July 21, 2024


The Food community

Daphne Oz shares recipes from new cookbook ‘Eat Your Heart Out’

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Daphne Oz dished about her new cookbook, “Eat Your Heart Out” on Houston’s Morning Show.

She shared her recipe for Mama’s BBQ Chicken with barbecue sauce made from scratch.

“I want all the recipes in the book to make you feel really confident. Confident in the kitchen, this is your kingdom, come and own it. But also confident about your food to know how to eat to feel good. I think that’s a really wonderful way to go through life,” she says.

Check out her recipes below to make the meal at home.


8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and/or 12 drumsticks

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste

2 cups Barbecue Sauce

Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place two sheet pans in the oven to preheat.

Pat all sides of the chicken very dry. Place in a large bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to coat. Season with the salt. Toss in 1 cup of the barbecue sauce to coat.  Divide the remaining 1 cup barbecue sauce: save half in a separate small bowl for serving and leave half in the large bowl to use for basting throughout the cooking process, to avoid cross-contamination.

Remove the sheet pans from the oven and carefully grease each with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil using a heat-resistant brush. Carefully place the marinated chicken pieces skin side down about an inch apart on the hot pans (they should sizzle!). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through, until the sauce begins to caramelize. Flip the chicken pieces over to be skin side up and baste with some of the remaining barbecue sauce. Roast for another 10 to 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 165°F.

Preheat the broiler. If there is a significant amount of oil and fat rendered on the sheet pan, transfer the chicken to a clean sheet pan to avoid sparking a flame under the broiler. Brush the chicken once more with the remaining barbecue sauce. Place the chicken on the top oven rack under the broiler, about 5 inches from the heat source, and broil until the saucy skin crisps and caramelizes, 2 to 3 minutes, watching so it doesn’t burn. The skin’s surface should be sticky and deeply dark golden brown-yum!

Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the juices to distribute evenly. Serve with the small bowl of the reserved barbecue sauce on the side for dipping. Savor your special moment!


2 cups tomato puree

½ cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Date Syrup (page 244)

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoons garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon chili powder

Pinch of crushed red chile flakes (optional)

Sea salt, to taste

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In a small saucepan, whisk the tomato puree, vinegar, Date Syrup, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, chile flakes (if using), and ½ cup water smooth. Season with salt. Heat over medium-low heat until the flavors have combined and the sauce has thickened, 8 to10 minutes. Stir in the mustard. Keep warm and set aside until ready to use, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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