Somehow, somewhere–and please believe me when I say old drinking songs are not the norm in our life–my 3-year-old has written her own song about pirates. When pirates tickle her fancy for whatever reason, she will burst out singing “What do you do with a scary pirate?”.
I found it amusing and mentioned it to a pirate (in costume) while meandering through St. Augustine. They pointed out that her tune was the tune for “What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?”. That isn’t really a song I hear every day, but I did hear it this week when aboard the Black Raven.
As I pondered what other foods would work for my pirate theme this week, it hit me: What do you do with a Drunken Chicken?
Drunken Chicken, or Beer Can Chicken as some call it, is a very simple recipe that consistently yields a very moist and juicy bird. Though some prepare this on the grill, my recipe was made in the oven. It is nice because you can add a few extra vegetables to the pot and end up with a one dish meal with very little effort.