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Grilled Corn with Chive Butter Recipe

Grilled Corn with Chive Butter Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Grill corn, uncovered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.

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[email protected] User ID: 6993142 139384
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2654969 69101
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7108187 69065
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

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

ChefKK User ID: 7297399 126200
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3422096 47924
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

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

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 63242
Reviewed 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 User ID: 84625 135146
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5510054 135145
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

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

melhoward User ID: 2479511 69043
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"Made it exactly how the recipe said and it was sooo good! Have made it again 3 times so far this summer!"

GrannyG1 User ID: 1304175 126199
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Made this just as directed and I was wonderful!!! Used the extra butter mixture at the table to put on corn."

bobbi39183 User ID: 3679174 129772
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"Instead of using lemon juice,salt and pepper, I just mixed in chives and lemon pepper. It was wonderful."

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