Grilled Chicken and Corn with Jalapeño-Lime Dressing
- TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
- SERVINGS: 4
To both maximize his grill and take full advantage of summer’s exceptional produce, chef Dan Kluger combines grilled corn, grilled scallions and grilled chicken in a bright, spicy jalapeño-lime vinaigrette.
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons minced jalapeños (with seeds)
- 1 1/4 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 ears of corn
- 2 bunches scallions, halved
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Four 6-ounce boneless, skin-on chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves, chopped
- 1 pint Sun Gold tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
- Chopped chives and finely grated lime zest, for garnish
- MAKE THE DRESSING In a bowl, whisk all of the ingredients.
- MAKE THE SALAD Light a grill. Remove all but the last layer of green husk from the corn. In a bowl, soak the corn in water for 10 minutes, then drain.
- In a bowl, toss the scallions with 2 tablespoons of the oil; season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, coat the chicken with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the rosemary; season with salt and pepper.
- Grill the corn, scallions and chicken over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the corn and scallions are lightly charred and the chicken is cooked through, 5 minutes for the scallions and 15 minutes for the corn and chicken. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice across the grain.
- Chop the scallions into 1-inch pieces. Remove the husks and cut the corn kernels off of the cobs. Transfer the scallions and corn to a large bowl; add the tomatoes, basil and half of the dressing and toss. Transfer the salad to a platter. Top with the chicken and garnish with chives and lime zest. Serve the remaining dressing at the table.
Dry, lime-scented Australian Riesling.