My absolutely favorite way to cook chicken is slow cooked in a flavorful liquid. This doesn’t always have to be done in a slow cooker, but it does make dinner a lot easier.
This isn’t a picky dish; you can use breasts, thighs, or a cut up whole chicken. You can leave the skin on or off. It can be bone in or boneless. You can use pasta sauce in place of the barbecue sauce and if you use pasta sauce you can use red or white wine in place of the beer. You can even add more veggies to the pot. Any type of beer works except a bitter beer such as an IPA.
1 teaspoon cooking oil
4 pounds chicken breasts, thighs, or a combo
2 medium onions
1 cup beer
1 & 1/2 cups sugar-free or low carb barbeque sauce
Mix beer and barbecue sauce in 5-quart slow cooker bowl.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown on both sides. As each batch is browned, place in slow cooker.
While chicken is cooking cut onions into wedges leaving each wedge attached at the root so it doesn’t fall apart while cooking.
When chicken is all in the slow cooker, give everything a stir to coat with sauce. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.