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Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks in Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks in Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks - quick and easy dinner that whole family will love. The chicken is tender and juicy with flavorful yummy tomato sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Supper
Servings 6 people


  • 10 (1340 g / 3 lb) skin on chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp 10 g olive oil, divide
  • 1 (150 g) medium onion
  • 2 (10 g) cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (160 g) medium tomatoes, diced
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp (30 g) tomato paste
  • tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat and place the chicken drumsticks.
  • Sear the chicken until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and place in the Instant Pot.
  • With the same skillet still on medium-high heat, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the onion and sauté for about 3 minutes, until the onion becomes golden. Add the garlic, dried rosemary, oregano, and diced tomatoes; stir about 1 min. Pour this mixture over the chicken.
  • Combine water with tomato paste in a small bowl, pour over the drumsticks.
  • Cook for 25-30 min in the Instant Pot on Poultry program until the chicken is cooked 
  • Serve the drumsticks over pasta, potato, rice or another side dish and enjoy!


Calories for the drumsticks (100 g): 216 cal
Calories for the sauce (100 g): 51 cal
Fat: 11.2 g Fat: 2.32 g
Carbohydrates: 0 g Carbohydrates: 5.84 g
Protein: 27.0 g Protein: 1.12 g
Keyword easy dinner, tender and juicy chicken, chicken drumsticks in tomato sauce, Instant Pot chicken, high protein meal, chicken dinner, protein diet.