Rating: 4.92 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chicken:
Salsa:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Top chicken with salsa mixture and serve.

Cook's Note:

I used chicken breasts that are 6 to 8 ounces.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 36g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 96.9mg; sodium 891.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2019
Wow this is super simple and super delicious. Definitely making again! I can’t handle spicy so the only modifications I made were to use homemade jerk seasoning with no cayenne and I omitted the jalapeño. This recipe is also 4 year old approved. Thanks! Read More
(4)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2019
Turned out great, I put a large jalapeño & a pinch of Lawry’s season salt. My wife loved it, & that’s what matters. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2019
Wow this is super simple and super delicious. Definitely making again! I can’t handle spicy so the only modifications I made were to use homemade jerk seasoning with no cayenne and I omitted the jalapeño. This recipe is also 4 year old approved. Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2019
Excellent! Double the salsa, it's that good, just added a little honey and Olive oil to blend. Keeper! Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2019
Can't really fault this, it was fresh and delicious exactly as written. I used Brazilian Bites, cheesy bread rolls, to go on the side. It was great! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
Delicious! made it exactly by the recipe (except added some cayenne pepper because my jalapeno wasn't very spicy) used Penzeys spices jerk seasoning for the chicken. chopped the chicken up after cooking and served it with hard taco shells with some lettuce and cheddar cheese. everyone loved it even the picky eaters! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
This is absolutely amazing! I made it last week and am about to make it again. When I brought some of the leftovers to work a coworker asked to try a bite before I had taken my first bite. I said yes, they grabbed a fork and got a good piece of the chicken along with the salsa. The moment it hit their tongue their eyes rolled to the back of their head while letting out a great big sigh of satisfaction. I truly thought I was going to have to catch them from falling backward! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2020
recipe was great as is! no changes made. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2020
This was delicious! Thank you. I did double the salsa and used more lime, jalapeño and cilantro than suggested. This has amazing flavor and everyone loved it. Pounding the chicken evenly really took the guess work out. Cheers all! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2021
For the first time, I followed all of the directions except I pan fried the chicken instead of grilled it and it turned out great! The whole family loved it. I am a spice wimp, and I could handle it. I served with black beans and quinoa. Read More