The Hunger Games Tribute: Haymitch’s Drunk Chicken


Here at Shrinking Kitchen, we love Hunger Games.

Okay, we’re obsessed with Hunger Games. So much so, we decided we needed to do a ‘tribute’ to our beloved series in honor of the movie release today. Over this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), we’ll be sharing a Hunger Games themed menu based upon our favorite characters. Stay tuned for a bunch of fun and delicious recipes!


Woody Harrelson (a fellow Texan!) as Haymitch Abernathy? GENIUS!

In case you’re wondering, one of my favorite Woody Harrelson movies is Kingpin. Classic.

I read online the only thing that worried Woody was that he might overdo the drunkeness because ‘he tends to go over the top.‘ Awesome.

In honor of a performance that will no doubt take over as my favorite from Woody, I present you with Drunk Chicken. It’s got tequila, lime, and a little salt. I threw in a jalapeño and onion to spice things up, and a little brown sugar for some sweetness. Throw it all in your slow cooker, and rest assured that your dinner will be like a gift floating down from the sky right to your table…..


Slow Cooker Drunk Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 of meat, approximately 1/2 cup shredded

Slow Cooker Drunk Chicken


1/4 medium onion(s)
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup(s) fresh lime juice
1 fl oz tequila
4 large garlic clove(s)
1 tsp unpacked brown sugar
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp table salt
1 medium jalapeno pepper(s)
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
cooking spray

Step by Step

  1. Purée onion through to pepper in a blender until smooth.
  2. Do a shot of tequila. You know you deserve one after that long day....VCA_3442
  3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
  4. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker, sprinkle with pepper, top with purée, turning chicken to coat.
  5. Cook on high for 3.5 hours or low for 5-6.
  6. Grab 2 forks, and shred away, mixing the chicken up with the delicious puree.
  7. Serve with a fresh garden salad, spanish rice, or rolled up in a tortilla. You could also use this as a filing for enchiladas, flautas, or quesadillas! Double the recipe and freeze half for another time.


WW PP 4; Calories 176.5; Fat 3.7g; Monounsaturated Fat 2.0g; Cholesterol 65.7mg; Sodium 365.8mg; Potassium 345.1mg; Carbs 4.4g; Fiber 0.4g; Sugar 1.4g; Protein 26.6g; B-6 34.8%; Niacin 63.9%

Nutrition calculated on chicken recipe only, and not any of the other wonderful things you see in the picture!

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And here it is, the Haymitch-Wich. I used a FlatOut Bread FoldIt, some fresh cilantro, slice red bell peppers and I topped it with a lime-sour cream-cilantro mixture. You can also roll it up in a tortilla, or just eat it straight out of the slow cooker with your fingers. I won’t tell anyone, just make sure you’ve got a tequila chaser ready to go!


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  • Gottimmers

    if you don’t drink tequila, what can you use as a substitute   

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      You can just use 1/4 cup of water in place of the tequila, and maybe add in some extra lime juice!

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