Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas (Instant Pot)

Dinner is on the table in 30 minutes with this Easy and Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas recipe – only 4 ingredients required. These enchiladas are bursting with Salsa verde flavor, and super tender chicken! If you are looking for a gluten free dairy free chicken recipe, you’ve come to the right place!

For a Vegetarian Enchilada recipe, click here.

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas with avocados, pickles onions, and cilantro birds eye view

About this Recipe

This quick and easy Enchiladas recipe is always a crowd pleaser. Its bursting with tons of flavor, the chicken is so juicy and tender, and you wouldn’t even realize its dairy free! It requires only 4 ingredients also! This is a recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight, feeding a family, or meal prep – the leftovers heat up beautifully in the oven or microwave!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

The recipe calls for making your chicken in an Instant Pot. If you do not have an Instant Pot, you could certainly use a pot and a stove, or even a slow cooker.

That said, I find the Instant Pot to be the easiest, fastest, and always give the most tender results. Simply plop your chicken and your favorite jar of Salsa Verde in the pot, cook, shred, and use as your filling! It is sooo simple. You could even skip the enchilada part and use the shredded chicken for salads, dairy free tacos, or eat it on it own!

This is the Instant Pot I use and I could not recommend it more highly. We have a 6-qt for our 2 person household and it is ample.

More Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
No Mayo Chicken Salad
Green Chile Chicken Burritos
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

2Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas on a plate

Topping your Dairy Free Enchiladas

Just because these Dairy Free Enchiladas are not covered in melted cheese doesn’t mean the toppings need to be lacking. Make this dish beautiful! Here are some options:

Avocado Slices

Pickled Onions (make ’em yourself!)


Dairy Free “Sour Cream”

Lime Wedges

Hot Sauce (tip: choose a colorful one!)

I would definitely encourage you to add at least some topping with a bit of color to really make the presentation beautiful.

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas inside shot of the chicken

FAQ About This Recipe

Do I need to use an Instant Pot?

You don’t need to – but it does make the chicken super tender and the recipe is so easy this way! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can cook and shred the chicken using your alternative favorite method.

Are these Enchiladas Gluten Free?

While I personally prefer to use a flour tortilla in this recipe. you could certainly opt for a Corn Tortilla for a naturally gluten free option. Or, use any Gluten Free version of your favorite flour tortilla!

Can you make this recipe vegetarian friendly?

The main ingredient in this recipe is chicken, so it would be difficult to leave that out. If you want a vegetarian enchilada recipe made with black beans and tofu, click here.

What Salsa Verde do you recommend?

I am a huge fan of the Trader Joe’s brand as well as this brand. Your favorite jar should work best for you!

Why would I make Enchiladas when I could make tacos?

Hmm, this one is hard. I personally love Enchiladas even more than tacos because I find all the flavors really meld together beautifully during the baking. If you are not as inclined though, use the beginning of the recipe for Shredded Salsa Verde Chicken and put that in your tacos!

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Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas made with chicken and salsa verde! So flavorful. Also can be gluten free. Can be made in Instant Pot. #chickenenchiladas #dairyfree #instantpot #chickenrecipes #mealprep

This is the Instant Pot I use and I recommend it HIGHLY

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Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas with avocados, pickles onions, and cilantro birds eye view

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 6 - 8 Enchiladas

Dinner is on the table in no time with this Easy and Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas recipe. Bursting with delicious Salsa Verde flavor and juicy chicken!


For topping


  1. Make your chicken. Add chicken, 3/4 of the jar of Salsa, and the can of green chiles to your Instant Pot. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes.
    In the meantime,, preheat the oven to 350.
    If you do not have an Instant Pot, cook your chicken using your favorite method with the Salsa Verde.
  2. After 8 minutes, release the pressure immediately on the Instant Pot. Remove thighs, shred with a fork, and add back to pot. Stir everything together.
  3. Now you are ready to assemble. Take a few big spoonfuls of the sauce from the Instant Pot and line the bottom of a 7x11 (or 9x13" if you use larger wraps) Baking Dish.
  4. Add a few big spoonfuls of chicken to a tortilla, roll it, and place it seam-side down on the baking dish. Repeat until you have 6 enchiladas.
  5. Top the enchiladas with the remaining Salsa Verde. You can also use any leftover liquid from the Instant Pot to ensure the enchiladas are completely covered in liquid.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Top with avocados, fresh cilantro, or some onion. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge up to 4 days!


This is the Instant Pot I use and I recommend it HIGHLY

While this recipe is dairy free, feel free to add some cheese melted on top if you like cheese and don't need it to be dairy free.

You can also use Chicken Breast.

If you prefer Red Salsa to Salsa Verde, simply sub it in instead!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 35g

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