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Masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Whole 30)

A simple recipe to show you how to make Crock Pot Pulled Chicken at home! This Crockpot Pulled Chicken recipe is quick, simple and packed with flavors. This recipe not only super easy to make in a slow cooker with very little prep time, it’s  also paleo, whole 30, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.

 

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The Crockpot Thai curry chicken I made a while ago was such a hit (find the Recipe Here). I have been making it non-stop. And Tom finally politely suggested that we should branch out with the flavors.

You could probably guess how this story ended.

Masala Twist of Pulled Chicken

 

Originally, I made this masala crockpot pulled chicken with Trader Joe’s Tikka Masala Sauce. It is one of our favorite simmer sauce. When Tom and I were still dating, he would always make one pot masala chicken stew for me.

 

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

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.

Easy Crockpot Pulled Chicken Recipe

 

I call Crock Pot cooking “Chuck n Done”.

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

 

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 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 Pulled Chicken Recipe

 

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

1. Place the chicken in your Crockpot (Slow Cooker)

2. Add all the seasoning

3. Coat the chicken thoroughly with seasoning

This step will ensure the flavor really soaks into the chicken.

4. Slow cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

Tip:

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

Sides to serve with Crockpot Pulled Chicken

 

There are so many ways you can enjoy this masala crockpot pulled chicken with. It is the perfect recipe to meal prep so you can eat it throughout the week with different variation.

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

Whole 30

 

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

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 make 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. You can find this delicious Whole 30 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

Get lots of veggies fixed and still have a this pulled chicken as a good source of protein to add.

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

 

Other Sides Options for Pulled Chicken

1. Naan Bread

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

2. Pretzel Buns

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

Now scroll down to check out the full recipe!

This masala Crock Pot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make.

Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)|This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy crockpot version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make. Make some pulled chicken sliders for your summer party to share with friends and family! | Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #whole30 #whole30chicken #whole30recipe #healthydinner #slowcooker

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Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)

Not your traditional BBQ pulled chicken recipe! This healthy version is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and so easy to make.

Course

Main Course
Cuisine

Indian
Keyword

healthy dinner, whole 30, chicken, pulled chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Calories 170 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

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

Aromatic

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

Seasoning

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

Instructions

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

Recipe 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.
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Masala)
Amount Per Serving (0.25 lb)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 25g
125%
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 82mg
3%
Potassium 430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 3.8g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g
5%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 27g
54%
Vitamin A
3.1%
Vitamin C
6.6%
Calcium
1%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Crockpot Pulled Chicken Recipe | This masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken recipe is my favorite crockpot slow cooker recipe. I love BBQ pulled chicken but this healthy crockpot masala pulled chicken is juicy and flavorful. It is paleo, whole 30, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and easy. Make some pulled chicken sliders for a healthy dinner and quick lunch| Shuangy's Kitchensink #paleorecipe #crockpot #pulledchicken #dairyfree #chicken #chickenrecipe #whole30chicken #healthydinner #slowcooker

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2. Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

3. Paleo Italian Meatballs

 

 

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