Chili-Lime Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob Recipe -
Chili-Lime Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Chili-Lime Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

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"The perfect grilled corn for a summer barbeque! Always a huge success because it is the perfect mix of spicy and tangy. It is also a great option for the grill because there is no need to smother the corn in butter to make it taste good. Goes great with barbequed steaks or chicken."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Soak husked ears of corn in a bowl of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Mix lime juice, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl.
  3. Remove corn from water and grill, turning often, until corn is golden brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Brush ears with seasoned lime juice as you turn the corn.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 08, 2012

So easy and SO delicious! Remarkably, you don't even miss the butter. This has already become a summer staple for my family!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 29, 2014

The lime flavor was too much for me. Just didn't care for it.


10 Ratings

Jun 22, 2012

So simple, yet so delicious! I agree with the other reviewer who said you don't miss the butter. I followed the recipe as written, except that I found med-high heat to be too hot. I grilled mine over low heat and turned often. After about 15 mins of grilling, I moved them over indirect heat and let them finish cooking while I grilled some meat. The combination of flavors here is outstanding - you get a nice tang from the lime juice and wonderful chili flavor with the sweetness from the corn. A keeper!

Aug 05, 2012

I made this a few weeks ago, more for my husband than me. I was so surprised and delighted to find out that I actually liked it! I normally don't really like Corn-on-the-Cob, but I ate two and was disappointed there wasn't anymore. I'm making it again tonight! Thank you so much! :)

Sep 03, 2012

Delicious! I squeezed the lime and added the spices straight to the corn, wrapped foil on each and threw them on the BBQ. Less maintenance and still an amazing mix of flavors.

Aug 04, 2012

great recipe. I also add in a bit of cayenne pepper to the chili powder

Aug 14, 2012

Very very good. We did it in the husks, minus silk, and then recovered them to grill. Very pungent.


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  • Calories
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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