Ask me and I will swear up and down that I crave variety in my diet. Feed me a plate of Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas, however, and I’ll insist that I never want to eat anything besides Mexican food ever again.
Enchiladas are a recipe I could make every week. In addition to being a member of the illustrious Tex-Mex genre—a food family that I never grow wearing of cooking or eating (Instant Pot Enchilada Casserole, Taco Pasta, Mexican Stuffed Peppers, Instant Pot Refried Beans, Crockpot Stuffed Peppers, and Mexican Shrimp being but a few late examples)—enchiladas are easy to make, taste fantastic leftover, and can be made healthy with a few simple swaps that don’t sacrifice their flavor.
Although enchiladas are well-established here—my grammy’s Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas were the first recipe I ever posted, and we’ve had enchilada spinoffs ranging from low carb Zucchini Enchiladas, to Vegetarian Enchiladas with butternut squash, to even VEGAN Enchiladas (shockingly good)—it recently caught my attention that I didn’t have a basic, red-sauce chicken enchilada recipe.
Today is the day!
Ever since making these Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken Tacos, I’ve become such a fan of cooking chicken in the Instant Pot. It’s completely hands-free and the chicken comes out perfectly moist every time. It’s also easy to customize the chicken with different spices.
You can set the chicken cooking in the Instant Pot, then tidy your kitchen and prep your enchilada toppings while you wait for it to finish.
Better yet, make a batch of this 15 minute homemade red enchilada sauce. Certainly you can make these Instant Pot chicken enchiladas with canned sauce, but once you taste this from-scratch version (and simultaneously discover how quick it really is to make), you won’t want to go back.
This is the Instant Pot that I own and love—it would be worth investing in just to make shredded chicken (and I have a complete guide to everything you need to know to cook perfect Instant Pot chicken too).
The filling for these Instant Pot chicken enchiladas is easy to scale, so feel free to double up. The leftover chicken freezes beautifully and can be used for more recipes that enchiladas. Be sure to check out a few of the fun ideas I have for you below. (more…)
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