Recipe By Joan
Published Jul 25th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional 2h Ready In 2h 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 160.8

This barbecue sauce tastes exactly like the famous New York State Finger Lakes sauce for chicken that is enjoyed all over Central New York in the summer. Because it uses fat-free mayonnaise instead of the usual oil and egg, the sauce adheres to the chicken better and the finished product is more moist.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a shallow glass bowl combine the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and vinegar. Whisk until fully blended. Reserve 1/4 of the sauce for basting. Pierce chicken pieces with a fork and add to remaining sauce, tossing to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours to marinate.
  2. 2 Lightly oil grill and preheat to medium high.
  3. 3 Remove chicken pieces from sauce/marinade and grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Baste with reserved sauce while grilling.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 160.8
  • Carbohydrate 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol 72.4 mg
  • Fat 2.6 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 27.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Sodium 2121 mg
  • Sugar 2.7 g


  1. We have made this dozens of times. Fantastic.
  2. Tasty and very moist. The vinegar adds a nice tang to the chicken. I do think it needed a bit more seasoning to it so next time I'll add a little red pepper or something.
  3. Being that I have lived in the Finger Lakes region of NY for 29 years (minus one year in Savannah GA) I really WANTED to like this. HOWEVER it tastes NOTHING like the "famous bbq sauce" that the Finger Lakes is known for. This is missing many spices and came across very very bland. My - Read more ...
  4. Tastes almost just like spiedies but so much easier. Cut the chicken into pieces and wrap in buttered Italian bread for a great taste!
  5. The chicken really didn't have much flavor. I was disappointed.
  6. Very nice recipe. My son loved it. He couldn't get enough of it.

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