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Grilled Corn with Chive Butter

When our son was young, corn was the only vegetable he'd eat. My husband and I soon got bored with the simple salt and butter topping, so I stirred in some lemon juice and chives.—Sue Kirsch, Eden Pairie, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 medium ears sweet corn in husks
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


  • Soak corn in cold water for 1 hour. In a small bowl, combine the butter, chives, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk. Brush with butter mixture. Rewrap corn in husks and secure with kitchen string.
  • Grill corn, uncovered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 ear of corn: 232 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • xxcskier
    May 27, 2019

    My entire family loved this corn. So simple to make and we loved the addition of the chives. We made this for a family barbecue and needless to say there were non left over!

  • lshaw
    Jul 15, 2014

    I added the compound butter mixture to corn that had been boiled since I rarely use a grill. I used lemon pepper seasoning in place of the lemon juice since I had no juice in the house. Next time I think I will reduce or eliminate the sugar--not sure--because when one is eating sweet corn, does it really need sugar on top? I will use this recipe again.

  • mrssarge
    Jul 8, 2014

    Everyone loved it. Nice change on grilled corn. I put the foil down on the grill and brushed it with the butter mixture as suggested by a previous review. It turned out great.

  • LoraSammons
    Aug 13, 2013

    My family loves grilled corn and everyone liked the addition of the chives.

  • ChefKK
    Aug 2, 2013

    This definitely put a spin on grilled corn! Make sure that you make some extra Chive Butter for later. I loved this recipe! Will definitely be putting this in my recipe book!

  • VictoriaElaine
    Jul 31, 2013

    I wrapped the corn in foil to make the preparation faster & easier & it turned out delicious!

  • best of home cooks
    Aug 2, 2012

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  • melodious88
    Sep 11, 2011

    I wrapped the corn in foil instead of re-wrapping it in the husks, and it turned out fine. Very tender, moist and flavorful! Yum!

  • maley001
    Sep 4, 2011

    Excellent!! Soaked the corn in the husks for one hour. Then, cleaned the corn of the husk and silk. Placed on aluminum foil on the gas grill. Continuously brushing with the butter mixture, and rotating the corn until finished. Absolutely superb!!

  • lynn in ma
    Jul 13, 2011

    I use lime rather than lemon juice and add some chili powder. Extremely delicious!