corn salsa served with chicken

Easy Corn Salsa to Serve Over Chicken Thighs

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Blog #108: Chicken can become boring especially when you have it most days of the week. Chicken is versatile and you can serve it in so many ways. One of my go to meals is corn salsa served over grilled chicken thighs. It is simple and super tasty. If you read my blogs you may have noticed a pattern here. EASY and SIMPLE meals with TONS of flavor. That’s my motto.

Who doesn’t love corn? Especially kids. Their first favorite fruit is usually bananas and corn for vegetables. Hmmm I wonder why…HA The fact that this recipe is so yummy with just a few ingredients will blow your mind.

Corn is sweet and starchy which will keep you full longer. It also has many benefits, such as helping promote eye health and many minerals like magnesium. Eating corn is an easy way to get magnesium as 50% of adults are magnesium deficient.


  • Corn on the cob
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil

If you don’t have cilantro or don’t like it you can use parsley instead. And you also can omit the garlic and onion powder, if you don’t have it on hand. Make the dish your own by substituting things you don’t have or just don’t like. However, I assure you you will love this corn salsa! Cilantro, lime and parmesan cheese are a great combo with delicious flavor. I use these 3 ingredients in many dishes.


If you have leftovers, serve this corn salsa in a burrito bowl, taco or with tortilla chips. My favorite way to serve this corn salsa is with chicken thighs and white rice. Chicken thighs already have so much flavor. Even if you overcook them a bit, they stay juicy unlike chicken breast.

Easy Corn Salsa to Serve Over Chicken Thighs

Recipe by Azilde ElizabethCourse: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 Corn on the cob, shredded

  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, shredded

  • 1 cup of cilantro (loosely packed), roughly chopped

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Salt, large pinch + a pinch divided

  • 1/8 tsp of pepper

  • 1/8 tsp onion powder

  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

  • Olive oil, about 2 tbsp*


  • Bring a pot a of salted (add a pinch) water to a boil. Add corn and boil for about 10 minutes or until bright yellow. Remove from water and let corn cool for a few minutes.
  • Once corn is slightly cool, add the parmesan cheese, cilantro, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, lime and olive oil.
  • Mix and serve over chicken thighs!*
  • Serves 4


  • 1-2 tbsp of olive oil- I eyeballed this.
  • Serving this corn salsa over chicken thighs is my favorite but feel free to serve over any meat or fish!

Let me know what you think and what sides you like with chicken and/or corn!


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10 thoughts on “Easy Corn Salsa to Serve Over Chicken Thighs

  1. I have been enjoying variations in your tuna and chickpea salad. Now I will be adding this recipe to my weekly menu too! I am
    Presuming cilantro is coriander. Thank you for sharing! X

  2. What kind of camera did you use for these images? They’re so sharp and detailed. Beautiful. Never been able to serve corn off the cob that way without hurting myself or causing things to explode in my kitchen. But I do like to see it when it’s expertly done.

    1. Thank you so much for the compliments! I just use my iPhone. And am learning to take pictures. My older pictures are awful 😆 And yes it is messy at times cutting corn off the cob. Thank you!

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