CrockPot BBQ Beer Chicken Sandwiches recipe

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Take your BBQ Chicken Sandwich game to the next level with this super easy, kinda tangy, kinda spicy, slow cooker recipe for pulled chicken. Perfect for the big game or any big gathering for that matter!

Let your guests help themselves and build their own bbq chicken sandwich with all the fixin’s you can set out in small bowls and let everyone DIY. Taking it somewhere else? Just grab and go in the Crock Pot and set up shop with some hamburger buns, a side Classic Macaroni Salad, coleslaw and some gooey Caramel Brownies!

BBQ Chicken sandwich served with macaroni salad on the side.

CrockPot BBQ Beer Chicken Sandwiches

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Why Use Beer?

Believe it or not, beer makes a great flavor enhancer and marinade for all kinds of things, especially meat. Crock Pot beer chicken needs light beer. Any beer that is darker and heavier will overpower the mild flavor of chicken.

Chicken shredded and mixed in the crockpot.

How To Make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

  1. Season chicken breasts and place in the crock pot. Cover with the barbecue sauce and 1 cup of the light beer.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or 4 hours on high, stirring occasionally.
  3. When the chicken is shredded, serve atop a sesame seed bun with extra BBQ sauce and sliced green onions.

The Best Toppings For A BBQ Chicken Sandwich

All kinds of tasty things can top a BBQ Beer Chicken Sandwich! Here’s a list of my faves, but you can come up with some of your own, too!

  • French fried onions
  • Sauteed onions
  • Sauteed sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Pepperoncini
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sauerkraut

Shredded chicken in bbq sauce served on a bun, with macaroni salad on the side.

What About The Leftovers?

BBQ Beer Can Chicken can be easily stored and used the next day and the day after that, if there is any left! Make sure the bbq chicken is cooled enough to put in an airtight container or a zippered bag and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to reheat and serve.

To reheat, simply cook on the stovetop or pop into the microwave. Be sure to adjust the seasonings with a bit of extra bbq sauce and some salt and pepper.

Other Delicious Chicken Recipes

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites – a fun appetizer.

BBQ Bacon Chicken Sliders – perfect for parties!

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs – excellent grilled recipe.

BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad – an entree salad.

Crock-Pot BBQ beer chicken sandwiches on a plate with macaroni salad
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Servings: 8 servings
Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken Sandwiches recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken sandwich

Tender shredded chicken in a tangy bbq sauce made effortless in the slow cooker. 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce divided
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 2 green onions sliced
Instructions
  1. Place chicken breasts in the crockpot and sprinkle with garlic salt and paprika.

  2. Add 1 cup of barbecue sauce and light beer.

  3. Cover and cook on low 8 hours, stirring after about 4 hours.

  4. Shred the chicken. Top with remaining barbecue sauce and green onions and serve on a sesame seed bun.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 351, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 899mg, Potassium: 616mg, Carbohydrates: 44g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Protein: 29g, Vitamin A: 184%, Vitamin C: 3%, Calcium: 100%, Iron: 2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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A BBQ chicken sandwich on a white plate with a side of macaroni salad.

BBQ Beer Chicken in a white CrockPot.
Top photo - Shredded chicken in a CrockPot. Bottom image - BBQ Beer Chicken Sandwich on a white plate.

Holly

2 comments on “CrockPot BBQ Beer Chicken Sandwiches recipe”

  1. Two thumbs up! I made this over the weekend for me and my boyfriend and it was delicious! I used sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce andddd I used mad elf ale beer because that’s all I had on hand. They were a little messy but I made sure to toast the buns beforehand so they weren’t soggy.
    Thank you for the recipe! 🙂

  2. This is the best bbq chicken sandwich i’ve had in a long time.

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