There’s nothing like coming home after a long busy day to find a delicious smell filling your house and dinner ready to eat. I’ve recently discovered the wonder of a slow cooker. They make life so much easier! This Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken takes minutes to put together in the slow cooker, and is ready when you get home.
A few weeks ago my mom cooked a whole chicken in the slow cooker. It was one of the best chickens I’ve ever had! It’s so tender and flavorful. I’ve been meaning to try it myself.
I bought a bottle of bourbon awhile back when I made a batch of Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. Since then, I’ve been looking for new ways to use it in recipes. You might remember a few weeks ago I shared a Bourbon Bacon BBQ Kebobs recipe. Bourbon and chicken go so well together!
The first step to making this chicken is mixing up the sauce. It’s a blend of all sorts of tasty ingredients. The sauce is poured over the chicken and infuses it with flavor as it cooks for hours.
The result? An incredibly tender and savory dish that is perfect served over rice. I sauteed some spinach to go with it, but you can serve it with any vegetable you like.
- 1 whole chicken, 4-6 pounds
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon pepper
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
For the sauce:
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix well. Set aside.
- Remove the giblets from the chicken and place the entire chicken in the crockpot. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken, making sure to get some in the cavity.
- Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or until the chicken is falling off the bone.
- I removed the bones from the slow cooker before serving and served the chicken over rice.
Do you use your slow cooker on a regular basis? What’s your favorite recipe?