Alabama White Barbecue BBQ Sauce

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Change it up at your next BBQ! Sauce with a clean fresh zing! Saw this on food network and found the recipe on There are two others on zaar but this one is just a little different. The longer you can wait to use it the better but can be used right away.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 8 hours for best result (you can use it pretty quickly however in a pinch). Brush lightly or marinate over chicken, turkey or pork. If brushing lightly do last few minutes of grilling. Can be used as a dipping sauce as well.
  2. This amount easily covers 6 pieces of chicken so you can adjust accordingly if you are marinating or just brushing it on.
Most Helpful

This is excellent and the same recipe I've always used except that we increased the amt. of pepper slightly, and added a little sugar and salt to boot. Never tried the red pepper but will. I lived for 34 years in Huntsville, AL before moving to St. Louis, and our favorite place to have white BBQ sauce was the old Greenbrier restaurant on Hwy 20. There we douse grilled chicken with the sauce, but a major treat is their heavenly hushpuppies, to which we also add the white sauce. I grill skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts pre-seasoned only with seasoned salt and serve the white sauce on the side when serving. And Sally's right: the sauce tastes a whole lot better after chilling for a few days. Finally, don't buy commercially bottled white BBQ sauce; it's usually awful. Thanks, Sally!

ninja March 12, 2007

I did not care for this at all. All I could taste was the vinegar.

momaphet May 05, 2008

We have been eating this bbq sauce for years! Fortunately for me I live in Northern Alabama and have access to the restaurant that originated the white bbq sauce (Big Bob Gibson's). It's my understanding that this white sauce is indicative only to Northern Alabama. The only way I have ever seen it eaten or have eaten it myself is with "smoked" chicken (either poured over the chicken after its done or used as a dipping sauce). The combination of the smoked chicken and the tartness of the sauce is heavenly! I make this often in the Summer months and encourage everyone to give it a try!!

Anita Harris August 15, 2006