Jerk chicken with pineapple salsa

Jerk chicken with pineapple salsa

One of my favourite meals to eat 🙂 beautifully marinated jerk chicken cooked on a flat skewer over charcoal nicely charred and delicious. Served with the most amazing pineapple salsa.

Ingredients for the jerk Chicken

  • 500 gm chicken thigh fillets
  • I small red onion
  • 1 small shallot or couple spring onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100 ml light soy sauce
  • 100 ml white wine vinegar
  • tbsp lime juice
  • small chunk of fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown caster sugar
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for the pineapple salsa

  • 1 small fresh pineapple
  • I small red onion finely diced
  • about 20 slices of pickled jalapeños chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • bunch of fresh coriander
  • 5 tbsp runny honey mixed with 5 tbsp light soy sauce to glaze pineapple and add a little to the salsa


Chop everything for the jerk marinade and then blitz in a food blender, I use my ninja which gives me great results.  Pour over the chicken thigh fillets and pop in the fridge for a few hours to really take in all those flavours. Heat your bbq to about 200c and when hot pop the chicken on a skewer and close the lid. Brush now and then with any leftover jerk marinade. Cook until its lovely and charred and at least 73c internally.

Skin and slice the pineapple and coat in the honey and soy mixture and pop on the grill side of your bbq turning every few minutes and re coating with the honey and soy.  Finally chop the remaining salsa ingredients and pop in a bowl, Once the pineapple is cooked chop that and add it to the bowl along with any honey and soy mix left.

Once the chicken is cooked and you finished taking photos 🤣 serve with the salsa and I like too make a bowl of sriracha mayo to go with it and serve it with lovely wrap



None really this is a fabulous meal, simple and full of flavour.

If you cooked this or any of my recipes then please do let me know how it went, I would love some feedback.