Chicken Quesadillas with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions Recipe

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Kathy Shaw Modified: March 22, 2022
Chicken Quesadillas with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions Recipe

How To Make Chicken Quesadillas with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Sweet caramelized onions, pungent blue cheese, and gooey cheese is packed into these savory chicken quesadillas for a truly delectable meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 51 minutes
Stand Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 36 minutes



  • 8chicken thighs,(about 4 lbs), skinless, on the bone
  • 3tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsprosemary,chopped
  • 2garlic cloves
  • kosher salt
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 2onions
  • 2tbspthyme,chopped
  • tbspsherry vinegar
  • pinchsugar
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 12flour tortillas
  • 4ozblue cheese


  1. In a bowl, toss the chicken thighs with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the rosemary, garlic and a generous pinch of salt.

  2. Cover and let the chicken stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

  3. In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter in the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the sliced onions, thyme, vinegar, sugar and a generous pinch of pepper.

  4. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, until the onions are softened; adding a few tablespoons of water from time to time to keep the onions moist.

  5. Light a grill and preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

  6. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and grill over moderately high heat, turning, for about 15 minutes, until lightly charred and cooked through.

  7. Let the chicken cool, then pull the meat from the bones and tear into shreds.

  8. Arrange 6 tortillas on 2 large baking sheets. Spoon the onions onto the tortillas and top with the shredded chicken and blue cheese. Cover with the remaining tortillas, pressing to flatten slightly.

  9. Bake for about 6 minutes, until the quesadillas are golden and toasted.

  10. Transfer the quesadillas to plates and serve right away. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 Make Ahead: The unbaked quesadillas can be tightly wrapped in plastic and refrigerated overnight


  • Calories: 1080.57kcal
  • Fat: 68.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.91g
  • Fiber: 3.56g
  • Sugar: 9.71g
  • Protein: 55.18g
  • Cholesterol: 281.63mg
  • Sodium: 1155.48mg
  • Calcium: 300.91mg
  • Potassium: 794.61mg
  • Iron: 5.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 147.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.74mg
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