The best part about football season is the food. Well, at least that’s what I think. Trying new appetizers, chowing down with friends and family over wings at the local bar, or even eating a big bowl of slow cooker chili at home while rooting for your team. Those are my favorites things to do from September to February. So, when I thought about other ways to make chicken in the slow cooker and having it correlate with football, I immediately thought beer. As in Slow Cooker Beer Can Chicken. This recipe is of course the adaptation of Beer Can Chicken, the recipe that’s made in the oven, or grill. Instead of using a whole chicken, thighs and drumsticks are the star here, and it makes a lot so it’s great for a crowd.
Slow cooker Beer Can Chicken
1 value pack of chicken legs and thighs (usually 8 to 12 pieces)
1 can of beer
2 tablespoons seasoned salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon of black pepper (not pictured)
1 dried bay leaf
Place the seasoned salt, paprika, dried thyme, and pepper in a small bowl and mix together. Set aside.
In your slow cooker, pour in 6 ounces of beer (about half the can) and add the bay leaf. Place the slow cooker on low.
Open the packet of chicken and sprinkle the mixed seasoning over the pieces. Then, rub the seasoning all over the chicken pieces. Place the pieces in the slow cooker, cover, and turn the setting to high. Once you’re done, be a good cook and drink the rest of the beer.
Cook on high for 5 hours to 6 hours. Enjoy!