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Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas are made by tenderizing the chicken in a pressure cooker with green chiles, onion, and spices and then wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with homemade enchilada sauce, and baked in the oven.

Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

While the name is Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas, they do have to bake in the oven for 20 minutes after the chicken is pressure cooked.

The tender chicken, green chiles, onion, and spices can easily be used like taco meat in a flour tortilla, corn taco shell, or a chicken enchilada rice bowl.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Diced Green Chiles
  • Diced Onion
  • Chicken Broth
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Crumbled Queso Fresco
  • Flour Tortilla Shells

Ingredients for Enchilada Sauce

  • Vegetable Oil
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Chicken Broth
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Salt
Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

1. How to Make Chicken Enchiladas in the Instant Pot

  • Begin by adding thawed boneless skinless chicken breast, chicken broth, diced green chiles, diced onion, cumin, garlic powder, and salt to Instant Pot and set to Meat/Stew setting, on High, for 15 minutes.
  • For larger chicken breasts they may need to go 20 minutes.
  • Once done, quick release by opening the vent on the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • Shred the chicken with a fork or Bear Claws and mix with sour cream.

Tip: While the Instant Pot cooks the chicken start making the enchilada sauce.

2. How to Make Enchilada Sauce from Scratch

  • Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and add oil. Once melted, whisk in flour.
  • Slowly add chicken broth while continuing to whisk. Add tomato paste, all seasonings, and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Bake the Enchiladas

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a 13″ x 9″ baking dish, spread an even layer of enchilada sauce.
  • Make each enchilada by spreading a teaspoon of enchilada sauce in the center of each tortilla followed by approximately 1/4 cup of chicken mixture.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese and queso fresco. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Spread enchilada sauce on top prior to serving.

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Chicken Enchiladas

Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 10 Enchiladas
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Pressurize and Cook Time: 25 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas made by tenderizing the chicken in a pressure cooker with green chiles, onion, and spices and then wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with homemade enchilada sauce, and baked in the oven.

Ingredients

Chicken Enchiladas

  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 oz can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1/2 cup Diced Onion
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Queso Fresco
  • 10 Flour Tortilla Shells

Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 4 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/ 2tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Add chicken, chicken broth, green chiles, onion, cumin, garlic powder, and salt to Instant Pot and set to Meat/Stew setting, on 'more' (or high), for 15 minutes (For larger chicken breasts they may need to go 20 minutes.) Once done, quick release and shred chicken with a fork or Bear Claws and mix with sour cream.
  2. Meanwhile, make enchilada sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat by adding vegetable oil and whisking in flour. Slowly add chicken broth while continuing to whisk. Add tomato paste, all seasonings, and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a 13" x 9" baking dish, spread an even layer of enchilada sauce. Make each enchilada by spreading a teaspoon of enchilada sauce in the center of each tortilla followed by approximately 1/4 cup of chicken mixture. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and queso fresco.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Spread enchilada sauce on top prior to serving.

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