Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Barbecued Pineapple Salsa

Difficulty: Medium
Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 6

  • Marinating Time

    2 h

  • Prep Time

    40 min.

  • Barbecue Time

    26 min.


the Ingredients

Jamaican Jerk Chicken And Barbecued Pineapple Salsa Web


  • Completed step 1 small onion, chopped
  • Completed step 2 spring onions, chopped
  • Completed step to 4 dried habanero chillies (2 for medium heat)
  • Completed step 1 long red chilli, roughly chopped
  • Completed step 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Completed step 1 lime, juiced
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon salt
  • Completed step 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • Completed step 2 cloves garlic
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Completed step sprigs fresh thyme
  • Completed step 6 chicken drumsticks
  • Completed step 6 bone-in chicken thigh fillets

Pineapple Salsa

  • Completed step 4 fresh pineapple slices, 1.5cm thick
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Completed step 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Completed step ½ lime, juiced
  • Completed step Salt


  • In a food processor blend together all of the marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade into a large bowl and add the chicken pieces. Marinate for at least two hours or overnight.
  • Set up your barbecue for direct cooking. Please refer to your handbook for further instructions. Preheat your barbecue for barbecuing. Once the barbecue is preheated, adjust the burner control(s) to medium.
  • Brush both sides of the pineapple with olive oil and place the pineapple slices directly on the cooking grill. Barbecue for 5 minutes per side. Once cooked, remove from the barbecue to cool. Brush the cooking grills clean.
  • Increase the burner temperature to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place the thighs, skin side down first, and the drumsticks directly on the cooking grill. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 74°C, about 16 minutes, turning the chicken pieces as required.
  • While the chicken is cooking, finish the pineapple salsa. Roughly chop the barbecued pineapple. Toss the pineapple together with the spring onions, lime juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and season with salt.
  • Serve the chicken with the salsa.
      Marinate the chicken for at least two hours or overnight. Brush the pineapple with a little olive oil to prevent sticking to the grill. Ensure the grills are super clean for the chicken, this will help prevent the chicken sticking to the grill. Cook chicken at a medium to high temperature, to ensure the chicken is cooked through but the lovely charred marks are achieved. Use an instant read thermometer to check when the chicken is ready (74°C),

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