Grilled Chicken With Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #27967

September 06, 2017

"Tart and slightly sweet, this unique white barbecue originated at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama. (At Big Bob Gibson, they dunk the cooked chicken in the sauce)."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (288.4 g)
  • Calories 497.1
  • Total Fat - 16.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 204.1 mg
  • Sodium - 553.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 71 g
  • Calcium - 45.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Season chicken generously with salt on all sides. Prepare grill for indirect grilling with target temperature of 325°F. As grill heats make sauce; combine ingredients mayonnaise though horseradish in medium bow. Refrigerate.

Step 2

When grill is ready, put chicken skin side up on grate opposite heat source. Close lid and cook until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken reads 155°F, about 25-45 minutes. Flip chicken skin-side down and move directly over heat. Cook until instant-read thermometer reads 165°F, about 10 minutes. Brush generously with sauce and cook 1 minute longer. Serve immediately, with more sauce on side. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Daily Inspiration

Delicious! I used bone-in chicken thighs and brushed them with the bbq sauce before coming off the grill. Served some on the side as well. DH loved this sauce and gave it a big thumbs up. We loved the sweet/tart flavor of the sauce. Definitely a repeat at our house.

(1 Aug 2020)


Great bbq sauce! The horseradish addition is so good. The grilling directions worked out perfectly. The chicken was tender and had a nice, crispy skin. Loved dunking the chicken into that delicious sauce. Thank you!

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(12 May 2019)