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Slow-cooked, beer-braised chicken

Delicious dinner for four — easy prep for these shorter days...



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 links of smoked sausage
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 chopped red peppers
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of Mediterranean sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  • 12 ounces of your favorite beer or cider
  • ¼ cup of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 4 servings of cooked brown or white rice
  • 4 buttered slices of your favorite bread


  1. Scatter the onions in the bottom of your slow-cooker.
  2. Then, layer the red peppers, smoked sausage, tomatoes, green chilies, hot sauce, chili powder, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and ground pepper.
  3. Slowly add the beer.
  4. Submerge the chicken into the mixture.
  5. Cook on low for about 7 to 8 hours (or on high for about 3½ to 4 hours).
  6. At the 7-hour mark, stir in the water and corn starch mixture.
  7. Cook on high for an additional 20 to 30 minutes — just until the sauce thickens. If the sauce gets too thick, add water. If the sauce fails to thicken, leave the lid off for a bit.

Serve atop your favorite rice, with a side of buttered bread . . . enjoy!