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White Barbecue Sauce being poured over a plate of smoked chicken.

White Barbecue Sauce

Alabama White Barbecue Sauce - more of a condiment than a BBQ sauce, to serve with smoked or grilled chicken and ribs. The flavour complements both these meats very well.
Course BBQ/Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 About 1 cup
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1/2 cup plain mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic very finely minced
  • A few dashes of hot sauce or sriracha sauce to taste


  1. Simple whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. If you like the sauce a little thicker, just add another tablespoon or two of mayonnaise or thin it with a little more water if you find it's too thick for your taste. I've seen it from a very watery consistency to as thick as ranch dressing.
  3. Let sit in the fridge for several hours or overnight to let the flavours develop.
  4. Best made the day before.

Recipe Notes

This does make a relatively small batch of sauce to serve about 4 people or so. Double or triple the recipe as needed if serving larger groups.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
White Barbecue Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 338mg15%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.