Pineapple Jerk Chicken


Make pineapple jerk chicken with canned pineapple. Canned pineapple is harvested and packed at its peak of ripeness, making the can one of the best ways to deliver the fruit from its source to your table.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning blend

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • ½ cup jerk marinade


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, warm oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with jerk seasoning. Cook chicken pieces in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Cook onion with drippings in the skillet over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Return chicken pieces to the skillet along with pineapple chunks, black beans, green chilies, and jerk marinade.

  4. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Serve jerk chicken mixture over cooked rice.

    close up view of Pineapple Jerk Chicken with peppers in a pan
    Lori Baker Pizzarro

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
4g Fat
61g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1204mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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