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Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Simple and delicious chicken enchiladas made in the instant pot. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Dinner, Easy, enchiladas, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ashton- From Arvada With Love

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 cans Green Enchilada Sauce mild
  • 1 can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded cheese Mexican blend
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 TBSP Taco Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken with taco seasoning, then add 1 Can of enchilada sauce to the instant pot along with the diced onion, garlic and chicken breasts. Reserve the second can of enchilada sauce for a later step.

  2. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the venting knob to sealing. Push the "manual" or "pressure cook" button and adjust the time to 15 minutes. When the timer goes off allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure by carefully turning the venting knob to venting. 

  3. Shred the chicken and get ready to assemble the enchiladas. 

  4. Spray the bottom of a pan with cooking spray. Tear two corn tortillas in half and layer the bottom of the pan. Add a spoonful of enchilada sauce to the tortillas. 

  5. Add a layer of chicken, then a layer of shredded cheese. Continuing these steps, add two more layer and finish with a layer of tortillas, enchilada sauce and cheese. 

  6. Add 1 cup of water to a clean instant pot inner pot. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, place the pan on a trivet and place into the instant pot. 

  7. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the venting knob to sealing. Push the "manual" or "pressure cook" button and adjust the time to 15 minutes. When the timer goes off quickly release the pressure by carefully turning the venting knob to venting. 

  8. Allow the enchiladas to cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

  9. **Note: you can use precooked chicken instead of raw. Just warm the chicken in a pan with taco seasoning and enchilada sauce then continue with the rest of the steps.