Sweet Tea Brined Chicken with Alabama White Sauce - Armadillo Pepper

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

September 23, 2017 1 Comment

Today, I’m making Sweet-Tea Brined Chicken in the Masterbuilt Smoker and then finishing the chicken with Big Bob Gibson’s Alabama White Sauce. 

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

Tea Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 8 Lipton black tea bags

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken

Brine Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2 cups Sweet Tea (see Sweet Tea ingredients)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Big Bob Gibson White Sauce

Protein Ingredients

Sweet Tea Chicken In Smoker


  1. To make the tea, bring 2 cups of water to a boil the remove the water from the heat. Add the tea bags and let steep for 1 minutes.
  2. Add all of the brine ingredients to a large pot and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  3. Add the chicken quarters to the brine, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. The next day, remove the chicken quarters from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. This will remove any excess salt.
  5. Season the chicken quarters with the Big Bob Gibson BBQ seasoning (or your favorite chicken seasoning)
  6. Heat the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker to 275 degrees F and add some Persimmon wood chips (or other fruit wood chips).
  7. Smoke the chicken until it reaches 165 degrees F internal temperature. This chicken cooked quickly today.
  8. Apply the Big Bob Gibson White sauce to the chicken and let rest 10 minutes.
  9. Serve!

 For the complete step-by-step recipe details, watch our Sweet Tea Brined Chicken video.

1 Response

Charles Stevens
Charles Stevens

January 20, 2018

Wonderful site , rubs,and recipes . Your site has become one of my favorite learning tools. I’ve made the peach chicken…Outstanding!..and the butter steak…also outstanding!. I’ve purchased several rubs and sauces and will buy more. Thank you, Charlie

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