Slow Cooke Root Beer Chicken
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5 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken

Tender chicken thighs cooked with barbecue sauce and root beer. A great choice instead of grilling
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Root Beer Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 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
If you want to use a whole chicken in this recipe, cook for 8 hours on low. Chicken wings 5-6 hours on low. All other cuts should do fine with the 7 hour cook time.
Nutritional values are approximate. If you require a special diet, please use your own calculations. Values below are for 1/8 of the recipes.


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.3mg