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Honey-Lime Chicken & Corn Tacos

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Grilling the chicken and corn makes these flavorful tacos perfect for a summer evening meal
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwestern
Keyword chicken, gluten free, healthy
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
marinating 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 8


The Chicken

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 16 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups queso fresco or cojita cheese

The Salsa Verde

  • 1 cup tomatillos husked and quartered
  • 1 cup poblano peppers seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. jalapeños seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

The Corn Salsa

  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. scallions chopped
  • 2 tsp. cilantro chopped


  • In a shallow bowl, cover the chicken in a mixture of the lime juice, honey, garlic and cayenne. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
  • When ready to grill, heat the grill to medium heat. Grill the chicken until fully cooked, 7-10 minutes on each side. Add the corn to the grill at the same time and cook until slightly charred. Remove the chicken from grill and slice into strips. Set aside and keep warm. Allow the corn to cool slightly, then shave off the kernels into a bowl and discard the cobs.
  • Toss the corn with the lime juice, cilantro, scallions and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Make the salsa verde: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Toss everything together except the cilantro on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes. Allow vegetables to cool slightly, then pour them into a food processor along with the cilantro. Pulse until well combined.
  • Assemble the tacos: Spread a generous spoonful of salsa verde onto the center of each tortilla. Top with chicken, corn salsa and cheese. Garnish with fresh lime wedges and more cilantro.