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Grilled Chicken With White Barbecue Sauce

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 4 hrs
Grill time 20 mins
Yield Makes 5 servings
Instead of covering grilled chicken in a sweet, tomato-based barbecue sauce, try this Southern-style tangy mayonnaise-based white sauce and you may never go back to the red stuff.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 chicken thighs (about 3 lb.)*
  • White Barbecue Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients. Rinse chicken, and pat dry; rub mixture evenly over chicken. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill 4 hours. Remove chicken from bag, discarding bag.

  2. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 180°. Serve with White Barbecue Sauce.

  3. *4 chicken leg quarters (about 3 lb.) may be substituted for chicken thighs. Increase cooking time to 20 to 25 minutes on each side.