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Korean BBQ Kimchi Quesadillas

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Korean BBQ Kimchi Quesadillas
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Korean BBQ Kimchi Quesadillas

This winning food truck-inspired dish loads up a Mexican quesadilla with the flavor of Korean barbecue. And what’s the secret ingredient? Kimchi!

Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade

1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4
cup soy sauce
2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1
tablespoon sesame seed
4
cloves garlic, chopped
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Sauce

1/3
cup mayonnaise
2
teaspoons sriracha sauce or Gochujang (Korean chili-bean paste)
1
teaspoon soy sauce

Quesadillas

4
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos
1
cup kimchi, well-drained and chopped
1
cup finely shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions (4 medium)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1 Place chicken in large heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Stir together marinade ingredients; pour over chicken in bag. Seal and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 8 hours. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Thinly slice chicken.
  • 2 Meanwhile, stir together sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 3 To make quesadillas, top half of each tortilla with chicken, kimchi, cheese and green onion. Fold tortillas in half. Brush both sides of tortilla with oil. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 quesadillas to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until tortilla is brown and crisp and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut quesadillas into wedges. Serve with sauce.
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