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Knock off Chuys Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sauce

Chuy's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Enchiladas

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chuy’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Enchiladas
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We take our TexMex or Texican food pretty seriously. When I first started going to the funky little joint, they had a Wednesday special they called “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” which is a pulled chicken burrito covered in a spicy queso sauce served with rice and beans. I used to make sure that when I traveled to Austin, TX I did so around Wednesday’s because I loved it so much.

Chuy’s has expanded and also put the popular dish permanently on their menu so you can always get it. It is spicy and some have commented on some of my recipes that they were too spicy. This is a recipe you will need to alter if you are heat sensitive.

Ingredients
10 corn or flour tortillas
1 1/4 lbs cooked chicken (poached in stock)
Chicken Stock

Boom Boom Sauce
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup beer
1/2 oz lime juice
3/4 lb roasted poblano’s
4-6 roasted tomatillos
1 1/2 ounces cilantro
4 bunches of green onion
3/4 oz serrano pepper
1 1/4 lbs American cheese

Directions
Prep: Cut and clean your tomatillos, poblano’s, onion, serano pepper.

1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place your onion, peppers and tomatillos on a sheet pan and blister them.
2. You can either buy a roasted chicken or take your chicken and poach it in a pot on medium heat in chicken stock. Almost covering it completely. When done, shred chicken.
3. Add all your peppers (seeds removed), tomatillos and onions into a blender with the liquids. Give it a spin until smooth.
4. Now pour that mixture into a pot and heat it up on medium low heat until simmering slowly. Remove from heat and slowly add your cheese while continuing to stir to blend it. Don’t let it seize up on you. IMG_0974
5. I took my tortilla and stuffed it with chicken and then rolled it and hit it on the stove to mark it. Then I covered in the boom boom sauce. IMG_0976
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Chicken Burrito with Buffalo Blue Cheese Slaw

Chicken Burrito with Buffalo Blue Cheese Slaw

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chicken Burrito with Buffalo Blue Cheese Slaw
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Tonight we were watching the US open which was kind of cool that it was broadcasted in prime time given it was on the west coast. Lot’s controversy over the condition of the course which did look a lot like watching Armstrong blast his ball off the moon’s surface. The course was dry and hard as a rock which made for some interesting golf… part frustrating and part intriguing. Great story lines with Jason Day’s vertigo, Jordon Speith’s second major this year, DJ’s collapse and three putt on the 18th and of course Joe Buck on the mic.

To give a nod to the conflicting golf course, I decided to make a pulled chicken burrito but instead of going tex-mex, I would use blue cheese and buffalo cabbage slaw. Not what you expect when eating a burrito… confusing but tasty like that golf course. This burrito was consumed with our almost nightly Jack Daniels and Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. I did ease up on making it a total buffalo blue because Jill doesn’t like too much buffalo sauce. Nice little dinner in a pinch.

Ingredients:
Cilantro
2 chicken breasts
2 cups chicken broth
1 beer
1 tbs cumin
2 tbs of chili powder
1 tbs onion powder
1 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs of Tabasco

Slaw
2 cups packaged cabbage slaw
1 jalapeno
3 tbs Duke’s Mayo
3 tbs of Sour Cream
1/2 cup of Blue Cheese crumbles
2 tbs of Franks Wing sauce

Directions:
1. Super easy. Poach your chicken with the broth, beer and spices. Cook in a pan on medium heat until tender. Shred with a fork and add it back into the broth to max out the flavor. IMG_0194

2. For the slaw simply seed and dice your fresh jalapeno and add half the wet ingredients and taste. Continue to add until you get the taste and wetness you desire. IMG_0192

3. Take your burrito sized flour tortilla and put a damp paper towel in the package and microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften it up. Add your slaw, then chicken and finally fresh cilantro. Fold in the side and roll it tight. I hit it the the microwave for 15 seconds before eating. IMG_0196</aIMG_0200IMG_0201>