Summer Time Chicken

With it being summer time I would be a remiss to not share with you a great summer time recipe of mine. Of course there is nothing stopping you from making it anytime of the year. It is a relatively simple dish to make. there is a a great flavor that is even evident with cold left overs in the morning.

Now I know everyone has heard of and/or tried beer can chicken. I also know a lot of fire departments marinate there chicken in beer prior to cooking it for a BBQ. So this recipe is going to take these concepts and give you yet another way to make a great flavorful beer flavored chicken with a slight twist.

Summer Time Chicken

Chicken (See Notes)

6 Pack Of Your Favorite Summer Beer (See Notes)

Chopped Fresh Rosemary

2 Cloves Minced Fresh Garlic

Salt To Taste

Black Pepper to Taste


  1. In a large bowl, dish or zip bag combine all the ingredients.
  2. Cover and let marinate over night. (See Notes)
  3. Preheat your grill on high for at least 10 minutes and then turn to low just before cooking. (See Notes)
  4. Remove the chicken and place onto the hot grill saving the marinade.
  5. Cook the chicken on all sides.
  6. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked and the juices run clear.
  7. Remove the chicken from the grill and place into a clean bowl or serving dish.
  8. Toss with the sauce made from the marinade (See Below) and serve.


  1. Meanwhile in a sauce pan place your marinade and cook on low while occasionally stirring OR if desired the marinade can be based on during the cooking process.
  2. Once the sauce is heated through and thickened (See Notes)
  3. Toss or spoon sauce over the cooked chicken.



  • Chicken
    • 1 – 3 Pounds Wings
    • 4 – 6 Leg & Thigh Pieces
    • 4 Breast
    • 2 Half Chickens
    • 1 Whole Chicken
      • Not Recommended for Grill
    • Beer
      • Fresh Summer Ale is best during the Summer months
        • I suggest something fruity for this recipe
      • A Dark Stout or Seasonal is good any other time of the year.
    • Can marinate longer or shorter if needed.
      • Trick to really get the flavor in deep is freeze the chicken with the marinade. It will get into over pore and flavor all the way through.
    • Off season if you don’t have an indoor grill.
      • Roast in oven at 350 degrees until done at least 30 – 45 minutes or until done.
      • Broil in oven for at least 30 minutes or until done
    • Thickener
      • A cornstarch slurry is best choice for this
        • 1 part water
        • 1 part cornstarch


I hope you all enjoy this chicken. My favorite is using the wings during the summer and then breast during the winter. But, try it multiply ways and decide what your favorite. Theses are a great cook out item and pairs nicely with my Simple Potato Salad (See There It Goes from 7/14/17). Also if you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions for future entries please feel free to leave it in the comments below.


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