Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchiladas Casserole

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5 from 8 votes
Spicy, warm and cheesy Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole is the perfect cozy winter meal. Plus it is super quick and easy to cook in under 30 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Bowl of instant pot green enchiladas with avacado in background

Spicy, warm and cheesy Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchiladas Casserole is the perfect cozy winter meal. Plus it is super quick and easy to cook in under 30 minutes.

Bowl of instant pot green enchiladas with avacado in background

Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a dream. It is a quick casserole that your family can individualize with all their favorite toppings to create their own special dinner.

Why Instant Pot Green Enchiladas Chicken Casserole Works

This meal is so very comforting. The aroma will fill your house and make everyone anticipating dinner. It is one of those meals that you use to have to bake and took too long for a quick midweek supper.

What is an Enchilada? It is a type of casserole with meat and cheese in a rich chili sauce. Want to know more about the different Mexican dishes. Check here.

How to Make Easy Chicken Casserole– Step by Step 

  • Sauce: First, pour the salsa Verde and enchilada sauce into your instant pot then put your chicken breast on top of the liquid.
  • Set Instant Pot: Next, close your instant pot lid, set instant pot to high-pressure for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is up, allow your instant pot to naturally release for about 10 more minutes. Next, manually release.
  • Shred: Using two forks, or a hand mixer, shred your chicken inside your instant pot with the liquid.
  • Tortillas: In your instant pot add half of your cheese then to your tortillas. Remember to mix well. 
1st 3 steps in Instant pot green chicken enchiladas
  • Cheese: Finish by adding the remaining cheese to your instant pot.
  • Warm: With your instant pot remaining on warm, lock the lid in place and allow it to sit for about five minutes. Lastly, this will allow the remaining cheese to melt, as well as the tortillas to take on the flavors of the casserole.
  • Flavor Toppers: Top with sour cream, cilantro, avocado chunks, more cheese, jalapeños, hot sauce, etc.! Enjoy! 
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Can I use Red Enchilada Sauce in this Green Chicken Enchiladas Casserole dish?

Of course, you can use the red enchilada sauce instead of the green. The red has a slightly sweet flavor and may be better for those who do not like that extra kick of heat.

What is the between green enchilada sauce and salsa Verde? The salsa Verde, like most salsa, is fresh raw vegetables blended together and served. Enchilada sauce is cooked.

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Recommendations for Toppers for your Easy Chicken Casserole

Toppings are great to make the Enchiladas your own special version. For Example:

  • Sour Cream
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cilantro or other fresh herbs
  • More or different Cheeses
  • Pickled Jalapenos or your other favorite pepper

The possibilities are endless.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Crunch: Top with crushed tortilla chips for some crunch
  • Avocado: Cream sauce with Avocado would be fabulous to top this dish

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Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

5 from 8 votes
Spicy, warm and cheesy Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole is the perfect cozy winter meal. Plus it is super quick and easy to cook in under 30 minutes.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups salsa Verde
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese divided into 1 cup
  • 10 white corn tortillas cut into strips

Instructions

  • Pour the salsa verde and enchilada sauce into your instant pot. Placed your chicken breast on top of the liquid.
  • Close your instant pot lid. Close the valve by pushing it away from you. Set your instant pot to high-pressure for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is done, allow your instant pot to naturally release for about 10 more minutes. Once that is complete, manually release by pulling the valve towards you to open the pressure. Make sure to use a towel or hot pad to protect your hands from steam.
  • Using two forks, or a hand mixer, shred your chicken inside your instant pot with the liquid.
  • Add to your instant pot half of your cheese (1 cup). Mix well.
  • Add to your instant pot your tortillas. Mix well.
  • Finish by adding the remaining cheese to your instant pot.
  • With your instant pot remaining on warm, lock the lid in place and allow it to sit for about five minutes. This will allow the remaining cheese to melt, as well as the tortillas to take on the flavors of the casserole.
  • Open your instant pot and give it one more good stir. You can serve on a plate, or in a bowl. Top with sour cream, cilantro, avocado chunks, more cheese, jalapeños, hot sauce, etc.! Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Crunch: Top with crushed tortilla chips for some crunch
  • Avocado: Cream sauce with Avocado would be fabulous to top this dish

    Estimated Nutritional Information

    Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1844mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1519IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 2mg

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