Chicken Chili Verde Esquites

Ingredient List

  • 6 medium ears sweet corn, husked
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced into rings
  • 1 serrano pepper, sliced into rings (optional)
  • 1 package (4 links) Seemore Chicken Chili Verde Sausages
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves, divided


In a large serving bowl, whisk together lime juice and olive oil. Cut kernels off corn cobs. Add half to the serving bowl; stir in shallots and serrano, if desired. Set aside.

Crumble sausages into small pieces. In a large cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat, cook and stir sausage in canola oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to paper towel.

In same pan, add remaining corn to drippings; cook over high heat, not stirring, until lightly charred on 1 side, 2-3 minutes. Transfer corn to shallot mixture; add sausage and 1/4 cup Cotija cheese. Toss to combine; let stand until cooled to room temperature, 15-20 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup cilantro. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cilantro and 1/4 cup Cotija cheese.


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