Mexican Street Corn with A Twist

How to make it Mexican Street Corn with A Twist

Ingredients:

4 tbsp Butter

1 small onion

1 jalapeños

I large container of chicken (4 cups) broth

4 cans of corn

1/2-1 cup Heavy whipping cream

Cotija cheese

Bacon bits

1 cup chopped Cilantro

1 lime

Rotisserie chicken (however much you want)

2 tbsp Cumin

1 tsp Chili powder

5 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp flour

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Instructions:

Sauté your onions and jalapeños in butter for about 5 minutes then add your 5 cloves of minced garlic for about a minute.

Stir in your flour, cumin, chili powder and cook the flour taste out, about 1-2 minutes.

Add the chicken broth and whisk it (if it’s too thick, you can add more)..

Add your chicken, corn, salt and pepper to taste (I liked to add in a little chipotle chili powder) then bring to a boil..

Turn off and stir in the cream and cilantro..

Top with the cotija cheese, bacon and some jalapeños if you like

Nutrition Information

Calories: 350 kcal | Protein: 15g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Dietary Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 5g | Fat: 20g |
Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 800mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use fresh corn instead of canned corn?

Absolutely! You can use fresh corn kernels.

Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Is there a substitute for Cotija cheese?

Queso fresco or feta cheese can be alternatives if Cotija is unavailable.

How spicy is the dish with jalapeños?

The spice level is mild to moderate.

Adjust by removing seeds for less heat or adding more jalapeños for extra spice.

Can I make it vegetarian?

Certainly! Omit the rotisserie chicken and use vegetable broth for a delicious vegetarian version.

How long does it take to cook the dish?

The total cooking time is approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on your stove’s heat.

What other toppings can I add?

Avocado slices, diced tomatoes, or a dollop of sour cream make great additional toppings.

Can I use ground chicken instead of rotisserie chicken?

Yes, ground chicken can be a suitable alternative. Cook it in the initial sauté step until browned.

Is the dish gluten-free?

To make it gluten-free, replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative.

Can I prepare this ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the components in advance and assemble just before serving.

What sides pair well with this dish?

Serve with rice, tortillas, or crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth.

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