Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

Kevin Gillespie grills a family favorite!

Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Chef Kevin Gillespie. For more information about Kevin and his restaurants, visit

“Growing up, the only cooking my dad did was grilling. He taught me everything I know about grilling, starting with the barbequed chicken he would make for the church fundraiser every year. It was always a crowd favorite and I enjoyed spending so much time with my dad.” – Kevin Gillespie

Photo credit: Andrew Thomas Lee.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil


In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the egg yolks, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, and black pepper and process until the yolks fluff a little, about 30 seconds. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the oil; the mixture will blend and emulsify but won’t be as thick as the marinade used for the barbecue chicken. You will again hear the sound change to a whop, whop; it should take about a minute. Makes approx. 1 ½ cups

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