Barbecue Chicken with White Sauce

Barbecue Chicken with White Sauce

Grab your bottle of our Mack’s BBQ Paint Smoky White Sauce for this incredible BBQ Chicken with White Sauce. It’s one of our favorite summertime meals.


4 egg yolks
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
2 tablespoons salt
1 cup grapeseed oil
6 chicken leg/thigh pieces
approx. 1 ½ cups Mack’s BBQ Paint Smoky White Sauce


In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, blend the egg yolks, vinegar, water, poultry seasoning, and salt until the yolks fluff a little, about 30 seconds. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the oil, the mixture will blend, emulsify, and resemble a thick mayonnaise. You will hear the sound change to a whop, whop; it should take about one minute.

Spoon the marinade into a large zip-top bag, add the chicken pieces, and massage until the chicken is completely covered with the marinade. Zip the top closed, pressing out any air as you seal the bag.

Set the bag in a bowl in the refrigerator overnight or for up to 24 hours.

Pour ¾ cup of the Mack’s BBQ Paint Smoky White Sauce into a bowl to use for basting. Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 375-450°F. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat completely dry. Scrape the cooking grid clean and coat with oil.

Place the chicken, skin side down, on the grid and cover with an aluminum drip pan or tent with foil. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken pieces. Cover again with the pan or foil. After 10 more minutes, baste the chicken with the sauce, flip so the skin side is down, and baste again. Cover with the pan or foil, cook for another 10 minutes, and then baste, flip, and cover again.

Cook, baste, flip, and cover one last time, for a total cooking time of 40 minutes. Discard the basting sauce. Remove the chicken from the grill and rest, tented with foil or a foil pan, for 10 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Recipe and photo from Big Green Egg.