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Red, White and Brew Slow-Cooked Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

Thrifty whole chicken is cut up and simmered in a spicy tomato sauce. I serve it with crusty bread so we can mop up and enjoy every last drop of sauce.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 1 envelope (1-1/4 ounces) chili seasoning
  • Hot cooked pasta


  1. Place the first eight ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until pureed. Stir in beer; set aside.
  2. Rub chicken pieces with chili seasoning. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour tomato mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Thicken cooking liquid if desired. Serve chicken with pasta.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with 1/3 cup sauce: 343 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 687mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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