Shredded chicken tacos with corn salsa

Shredded chicken tacos with corn salsa

Spiced-butter shredded chicken tacos with corn salsa and avocado is the perfect easy recipe for weekend feasting and for feeding a crowd.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken taco recipe, Corn salsa, Shredded chicken tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 243kcal
Author Alida Ryder


For the corn salsa

  • 4 cups corn kernels (if using frozen, thaw in hot water and drain)
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers finely chopped (remove seeds if you want a milder salsa)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro/coriander finely chopped
  • lime juice to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the shredded chicken

  • 4 large chicken breasts (skinless, de-boned)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½-1 tsp chilli powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the tacos

  • corn tortillas Heated
  • avocado chopped
  • fresh cilantro/coriander
  • lime wedges


  • To make the salsa, fry the corn in a hot pan until golden brown and cooked through. Place in a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. 
  • Poach the chicken in salted water for 7-10 minutes until cooked through. Shred the cooked chicken and set aside. 
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the garlic and spices. Allow to cook until fragrant then pour over the shredded chicken. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste and mix well. 
  • To finish the salsa, add the red onion, tomato and aromatics then mix well. 
  • Serve the chicken and salsa with tortillas and avocado and garnish with cilantro/coriander and finish with lime juice. 


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.4mg