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Barbecued Chicken Quesadilla with Avocado Salsa

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Barbecued Chicken Quesadilla with Avocado Salsa
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  • 1 cup Jack Daniel's(r) Original No. 7 Recipe(tm) Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts-boneless and skinless
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated white cheddar cheese

Avocado Salsa:

  • 1 ripe avocado-coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce to medium-high heat.

Brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken for about 4 minutes per side or until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, slice it and set it aside.

Place 2 tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread 1/2 of the cheeses and the chicken on each tortilla and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stack the 2 layers, cover with the remaining tortilla. Brush the tortillas lightly with olive oil. Grill for 3 minutes on each side or until the tortillas are crisp and the cheese is melted.

Cut into quarters and serve hot, garnished with the avocado salsa.

To Make The Salsa:

Combine all of the avocado salsa ingredients together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

TIP: Always add lemon or lime juice to any recipe with avocado. This will help prevent the avocado from turning brown in the recipe.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Appetizer Servings

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