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 is 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 by Step Method

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.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


A delicious chicken that will be repeated this summer. Because I wanted to use what was on hand, used boneless chicken breast and adjusted the cooking time so as not to dry it out. The sauce was fabo over it and was enjoyed by the whole family. They also make great chicken sandwiches, just sayin! Thanks so much, Teresa, for sharing this lovely recipe. Made it for Food Friends and Fun “For your Consideration” and for Recipezazz “Billboard” tag games.


review by:
(17 Jun 2022)

Chef Potpie

I loved this white BBQ sauce! I've been wanting to try it for a few years, and now I have. Delish! Hubby was not too keen, he's weird about vinegar, but I made a salad tonight with a vinegar-based dressing, and he loved that. Huh? Go figure. Grilling the chicken didn't happen tonight, so I baked it the old fashioned way, then put the sauce over. YUM! Anyway, I will make this sauce again. Hubs can leave his plain! Great recipe!


review by:
(30 Aug 2021)


We loved this chicken so much we are going to make the same chicken tomorrow night for dinner. With all the added spices and flavors the sauce tastes so good.


review by:
(13 Jul 2021)

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!


review by:
(12 May 2019)

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