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Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Rice

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Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole with rice is the ultimate Instant Pot chicken recipe. You have tender rice, corn, black beans, shreds of chicken or turkey in every single bite.

This chicken and cheese enchilada casserole is a great recipe to whip up any night of the week. Simple, hearty, and bursting with Tex-Mex Flavor. Also, this can be a turkey and rice casserole if you swap the meat.

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Rice

This chicken enchilada casserole recipe is crazy simple to make and takes just 10 minutes of cook time with a natural release.

I love a good chicken and rice recipe. But when you add the enchilada spin it easily becomes a favorite. This is a great chicken breast recipe!

Why Make This Chicken/Turkey Enchilada Casserole In Instant Pot...

  • Quick and Easy
  • Hands-off approach
  • Flavorful
  • Can use chicken or turkey meat
  • Less energy than stove-top
  • One-pot dish

Ingredients Needed

  • Chicken or Turkey
  • Corn
  • Chili Beans
  • Rotel
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Rice
  • Chicken Broth
  • Shredded Cheese

Useful Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

How to Make

Full directions for this instant pot enchilada casserole, are in the printable recipe card below.

Step 1: Take all your ingredients except the cheese, into the Instant Pot.

Step 2: Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook for 10 minutes on manual high pressure.

Step 3: Quick release and remove the chicken and shred. Return the chicken to the pot, and add in the cheese and serve up a delicious chicken enchilada casserole.

And you can make this into a turkey enchilada casserole by cooking up ground turkey in replace of the chicken.

Toppings For Enchilada Casserole

  • Sour cream
  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa or Pico De Gallo
  • Olives
  • And More

You can add all your favorite enchilada toppings onto your casserole! You might even love to squeeze on some fresh lime juice.

Storing

If you have any enchilada turkey or chicken casserole left simply store in the fridge for up to three days.

Then when you want to reheat just place some on a plate or in a bowl and reheat in the microwave. Or you can warm up on the stove in a skillet.

Recipe FAQs

What rice to use for Instant Pot casserole?

I use white long grain rice for this recipe. You will find if you swap it out with say brown rice you will need to adjust the water ratio along with cook time.
Long grain rice works great and will soak up the liquid and cook in this time frame. So always know if you change the rice variety it will affect the recipe.

Can I use pre-cooked chicken in enchilada casserole?

Yes, you absolutely can. If you have some chicken that is already cooked feel free to toss in and still cook accordingly. You need the longer cook time to ensure your rice gets tender and fully cooked.

How long does it take to cook chicken in Instant Pot?

This chicken recipe has a 10 minute cook time, with a quick release. Now, you have to remember when you cook with the Instant Pot you have to allow time for your pot to pressurize.
This can take around 8-12 minutes to pressurize so always take that into account. If the food is frozen it can go up to 20 minutes to come to pressure.

How to make this a layered chicken enchilada casserole?

Once cooked, take a baking dish and layer some of the mixture, top with a tortilla, and then a layer of cheese. Repeat to create a layered casserole.

What to serve with chicken rice enchilada casserole?

This chicken rice enchilada casserole is an easy and delicious dinner you can pair with refried beans, pico de gallo, and more. Give it a try and let me know what you use.

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Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole with rice is the ultimate Instant Pot chicken recipe. You have tender rice, corn, black beans, shreds of chicken in every single bite.

Recipe

Yield: 8

Instant Pot Chicken or Turkey Enchilada Casserole

enchilada casserole in white bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole is an easy weeknight dinner recipe that uses mostly pantry staples. You can use chicken or whatever meat you have.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Instructions

    1. Add all ingredients (except cheese) to the Instant Pot inner pot, adding the rice last and making sure it is submerged, without stirring it.
    2. Put the lid on your Instant Pot and close. Set the pressure valve to sealing.
    3. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, followed by a quick pressure release.
    4. Remove the chicken and shred it. Add the chicken back into the pot and stir in the shredded cheese.

Notes

Black beans or kidney beans can also be used.

FAQs:

  • Can my dog eat Chicken or Turkey Enchilada Casserole? Well, if you are planning on giving this recipe to your dog, please don't. Do not feed your dog any spicy food like chili beans, Rotel sauce, and enchilada sauce; While chili peppers aren't toxic to dogs, they do contain a compound called capsaicin that acts as an irritant to dogs. If your dog eats too many chili peppers, he can experience various digestive issues- Also, they're high in sugar and tomatoes, garlic, and onions, all of these ingredients are toxic to your dog. You can only give all the chicken you want, with a little corn and rice. As long as your dog shows no allergy symptoms, sweet corn and rice as a snack are sometimes fine. However, you should keep in mind that the guts of dogs are designed for a mainly carnivorous diet.
  • Can my cat eat Chicken or Turkey Enchilada Casserole? Unfortunately, the answer is no. You should avoid letting your cats nibble on this recipe spicy food because it might upset their stomachs and leave them feeling sick. But you can give your cat small amounts of corn and rice. However, it's best left as a sometimes-treat for kitty, not as a regular part of their diet. You can give your pet Chicken or Turkey since they have to have protein from meat for a strong heart, good vision, and a healthy reproductive system. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 53mgSodium 1166mgCarbohydrates 29gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 4gSugar 8gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 23g

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Carolyn Kinnaird

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Would stirring the rice in make it mushy? I also used jasmine rice. I like the flavor but the whole dish was just kinda mushy. Any suggestions?

Jessica

Friday 28th of August 2020

You can always rinse your rice before cooking in the Instant Pot. I'm not sure why your rice would have been mushy. I have not had that problem with mine in this recipe.

Chrissy

Friday 20th of March 2020

If I’m using Black Beans should I rinse them?

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