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Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Are you looking for a quick and delicious dinner idea? Well, look no further! Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas are here to save the day. This mouthwatering dish is packed with flavor and will leave your taste buds begging for more. In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of making these enchiladas in your Instant Pot. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

The Magic of the Instant Pot

If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet, now is the perfect time. This revolutionary kitchen appliance is like having your very own personal chef. It combines the convenience of a slow cooker with the speed of a pressure cooker, allowing you to prepare meals in a fraction of the time. With the Instant Pot, you can whip up a delicious dinner in just a matter of minutes.

Preparing the Chicken

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about the star of the show – the chicken. To ensure tender and juicy chicken enchiladas, it’s important to properly prepare the chicken. Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with your favorite spices. Then, place the chicken in the Instant Pot along with some flavorful broth. The Instant Pot will work its magic and infuse the chicken with amazing flavors.

Assembling the Enchiladas

Once the chicken is cooked to perfection, it’s time to assemble the enchiladas. Grab your favorite tortillas and fill them with the delicious shredded chicken. Top it off with some tasty enchilada sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. Roll up the tortillas and place them in a baking dish. Pop the dish in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and voila – your Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas are ready to be devoured!


1. Can I use a different meat instead of chicken?

Yes, you can definitely switch up the protein in this recipe. Beef, pork, or even shrimp would work great in these enchiladas.

2. Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Absolutely! You can swap the chicken for beans, tofu, or your favorite veggies to make a delicious vegetarian version.

3. How spicy are these enchiladas?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted to your liking. If you prefer a milder flavor, use a mild enchilada sauce. If you like it hot, go for a spicy sauce.

4. Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, these enchiladas freeze well. Simply wrap them tightly in foil or place them in an airtight container before freezing. When you’re ready to enjoy them, just thaw and reheat in the oven.

5. Can I make this recipe without an Instant Pot?

While the Instant Pot makes this recipe quick and easy, you can still make delicious chicken enchiladas using a regular pot or slow cooker. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

6. Can I add other toppings to the enchiladas?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with your toppings. Sour cream, guacamole, and chopped cilantro are all great options.

7. How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes approximately 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are!

8. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the enchiladas ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to cook. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time slightly as the enchiladas will be cold.

So there you have it – a simple yet flavorful recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas. With the help of your trusty Instant Pot, you can whip up a delicious meal in no time. So go ahead, give it a try and let your taste buds rejoice!


Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas are the perfect dinner option for those busy weeknights. With the convenience of the Instant Pot, you can have a flavorful and satisfying meal on the table in minutes. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, these enchiladas are sure to impress. So put on your chef’s hat and get ready to enjoy a mouthwatering meal that’s as easy as it is delicious!

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Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ lbs skinless , boneless chicken breasts (or adjust amount to preference)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (divided)
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) green enchilada sauce (divided)
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 jalapeño peppers , chopped (or adjust amount to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 corn tortillas (or adjust amount to taste)
  • 1 can (10 oz) red enchilada sauce


  • In a bowl, combine chili powder, salt, and cumin. Mix well.
  • Rub the mixture all over the chicken.
  • Pour chicken broth into a multi-functional pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot.
  • Place a rack at the bottom of the pot and place the seasoned chicken on top.
  • Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to select high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to build for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • After 5 minutes, release the pressure using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Then, use the quick-release method to release the remaining pressure for about 5 more minutes.
  • Unlock and remove the lid.
  • In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly blend 2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese, 1 can of green enchilada sauce, green chiles, onions, and jalapeños.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken to a cutting board and shred or chop it into small pieces.
  • Add the chicken to the mixing bowl and stir until blended with the cheese mixture.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  • Soften tortillas one at a time by dipping them into the hot oil for 2 to
Keyword American, Breast, Calorie, Canned, Chicken, Chili, dinner, Dish, Dishes, Food, Latin, Main, Powder, Recipes, Vegetable
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