So I started getting real obsessed with tacos last summer. Fish tacos, chicken tacos, cauliflower tacos, mushroom tacos. If you can put it in a taco, I’m down.
These street corn chicken tacos were my latest and greatest creation last summer and were on repeat in our house for months. We’ve made them time and time again since then because we love how flavorful and filling they are! Plus, they’re super easy to customize with what you have on hand, grill or bake the ingredients, and so much more. Truly the best weeknight dinner for the family!
The base starts with my fabulous homemade sazon chicken thighs, then there’s a zesty street corn avocado salsa that’s topped off with my incredible jalapeño cashew sauce. Talk about an explosion of flavors!
Ingredients in street corn chicken tacos
These grilled chicken tacos are packed with flavor thanks to my homemade sazon seasoning, an easy avocado street corn salsa and a seriously addicting jalapeño lime cashew sauce. Here’s what you’ll need:
- For the chicken: we’re using my sazon grilled chicken thighs in these amazing tacos.
- For the corn: you’ll need 2 ears of fresh corn, olive oil, cumin and chili powder to get that delicious street corn seasoning.
- For the salsa: avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, red onion, salt & pepper. You’ll also add your grilled corn to complete this salsa.
- For the jalapeño lime cashew sauce: raw cashews, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, onion powder, salt & pepper.
- For serving: corn tortillas (or your favorite tortillas), extra jalapeño and extra cilantro.
What is street corn?
Mexican street corn is typically grilled corn coated or tossed with mayo, sour cream, cheese, chili powder and lime juice. In this recipe, we’re adding in some cumin and tossing it with creamy avocado, cilantro and red onion to create a street corn inspired salsa to go in the tacos. YUM.
The jalapeño lime cashew sauce also acts as the mayo, sour cream & cheese to keep these healthy street corn chicken tacos dairy free.
Customize your street corn chicken tacos
These delicious grilled street corn chicken tacos are perfect for customizing to your taste & dietary preferences.
- Keep them gluten free: just make sure to use gluten free corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. You can also try using grain free tortillas, if you prefer. We love the Siete brand.
- Go lower carb: looking to reduce the carbs a bit? Serve all of the toppings over a bed of mixed greens, in lettuce cups, or even over cauliflower rice for an easy burrito bowl!
- Swap your sauce: if you’re nut free, try this avocado lime sauce instead.
- Make them plant based: keep these tacos vegan or vegetarian by swapping the chicken for tofu! Marinate your tofu in the same sazon seasoning and grill it using this method or cook it over the stovetop.
How to grill chicken thighs for tacos
- Preheat your grill to medium high and lightly oil the grates.
- Cook your chicken thighs for 6-8 minutes on one side.
- Flip, and cook your chicken on the other side for 6-8 minutes more. When the internal temp reaches 165 degrees F your chicken is done.
Looking for more tips & tricks for grilling chicken? Check out our guide on how to grill the perfect chicken, and get perfectly grilled vegetables (like corn)!
Looking to bake them instead?
If you don’t have a grill you can easily bake these chicken thighs!
- After marinating them, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake your chicken thighs for about 25-30 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165.
You can also roast the corn roast on a sheet pan lined with foil for 25 minutes at 375 – 400 degrees F. Don’t forget to get all of our tips for baking chicken here!
Easily prep these tacos ahead of time
You can easily save time and prep a few of the street corn chicken taco components 1-2 days ahead of time! Here’s what I’d recommend:
- Prep the sauce. Reminder that you do not need to soak the cashews for 2 full hours — simply boil water and let them soak in the hot water for about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can make the entire jalapeño cashew lime sauce the day before and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it! You’ll just want to give it a good stir before using it.
- Marinate your chicken. You can also marinate your chicken for up to 24 hours before grilling it! This will not only save you time but it will also give the chicken extra flavor. Coat the chicken in all of those spices and store it in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.
Once you’ve prepped the sauce and chicken, you’ll just have to grill the chicken with the corn, assemble your tacos, and enjoy!
How to char tortillas
Your corn tortillas will be extra delicious with a little charring on them!
- Turn on your stovetop burner to the lowest setting.
- Place one tortilla on the burner and let it heat up for about 45 seconds – checking frequently to make sure it’s not burning.
