Grilled Chicken with Bianco Barbecue Sauce




Grilled Chicken with Bianco Barbecue Sauce

My husband Barry’s sent me this text message while dining at a southern barbecue style restaurant during his recent fishing trip in Hatteras North Carolina, “ My Love, have you ever heard of White Barbecue Sauce?, we’re at a restaurant and it’s on the menu”…My reply, “No never heard of it, sounds interesting”

Barry’s text message sparked my interested enough to do a little research later that night.  I learned that “White Barbecue Sauce”, is a staple mayonnaise based sauce used for grilling pork and chicken in Northern Alabama.

Yesterday I decided to test a recipe I had found online while doing my research. I mixed up the ingredients, swiped my finger across the backside of the spoon for a quick taste, and  was completely disappointed in the flavor. I went straight to the pantry and refrigerator for ingredients to jazz up the flavor to my liking. Last night I stood in the rain with my fingers crossed as I grilled a batch of this “jazzed up” marinated Bianco Barbecue Sauce chicken for our family dinner.  The family unanimously voted the recipe as a keeper, and all requested that I write it down before I forget how to make it….This recipe is definitely a Mamma Mia Delicioso recipe for summertime Barbecues! Perfect for this upcoming holiday weekend!


Happy 4th Of July!

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Grilled Chicken with Bianco Barbecue Sauce


4 cups mayonnaise

1 ¼ cups cider vinegar

1 cup apple juice

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

2 large Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce

3 Cipollini Onions, or ⅓ cup diced sweet onion

½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

9-10 chicken drumsticks

6-8 boneless chicken thighs


1  place chicken drumsticks and boneless chicken thighs in large mixing bowl or large Ziploc bag

2  whisk first 9 ingredients together in medium mixing bowl; reserve Blanco Barbecue Sauce

3  place chipotle peppers, onion, and cilantro in bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade; process until thick paste forms; add to reserved Blanco Sauce; mix well; reserve 2 cups for basting

4   add remaining Bianco Barbecue Sauce to chicken pieces; mix well cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours before grilling; remove marinated chicken from refrigerator 1½ hours before grilling *Note~ can be marinated over night

5  preheat grill; prepare grill surface with grilling nonstick spray

6   arrange chicken pieces on prepared surface; grill 5 minutes; turn chicken pieces; baste with reserved Bianco Barbecue Sauce; grill 5 minutes; repeat step 6 until chicken is fully cooked

* Note ~ fully cooked chicken internal temperature is 180 degrees; friendly reminder~ chicken will continue to cook after its removed from the heat of the grill. I prefer to remove chicken at 175 degrees; immediately place grilled chicken on serving platter, and tightly wrap platter with aluminum foil for 5-7 minutes before serving

2 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken with Bianco Barbecue Sauce

  1. Now this is like a rain-dance and will bring summer on for sure! – remember this classic from 1944?

    Love it 🙂 Dave 🙂 Kim


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