Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas

Here’s the secret to easy, budget friendly (almost) REAL Chuy’s Chicka Boom Boom enchiladas for your next party or small group gathering.

Easy Chuy's Boom Boom Enchiladas

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:

Easy Chuy's Boom Boom Enchiladas

Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Chuy's Boom Boom Enciladas at Home (the REAL sauce makes then authentic)!


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray baking dishes or pans with cooking spray.
  3. Spread thin layer of Boom-Boom sauce on bottom of each pan.
  4. Lay out tortillas on foil or parchment.
  5. Place 2 TB each of chicken and pepper jack on each tortilla.
  6. Roll tortillas and place atop sauce in baking dish.
  7. Pour Boom-Boom sauce over tortillas; sprinkle with reamining cheese.
  8. Cover and bake 20 minutes until warm throughout.
  9. Uncover; bake 5 minutes if necessary to finish melting cheese.
Nutrition Information
Yield 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

Similar Posts


  1. What do you do with the tomatillo sauce? It doesn’t say in the recipe. Thanks! These look delish ❤️

  2. Hi Pamela!! I just edited the recipe to clarify. Tomatillo sauce is basically green chili/hatch salsa. You just pour it over at the end! I hope you enjoy this recipe!!

  3. Hi Jamie…………….Looking forward to trying your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Enchiladas. In your recipe instructions you do not list the tomatillo sauce and when to add. Thank you for the additional information.

  4. Hi Jordan! The tomatillo salsa can be added to the chicken before rolling the enchiladas or drizzled on top after they are done. It is strictly optional but I love it!!! Let me know how these turn out for you!!

  5. Hi Valerie! I am so happy to hear that your family loved it! Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback and a rating. Blessings to you and yours!!! XoXo

  6. Hi Miranda! I’ve never omitted the tomatillo! That is a major ingredient in the enchiladas, though, so I’d guess it would change the end result considerably. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

  7. This looks really great! Thanks for sharing! What’s the major difference if I were to leave out the tomatillo sauce?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *