Grilled Chicken Thighs with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Fancy some homemade grilled chicken? You are at the right place! My family and I have a special penchant for bone-in chicken pieces, preferably the thigh and drumstick of a chicken. When I found this recipe, I immediately fell in love with it. I couldn't wait to try this one. I am really glad I did. 

I always like to start off my chicken dishes with a rub of salt to marinate it until I prep the rest of the ingredients. Doing this little step is important to bring out the flavour of the chicken when you put them on the grill/cook it. Try this super delish grilled chicken and your family/friends/colleagues are definitely going to get impressed. Yeah! You can thank me later.

 The sauce goes very well with the chicken, which is the highlight of this recipe. I served it with pita bread (homemade from scratch - recipe coming soon, watch out), homemade hummus and roasted veggies. And finish off the dish with a mayonnaise-based Alabama BBQ dressing. The sauce gives the chicken a whole new dimension. The sauce can also be used as a Cole slaw dressing too. So let us kick start and move on to the ingredients...

Alabama BBQ Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup kosher salt

To make the BBQ sauce: 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until completely combined. 
  • Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

To make the chicken: 

  • In a small bowl, stir together the pepper, coriander, paprika, cumin and garlic powder until completely combined. 
  • Season the chicken on both sides with salt, then sprinkle both sides liberally with the rub. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. 
  • About 10 minutes before cooking the chicken, begin heating a cast iron grill pan/ non stick grill pan over medium-high heat. Evenly space the chicken across the grill grates and cook for 8 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 10 minutes. Do not overcook, this will make the chicken very hard.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Drizzle generously with the Alabama BBQ sauce and serve.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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