Pineapple Salsa Chicken


These flavorful chicken breasts are grilled to perfection, then topped with a sweet and spicy, colorful pineapple salsa. The dish is mildly spicy, however you can adjust the amount of jalapeno to suit your tastes. Use your favorite brand of seasoning and adjust the salt right before serving, as some brands are saltier than others.

close up view of Pineapple Salsa Chicken served with couscous and Brussels sprouts on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings



  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning


  • 1 cup diced pineapple

  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Pound chicken to a 1-inch thickness for even grilling. Brush oil over chicken and sprinkle Jamaican jerk seasoning evenly on both sides. Set aside.

  3. Combine pineapple, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl for the salsa. Set aside.

  4. Place chicken on the hot grill and lower heat to medium. Grill until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway through. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer to a plate to rest for 5 minutes.

  5. Top chicken with salsa mixture and serve.

Cook's Note:

I used chicken breasts that are 6 to 8 ounces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 892mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* 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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