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Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Mexican street corn chicken tacos are spicy and delicious made with chicken strips, Mexican street corn salad, and topped with avocado cream.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Mexican street corn chicken tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 tacos
Calories 311kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons Taco seasoning homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mexican street corn salad:

  • 2 ears corn or 1 cup canned corn
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 small jalapeno minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

Avocado Cream:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of cumin


  • 10 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups Cotija cheese crumbled


Avocado Cream:

  • Add all ingredients for the avocado cream sauce to a food processor and blender and blend until creamy. Set aside.

Mexican street corn salad:

  • If using fresh corn, grill it. Preheat the grill or a grill pan to high and over medium-high heat and cook the corn turning often, until charred all over, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the corn to a bowl, with the rest of the salad ingredients and mix well.

Cook the chicken:

  • Place a cast iron or skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Add the chicken strips and cook until browned for about. 4 minutes. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top, toss and cook a few more minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.


  • Choose taco-sized corn or flour tortilla, add chicken, top with corn salad, and add a drizzle of avocado cream, top with crumbled cotija cheese and fresh chopped cilantro.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg