Cooking with Sara: Ginger Beer Chicken

by sara on March 21, 2011

I have to give my dad credit on this one as he is the genius mastermind behind the idea.  Here’s what you’ll need for an easy, awesome crockpot dinner of ginger beer chicken…

A package of chicken breasts.

2 bottles of ginger beer.  I started with one bottle but you need enough liquid to completely cover the chicken breasts so luckily we had another bottle handy.

Spice mixture.  This is a special blend my dad gave me of marjoram, basil, oregano and cilantro.  I don’t know the exact measurements but this is your chance to show the world how crafty you can be with seasonings.  Go crazy!  Just make sure you’re not using habanero seeds if you’re gonna go too wild.

Put the chicken breasts in a crockpot and pour the ginger beer over them.  Make sure they are completely submerged in liquid.  If they aren’t, add more ginger beer or water if you need to.

Mmmmm raw chicken.  Makes you wanna swim in it doesn’t it?

Next, add your spices.

Shake it like a salt shaker.

Yeah that’s right I poured the whole mix in.  Don’t worry, once you stir it up it doesn’t look like you just trimmed a tree into your dinner.

Let it sit on low for at least 6 hours until fully cooked.  Below is the finished product right before we served.

Throw it on a plate with some white cheddar mac ‘n cheese and a healthy dose of broccoli and DINNER JUST GOT DONE SERVED!

The chicken has a sweet flavor to it from the ginger beer but also has some earthiness from the seasonings.  This was an easy meal that tasted delicious.  A few more of these and I might just stand a little taller in the kitchen!  Probably not though because my spine is a little crooked and one of my legs is shorter than the other.

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Janice March 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Is there alcohol in that ginger beer? If so I’m all for it! J/K

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Serene April 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I’m gonna try this! I like easy cooking. And I have a crock pot. Thanks, Sara! Keep giving us ideas so we can keep eating.

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Graham January 10, 2015 at 3:22 am

I replaced half a cup of the ginger beer with some rum and it was delicious !!!!

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