Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Alabama BBQ Sauce

This easy pulled chicken sandwich is made with chicken marinated in Alabama BBQ sauce, grilled, shredded and topped with more Alabama BBQ and bread and butter pickles. The perfect summer sandwich!

With all of the summer BBQs headed our way, it seems only logical that we have the perfect summer sandwich to serve! These Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are easy and perfect for a crowd.

What is Alabama BBQ Sauce?

I did a little more research around the interwebs and found that white BBQ sauce is mayo based, and usually has vinegar, salt, pepper and a few other spices. After checking out several different recipes, I decided to take the basics, then add some different seasonings that I like to the mix to see what would happen.

Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a creamy, slightly sweet, mayo-based barbecue sauce, perfect on grilled meats and as a dip. Get the easy condiment recipe here!

But what do you use it for??

These Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect way to use it. Not only is the chicken marinated in the sauce but even more sauce is drizzled over the top after the chicken is shredded. If you love you some Alabama BBQ Sauce then this sandwich is for you.

If you are not sure that you love Alabama BBQ Sauce, you need to try it pronto. It is so creamy and delicious. I love that it has a bit of a tang, a bit of a kick and a touch of sweetness.

How do you make a pulled chicken sandwich?

This recipe does take a bit of preparation because you need to marinate the chicken in the White BBQ Sauce for at least 6 – 8 hours. It’s even better if you have a chance to let it marinate over night.

After the chicken has marinated, grill it over medium heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees. Remove the chicken from the grill and allow to rest 5 minutes.

This easy pulled chicken sandwich is made with chicken marinated in Alabama BBQ sauce, grilled, shredded and topped with more Alabama BBQ and bread and butter pickles. The perfect summer sandwich!

Once the chicken has rested, use two forks to shred it.

Finally, place the shredded chicken on the bottom half of a bun, drizzle with more white BBQ sauce and bread and butter pickles.

Which chicken cut do you use for pulled chicken?

I have tried this recipe with both chicken breasts and chicken thighs. Because of the oil in the mayo, I found using chicken thighs made the sandwich a bit greasy. For that reason, I recommend only using boneless skinless chicken breasts for this pulled chicken sandwich.

This easy pulled chicken sandwich is made with chicken marinated in Alabama BBQ sauce, grilled, shredded and topped with more Alabama BBQ and bread and butter pickles. The perfect summer sandwich!

Check out these other Easy Chicken Recipes:

Dill Pickle Popcorn Chicken

Chicken Piccata

Creamy Dill Chicken Salad

More BBQ Sauce Variations:

Carolina BBQ Sauce

Best Brisket Sauce

 

Note: This post was originally written and published in 2015. Updated with new tips, photos and a video in 2019.

Chicken marinated in Alabama BBQ sauce, grilled, shredded and topped with more Alabama BBQ and bread and butter pickles. The perfect summer sandwich!

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Alabama BBQ Sauce Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 5 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pound (2 - 3 ) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 Burger buns
  • bread and butter pickle slices

White BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

1

Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag, pour 1/4 cup of Alabama White BBQ Sauce over the top. Shake to coat. Seal and refrigerate for 6 - 8 hours or overnight.

2

Heat grill for indirect heat. Place 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce in a bowl next to the grill. Cook chicken for 7 minutes.Turn chicken and cook for 5 - 7 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

3

Shred chicken.

4

To assemble the sandwiches place chicken on bottom buns, drizzle with remaining BBQ sauce and top with 3 - 4 bread and butter pickles. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    July 4, 2019 at 3:07 am

    This needs to happen at my house very soon!!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    July 3, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I know what I will be having for dinner tonight! This looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Vik
    July 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

    This looks fantastic! Definitely making for dinner tonight

  • Reply
    Taylor
    July 3, 2019 at 6:56 am

    So easy and yummy! Perfect dump it and forget it meal!

  • Reply
    Kimberly
    July 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    These look so yum, I can’t wait to try them!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    April 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Oh these sounds amazing! I honestly have never heard of White BBQ sauce, but I’m loving it – I gotta get my hands on some of that :)

  • Reply
    Shannon
    April 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve already used the grill twice in the last 2 weeks, so I can understand the desire for some good old barbecue. I can’t wait to try the Alabama BBQ sauce. i love that it’s white and not red for some reason. :) Looking forward to trying this, pronto.

  • Reply
    Chrisy Toombs
    April 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I feel ashamed – I’m from the south and haven’t heard of Alabama BBQ sauce yet. Clearly I’ve been missing out! I’m so craving one of these sandwiches for dinner now!

  • Reply
    kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    April 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Des,
    I’ve never heard of Alabama white BBQ sauce! NC sauce, SC sauce, KC sauce sure, but not this. I love to eat BBQ so thank you for sharing with me a new way–bread & butter pickles and all!

  • Reply
    Heather @FrenchPress
    April 15, 2015 at 7:18 am

    jump away – summer eating is the best – and we love a good BBQ sandwich

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