MEXICAN STREET CORN CHICKEN TACOS
Marinated grilled chicken with a homemade street corn salsa, fresh avocado, cotija cheese, and spiced Mexican crema. These tacos will become a family favorite in no time at all!
As most of you know, I live in sunny Arizona and we are known for our Mexican food. We are pretty much taco connoisseurs and know a phenomenal taco when we taste it.
I love a good taco place that uses some creativity to change up a traditional taco. This is what we are doing here with these Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos. There is flavor, there is texture, there is spice, and you will want to keep coming back for more. I can’t get enough of these Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos!
How many of you out there have tried Mexican street corn? It is usually served on the cob, slathered with mayo, cotija cheese, and a sprinkle of lime and chili powder. We were just in California and stood in line TWICE at an ultra-popular taco joint just to eat their street corn on the cob and tacos. Completely worth it.
- 2 lbs Chicken Breasts (or tenderloins or thighs)
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Canola Oil (or EVOO)
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 to 3 limes)
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 cups Cooked Corn (from corn on the cob or frozen white corn)
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/4 cup Cilantro
- 1/2 Jalapeno (chopped)
- 2 Green Onions (sliced)
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 6 to 12 Corn Tortillas
- 1 to 2 Avocados (sliced)
- 1/2 cup Cotija Cheese
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 3 Tablespoons Taco Sauce (or more depending on spice preference, I prefer to do more taco sauce)
In a bowl, stir together oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pierce chicken breasts with a fork. Place in a large Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 4 – 5 hours is ideal. Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush grill with oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill. Cook for approximately 5 – 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of chicken. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees. Cut into pieces.
Cook corn and place corn kernels in a bowl. Stir in mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, cilantro, jalapeno, green onions, and garlic salt.
If using corn tortillas, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet. Place corn tortillas one-by-one in a skillet and soften in the oil for a few seconds. Remove and let drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
Top with chicken, street corn, fresh avocado slices, and sprinkle with cotija cheese and cilantro.
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