- Once it has the desired char, carefully flip the tortilla with tongs and char on the other side.
- The tortilla might puff up a bit once you flip, which is okay!
- Cover your tortillas with a dishtowel as you finish them so that they stay warm.
More grilling recipes you’ll love
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- Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad
- Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto + Goat Cheese
- Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole
- How to Grill Pizza that’s Crispy, Chewy and Ready in only 15 Minutes
Get all of our delicious grilling recipes here!
I hope you love these crazy good street corn chicken tacos! If you make them be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked them. You can also share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy, xo!
Crazy Good Street Corn Chicken Tacos
Incredible street corn chicken tacos made with flavorful sazon grilled chicken, seasoned grilled corn, fresh avocado salsa and an addicting jalapeño lime cashew sauce. These delicious grilled street corn chicken tacos are the perfect summer recipe the whole family will love!
- For the sazon chicken:
- 1 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- Optional: ¼ teaspoon cayenne (only if you like a little heat)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- For the grilled corn:
- 2 ears of corn, washed
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- For the salsa:
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup finely diced cilantro
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion
- 1 lime, juiced
- Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
- For the jalapeno lime cashew sauce:
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup water, plus more to thin if necessary
- 1 medium jalapeno, seeded
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Freshly ground black pepper
- For serving:
- 8 soft corn tortillas
- Extra thinly sliced jalapenos
- Extra cilantro
Soak the cashews in 2 cups of warm water for at least 2 hours; otherwise I've found that you can easily speed up the process by adding the raw cashews to a pot with water and placing over high heat. Bring water to a boil, then immediately turn off the heat; let the cashews sit for about 30 minutes in the hot water, then drain.
Once the cashews have finished soaking you'll be ready to make the sauce: add drained cashews, fresh water, jalapeno, garlic, fresh lime juice, salt, onion powder and black pepper to a blender. Blend on high until sauce comes together. If you want a bit of a thinner sauce, add 1-2 tablespoons more water. Set aside.
While your cashews are soaking, you can marinate your chicken: in a large bowl add chicken, olive oil, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper. Toss together to coat the chicken and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes-1 hour, or up to 24 hours.
Next prepare your corn: drizzle corn with olive oil and rub with chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper.
Now it’s time to grill both the chicken and the corn: preheat grill to 400 degrees F. Place the corn and chicken directly on the grill. Turn corn occasionally until charred and cooked for about 15-20 minutes. Grill chicken thighs for 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked and the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm, then chop into bite sized pieces.
Allow corn to cool a bit before cutting it off the cob and placing corn into a medium bowl along with following ingredients for the salsa: diced or sliced avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, lime and salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to combine.
Char your tortillas if you’d like, then top each with a spoonful of the jalapeno cashew lime sauce, chicken, street corn mixture, extra jalapenos and an extra drizzle of cashew lime sauce on top. Enjoy! Serves 4; 2 street corn chicken tacos each.
To bake the chicken: after marinating them, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake your chicken thighs for about 25-30 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165.
To roast the corn: after seasoning your corn, roast it on a sheet pan lined with foil for 25 minutes at 375 - 400 degrees F.
See the full post for ways to customize these tacos and how to make them ahead of time for ease!
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats
This post was originally published on August 25, 2020, and republished on July 21, 2021.
It took a while to get all the ingredients as the list is huge but it was delicious!!
There are quite a few components but all worth it! Glad you loved them!
Can’t wait to make this! What are your thoughts on using a poblano pepper in the cashew sauce rather than a jalapeno?
My thoughts are YES, sounds amazing!
These tacos are so like party in the mouth. So much flavor!! This is your best recipe that I’ve tried.
Absolutely! So glad you loved them 🙂
This recipe is SO BEYOND!! Every single bite was bursting with flavor. I especially loved the zest of the jalapeno lime cashew sauce. Thank you for this creation!
So happy you loved them! That cashew sauce is the best 🙂
Made these tonight – didn’t have corn so I made without the corn and it was sooo good! Can’t wait to try again with the corn.
Perfect! Glad you liked them regardless!
What a great combination of flavors! I loved this recipe a lot, thanks again, Monique. <3
So happy to hear that, Vanessa!
