My boys use to spend their summers with their grandmother in the South. She would treat them to a meal at a restaurant that served Alabama white sauce over chicken and my family thought it was wonderful. I started making it at home and it always brings back memories of those summers in Tuscaloosa. This Alabama white sauce recipe should be applied only at the very end of your grilling or smoking because it will break down and separate if it is heated too long. —Sabrina Everett, Thomasville, Georgia
Alabama White BBQ Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
For a thicker sauce, increase the mayonnaise by 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
What is Alabama-style barbecue?
White sauce isn't the only thing that sets Alabama's unique regional barbecue style apart. The state is also known for cooking meats like pork shoulder, ribs and chicken over hickory wood for a signature local flavor. Don't forget the coleslaw and dill pickles on the side!