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Two chicken, pickle, and coleslaw sandwiches, on kaiser rolls, with white barbecue sauce, on square orange and white plates, next to a jar of a white liquid, with an aqua background.

The Best White Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

  • Author: Meghan Bassett
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Sandwiches 1x


If you’re looking for a whole lot of flavor, try our Alabama-style grilled chicken sandwich with white barbecue sauce.



For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (approx. 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp Tangy White Barbecue Sauce, plus more for serving (about ½ cup total)

For the Sandwiches:


  1. Heat grill to high heat. Trim the chicken if necessary. In a small bowl, stir together the salt, black pepper, and cayenne for the chicken. Rub the raw chicken with the spice mixture evenly on all sides.
  2. Grill the chicken for approximately 5-6 minutes on each side, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. In the last few minutes of cooking, lightly brush the chicken with a tablespoon of tangy white BBQ sauce.
  3. Slice the rolls in half and toast on the grill if desired.
  4. Remove chicken from the grill, and let rest under a tented piece of foil on a cutting board for about 10 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  5. Divide the chicken between the buns, and top with pickles and coleslaw as desired. Spread more barbecue sauce liberally on the top of each bun, and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Barbecue
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches

Keywords: barbecue, bbq, grilled chicken, chicken sandwich