These really are crazy good. I used Trader Joe’s cauliflower thins and didn”t have ingredients for the salsa but wow, those spices on the chicken + corn + the crema made an incredible blend of flavors.
Perfect! Delicious either way 🙂
These were the best chicken tacos ever! I didn’t have corn on the cob, so I used frozen corn and charred it in a pan with the oil and same seasoning. I was afraid my family wouldn’t like the avocado salsa but we gobbled it down with that awesome cashew lime sauce. OMG. The only thing, if you want the sauce spicy, leave some of the seeds in the jalapeno. I was afraid and took all the seeds out and it had very little spice. So yummy!, that sauce can easily be used as a dressing on taco salad as well. Go Monique. You did it again!
My absolute favorite dinner recipe EVER. Everything about it is amazing. Made them with my boyfriend and we were both so satisfied with all the flavors. amazing tacos overall.
These were absolutely amazing! My 19 year old daughter and I loved every bite. This will be a regular for us. I have followed you for well over a year and for some reason just started making your recipes. There hasn’t been one that has disappointed. Thank you for your love of creating and sharing.
Love that! I hope you keep finding recipes here that you like 🙂
I baked my chicken and used Trader Joes frozen roasted corn because I’m lazy and these tacos were still so amazing! They def took taco night to the next (& healthy) level!
Perfect! So happy to hear that 🙂
Absolutely delicious! A meal I will most definitely cook again for the family.
Such a great dinner! Glad you enjoyed!
My girlfriends and I LOVE tacos… Anytime they come to visit they request this recipe. The seasoning on the chicken is one we use even when not eating tacos.
DELICIOUS! I loved them and so did my picky husband! 10/10 will do again! Thank you!! 🙂
So happy to hear that!
Delicious tacos!! Big hit!! Definitely will make these again!!
Glad you loved them!
Made these last night and they were incredible! I love your recipes!
I’m so glad!!
This is a new favorite! Particularly the corn salsa. I love to make it to add to pork tostadas. Or any tacos really! Thanks for the delicious recipe! I need to try the chicken again. My first run I accidentally used a tsp of cayenne instead of a tsp cumin, holy hot!
Love that! Whoops – glad you measured correctly the next time around 😉
The best, FRESH and light tacos! Loved how easy they were and the easy ingredients. Will be adding this to the rotation this summer!
So glad you loved them!!
I baked the chicken as suggested if you don’t have access to a grill (as well as the corn) and they were insanely good!! Will definitely be making again.
Perfect! So glad you loved these!
Oh my word these truly are CRAZY good. Wow, better than what I’ve ordered at restaurants. 10/10!
So happy you loved them!!
To say with my daughter’s words: “the most delicious tacos I have ever had mom!”. Simply amazing! It took me some time to make it but it worths the time!
So happy to hear that!
These were so yummy! I loved the dairy free jalapeño crema! I sadly don’t have a grill (#apartmentlife) but was able to make everything quite easily in a skillet on the stovetop.
Perfect! So glad you enjoyed!
Amazing!! Becoming one of our households favourite.
So happy to hear that!
Absolutely delicious! A perfect summer dish and so fun and easy! I want to eat this at least once a week so freakin good.
These I have to try!! If I wanted to include dairy in the sauce would I use sour cream plus all the rest of the ingredients for the sauce except the cashews and water??
Yes, I think that should work totally fine! Hope you enjoy 🙂
Delicious, through and through. That jalapeño cashew sauce…so good. My three children loved it as well! All it needed was a margarita 😜
SO happy to hear you all loved it! Yay!
Okay well wow. First off I would like to say I have never written a review for ANYTHING. These were spectacular. Since quarantine started my mom and I have dedicated each Tuesday to try a new taco recipe & have stuck with it. This is BY FAR our favorite. Everything just goes so well together. We made a side salad of watermelon/feta/mint too and it paired really nicely. I plan on making these again for our cook out for Father’s Day. Highly recommend!!!!!
