Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Rice & Broccoli
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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Beer & Herbes de Provence

Easy, healthy and delicious chicken thighs slow cooked with beer and herbes de Provence.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 243
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs, skin removed (about 4-6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • Coat the ceramic insert of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook until they are lightly browned, about 3 minutes, and then turn them over and brown on the other side, about 3 minutes more.
  • Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker.
  • Return the skillet to the stove. Add the bottle of beer to the skillet, and heat until boiling, stirring to incorporate all the browned bits that are on the bottom of the pan. Stir in the herbes de provence and bay leaves, and cook for another minute or so.
  • Pour the beer mixture into the slow cooker over the chicken thighs.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH, until the thighs are fork tender, about 4-1/2 hours.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 chicken thigh
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Beer & Herbes de Provence
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken thigh)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.7g12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Protein 33.1g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot chicken and herbes de provence, low carb chicken and beer