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Sun-dried tomatoes and plenty of olive oil enhance these simple chicken drumsticks with a robust flavor, with a pleasant underlying tang from the balsamic vinegar. This is one recipe that makes for delicious comfort food, and like the best comfort food, it doesn’t require you to spend hours in the kitchen to get it ready.
The reason why sun-dried tomatoes have such a rich taste is dehydration: with all the water gone, the flavor is more concentrated. Fortunately for Italian food lovers, this also means that the nutrients are more concentrated as well; compared to one ounce of ripe tomatoes, one ounce of sun-dried tomatoes has three times the Vitamin C, thirteen times the potassium, and twenty five times the iron. They’re a real powerhouse of minerals, a perfect example of how our taste buds can sometimes steer us towards foods that are great for our health.
You can make your own sun-dried tomatoes quite easily, either in a dehydrator or by practicing some Paleolithic-era food preservation technology and literally using the sun to dry them out. Otherwise, they’re simple enough to get in most grocery stores and several brands are Paleo-friendly. As always, check the label for a brand that’s packed in olive oil rather than canola or soy. It’s worth the time and effort to get a good brand, because once you get hooked on them, you’ll want to enjoy them in all kinds of recipes, while laughing at your friends who think they’re nothing but a pizza topping.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 45 min.
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