OMG thank you so much for your review, Mia!! I’m so thrilled to hear that you guys loved them. That side salad sounds incredible, too 🙂
OH. MY. this was nothing short of AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I almost didn’t bother making the cashew cream (was just going to use sour cream) but so glad I did .. so easy and ridiculously delicious. YUM! (oh and I just boiled the cashews, we you suggested .. cos if course I didn’t think to allow soaking time!)
YAY I’m so happy you loved these! Isn’t that cashew cream DELICIOUS?! 🙂
We are not huge taco people, but I had to try these because they looked amazing and we love so many of Monique’s recipes. I left out the jalapeno (subbed in some cayenne) and otherwise made the recipe exactly as listed. They were AMAZING. We all loved them, even my picky teenager who otherwise would never touch avocado. The chicken was SO good, I could easily use it for other meals as well. We’re adding this to our list of repeat-meals!
Oh YAY, I’m so happy you guys loved these!! Can’t wait for you to make them again 🙂
My husband declared these “the best tacos he’s ever had” and we eat a lot of tacos!
No way!! I’m SO thrilled to hear that! 🙂
I have not made the recipe yet. We are trying to eat less meat. If I try to substitute tofu for the chicken, how would you suggest I prepare it?
Hi Cynthia! I have a post on how to grill tofu–I’d recommend doing that! You can use the same sazon seasoning that’s on the chicken in the taco recipe, if you’d like 🙂
“Crazy good” is spot on! These are amazing!! The marinade for the chicken is so flavorful and the cashew lime sauce really ties it all together. I’ve eaten these for 4 dinners this week already, and I can’t get enough! Thank you for the recipe!
Oh, so happy you agree!! One of my fav dinners, too. Yay! 🙂
These look amazing!!! How would you recommend cooking the corn if you don’t have access to a grill?
Hi, Allyson! I’d recommend roasting the corn, or you could cut it off the cob and saute it with the spices in a pan 🙂
Sorry just saw this now will be making this soon can i use mushrooms as am a vegan i never had tacos before perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya
Can i use my new air fryer or oven for this as i dont have a grill at home
Hope you love these! I don’t have an air fryer but if you’ve had luck cooking chicken and veggies in it, I’m sure it’ll work!
Oops sorry i meant can i use mushrooms as am a vegan i tried french fries in air fryer it worked
Oh sorry I misread that! Yes mushrooms would be soooo good in here 🙂
Is there another nut you would recommend as a substitute for the cashews?
Hmm I haven’t actually tried anything else in here! Sunflower seeds might work 🙂 Or yogurt if you eat dairy!
So flavorful and easy!
Yay!! Glad you loved them!
I cannot wait to make these!!! Yum!
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
The name says it all. Crazy good. I’ll be making this again soon.
I used boneless/skinless chicken tenders instead of thighs. I also couldn’t find raw cashews at my grocery store, so I used lightly salted cashew pieces from the nut isle. I didn’t soak them, I skipped that step.
I tried making the cashew lime sauce in a food processor, but it just made a mess. So I used my immersion blender and it worked great.
I loved the results. I won’t change a thing next time.
Highly highly recommend!
Yay!! I’m thrilled to hear you loved these, Liz! Glad to know those cashews + the immersion blender worked well 🙂
SO good! Subbed chicken breast but followed everything else exactly. Turned out so flavorful and filling.
Yay! I’m so happy you loved these, Morgan!
A bit more work than I usually like to do to recipes but this was worth it. Was lazy with the corn and just steamed it. Also used flour tortillas just heated up. Absolutely delicious!
So glad it was worth it and that you loved it!
These are amazing and a family favorite. To simplify on a busy night, we substitute corn with frozen fire roasted corn and the cashew sauce with Siete cashew queso (both found at Whole Foods). Thank you Monique for creative, healthy recipes that delight our family!
This might be my absolute favorite ambitiouskitchen recipe
Do not skip the cashew sauce! These were delicious and worth every minute of effort.
Crazy good is absolutely right! These tacos are definitely a new favorite and we’re making them a second time already!
One piece of advice – read the recipe in advance, there are a few prep steps that need to be done a few hours before cooking.
