Creamy Tomato & Spinach Chicken Drumsticks


August 13, 2018

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Chicken drumsticks in a creamy sun dried tomato and spinach sauce that will have you licking your plate clean! Low carb friendly too πŸ™‚

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 20 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6


2kg chicken drumsticks (12)

1 tsp cracked black pepper

1 tsp onion powder

2 tsp smoked paprika

300ml cooking cream

1T minced garlic

1T cornflour

150g semi dried tomatoes

60g baby spinach leaves

1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan


1Add chicken drumsticks into slow cooker

2Sprinkle with the pepper, onion powder and paprika

3Use a stick blender or other processor to blend together the cooking cream, garlic, cornflour and semi dried tomatoes until all blended then pour over chicken

4Cover with tea towel trick and cook on Auto for 4hrs or Low for 5-6hrs

5Remove chicken from cooker gently into a bowl or tray, using a plastic whisk give the sauce a good stir, add spinach and cheese and stir again πŸ™‚

6Return chicken to slow cooker and coat well with sauce and cook for an additional 30mins low


1You could reduce the number of chicken drumsticks to 1kg but keep the rest the same

2Be sure to use cooking cream if possible as it doesn't split when heated for long periods

3I served mine on a creamy mash and our recipe for Sweet Chilli Butter Broccoli as a side veg

4Low Carb friendly

5Cooked in my 7L Breville Searing slow cooker (reviewed on our SC review page)

Submitted by Paulene Christie


45 Reviews


June 13, 2022

Super tasty! I’ve also made it using salmon fillets and it’s just as good!


April 12, 2022

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I love using the chicken nibbles. So tasty and tender chicken. Hubby loves it so it must be good πŸ™‚


January 17, 2022

Yum! I used chicken breast, and only cooked on low 4 hours. Added some frozen vege, and served on rice. Family enjoyed it – will do again


July 27, 2021

Delicious! I absolutely love a creamy recipe, love spinach and love sun-dried! It’s licking the bowl material!

Alison odonnell

June 14, 2021

These were so yummy I used thighs instead and it was delicious definitely making it again

Amber Wilcox

May 21, 2021

Made this tonight with four large chicken breasts instead, and added in sliced onion as someone had suggested. Brilliant.
Cooked for 4.5hrs on low, then did the extra half hour with the spinach and cheese.
All plates licked clean!
Absolute winner.


November 8, 2020

I mixed the cream & sundried Tom. , cornflour etc but turned out like paste so can this still be used & will it melt down with the rest once cooking on heat?

Tara Crawford

July 15, 2020

Tried this the other day & what an awesome meal! Different to what I normally cook, so it’s awesome to have some different flavours. Will definitely be adding drumsticks into our regular rotation! πŸ™‚

Peggy Saxby

May 27, 2020

This is an absolute winner ! I used thighs instead of drumsticks and added an extra sprinkle of parmasen on our meals ! Delicious!


May 25, 2020

Wasn’t a fan. My two teenagers didn’t eat it either. They both took one bit of a drumstick and didn’t eat anymore. I think whenever cooking cream is involved, the recipe doesn’t suit our taste as a family. It’s too rich.


April 26, 2020

This was so yummy I used thigh instead of drumsticks. Next time I would add onion in it.
It Was a Very easy recipe, hubby and all 3 kids loved it we had it with mash and veggies

Gavin Stephens

March 14, 2020

Really enjoyed it. I added extra baby spinach and some tomatoes.


December 3, 2019

Absolutely loved this. Seared off 2 onions with some garlic, ginger and s&p before adding everything else.
Definitely making again


October 1, 2019

I tried this recipe. It turned out delicious. I cooked it for a total of 6 hours. Chicken was falling off the bone. I served it with mashed potato and steamed vegies.


August 31, 2019

I did find this a little flavourless, so ended up pulling the chicken apart and tossing through pasta with some extra ingredients. Kids loved it.

Tracy Warner

July 15, 2019

Very scrumptious and full of flavour.
I did sear the chicken legs in my searing slow cooker. Also pulled meat off the bone before adding back to bowl (mainly because I overcooked it πŸ˜‚)
Simply divine
Most definitely having again!

Kellie Cullen

June 27, 2019

We had this for dinner last night and didn’t like it at all. It lacked flavour and was very unpleasant.

I’ve not tried that to be sure. Let me know how it goes if you do πŸ™‚


June 8, 2019

Could Could ricotta be used instead of cooking cream?


June 8, 2019

We tried it last night but weren’t fans. The chicken didn’t have much flavor.


May 18, 2019

I have done this with chicken thighs….marvelous!!!


May 14, 2019


I’ve just blended in ther thermomix the cooking cream, semi dried tomatoes, garlic and cornflour. It’s come out like paste consistency, was this correct ??? Not sure if it was meant to be more runny



Tea Towel Trick explained here

Tea Towel Trick explained here

Kathy Messenger

May 4, 2019

Why do you cover with tea towel


May 3, 2019

What’s the tea towel trick?

Denise Horvath

May 3, 2019

We had this last night too, I cooked risoni and ended up mixing it through. Yum

I will definitely be cooking this again.


May 2, 2019

Instead of using drumsticks, I used 4 chicken breasts and just shredded them. And put it on a base of mash.
Whilst I enjoyed it very much, I think next time I would rather try putting it on some pasta or rice.

Captial T is tablespoon
Small t is teaspoon


April 29, 2019

What amount is 1T of minced garlic and cornflour? Is it tablespoon? The recipe sounds delicious.

Darren Comley

January 16, 2019

OMG, I just discovered Sweet Chilli Butter broccoli from reading your recipe …want to try both!!


January 13, 2019

Just divine!

Cooking cream is one that resists splitting when heated. More info HERE

Nina Wild

January 7, 2019

Hi, what’s cooking cream? Can you use Philiadephia? Would like normal single cream curdle?

Terminally affect no haha Just dull a little πŸ™‚

Darren Comley

December 27, 2018

Hi Paulene, if i swapped the semi dried tomatoes for a tin of diced tomatoes, would i terminally effect texture or flavour?

Rebeca Peters

December 26, 2018

Ive cooked this on multiple occasions using thighs and drumsticks always doubling the recipe and it turns out perfect every time

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 26, 2018

I haven’t tried but I think you could if you prefer πŸ™‚ Just add a tsp or two of cornflour to it first to help prevent splitting


November 24, 2018

Coconut cream or milk, instead of dairy milk, would that work?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 14, 2018

I’m thinking it may not?


November 12, 2018

Would the cooking cream handle been frozen and reheated? Making freezer meals

Caterina Angerosa

September 24, 2018

Delicious will be making this again I did use sun dried tomatoes but just a few grands less


September 19, 2018

Really yummy, I used skinless thighs instead of drumsticks. I think I’ll add it into the rotation πŸ˜€

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 3, 2018

Yes that’s still a cooking cream πŸ™‚


September 2, 2018

Would Philadelphia cream for cooking do the job? My local supermarket doesn’t have any other kind of cooking cream. Thanks in advance

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