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Alabama White BBQ Sauce Chicken

This Alabama white bbq sauce chicken is a tangy, creamy riff on classic barbecue chicken. Classic barbecue sauce gets an unconventional twist, with creamy mayo, zesty horseradish, and loads of savoury goodness. Brushed on seasoned grilled chicken, you may never look to regular barbecue sauce again! The best part is, the sauce requires no cooking!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: The Sassy Foodie


  • 4 Chicken breasts bone-in, skin-on

For Chicken Spice Rub

For the White Barbecue Sauce 

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Prepared horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Dry the chicken: Pat both sides of the chicken breasts dry, with a paper towel.
  • Prepare the spice rub: Whisk together the spice rub mixture in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
    1 ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 ½ teaspoon Onion powder, 1 tablespoon Mustard powder, 2 tablespoon Brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • Prepare the sauce: In another medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the Alabama white sauce. Keep covered and refrigerated until you are ready to serve.
    ½ cup Mayonnaise, 2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon Prepared horseradish, ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder, 2 teaspoon Sugar, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Season the chicken: Liberally sprinkle the chicken breasts with the mixed spice rub, on both sides. Rub the spice mix into the chicken with your hands.
    4 Chicken breasts
  • Preheat: Preheat your grill to 425°F, or a grill pan on medium-high heat. Spray the grill or grill pan with cooking spray.
  • Grill: Sear the chicken, skin-side down, for approximately 20 minutes on each side. If using a barbecue, you can keep the heat lower on one side of the barbecue, and transfer the chicken breasts to the cooler side to continue cooking. Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Brush with sauce: Finish the chicken by brushing with the white bbq sauce onto the hot chicken.



  • Let the spice rub sit on the chicken for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the spice rub to stick nicely to the chicken, instead of staying dry on top.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1074mg | Potassium: 935mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 543IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg