Korean Chicken Tacos


A ginger, soy and chili-garlic sauce plus a kimchi topping takes these chicken tacos on a Korean flavor vacation.

Korean Chicken Tacos
Photo: Karla Conrad
Total Time:
25 mins
8 tacos


  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips

  • 1 ¼ cup kimchi

  • 8 5-6 inch white corn tortillas, heated according to package directions

  • cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • Korean barbecue sauce (optional)


  1. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cornstarch, and chili-garlic sauce; set aside.

  2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir soy mixture; add to chicken in skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

  3. Divide chicken mixture and kimchi among warm tortillas. Top with cilantro and, if desired, serve with Korean barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 790mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 18.7mg 94%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 527mg 11%
Folate, total 5.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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