Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks with Mushrooms & Spinach

This easy & affordable all-in-one dinner recipe just takes about 15 minutes of prep work, then you can throw everything into your Crock-Pot and let it do all the work for you. Dinner: Done.
Course dinner
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rachel Singer


  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced into half moons
  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks trimmed
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 5 oz fresh baby spinach


  1. Arrange onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the Crock-Pot. Place the drumsticks on top of the veggies, and season the chicken with sea salt and pepper.
  2. Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and spices in a small bowl, then pour the balsamic mixture over the drumsticks. Pour the diced tomatoes over everything.
  3. Cook on low for five hours. Open the lid and add in the spinach (no need to stir), replace lid, and continue to cook on low for 15 more minutes or until spinach is steamed and wilted.
  4. Stir in the spinach and serve, spooning some of the juices from the crock over the chicken.