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 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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9 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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