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Grilled Chicken and Corn Lettuce Wraps

Grilling ears of corn in the husks before cutting off the kernels gives the resulting wraps a smoky-sweet taste.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into 1-inch-wide strips
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes), plus lime wedges for serving
  • 1 jalapeno chile, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

For the Corn

  • 2 ears of corn, husks intact
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

For the Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 8 large leaves iceberg lettuce

For the Lime Yogurt

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Freshly ground pepper

Cook's Note

To prevent charring, cut the chicken into small pieces, which will cook quickly.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Make the chicken: Place chicken in a large bowl. Add lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, and oil, and turn chicken to coat. Cover and refrigerate, turning occasionally, for 1 hour.

  2. Step 2

    Make the corn: Preheat grill to medium-high. Soak corn in cold water for 15 minutes, and drain. Grill corn and scallions, turning both occasionally. Cook scallions until tender, about 5 minutes. Cook corn until husks are brown but not black and kernels are cooked through, about 12 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Let corn cool slightly, and then husk. Cut kernels from cobs, chop scallions, and combine with oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.

  4. Step 4

    Remove chicken from marinade, and season with the salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

  5. Step 5

    Make the lime yogurt: Stir together yogurt and lime juice in a small bowl. Season with pepper.

  6. Step 6

    Assemble wraps: Divide chicken, corn, yogurt, and avocado among lettuce leaves. Serve immediately with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2008

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Reviews (6)

  • 10 Sep, 2008

    I also threw it all in a skillet - turned out really well. I went a little overboard with the lime, so it was very citrusy - but still very good!

  • 10 Sep, 2008

    I also threw it all in a skillet - turned out really well. I went a little overboard with the lime, so it was very citrusy - but still very good!

  • 12 Aug, 2008

    Good. Tastes are great, and I did everything (corn, chicken) in a skillet. I felt like there were a lot of steps for a weeknight meal. Fed myself and my husband.

  • 12 Aug, 2008

    Good. Tastes are great, and I did everything (corn, chicken) in a skillet. I felt like there were a lot of steps for a weeknight meal. Fed myself and my husband.

  • 14 May, 2008

    We had this for dinner last night. The flavors are wonderful. It's a bit messy to eat, but delicious none the less.

  • 14 May, 2008

    We had this for dinner last night. The flavors are wonderful. It's a bit messy to eat, but delicious none the less.