These are the best. I make them regularly, and I exclude jalapeños bc, kids, but they are enjoyed by all! Great w siete tortillas. ❤️❤️
Grilled these this week and turned out great. The sazon seasoning added great flavor and corn salsa was a good touch. I left off the green sauce to save time and the corn salsa was plenty of flavor. Will definitely add into the summer grilling rotation
These are so good! They definitely have a little bit of heat to them, but I was super easy to make we did it all on the BBQ so very easy to clean up. 100% Recommend!
The cashew sauce was to die for! Will be putting that on literally everything
Isn’t it addictive?! So happy you love it!
Absolutely delicious! Best thing I’ve made for a while
Oh YAY! One of my fav recipes, too.
This are so incredible! The marinated chicken is divine, I marinated mine overnight and it turned out so flavorful. The corn salsa business is out of control delicious. Do yourself a favor and make these for yourself!
Oh yay!! I’m so happy you love these so much!
These tacos are amazing! The seasoning of the chicken was perfect and the salsa has wonderful flavor. The perfect amount of spice. These will definitely stay in my recipe rotation.
Yay! So happy you tried and loved them 🙂
These are seriously some of the best tacos I’ve ever made. I ate them for like 4 days straight. They’re sooo tasty. I definitely recommend making this recipe!
YAY I’m so happy you love these!!
This was really good. Somewhat time consuming with all of the pieces. Rather than grill the corn I just boiled it. Also subbed pineapple for the avocado which was DELISH! I doubled the recipe, but doubling the sauce was way too much.
So happy you enjoyed it! Love the idea of avocado. And good to know about the sauce amount; hope you were able to use it on something else!
Why is there an asterisk by raw cashews inder ingredients? Is there a substitute referenced? I could find it.
Sorry for the confusion! The asterisk shouldn’t be there — just deleted it 🙂 Hope you can make these soon!
Another amazing AK recipe! Made these last week. The ingredient list is long but don’t let that deter you. Super simple and easy to make. You always know the perfect sauce to pair with recipes! I’m making these again this weekend for the cottage. I’m sure they will be a hit.
YAY! I’m so glad you loved them + that you’re already making them again! Hope everyone enjoys 🙂
Subbed Mahi-mahi (4 fillets) for the chicken and it turned out very yummy!
I never thought to use fish in this recipe but that’s SUCH a good idea — thank you! Happy you loved it 🙂
OH MAN! Bathe me in the jalapeño lime cashew sauce. This is such an easy weeknight dinner that is crazy delicious! Great for meal prep or having a group over too. Everyone will enjoy this one. I’m going to keep the sauce in the fridge at all times now!!
OH MAN! Bathe me in the jalapeño lime cashew sauce. This is such an easy weeknight dinner that is crazy delicious! Great for meal prep or having a group over too. Everyone will enjoy this one. I’m going to keep the sauce in the fridge at all times now!!
SAME!! It would be good on so many dishes! Glad you loved it, and thanks for joining the party 🥳
We loved this recipe and were excited to have leftovers! Our grill currently needs propane, so we made everything in the air fryer. The cashew sauce was awesome! I plan on using it for other dishes/tacos.
Ooh love the idea of making it in an air fryer! Glad they came out great 🙂
My boyfriend literally said “I can’t believe you made this at home and not a store!” Truly so good. I made chicken and corn in oven because I don’t have a grill and still amazing.
We were over the top happy with this recipe. I was concerned that the jalapeno peppers might make this too hot so I used half of a pepper and removed the seeds. Since we have ripe garden tomatoes, I did add one chopped tomato also. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs because my husband prefers white meat. I love that they give you several options on ingredients and the way to bake inside or grill outside. I did have some difficulty finding the recipe but persistence paid off. I definitely make this recipe again….absolutely delicious!
Amazing! Used a grill pan for the corn and chicken and it turned out perfectly. Best tacos I’ve made!
#AKDinnerParty This recipe is truly delicious and so fast to make! I marinated the chicken overnight for extra flavour and made the salsa and sauce few hours in advance. I used the avocado lime sauce instead and added some chopped tomato to the salsa. Will definitely make it again.
This was so delicious. I was a little iffy about the cashew sauce, only because I had slivered almonds on hand instead. But it tasted beautifully. The hubby and the kiddos both liked it.
yum yum yum as always!! colorful, fresh, beautiful and healthy. thank you for keeping our dinner menus exciting and new <3
Aw thank YOU! So happy you loved them!
