This post is sponsored by Chicken of the Sea
I fell in love with burritos and burrito bowls in my college town–and so did everyone else at UMass Amherst. Bueno y Sano was a phenomenon to all of us. Daniel got me into ordering the barbecue chicken burrito–with rice, black beans, grilled veggies, and chicken smothered in barbecue sauce. Two years ago, in the fall, Daniel and I took a road trip back to Amherst and stayed at a Howard Johnson not far from campus. On our last day of pretending we were 10 years younger than we were, I got the barbecue chicken burrito at Bueno and it was 2003 all over again.
The thing that stood out about the barbecue chicken burrito was that the chicken was sweet and just the subtlest bit smoky–so when I gave it a good smothering of salsa and set it on fire with hot sauce, the whole combination became sugar and spice–completely balanced to me.
In order to bring this goodness back into my life, but not mess with the original and all its nostalgia, I decided to spin it into a barbecue salmon burrito bowl.