Easy recipes to commemorate Juneteenth


HOUSTON – One of the ways to commemorate Juneteenth as a family is to eat.

Chef D’Ambria Jacobs, one of Food Network’s “Big Food Truck Race: Alaska” winners and owner of Sophisticated Delights, shared 2 easy-to-serve meals during this historic celebration.

Chef D’Ambria Jacobs Grilled Watermelon Succotash Salad (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

Grilled Watermelon Succotash Salad

Salad ingredients:

– 4 grilled corn cobs, cut

– 1 red pepper, diced

– 1 green pepper, diced

– 1/2 red onion, diced

– 2 cups of grilled watermelon, diced

– 1 green onion stalk, diced

– 1 cup of cherry tomatoes


– 2 tablespoons of olive oil

– 1/2 tablespoon of mustard

– Pinch of salt

– 1 tablespoon of honey

– Fresh black pepper

– 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar

– 1 teaspoon of cayenne

– 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced

Kita Baked BBQ Chicken

Kita’s Oven BBQ Chicken BY Chef D’Ambria Jacobs (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)


– 1 pack of leg quarters

Barbecue friction:

– Salt

– Pepper

– Brown sugar

– Garlic

– Cayenne pepper

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– Paprika

– Onion


– Worcestershire sauce

– Liquid smoke

– Yellow mustard

– 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar


Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours, add dry rub to the chicken. Make sure to remove excess marinade and season for full coverage.

Place on a lined sheet pan, set the oven to 425 ° f degrees, bake for 30 minutes .; flip and cook 15 more.

Drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.

Chef D’Ambria Jacobs (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

To contact Chef Jacobs, visit his website.

To see Jacob’s full interview, watch the video above.

Recipes by: Chef D’Ambria Jacobs

Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.


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