Grilled corn on the cob is a classic summer side dish that's perfect for outdoor barbecues and gatherings. This recipe takes grilled corn to the next level by adding a flavorful garlic and chili lime butter that will have your taste buds dancing.


  • 4 ears of fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Husk the corn and remove any stray silk.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, minced garlic, lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread the garlic and chili lime butter mixture evenly over the ears of corn.
  5. Wrap each ear of corn individually in aluminum foil.
  6. Place the wrapped corn on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and lightly charred.
  7. Remove the corn from the grill and carefully unwrap the aluminum foil.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • For extra smoky flavor, try grilling the corn without the aluminum foil for a few minutes before wrapping it up to finish cooking.
  • If you don't have fresh lime juice, you can substitute with bottled lime juice.
  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of chili powder or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or chopped green onions for an extra pop of color and flavor.


This grilled corn on the cob recipe with garlic and chili lime butter is a simple and delicious way to elevate your summer barbecue. The savory garlic and tangy lime juice create a perfect balance of flavors, while the chili powder adds a subtle kick of heat. Whether you're hosting a backyard party or just looking for a tasty side dish, this recipe is sure to impress.

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