Alabama BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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

I may have jumped the gun a little here and headed right into summer with this recipe for Alabama BBQ Chicken Sandwiches but I just couldn’t help myself. After making the Alabama BBQ Sauce, I just had to use it in a recipe with chicken, that is, after all, what I found to be the most common use for this North Alabama staple. These Alabama BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect way to use it. Not only is the chicken marinated in the sauce and basted in the sauce as it’s grilled 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.

Speaking of sweetness, for the hamburger buns in this recipe, I decided to use King’s Hawaiian Hamburger Buns. This was a last minute decision as I had actually never even tried any of King’s Hawaiian bread before. Ryan, on the other hand told how he just tried them at work and that they were really good. A little sweet, but good.

I decided to give it a go for these sandwiches the second time around. The first time I made these sandwiches, I used a kaiser roll. I thought it was OK but I actually thought it was a little dry so I was looking for something a little softer. I loved the softness and the sweetness that the King’s Hawaiian added. With that said, I think a regular old hamburger bun would work just as well.

Whatever you do though, do not skip the bread and butter pickles. Between the soft bun, tender chicken, creamy sauce and sweet crunchy pickles this sandwich is one delicious bite.

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

Alabama BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 pound (about 2) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 Kings Hawaiian Hamburger Buns
  • bread and butter pickle slices



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.


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


Shred chicken.


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



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  • Reply
    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
    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
    April 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

    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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