This simple one-pot pulled chicken recipe is made with masala spice. The chicken is slow cooked for hours until juicy and tender. It is incredibly flavorful and can be served over rice, bread, vegetables or my favorite sweet potato “buns”. They make the perfect meal prep for the week!

pulled chicken sliders on a sweet potato bun. They are topped with creamy healthy avocado and microgreens

Since the Crockpot Thai curry chicken I made a while ago was such a hit (find the Recipe Here), I have been experimenting with a few different flavor profiles.

And this masala-pulled chicken has a unique flavor combination that creates the perfect symphony on your taste buds.

It is not the traditional chicken masala, don’t get confused! This is an “American Version”. I combined crockpot pulled chicken with masala spice. It is one of those lazy recipes I created for an easy meal prep which turned out to be so delicious!

Masala Twist on Pulled Chicken

Originally, I made this crockpot pulled chicken masala with Trader Joe’s Tikka Masala Sauce.

It is one of our favorite simmer sauces. When Tom and I were still dating, he would always make one-pot masala chicken stew for me.

So why don’t I slow cook some chicken in this tikka masala sauce and pull it apart?

It turned out so delicious!

So I decided to make my own dairy-free version.

picture from above of pulled chicken masala sliders on sweet potato buns.

Easy Crockpot Pulled Chicken masala Recipe

I call Crockpot cooking “Chuck n Done”.

The Crockpot may be associated with winter cooking and cozy meals. But this pulled chicken can be enjoyed all year long.

Ready to throw a picnic or potluck? This is the perfect recipe to share with family and friends.

All you need is to chuck all the ingredients in a crockpot, leave it cooking while you go to work, and when you come home, dinner will be done and ready to serve.

Also, who doesn’t love coming home to the best smell to drool over.

Simple Steps to make this crockpot Pulled Chicken masala

a bowl with tender and juicy pulled chicken

Tip:

Yes, you can overcook meat even in a slow cooker. To have the pulled chicken come out as juicy as possible, you don’t want to overcook it.

Sides to serve with Crockpot Pulled Chicken Masala

There are so many ways you can enjoy this Crockpot Pulled Chicken Masala. It is the perfect recipe for meal prep so you can eat it throughout the week with different variations.

flour healthy chicken sliders on a plate shit from the side. The pulled chicken is served with slices of baked sweet potato and creamy avocado

1. Sweet Potato “Bun” sliders (pictured above)

I know you are probably laughing at my obsession with sweet potatoes. But trust me, these sweet potato “bun” sliders are so good. The sweetness cuts the spices a little bit and just makes the best summer party dish!

2. Tahini Sauce

Tahini is grounded sesame seeds. It complements the spicy Indian flavor so well.

I have you covered with some delicious homemade tahini sauce as well. You can find this delicious Tahini Sauce Recipe here. It is perfect to drizzle on this masala pulled chicken, use as salad dressing, veggie dips, and more.

3. Buddha Bowl

A great way to add loads of veggies to your dinner! And the Crockpot Pulled Chicken Masala is the perfect protein to add to any salad.

chicken sliders on a plate shit from the side. The pulled chicken is served with slices of baked sweet potato and creamy avocado which makes these sliders gluten free

Other Sides Options for Pulled Chicken

1. Naan Bread

Trader Joe’s has a super yummy and affordable naan bread that goes really well with this pulled chicken masala.

2. Pretzel Buns

In addition to your favorite burger or slider buns, try some pretzel bread ones. They are salty, chewy, and compliments this crockpot pulled chicken masala so well.

Now scroll down to check out the full recipe!

This Crockpot Pulled Chicken Masala is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes, and definitely not your ordinary pulled chicken recipe!

Ooo also I look forward to seeing your creations! You can use “Tried it” on Pinterest or share on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseasts

chicken sliders on a plate shit from the side. The pulled chicken is served with slices of baked sweet potato and creamy avocado which makes these sliders gluten free

four pulled chicken sliders on a sweet potato bun. There is mashed avocado as well as microgreens on the sliders.

Get the recipe:Pulled Chicken with Masala Spice {Crockpot}

This simple crockpot pulled chicken recipe is made with masala spice. It is so flavorful and can be served over rice, bread, vegetables.
4.70 stars (13 reviews)

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken
  • 1/2 can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup bone broth

Aromatic

  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1- inch ginger, minced

Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Marinate the chicken with all the seasoning and liquid in a bag for a few hours. Overnight for best result.
  • Chop up all the aromatic, onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add chicken and the leftover liquid along with the chopped-up aromatic in your crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Pull the chicken apart with a fork then let it sit in the broth for an additional half an hour or so.
  • Serve with your favorite sides. (See some of my favorite options above in this post). ENJOY!

Notes

  1. For the Chicken, I usually use half chicken breast half chicken thighs
  2. You can substitute bone broth with water or any other broth.
Calories: 435kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 142mg, Sodium: 269mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

chicken sliders on a plate shit from the side. The pulled chicken is served with slices of baked sweet potato and creamy avocado which makes these sliders gluten free