Summer Cookouts and Recipes!

Summer is a time for cookouts and plenty of good summer eating and fun get-togethers. My husband and I recently had a cookout on a day that didn’t rain but was still overcast. We cooked out and ate in with good friends.

Here is what we had – Drunken Chicken!


one or more chickens 3-5 lbs each

Can of beer for each chicken (drink half of cans)

Salt, pepper, garlic power, onion powder

Olive oil


  1. Season insides of chicken with salt and pepper

2. Rub olive oil all over outside of chickens

3. Season with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders

4. Insert half cans of beer into opening of chickens

5. Place standing up with can bottom down

6. Cook under 425 degree grill or oven

7. Carefully remove cans with gloves (beer will still be hot in it and can burn you)

8. Cut up chicken and enjoy!

We served the chicken with potato salad (made by my friend which was delicious), asparagus, corn on the cob, tossed salad. It was a feast and absolutely scrumptious, tender and juicy.

My husband, John, seasoning the chickens
Chicken with Beet Can inside
Twin chickens ready for roasting
All golden brown and delicious
Off the Grill

I hope you will get the opportunity to try this yummy chicken! It was fun to prepare and even more so to eat! This is an entertaining meal for family and friends. Enjoy!

Of course, I prepared a perfect dessert to go with this fabulous dinner – Pudding/Cream Cheese Tarts (my own recipe). It is a lot of work but if you would like to have it please let me know in the comments.

Happy summer cooking and eating! Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by. Come back real soon for more fun posts and ideas.


Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 33 books: 16 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 4 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 25 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 10 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-5 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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27 Responses to Summer Cookouts and Recipes!

  1. tidalscribe says:

    I never thought of cooking a chicken like that, but chicken is my favourite so worth a try!

  2. noelleg44 says:

    This looks absolutely YUMMY and we’re going to try it!

  3. Such a horrible sight… makes my stomach ache.
    Do people know the sufferance behind these sentient beings, before ending on the grill? Honestly, I guess people should care about animals, not only to get them on their plates.
    Don’t be mad at me, but I try with wild sincerity to make people aware… and if you don’t like my comment, you can erace it.
    Have a lovely weekend (with some healthy veggies, tofu and cornatur on the grill).

  4. macjam47 says:

    I’ve seen many recipes for beer can chicken but have never tried it. It looks delicious when it is cooked (no so much, uncooked – LOL).

  5. What an interesting chicken recipe, Janice. Sharing.

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