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IPA Honey Chipotle Slow Cooker Chicken

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I was on a slow cooker roll last week. I get into moods, and just because summer literally just began, doesn’t mean you can’t put that slow cooker to good use. I think it is a common misconception that the slow cooker is a winter appliance! No way! You can totally use that thing all year long, and there are plenty of recipes to get you through the summer! I like using my slow cooker because of how easy it makes weeknight meals. When I’m super busy, like I have been for the past week, it really makes dinner delicious and simple. This honey chipotle slow cooker chicken is everything you crave in a summer dish. It is sweet, spicy and packed full of flavor!




So we are off to the North in a few days, and I feel like I have a gazillion things to do. I don’t know why I do this to myself every time I go away for a few days. I feel like I am on top of things, until the week before, and then I realize I have a crap ton of stuff to get done. The anxiety kicks in, and I have to go for 12 runs just to calm myself down. Just kidding. I don’t run 12 times a days. That’s nuts!

Also, I don’t think the extreme amount of coffee helps. I’m literally on my fourth latte of the day. I’m just a TAD jittery! Ahh!

So anyway, to make a long story longer…

In the blogger world, it’s often important to have blog posts ready for publishing while you are away on vacation. Where I thought I was ahead of the game, I was completely wrong! … and it’s all for the love of food and beer.

You guys are so welcome. ;)



I think this whole anxiety thing going on is the reason I decided to post my IPA honey chipotle slow cooker chicken today. It soothes my soul in it’s easiness factor. I mean you throw everything in a slow cooker. That’s seriously all you have to do!

I like it best served over rice or in tortillas with some arugula. It’s also great with a sunny side-up egg, but I’m partial to this because I think eggs make the world go round.





Let’s talk beer!

Beer Love:Beer: Epic Brewing’s Escape to Colorado IPA
Brewed By: Epic Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.2%
Description: I know I just cooked with this IPA, but I was on a roll last week and was practically obsessed with it! This IPA gives this chicken an added punch of flavor. Not only is it a spectacular pairing for this dish, but I think it’s even better in it! If you are looking for a beginner cooking with beer recipe, this one is for you! I mean literally, you just throw everything into a slow cooker and call it a day! This IPA is not crazy by any means, and that’s why I love it so much. It’s a great summertime drinking brew, with it’s florally aroma and funky notes. What’s even more spectacular, is that you can get it in the can! I just love this. It makes things so much easier! If you’re a newbie at cooking with beer, it doesn’t get much easier than this!



Have a great week everyone! Here is the yumtastic recipe!


IPA Honey Chipotle Slow Cooker Chicken



Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 8 ounces IPA beer
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
  • 4-5 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce diced (more or less to taste)
  • 14 ounces petite diced tomatoes canned, liquid drained
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • cilantro for garnish


  • Place the chicken breast in your slow cooker set to high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and then add the chicken stock, IPA beer, orange juice, peppers, diced tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, honey garlic powder, chipotle chili powder and onion powder.
  • Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Shred the chicken with two forks.
  • Serve on top of rice or quinoa or in tortillas. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!



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14 Responses

  1. Every time I see an amazing recipe like this, I kick myself for not having a slow cooker. I have to get on it because the thought of this dish with an egg on top is making my mouth water! Hope you have a great trip!

  2. 4 lattes, you should be able to do 12 runs! ;-) I’m all about slow cooker meals in the summer, I actually just used it last night. I’d much rather be doing stuff outside! Next slow cooker recipe I make will definitely be this one!

  3. Love this!! The chicken looks so tender! Love the slow cooker :) toss stuff in and it works it’s magic!

  4. Shredded chicken cooked in the slow cooker like this is one of m’faves! Love all the flavors in this. They would make some pretty awesome tacos.

  5. Summer is the best time to use the slow cooker. I just love having dinner ready without doing much work or breaking a sweat when it’s hot outside. This recipe looks like a real winner. Hope you’ll have the best time once you’re vacay bound :)

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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