Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups

This recipe is dedicated to everyone who loves cheesy chicken rolled up in a tortilla, but has no time to get fancy. So I’ll keep it as simple as this headnote: four ingredients; eight minute pressure cook time. Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups are as addicting as they are a cinch to make.

Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups
Adding chicken thighs to Instant Pot
Add some chicken thighs (or breasts) to the Instant Pot.
Pouring broth into pot.
Then, pour in some broth,
Spread out the chicken so it's as submerged in the broth as possible.
Spread out the chicken so it’s as submerged in the broth as possible. Secure the lid and cook at high pressure.
Finished chicken
Once done, you’ll have about double the amount of liquid in the pot due to the drippings from the chicken.
Remove the chicken with tongs to a large mixing bowl.
Remove the chicken with tongs to a large mixing bowl.
Forks shredding chicken
Now it’s time to shred! You can do this in one of two ways: with two forks…
Hand mixer shredding chicken
…or with a hand mixer (which saves so much time!)
Shredded chicken
Whichever method you choose, you want to make sure it’s nice and shredded up.
Folding in cheese
Now it’s time to fold in the cheese (which really just means to mix it in by scooping it around with the chicken).
Adding salsa verde to chicken and cheese
Optionally, you can add some salsa verde (green salsa) for a nice and flavorful tough (this stuff is usually pretty mild).
Mixed ingredients
Once everything’s as combined as possible, set aside.
Broth in pot.
You’ll notice we still have the liquid from the cooked chicken in the Instant Pot. Reserve about 1/2 cup and discard the rest.
Heating chicken and cheese in pot.
Turn the pot on Sauté and add the cheesy chicken mixture to it. Heat, stirring often, until the cheese is really melted into the chicken and everything is nice and hot. Turn the pot off when done.
Placing chicken on tortilla
Grab a tortilla of your choice (I like flour and burrito-sized), scoop some of the cheesy chicken onto it, and, you guessed it…
Rolled up tortilla
…roll it up!
Close-up shot of chicken and cheese in tortilla.
And, I mean COME ON. Looka that cheesy chicken!
Man holding roll-up.
Sometimes the simplest things in life are the tastiest…
Man eating food and looking drunk.
…but don’t me. Just in food ecstasy here. SO EASY!
Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups
Yield: 6

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups

I'll keep it as simple as this headnote: four ingredients; eight minute pressure cook time. Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups are as addicting as they are a cinch to make.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 - 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs kept whole
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde (optional)
  • 1 pound (4 cups) finely shredded cheddar cheese (or any shredded cheese of your choice)
  • Flour or corn tortillas (I use burrito-sized, but fajita-sized will work for smaller portions)

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken and broth to the Instant Pot. Smooth out the chicken so it's as submerged in the broth as possible. Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position and hit Pressure Cook or Manual at High Pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release when done.
  2. Using tongs, remove the chicken to a large mixing bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup of the broth and discard the rest, returning the empty liner pot to the Instant Pot.
  3. Either using two forks or a hand mixer (which I use), shred the chicken. Fold in the cheese (which basically mean to stir it in a scooping like fashion), combining it with the chicken. If using the salsa verde, add it now and also mix in.
  4. Back to the Instant Pot, hit Cancel followed by Sauté and Adjust so it's on the More or High setting. Add in the cheesy chicken mixture and stir often for a 3-5 minutes so the cheese really melts and the chicken gets nice and hot. If you want the mixture a bit thinner, pour in some of that reserved broth and stir until you've hit the desired consistency. Hit Cancel to turn the pot off.
  5. Scoop some of that cheesy chicken into the tortilla, roll it up and revel in the delicious simplicity! Goes great with some salsa, sour cream, guacamole and/or jalapeños rolled in.

Jeffrey's Tips

You can absolutely use chicken breasts in place of thighs. Just maker sure they're sliced so they're no thicker than 1/2 inch (slice them if you need to) and pressure cook for 12 minutes instead of 8.

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