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chicken enchilada recipe

Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Your Instant Pot helps make these delicious chicken enchiladas in minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipes, gluten free, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 393 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper

Ingredients

  • 2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 15 ounce Enchilada Sauce or one 28 ounce can
  • 1 4 ounce Chopped Green Chilis
  • 16 corn or flour tortillas 6 inch┬ásize
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Sour cream optional

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into large chunks.  Combine the chicken, enchilada sauce, and chilies into the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Remove chicken and shred with about 1/2 cup sauce in the pressure cooker.  Save remaining sauce.  Place about 1/4 cup chicken and 1/8 cup shredded cheese inside each tortilla and roll, Note if using corn tortillas heat them first so they can be easily rolled. I make two pans. Spray pans with cooking spray. In each pan place 1 cup sauce, 8 rolled enchiladas. 

  2. Pour remaining reserved sauce over top; sprinkle with cheese. 

  3. Cover and bake the second dish at 350┬░ for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is lightly browned. Serve with sour cream if desired. The second pan can be frozen for up to 3 months. To use frozen enchiladas thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

Recipe Notes

I cover the second pan and freeze for up to 3 months. To use frozen enchiladas thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchilada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 449mg20%
Potassium 551mg16%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.