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White BBQ Chicken Drums with Slaw

Hit up any town in the USA and you can be sure there is a BBQ sauce they fancy.  In this recipe, our chicken and slaw get sauced with the flavors of a classic Alabama White BBQ Sauce.

Just under 15 minutes
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.


chicken drums
5 drums
aleppo chili pepper
a couple tablespoons
½ cup
3 tablespoons
apple cider vinegar
about 2 tablespoons
about 1 tablespoon
1 clove
about ¼ cup
savoy cabbage
¼ head, thinly sliced
purple cabbage
½ head, thinly sliced


olive oil

totally optional


Get going on the chicken
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.
Get saucy
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.
Slaw it baby!
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.
Check the chicken
Go ahead and flip your chicken on more time and baste it with a bit more BBQ sauce. Cook another couple minutes.
Chicken drum roll...
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!
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