Citrus Beer Chicken

Doug requested some chicken that could be cut up for salads this week.  I bought some huge chicken breasts and started poking around for ways to cook them that wouldn't dry them out.  Beer seems to be one of the top suggestions.  Lucky for me, there were a couple bottles of my favorite summer beer, Shiner Ruby Redbird, in the fridge.

Since it's a citrusy beer, I decided to throw some orange slices on top of the chicken breasts.  It smelled a little funky when I opened up the crock pot.  Warm beer and oranges is an odd combination.  But, it made for a tasty chicken with a nice, light flavor.  Perfect for adding to salads or using in stir fry or a batch of chicken salad.

Citrus Beer Chicken (Weight Watchers = 4 pp per serving)
(makes about six 4 ounce servings)

  • 1.5 lb chicken breast
  • 1 bottle beer (if it has citrus flavor, all the better)
  • 1 orange
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme.  Put them in the crock pot.
  2. Slice the orange and lay the slices on top of the chicken breasts.
  3. Pour the beer over the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 6-7 hours.
Served with a salad and some potatoes, this was a delicious dinner.  Doug threw some leftover shredded chicken on a salad for lunch and enjoyed it.  I'm looking forward to rolling some of the leftovers into a lemon pepper stir fry.

What do you usually do with your leftover chicken?

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