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**Slow Cooker Beer Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Beer Whole Chicken

  • Cooking Time:

    6-8 hours
  • Servings:

    8

Ingredients

1 T. olive oil
1oz. package of Ranch dressing mix (dry)
1/4 c. butter, softened
4-5 lb. Whole Chicken
6 slices thick-cut bacon
1 c. of beer


Too cold to grill out­side?  This recipe for Slow Cook­er Beer Chick­en deliv­ers a very moist and fla­vor­ful bird! (Inspired from the clas­sic grilled recipe: Beer Can Chick­en)

  1. Grease inside of large crock with olive oil.
  2. Stir but­ter and 1/2 the ranch dress­ing mix togeth­er in a bowl until com­plete­ly com­bined.
  3. Care­ful­ly loosen each side of the skin of the chick­en breast and spread the but­ter-ranch mix­ture under the skin. Trans­fer chick­en, skin-side up, to crock.
  4. Sprin­kle remain­ing 1/2 ranch dress­ing mix over chick­en. Next, lay bacon strips even­ly across bird.
  5. Pour beer around edges of chick­en.
  6. Cov­er and crock on LOW 6–8 hours, or until chick­en is ten­der.

NOTE: For added brown­ing, place in an bak­ing dish and broil for a few min­utes!

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Kristine
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Kristine

Is that 695 calo­ries per serv­ing?

Ageliki
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Ageliki

I tried using beer in your pork chop recipe, and the taste was too bit­ter for me…and Im afraid the same will hap­pen here. What else can we use instead of beer? Chick­en broth? Also, is 1 cup okay for any oth­er liq­uid sub­sti­tute?

debbie
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debbie

I make beer butt chick­en and it is out­stand­ing!! This should be also

Lisa
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Lisa

I would sug­gest apple cider instead of beer if you didn’t like the beer taste. have used it and works great.

dawn
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dawn

Marsala wine would be nice too!

Stacey
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Stacey

Do you have to use the bacon? Can it be turkey bacon then?

Sharon
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Sharon

Hel­lo! How big of a crock pot are you using when you make this and how many peo­ple are you (com­fort­ably) able to serve?

Marcia
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Marcia

This has always been an easy and favorite Chick­en recipe for me…just recent­ly I used an Apple Ale Beer.…YUMMY!!! It just added a lit­tle “some­thing” extra along with the already won­der­ful smokey bacon & ranch taste!!

Angela
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Angela

does the chick­en come out moist? The prob­lem I have with crock pot recipes, is that the chick­en always comes out dry!

Monica
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Monica

Does chick­en need to be thawed? Or is frozen ok

heather
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this sounds del­ish thanks so much for the reply

Sally
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Sally

Does the skin get crunchy?

Jolindsay
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Jolindsay

I wish you had a pin it but­ton!

Jolindsay
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Jolindsay

LOL nev­er­mind I found it , dum­my here.

Eugene taxi
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Whole gar­lic under the skin and the ranch but­ter mix would do way bet­ter melt­ed and inject­ed into the bird instead of just under the skin.

lori
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lori

Won­der­ing if you could use a whole breast or split breasts

Sarah
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This was fab­u­lous! I made it today with­out the bacon — I saw some­one ask about this. It isn’t dry at all and spent about 6.5 hours on low in the crock­pot. The only thing dif­fer­ent that I did to kind of try to make up for not hav­ing the mois­ture from the bacon is I stuffed it with a lemon cut in half. I also just smoth­ered the chick­en in the but­ter and ranch mix­ture — I put some on the bot­tom before cook­ing it, too. I also can attest that using Pump­kin Spice ale (because it’s all I… Read more »

Sarah
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(P.S. and then I threw the soft­ened, cooked lemon down the garbage dis­pos­al for some cleaning/deodorizing — does dou­ble duty!)

Linda S
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Linda S

Does this recipe call for 1 CUP or 1 CAN of beer?

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