slow cooker “kombucha can” chicken

slow cooker 'kombucha can' chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Inspired by the popular 'beer can chicken', kombucha adds a subtle but delectable layer of flavor to this savory dish. Use of a slow cooker makes this summer classic a year-round possibility. Using aluminium foil to raise the chicken above the liquid ensures the meat is steamed rather than boiled.



  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 4 sheets of aluminium foil (~12″x 12″)
  • 12-16 oz (1 1/2 – 2 cups) kombucha


  1. Mix paprika, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and chili powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Crumple the sheets of aluminium foil into small balls. Place the balls onto the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Pour kombucha into crock.
  4. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub chicken with seasoning mix and place on top of foil in crock pot.
  5. Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting for 5-7 hours or high setting for 3-4 hours. Use a kitchen thermometer to ensure breast meat reaches at least 165 degrees and thigh meat reaches 175-180 degrees.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

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