In Alabama, if you ask for sauce, you’ll get the tangy, mayo-based “white sauce” that originated from Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Restaurant in Decatur, Alabama. This Alabama White BBQ Sauce recipe is a variation of World Champion pitmaster Chris Lilly, who is married to Big Bob Gibson’s great-great-granddaughter.

The Alabama white BBQ sauce is a winner on chicken as a marinade, baste and dipping sauce, and also pairs well with pulled pork. It can even be used as a base for coleslaw.

 

white bbq sauce, bbq sauce grill girl

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Tangy Alabama White Sauce


  • Author: Rick Browne
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups mayo (Southerners prefer Duke’s)
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbsp fresh ground pepper
  • Juice AND zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Dash (or more) hot sauce
  • Dash smoked paprika

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and store in a mason jar. Can be used for marinating, basting, and served tableside for dipping.

Notes

Pairing note: Chicken plus white BBQ sauce plus smoked Brussels sprout slaw is a winning combination. Sauce can also be used as a base for a “White chicken Pizza.”

  • Prep Time: 10 mins

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 (plus dipping)

Once you’ve devoured Rick’s Alabama white BBQ sauce…

Don’t miss our other hot new recipes: Low-carb “Char Siu” Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Mediterranean Quinoa Burgers (with cucumber yogurt sauce), and a Sous Vide + Grilled Steaks recipe that will add another weapon to your grilling arsenal.

 

 

GrillGirl.com also has tips on eating healthier and plenty of keto-friendly recipes and articles to keep your table filled with fresh flavors and ideas.

Also try this delicious sauce recipe:

Sugar Free Keto Friendly Barbecue Sauce