Here’s the secret to easy, budget friendly (almost) REAL Chuy’s Chicka Boom Boom enchiladas for your next party or small group gathering.
What is Chuy’s?
Chuy’s is a wildly popular restaurant chain that serves authentic Tex-Mex food. They have several signature sauces, one of which is the Boom-Boom enchilada sauce.
What are Chicka-Chicka Boom Enchiladas?
Chuy’s signature enchiladas are described on their menu as follows: Freshly-roasted, hand-pulled chicken & cheese with Boom-Boom sauce, made with cheese, roasted New Mexican green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and lime juice.
How to make Chuy’s Boom Boom Enchiladas at Home
You’ll find myriad “copycat recipes” for the boom boom sauce online. I choose to buy the REAL Boom Boom sauce AT CHUY’S! If you didn’t know they sell it, consider this your tip of the month!!! You can even call ahead, and you can tell them exactly how much sauce you want!!!
How much Chuy’s Boom-Boom Sauce Do I Need?
If you want to make my party-sized recipe (which serves 25-30), I suggest buying 2 pints. You can buy less, but I love having extra. For a family size (10-12 servings), I would get a pint.
My Favorite Tortillas for Enchiladas
Trader Joe’s has corn/wheat blend tortillas, and they are FAB! They stay together when rolled without tearing like some do.
What cheese do you use for Boom-Boom Enchiladas?
The sweet lady at Chuy’s who rang up my sauce gave me a FAB tip~use pepper jack cheese!!! She told me that it is what they use at the restaurant, and it adds a great kick. I LOVE pepper jack and often use it in other recipes as well.
How to Make Chuy’s Boom Boom Enchiladas A Day Ahead
If you make these for a party, it is SO nice to get the prep work done the day before. Just make them up to the point of baking (but don’t). Keep them in the fridge until the next day. You can also make them a few hours before your party and just keep them in a warm oven until guests arrive.
Since enchiladas are hand rolled, no one person makes them exactly the same way LOL! I put my general measurements and instructions below, but use your preferences to make them how you like them.
If you try these, please let me hear how they turn out! Leave comments in the post below. I’d love to know how you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
Here are other Cinco de May Recipes You Can Try:
- This Guacamole Recipe is Going to Make Your Mexican Nights Better.
- Homemade Chipotle’s Beef Barbacoa
- Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 2 pints Boom-Boom sauce (from Chuy's)
- 2 cups pepper Jack cheese, shredded
- 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
- 1 cup tomatillo salsa (green or hatch chili salsa)
- 12-14 tortillas corn or corn/flour blend
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray baking dishes or pans with cooking spray.
- Spread thin layer of Boom-Boom sauce on bottom of each pan.
- Lay out tortillas on foil or parchment.
- Place 2 TB each of chicken and pepper jack on each tortilla.
- Roll tortillas and place atop sauce in baking dish.
- Pour Boom-Boom sauce over tortillas; sprinkle with reamining cheese.
- Cover and bake 20 minutes until warm throughout.
- Uncover; bake 5 minutes if necessary to finish melting cheese.
Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1 enchilada
Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 30mgSodium 454mgCarbohydrates 20gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 3gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 11g