We never met an AK recipe we didn’t love! This one was so delicious and flavorful! We ate our 2 tacos and instantly couldn’t wait to have leftovers again the next day. The only change we made to the recipe was adding a little agave to the cashew lime sauce for a little sweetness to balance the heat.
I’m so glad you both loved these and that you enjoyed the leftovers, too! Love the idea of adding a little agave 🙂
So much great flavor, and the seasonings were all things I already on hand which made it easier. This recipes is perfect for a week night meal and I will definitely make it again, but will increase to 1.5lb chicken for 4 portions as 1lb wasn’t enough for my husband and I to each have 2 meals worth. #AKDinnerParty
I’m so happy you loved them, Colleen! And thanks for the note about the chicken — totally fine to increase the amount 🙂
Delicious! The salsa was fresh and tasty, and the cashew crema added a nice touch. The only change I made was cooking the corn on the stovetop. This was easily adaptable for the whole family. Thanks for the idea! #AKDinnerParty
I’m SO glad you enjoyed it, Emiley! Totally fine to cook the corn on the stove — that’s a great shortcut 🙂 Thanks for the review!
These were SO delicious tonight! Only had to use less jalapeño so it wasn’t too spicy for our 19-month-old but was still amazing. Will definitely have to make this again and again!
This recipe tonight was amazing!! Every part was so so good. Doubled it all to make sure we had leftovers 😉 Just had to use less jalapeños for the 19 month old!
Woohooo! So happy you tried it and that it came out amazing, Leah! 🥰
This is wonderful! I made as directed but put the salsa, chicken, and sauce (used as dressing) over spring greens instead of in tacos, and sprinkled with pepitas for a little extra crunch. We both LOVED and will definitely make again 👍🏼.
Oooh love the idea of turning it into a salad — I need to try that! Thanks for the idea 🙂
10/10!!!! Dang this was sooooo delicious!!!! I can’t even begin to describe the explosion of flavors in my mouth! My boyfriend and I had this for dinner tonight and it’s too good not to share!!!!! #akdinnerparty
YAY I’m so glad you both loved it! Thank you!!
This was absolutely delicious! Definitely a staple for a summer time dinner!! I’ll never not char my tortillas ever again!!
SO happy you loved them, Nikki! And yes, totally agree that charring the tortillas is essential!
We used our pellet grill to first smoke, then char the sazon chicken thighs. Sadly, I couldn’t get any fresh corn (wiped out from July 4th weekend?). I roasted some frozen corn tossed in olive oil, the seasonings, lime juice and lime zest on a sheet pan set on the pellet grill. So delicious! And that jalapeno cashew cream sauce is to die for! We took the leftovers on our camping trip, charring the tortillas on the fire. We added a sprinkling of cotija cheese, because well, cheese. #AKDinnerParty
That all sounds INCREDIBLE! And such a great idea to take the leftovers on a camping trip. So happy you loved them!
AKDinnerParty, Great tacos
SO happy you tried and loved them, Michelle!
This was a fun summer meal. My husband ate it as tacos and I ate it with a base of lettuce. Delicious! #AKDinnerParty
So glad you both enjoyed these, Carla! Thanks for coming to the party 🥳
My husband and I made this for AK’s July Dinner Party recipe. All our guests loved it and wanted the recipe. I would double or even triple the salsa. Everything was so flavourful. We especially liked the cashew sauce. We made Frozen Strawberry Margaritas to go with the meal.
SO happy everyone loved these! Yay!! And the frozen strawberry margs are such a perfect pairing ❤️
These were so tasty!! I prepped the sauce ahead of time. The chicken marinade is sooo good I could eat the chicken alone! #AKDinnerParty
I’m so glad you loved them, Morgen!! Thanks for coming to the party 🥳
These are fantastic whether you use the cashew sauce or avocado lime sauce. A must-make summer recipe! #AKDinnerParty
Omg did you try both?! LOVE IT.
