Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchiladas

I love finding healthy recipes where I don’t have to be on my feet for a long time to cook it. 

I worked full time for many years and quite often I resorted to eating out at fast food places, so I didn’t have to come home and cook. When I started my weight loss journey, I needed to stop eating out so much. I didn’t avoid it; it is never good to restrict foods. I gave myself a rule of eating out one time a week. 

So, I had to find quick, easy family friendly meals to cook when I got home from work and all the boys’ extracurricular activities. 

This one does not disappoint. It is a dump and go. You dump it in the pot, set the time and then go about your business until the pot is done. 

There are also so many ways you could use this dish. I have rolled it up in corn tortillas and topped it with more salsa and cheese, baked it in the oven to make enchiladas. Most of the time we just spoon some in a tortilla and top it with lettuce, add some black beans and eat it like that. And other times I have made rice bowls with it. I add peppers to it also to get more veggies in my meal. 

I hope to show you that you can eat healthy, delicious food. You can cook healthy meals in under an hour. 

Getting healthy is hard. It takes commitment and consistency. I hope by putting these recipes on my site I can help you commit to living a healthy life. 


Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchiladas

This is a simple, dump and go instant pot meal. Super easy and fast to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Pressure Cooker


  • 1 pound chicken breasts About two chicken breasts
  • 1 jar clean green salsa It can be hatch green chile, or tomatillo salsa
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces hatch green chili's For spicy buy the hot ones


  • Put the chicken breasts and green salsa into the instant pot
  • Set your instant pot to pressure cook for 7 minutes
  • Quick release when it is done.
  • Take chicken out and shred either using two forks or a hand mixer
  • Add cheddar cheese and stir until melted
  • Serve on a tortilla, a bed of rice or a bed of greens


Sometimes the chicken will burn to the bottom. It might help to put a little bit of the salsa down first to avoid getting the burn signal. If your chicken is frozen cook for 10 minutes instead of 7 minutes. 
Adding peppers and black beans is a great option to add more veggies and protein! 
Keyword 30 minute meals, fast and easy, instant pot

2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchiladas

  1. 5 stars
    With my job sometimes I get home later than I want. Making the dish has been a great add to my weekly meal planning. So easy and quick. Plus the kids enjoy it!

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