cheese.
We also had plenty of leftovers from this chicken, which I didn’t think we would have. We made some chicken tacos using some fo the dark meat, and that was just divine. There are a lot of recipes out there that call for you to use the meat from a rotisserie chicken. I think that making this beer can crock pot chicken is the perfect substitute. It’s super easy and tasty. It basically cooks itself.