Dippin’ Chicken: Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Barbeque sauce takes on a different meaning depending where you are in the country. North Carolina has their vinegar based sauce. South Carolina likes their mustard based sauce. Kansas City sauce is on the sweeter side with the addition of brown sugar and/or

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

molasses, while Memphis BBQ sauce is a little more balanced. And the Texans, they like to add tomato sauce or tomato paste to their barbeque sauce.

Now comes Alabama White Barbeque Sauce. This mayo-based sauce was created by Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama and will elevate your barbequed chicken to something near heavenly. Bonus points for being super easy to whip up with ingredients you probably have on hand, this is one unique sauce that you need to try.

Get your Great Gatsby on by visiting the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, a house the couple rented in the 1930s. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday.

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, shaved on a microplane
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together. Spoon over chicken or pork after it is cooked. This will keep up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.


7 thoughts on “Dippin’ Chicken: Alabama White BBQ Sauce”

  1. So interesting Kat! never have heard of mayo based bar-b-que sauce!! Do you put it on before you grill the chicken or after or both times?? So many flavors in it– would add a lot of spice to the chicken!! And–who knew the Fitzgeralds ever lived in Alabama!! I think of them in NY or Paris! I learn a lot reading your blog Kat! So what have you been up to besides culling recipes from around the country?? Today I spent most the day stitching on a quilt. Have to finish by June 3rd for my daughter’s wedding shower! Love commenting back and forth with you! xox

    1. Hi Rhonda – I had heard of this but never tried it until a couple of weeks ago. You add this to the chicken after it is cooked, I guess I better change that to make that clear. Yes, it really does all a lot of flavor to chicken, which let’s face it, is kind of bland. Working on a new recipe for this week and I bet you have never heard of it, it’s super regional but tasty as can be. Your daughter is going to love and cherish that quilt. I hope you will share pics with us on your blog. Hugs to you! -Kat

      1. Hey Kat!! now you have me imagining what you’re working on… Are you celebrating Easter tomorrow?? Hope it is a blessed day for you… We go down to my brother’s after church– always a sweet time. Easter blessings to you friend. xo

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