Deliciously Healthy Pineapple Jerk Chicken Recipe

30 Apr, 2024 | Dr. Malik | No Comments

Deliciously Healthy Pineapple Jerk Chicken Recipe


Unlock the tropical flavors of pineapple jerk chicken, a delightful recipe that promises both taste and nutrition. Using canned pineapple, which is harvested and packed at its peak of ripeness, ensures that you get the freshest fruit flavor directly to your table. This dish not only tantalizes your taste buds but also provides a healthy meal option for any day of the week.


Recipe Details:

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 6


  • 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

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Prepare the rice according to package directions.
  2. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with jerk seasoning and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, sauté onion until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return the chicken to the skillet, adding pineapple chunks, black beans, green chilies, and jerk marinade.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve the jerk chicken mixture over cooked rice.

Nutrition Highlights (per serving):

  • Calories: 376
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbs: 61g
  • Protein: 22g

This Pineapple Jerk Chicken is not just a meal but an experience, bringing a piece of the Caribbean to your kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a new family favorite or just want to spice up your meal plan, this recipe is sure to impress.

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