• 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts (I used 8 breasts, 4oz ea)
  • 1 bottle beer (or can of your favorite, I used Guinness)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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NutritionView more



Calories150Calories from Fat25
Total Fat3.5g5%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat25
Total Carbohydrate2g1%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Smithers 7 days ago
i added a lighter ipa and will use darker next time. i added beer can chicken seasoning and i feel like it saved it from being bland. cooked high for 4 hours and warm for 4 and they were perfect.
mindala c. 25 Mar
it turned out a bit dry and unflavorfull
Rada 3 Mar
used Yuengling to make it
Buccola 11 Feb
It was very dry. I wouldn’t make this again.
Okay ladies and gents, made this tonight but with my own tweaks! I coated the chicken in flour, Italian herbs, garlic powder, basil, cilantro, celery salt, rosemary, salt, black pepper and cooked the chicken for about 2 minuets per side in a cast iron skillet with about a teaspoon of olive oil in it. I removed the chicken, put it in the bottom of the crock pot the poured a can of Natural light beer (all we had) over the chicken, then added about a cup of chicken stock, I then sprinkled all the seasonings I used in the pot with the addition of dried minced onions. I stirred it all up and flipped the chicken a few times. I let it cook for 3 hours on low then I flipped the chicken, poured another can of beer in it then cooked on high for 45 minuets. I the allowed it to cook for another hour. I scooped out 3 ladles of the broth and put some arrowroot powder in it as a thickener to make gravy for the rice pilaf I made. Serves with green beans. Super yummy and healthy! Will make agin!!! **** use a meat thermometer to temp your chicken to make sure it’s done and not over cooked! Didn’t even need a knife, percent pull a part chicken!
Tetreault 21 Jan
Will definitely make again, I only used two chicken breasts in a 4 qt crock pot, used half a can of pilsner bunch of garlic, some paprika, pepper, salt, and a little bit of liquid smoke. Left it on high for 5 hours and it was perfect.
Scott C. 17 Jan
Is what it is. Nice thing about this recipe is that there are hundreds of variations with different styles of beers and herbs/spices. Kids liked it with mashed potatoes and went back for seconds. Will make again but not add to the formal rotation. This time through used Samuel Adams stout and oregano.
Belisa T. 12 Dec 2017
Not enough flavor - the chicken tasted bland & I added more salt and garlic as well as honey to try to up the flavor
Michael R. 13 Nov 2017
Great flavor, moist meat
Robyn Violette 1 Jun 2017
I added extra garlic and used an IPA. The recipe was great! Next time I think I would use chicken thighs or bone in breasts to make it juicier. Some of the reviews spoke to the color and the chicken being dry. My advise, definitely cook on low, turnover the chicken at least once during the cooking time and use the sauce! Yummy!
Ashley T. 23 Apr 2017
Best chicken ever! It was so easy to make and the chicken was so tender! I used Killians and added a little extra garlic.
Dominique D. 5 Nov 2016
This was so easy and super yummy! Used Guinness as the beer and also used a tall can not just a bottle and added in some onion powder and some honey in addition to the ingredients listed here. went great with the ranch potatoes I made!
Catherine B. 12 Oct 2016
It doesn't look anything like the picture it was bland and dry. There was no flavor! It tasted like chicken you would serve in a nursing home
Freya K. 30 Jun 2016
I made this recipe, but made a few modifications. I added some chicken broth because I didn't think the beer alone would be enough, and I am glad I did. In the future, I also added sliced potatoes. I would definitely season this a lot more. It is a versatile recipe and as previous reviewers mentioned, great for variation with leftovers! Over all, it was easy and will use it as a go-to when I don't have time to go to the grocery store.
Laura M. 15 May 2016
This was excellent!! The chicken completely fell apart & would've been perfect for pulled chicken sandwiches. I used Guinness as suggested, garlic salt, thyme & Rosemary. I did not use the sauce, but instead, just pulled out the chicken, served it w/mashed potatoes and Italian green beans for a great meal for low calories. I also dipped it in BBQ sauce to add a little more flavor. Next time I am going to try the whiskey suggestion and/or add some honey, which I think would make it even better!! Great find! 😋
Tiffany S. 9 May 2016
This is the most bland, I've ever made. Absolutely flavorless. It also was not a pretty sight when it came out of the crockpot...so embarrassing that this is what I chose to make for guests.
Kelly M. 12 Apr 2016
It was okay. We ended up shredding it in the crockpot with all the juices and then served it over orzo with fresh grated Parmesan. We used the leftovers in a variety of things like chicken and eggs scrambled and wrapped in a tortilla. Or brown rice with the chicken. It was nothing special, but we still enjoyed it.
M M. 21 Mar 2016
Looked nothing like the picture. Dry. No one liked it, and it's hard to mess up chicken! Don't bother.
Chivas D. 4 Feb 2016
I didn't bother with the recipe I just drank the beer. All kidding aside do it with whiskey and a cup of black olives I just sliced them in half along with the rest of ingredients. Brown the chicken first after your flour it.
Gayle B. 25 Jan 2016
This didn't come close to what it looked like in the picture! I followed the directions exactly (even used the same beer). The chicken was very dry and it was horrible! They made me add a star before I could submit. 0 stars!
Carl E. 14 Jan 2016
My chicken got drunk and flew away.I think I used too much beer,and not enough pepper.Next time I'll drink the beer and toss the chicken on the grill.
JIM B. 10 Jan 2016
I think the Chichen was seared first, that made a big difference for me. Would do it again with some changes This is really not a complete recipe as per the picture affirms.
Erin L. 4 Jan 2016
I may not be the ideal audience for this type of recipe, but I was really interested in trying it out based on the picture and the description. I followed the recipe instructions exactly, but used an IPA because that was the only beer I had at home. Like Ed D. said, my chicken breasts look nothing like the ones pictured. They were chalky white and they pulled apart very easily but were very dry. The flavor and smell were exactly that of the beer, which wasn't too my taste. I cooked this dish for my significant other, who likes beer a lot, but even he said it just tasted like dry chicken someone had spilled beer on. I don't know if I did something wrong, or the IPA was simply a poor choice, but I will not be trying this recipe again.
Ed D. 24 Nov 2015
I made this just as the recipe calls, with the Guinness. Outstanding. Had some left and made dynamite chicken salad for day 3. Defintely worth making. However, if that picture is accurate, mine looked nothing like it - my breasts were simply tanned the color of the beer. And the beer was thin. Like the idea by Leslie G of adding corn starch to thicken things up.
Leslie G. 5 Aug 2015
This was really good. I used more spices, browned the breasts first, and used a Belgium ale. It didn't have enough sauce for me so I added 1 cup of chicken stock and thickened it with corn starch. Yummy. The chicken fell apart and soaked up the sauce.. In all fairness tho, I had more than 2 lbs of chicken breasts. Will make again!!!!