Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce Recipe

Succulent shredded chicken in chile verde sauce in soft flour tortillas with melted cheese? Could it get better?  


– 2.5 to 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs* – 1 small yellow onion diced – 1 (15-oz) can green enchilada sauce – 1 cup green salsa or chicken broth – 1 (4-oz) can diced green chilis** – 1 tsp sea salt For the Enchiladas: – 1 to 2 cups green salsa or homemade salsa verde*** – 8 flour tortillas* – 2 cups jack cheese grated**** – Fresh cilantro optional

Make shredded chicken your way. Crock pot and stove top instructions are above; Instant Pot instructions are below. Put everything in your Instant Pot and stir. 

Step 1


Secure Instant Pot lid. High-pressure cook 20 minutes. Release Instant pot pressure with the quick release valve after 10 minutes (or 1 hour if you have time). 

Step 2

Tongs-transfer chicken thighs to cutting board; shred with two forks. Return instant pot shredded chicken and juices. 

Step 3

Heat oven to 400°F for enchiladas. Pour ½ cup of shredded chicken liquid into a 13" x 9" casserole dish. For leftover chicken without sauce, spray baking dish or use canned green enchilada sauce or salsa. 

Step 4

Dip a tortilla in shredded chicken mixture to absorb green enchilada liquid on both sides. This moistens tortillas and enchiladas. Skip this if you like drier enchilada tortillas. 

Step 5

Place ½ cup of shredded chicken in the centre of each tortilla and roll into a large taquito. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken to make 8 casserole enchiladas. Top enchiladas with salsa verde. 

Step 6

Sprinkle cheese on enchiladas. The enchiladas should be bubbly and the cheese melted and golden brown after 20 minutes in the preheated oven.  

Step 7

Sprinkle chopped green onions, cotija cheese, and cilantro over the casserole. Any side goes with chile verde chicken enchiladas! 

Step 8

Homemade Spanish rice, Mexican rice, refried beans, or whole black beans complement enchiladas. Use your favourite guacamole and sour cream. 

Step 9

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