Mexican Street Corn Tacos arranged on grey plate next to bowl of corn.

Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tacos, mexican street corn, street corn tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 454 kcal

These Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos put a fun twist on elotes or grilled Mexican corn on the cob that's slathered in a tangy cream sauce and sprinkled with chili powder. Plus, they come together in just 20 minutes! 



Mexican Street Corn

  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ears corn shucked, kernels removed
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced or grated
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • 2 chicken breasts thinly sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 package flour tortillas warmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion (optional)


Mexican Street Corn

  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add corn, season to taste with salt, and cook without moving until charred on one side, about 2 minutes. Toss corn, stir, and repeat until charred on second side, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a large bowl and clean skillet. 

  2. Add mayonnaise, cheese, cilantro, jalapeƱo, garlic, lime juice, and chili powder and toss to combine. Season with salt to taste. 


  1. Heat oil in the same skillet used for corn over medium-high heat. Add sliced chicken and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Stir to combine and sautee until fully cooked, about 5 minutes. 


  1. Top tortillas with Mexican street corn and chicken and sprinkle with chopped red onions, if desired. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 790mg34%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.