Recipe: Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken

Chef Jill joins WBTV Morning Break with Kristen Miranda (soon to be “QC Morning”) making a simple back to school crockpot meal. Try her recipe below from Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken!

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken

Chef Jill Aker-Ray

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 7 hours


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs well trimmed of fat

  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder

  • 1.5 cups barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays Original)

  • 12 oz. can Root Beer (I use A&W)

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


  • Add the chicken to the slow cooker

  • Sprinkle over the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne over the chicken

  • Pour over the barbecue sauce

  • Pour over the root beer

  • Cover and cook on low for 7 hours

  • Shred chicken with 2 forks and serve over buns or rice


Recommended Slow Cooker Size: 3 quart or larger

Serve on your favorite buns and add a crudités platter or corn on the cob and coleslaw on the side