Korean Chicken Quesadillas with Spicy Dipping Sauce

It’s been  awhile since I’ve posted here. Life has been crazy since coming back from the holidays. DD is at musical practice three days a week until 5, plus Girl Scouts and riding lessons. Work is ramping up as we head through the final four months of school, I’ve taken on a new consulting project doing a book layout for a coworkers children’s book (can’t wait to share it with you), and Steve is also finding the new year busy. By the end of the week we are pretty fried and ready to just relax through the weekend.

We are still trying new recipes when we can. For Christmas Steve bought us a electric pressure cooker, I’ve tried a few recipes in it and will share some soon.

The recipe I’m sharing today was using the leftovers from a new recipe Steve found for Grilled Korean Chicken. It was delicious. I recommend giving it a try and then using the leftovers to make this quick easy weeknight dinner.

Korean Grilled Chicken

Author Steve Rankin adapted from Bobby Flay


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp heaping, Korean chili paste
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 6 cloves chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds optional


  1. Whisk together the soy, vinegar, honey, chili paste, ginger and garlic in a bowl and divide the mixture in half. Add 1 half to a large baking dish, then add the chicken, turning to coat. Cover and let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours. Add the green onions, sesame oil, and black pepper to the remaining half of the mixture. Reserve it as a dipping sauce for the finished chicken.

    Light a grill, making sure to include a zone of indirect heat.

    Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill it over indirect heat until done. About 8-10 minutes per side depending on thickness.

    Remove the chicken and let it rest. Cut the chicken into strips.

    Serve with the dipping sauce.

Korean Grilled Chicken Quesadillas with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Author Rae Rankin


  • 4 Large Flour Tortillas
  • 2 Handfuls Fresh spinach
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 leftover Korean Grilled Chicken breasts see recipe above

For Sauce

  • 3 tbsp light sour cream
  • 3 tbsp Korean Chili paste
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil


  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.

    To make quesadillas, heat a large frying pan. Place one flour tortilla on the cutting board. add a layer of cheese, chicken, and spinach. Cover with another layer of cheese and top with another flour tortilla.

    Place in the frying pan and brown. Flip and brown the other side. Cheese will be melted.

    Serve with dipping sauce.