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Korean BBQ Kimchi Quesadillas

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  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4
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This winning food truck-inspired dish loads up a Mexican quesadilla with the flavor of Korean barbecue. And what’s the secret ingredient? Kimchi!
by: Betty Crocker Tasteseekers
Updated Oct 24, 2023
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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


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


  • 4 tortillas from 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Burritos (8 Count)
  • 1 cup kimchi, well-drained and chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz) finely shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 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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