Jerk-Spiced Chicken with Charred Pineapple Salsa

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Chicken


  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 3 slices fresh pineapple (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 lb. chicken cutlets
  • 1 1/2 tsp jerk seasoning blend
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp finely diced red onion
  • 1 tsp finely diced jalapeno, seeded
  • 1 tsp grated lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple and cook, flipping once, until charred on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with jerk seasoning. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tbsp oil to the pan. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to the cutting board to rest.

  3. Coarsely chop the pineapple. Combine with cilantro, onion, jalapeno, lime zest, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Serve the chicken with the salsa.

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