All over the USA, proud citizens of every state have an opinion when it comes to BBQ sauce. North Carolinians love their vinegar, South Carolinians fancy mustard, Kansas Citians celebrate savory and smokey, Texans take a tomato approach….and Alabamians like it white. Their classic mayonnaise based white BBQ sauce is addictive, don’t knock it til’ you try it. It can be used for basting, dipping, or even mixing with veg for a slaw. So take a break from the tomatoey or smokey or vinegary flavors of your region and celebrate the Alabama White BBQ Sauce! And if you are an Alabamian, thank you for your sauce.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for White BBQ Chicken Drums with Slaw.
1. Info for White BBQ Chicken Drums with Slaw
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 15 min
- Servings: 4
- Calories: 536.69 kcal
2. Ingredients for White BBQ Chicken Drums with Slaw
- 5 chicken drumsticks
- Aleppo chili pepper
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 3 tablespoons mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup chives
- 1/4 head savoy cabbage
- 1/2 head purple cabbage
- 2 carrots (grated)
- olive oil
- Place a grill pan over medium-low heat. Grab your chicken drums. Coat with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and Aleppo chili pepper. Place your chicken into the grill pan.
- Grab a large bowl, a whisk, and all of your BBQ sauce ingredients. To the bowl, add mayo, mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey, and a pinch of Aleppo chili. Using a Microplane, grate the garlic into the BBQ sauce. Finely chop the chives and add them to the bowl too. Pour off half of the BBQ sauce into a bowl or mug to use on the chicken, saving the other half in the bowl for our slaw. Using a brush, baste the chicken drums with BBQ sauce. Flip and baste a few times during cooking.
- Thinly slice the cabbages, grate your carrots, and add to the bowl with reserved BBQ sauce. Season generously with salt and stir. You can add a bit more Aleppo chili here as well.
- Go ahead and flip your chicken on more time and baste it with a bit more BBQ sauce. Cook another couple minutes.
- Heap a pile of slaw onto a plate. Remove the chicken from the pan and place some drums on top of the slaw. Dinner in record time!
- Hot Tip: Always oil your meat (or veg or whatever you’re grilling), not the grill itself, excess oil will burn on the grill