Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

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The men in your life will love this tangy Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce. Enjoy Chicken with Alabama White Sauce on Father's day!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

This Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce is just what the men in your life want. The sauce is tangy and bright and goes perfectly with juicy baked chicken. Enjoy Chicken with Alabama White Sauce on Father’s day!

Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

This recipe for Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce is so easy to make and can be ready on the table in less than an hour. To learn more about White Alabama BBQ Sauce and its origins visit Southern Kissed for more information.


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What We Love About This Alabama White Sauce Bbq Recipe

This recipe is base on one from big Bob Gibson’s bar-b-q. A native of Decatur, Alabama, Bob Gibson was a big, good-humored man, who on weekends he would toss hickory coals into a dugout pit in his backyard and host barbecues. Find out more about his style of barbecue here,

  • Family Friendly: Your family will be drooling over how good this chicken with bb white sauce recipe is.
  • Adaptable: You can bake this recipe, make it in the slow cooker, or even grill it.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: This chicken makes for great leftover, you can enjoy on its own or add to a salad or a wrap.
A platter of chicken,

Ingredient Notes for BBQ White Sauce

  • Chicken: For this recipe you will need about 4-6 skinless boneless chicken thighs. You can also use chicken breasts as well.
  • Mayonnaise: I used store brand mayo, but any brand will work just fine.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: For this recipe you will need apple cider vinegar.
  • Dijon Mustard: Any type brand of dijon mustard will work, you can also use regular in you don’t have it.
  • Horseradish: Adding horseradish will help to add a little spicy.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: For this recipe you will some Worcestershire sauce.
  • Lemon Juice: You can use freshly squeeze or a pre squeezed from a bottle.
Chicken, sauce and seasoning.

Equipment Needed for White Sauce for Bbq

  • Baking Dish
  • Bowl
  • Whisk

How to Make Oven Baked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

These are the basic steps for making Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Creating the white bbq sauce.

STEP 1: PREPARATION

First start by preheating oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with non stick cooking oil.

STEP 2: MAKE THE WHITE BARBECUE SAUCE

To make the bbq white sauce combine all the sauce ingredients including mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion, and cayenne pepper. make sure to start with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar then add more as necessary. Whisk until fully combined.

STEP 3: ADD ALABAMA BBQ SAUCE TO CHICKEN

Season both sides of chicken with salt and black pepper, then add to a baking dish and pour over the white Alabama BBQ sauce. Cover the remaining sauce and store the fridge.

Chicken before and after cooking.

STEP 4: COOK CHICKEN

Bake for 45 minutes or until fully cooked. To check if chicken is done, you can use a meat thermometer, if the chicken reaches over 165 degrees, then it is done and safe to eat. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for White Sauce for BBQ

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, you can prepare the Alabama white sauce bbq and allow chicken to marinade in the sauce in a plastic bag for 1-3 days, when you are ready to make it, just add chicken to the baking dish and cook.

HOW TO STORE THIS WHITE BARBEQUE SAUCE RECIPE

This recipe is best stored in airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze this chicken with white bbq sauce recipe, store uncooked chicken in a freezer safe bag for up to 9 months. When you are ready to make this recipe, allow to thaw in the fridge overnight then cook.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat this recipe, you cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until hot. You could also reheat in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about this White Bbq Sauce

WHY IS ALABAMA WHITE SAUCE CONTROVERSIAL?

White sauce is different from normal BBQ sauce as it is not made with a tomato based as classic BBQ sauce is.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHICKEN BREASTS IN PLACE OF CHICKEN THIGHS?

You could use either chicken breasts or chicken thighs for this recipe, whatever you prefer or what is on sale at the grocery store.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT IS WHITE BBQ SAUCE MADE OF?

White BBQ sauce also known as Alabama White BBQ sauce is a tangy mayonnaise based typically with vinegar, horseradish, and mustard.

WHAT DOES WHITE BBQ SAUCE TASTE LIKE?

White BBQ sauce has a tangy flavor similar to ranch dressing.

Top shot Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce.

Expert Tips for Making This Alabama White Sauce Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you have a larger family that you need to feed, you can easily double this recipe by proportionally increasing the ingredients.
  • Slow Cooker: You could also make this recipe in a slow cooker, cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Grill: To grill this chicken with Alabama white sauce recipe, allow chicken to marinade for at least an 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Dipping Sauce: Use the extra of the creamy white sauce as a dipping sauce or salad dressing.
  • Chicken Wings: This sauce makes for the delicious chicken wing marinade.
  • Pork Chops: Not just great for smoked chicken try it on pork chops or pulled pork.

What to Serve with Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

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Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
The men in your life will love this tangy Oven Baked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce. Enjoy Chicken with Alabama White Sauce on Father's day!
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Equipment

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Sauce:

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ¼ – ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon each of salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray
  • Season both sides of chicken with sea salt and cracked pepper and place in baking dish
  • In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients starting with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and adding more if needed
  • Whisk until well combined and smooth
  • Drizzle some of the sauce over the chicken then cover remaining sauce and place in refrigerator until needed
  • Bake chicken for about 45 minutes or until done
  • Serve with additional sauce and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you have a larger family that you need to feed, you can easily double this recipe by proportionally increasing the ingredients.
  • Slow Cooker: You could also make this recipe in a slow cooker, cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Grill: To grill this chicken with Alabama white sauce recipe, allow chicken to marinade for at least an 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Dipping Sauce: Use the extra of the creamy white sauce as a dipping sauce or salad dressing.
  • Chicken Wings: This sauce makes for the delicious chicken wing marinade.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 903kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 87g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 51g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, chicken, chicken thighs, white bbq sauce

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