This was so delicious! I made it when some friends came over and we all loved it and couldn’t stop snacking on it even after dinner. I added a peach to the avocado salsa since I had one on hand and I loved the sweet and spicy combination. This is definitely going to be added to my regular recipe rotation. #AKDinnerParty
I’m so glad everyone loved them! YAY! And I bet the peach salsa was amazing in here 🙂
LOVED this dinner!! I made some homemade flour/corn tortillas to have with them. My husband and kids and I all really loved these tacos! #AKDINNERPARTY
Omg homemade tortillas?! I’m so impressed! Glad you all loved them 🙂
Made these for the July #AKdinnerParty and they’re fantastic! The sauce, corn salsa, chicken – all of it came together beautifully and it’s absolutely worth firing up the grill for the flavor. Make these for dinner if you want to feel like a badA chef in your own home – better than many restaurant tacos that I’ve had.
Woohoooo! So glad you loved them! And thanks for coming to the party 🥳
I made this but instead of using the salsa here, I used your avocado peach salsa. I also added cabbage on top. It was sooo delicious!! #AKDinnerParty
LOVE that idea — bet the flavors went really well together! And the crunchy cabbage 😍 Thanks for sharing!
We loved this recipe so much that we made it twice more in the same week. So delicious! It is fairly easy to pull together and the flavours are absolutely incredible. Spicy and fresh, creamy, crunchy, soft. We used sour cream as the sauce base, but will try the cashew cream next time ! Highly recommend this recipe. #akdinnerparty
That’s amazing!! I’m so glad you loved it. Can’t wait for you to try the cashew sauce (my favorite part!)
These were fabulous!! Don’t skip the cashew cream and I might double the chicken. Everyone wanted more.
Isn’t that cashew sauce unreal?!? So glad you all enjoyed these, Renee!
Such a delicious summer recipe! My husband and I loved these tacos. So much flavor!
Happy to hear that! Thanks, Brigid 🙂
#AKDinnerParty This recipe is DELICIOUS! The grilled chicken stayed moist and flavorful, while the corn salsa was the perfect compliment.
Yaaaay! So happy you came to the party, Mary!
I made these last week, and they are so, so good. Like, surprisingly good. I could easily eat a whole bowl of the salsa. I came back to the recipe again this week because my incredibly picky kids loved the spice rub, and I’m going to make it again it for their dinner tonight!
Ahhh so happy to hear that, Melissa! Glad the whole fam loved them 🙂
Love these tacos! They are so easy to make and the cashew sauce is amazing! We have made them a few times and have enjoyed them every time! I find that the salsa and cashew sauce can last several days in the fridge and the chicken can be marinated and then frozen for meal prep.
Can always count on you to make these dinner party recipes, Rebecca!! ❤️ I’m SO happy you’re loving these. Thanks for commenting!
The homemade Sazon seasoned chicken paired so well with the charred corn and the jalapeño cashew lime sauce was the key to this recipe. What’s so great about this dish is that you can make the chicken recipe on its own as well as the corn salsa can be a great side dish to almost any meal. Enjoyed this and cheers to the #AKDinnerParty
Thanks so much for the review, Shannon! SO happy you loved them. And totally agree — they both go with so many meals!
These are excellent! They are definitely restaurant-quality. The chicken, sauce, and salsa all compliment each other, but also taste great on their own. They did take me a while to make, but they were so worth it! I can’t wait to have them again! #AKDinnerParty
Such a delicious combo! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
These were a delicious weeknight meal! I had to change up the crema recipe I used just based on what was in my cupboards but these were great. I can only imagine what they’d be like on a bbq instead of an indoor grill pan but they were still great. Will definitely make these again! #AKdinnerparty
Perfect! So glad you enjoyed!
WOW! This recipe was insanely delicious. It felt like restaurant quality…at home. Loved, loved the flavor of the chicken and the sauce was to die for.
AMAZING!! The salsa and the cashew sauce are sooooo good and pair perfectly with the chicken! Will definitely keep making! Thank you for your awesome recipes! I’ve gotten my husband hooked too! #AKDinnerParty
The perfect combo! So glad you both loved these!
These tacos are amazing! I made them for a quick weeknight dinner and the chicken is just so flavorful and the toppings complement the chicken perfectly. I made some modifications (mostly due to not having a grill): I cooked the chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet on the stove and used thawed frozen corn. #AKDinnerParty
Perfect! These ones are great for customizing 🙂 Glad you loved them!
