Chili Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob

I can't seem to get enough corn, but of course you guys have probably figured that out already, this being the third consecutive corn recipe I've posted. I'll do my best to switch it up next time but for now I'm hoping you love corn as much as I do. Grilled corn on the cob is by far my fav way of  eating corn and this summer this recipe has become the one I love the most. The chili adds just enough heat (sweet + spicy = Y.E.S.) and the lime, oh the lime, it's the best part of the recipe.

Chili Lime Roasted Corn on the Cob

Within 5 minutes of declaring that I was done taking photos there was nothing left but 4 bare cobs, 10 buttery fingers and 1 handsome man who proclaimed these to be the best grilled corn on the cobs he'd ever eaten. Best ever? I'll take it.

The corn is best grilled on a BBQ but if you don't have one you can get away with roasting it in the oven.

Chili Lime Roasted Corn on the Cob

Now I'm off to dream about giant platters of chili lime grilled corn on the cob …

Chili Lime Roasted Corn on the Cob

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Chili Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob

Chili Lime Roasted Corn on the Cob

Chili lime roasted corn on the cob is a simple recipe that is bursting with flavor. The chili powder and lime complement the corn perfectly and make it extra delicious. 

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  • 4 cobs corn, husk removed
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lime
  • Chopped cilantro, to serve


  • Preheat your BBQ to high heat.
  • Coat the corn in the oil, place it on the grill, and cook it for 10 minutes, turning it every few minutes so that it cooks on all sides.
    4 cobs corn, 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Melt the butter in a small frying pan then stir in the chili powder and sea salt.
    1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon chili powder, ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • When the corn has finished cooking remove it from the grill and brush the chili butter evenly over each piece. If you don't have a brush you can spoon the butter over the corn.
  • Squeeze the lime over the corn, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve immediately.
    1 lime, Chopped cilantro


If you'd like to leave the husks on, like in the photos, carefully pull the husks back from the corn cobs, remove the silks, then tie back the husks using one piece of the husk as a rope. When you're cooking the corn, keep most of the husk out of the BBQ.
Serving: 1 ear of corn, Calories: 126kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 107mg, Potassium: 222mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 478IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg
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