BEER CHEESE CHICKEN PRETZEL SLIDERS
YIELD: 8 SLIDERS
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 8 HOURS
TOTAL TIME: 8 HOURS 10 MINUTES
For the chicken:
1 pound chicken breasts
12 ounces beer
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the cheese sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup beer
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces freshly grated cheddar
2 tablespoons chopped chives
pretzel rolls (homemade or store bought)
Place the chicken, beer, garlic, salt, and beer in the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours or high heat for 4 hours.
When done, shred the chicken with two forks. Meat should shred easily.
To prepare the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
Whisk in the beer and milk and continue cooking and whisking until the sauce is smooth and thick, about 5 minutes.
Turn heat to low and add the cheese, a small handful at a time, stirring until melted before adding the next handful.
Stir in the chives.
To serve, warm the pretzel buns in the oven. Split and spread one side with mustard. Top with the chicken and cheese mixture.