Made these for dinner tonight and they turned out so good! I skipped the sauce, as we were limited on time for dinner prep. Will definitely make these again and have to try the cashew cream! Another great Ambitious Kitchen recipe! #AKDinnerParty
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
I made these today and followed the recipe exactly. These were super good!! The chicken is perfect and the salsa is summery, great for this summer heatwave. My tortillas fell apart so I will end up eating this as a bowl which is fine by me. I’m glad this was the #AKDinnerParty recipe this month as I would have never made this without that push as the ingredient list seemed too long for me. However this didn’t take as long as I feared, and I’d make again!
Once you get going it’s easier to make than you think! So glad you gave them a try!
Made this recipe as written for my meal prep this week–will make it again. The chicken seasoning is a game changer! Easy to make recipe–broiled the corn and panned the chicken thighs using my cast iron as I prepared the sauce and salsa.
Absolutely! So glad you enjoyed!
So good! My whole family loved these tacos! I used Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn & it turned out perfect but I can’t wait to actually grill fresh corn next time. #AKDinnerParty
Amazing! Glad it was a hit!
Sooooooo good. This is the 5th recipe I’ve tried from this site and it was another hit. My husband and I both loved it and instantly saved it to make again and again. Another win. I have yet to be disappointed by your recipes.
Amazing! So happy to hear that!
These Travis are amazing!!! Made them last night and two or three times after dinner my husband mentioned how much he liked them. Winning!!! Made as written, served with a green salad. (Wanted to serve with a watermelon salad but someone ate it all!
Amazing! So happy to hear that 🙂
Late to the July #AKdinner party because time slipped away with a new baby, but made these tacos yesterday – so good! I added zucchini to the corn and made everything in a skillet. Easy and delicious, thank you for the recipe!
Haha I feel that! SO happy you got the chance to try them. Great idea to use a skillet + add zucchini, too!
These were great! The corn salsa I could just eat with a spoon
Omg SAME haha! So happy you loved them!
Absolutely insane! So much flavor and not difficult to make. My wife wants them everyday now.
Haha YESSS I’m so happy you both loved them!!
These are SO good! Even my dairy-loving husband loved them. They are flavorful and easy to make. The cashew cream sauce is my favorite part!
These tacos are delicious! I was skeptical about the cashew lime sauce, but it is to die for. The corn avocado salsa is so flavorful and compliments the chicken so well.
I’m SO happy you loved them!! Thank you!
This 5 stars is not only for the chicken (which is amazing) but FOR THE CORN SALSA. I tried this recipe about 2 months ago. Since then I have made it once a week but I double the salsa recipe because we end up eating it as a snack with chips the rest of the week. I am shook by how good it is every time I eat it. Our household protip is we use 2 jalapenos and leave the membrane and seeds from 1. It’s so good. Thank you for blessing us with this.
AHH this is amazing, Kayla! I’m SO glad you and your family are loving this recipe. Appreciate your comment ❤️
I literally am obsessed with these and make them almost every week. The only thing I did different was marinated the chicken in Tajin seasoning with olive oil, rather than using the seasonings. I also add a bit of feta or cojita cheese on top. So freaking good. Thank you!!
Love this! So glad you are loving this recipe 🙂
This is my favorite AK recipe! The chicken is so flavorful but the cashew sauce puts it over the top. My husband and I love it and so does my 2 year old!
Unbelievable flavor! What a great, tender, best chicken soft taco I ever had! Added some of my favorite pickled veggies! Excellent!!!
I have to be honest, I haven’t made these tacos yet. But I’m sitting here looking at the photo and ingredients and my mouth is watering in between sips of morning coffee. You know those recipes where the photos look so good you can almost taste the food? Can’t wait to make this next week. Love your recipes!
Oh this is so kinds of you! I hope you love this recipe, they are literally SO good 😊
I don’t have a grill but the oven/stovetop alternates did the trick. Followed the recipe 100% except I added crumbled Feta on the top since I didn’t have any Cotija. Honestly, the best tacos we’ve ever eaten and that includes from restaurants. Bravo!
OMG yum! SO glad you are loving this recipe and it turns out great for you 🙂