Grilled Jerk Chicken with Pineapple

sliced jerk chickenon a plate with a salad

A flavorful chicken dinner that takes just minutes to cook.




  1. Make the marinade: add  3 tablespoons seasoning mix, 2 tablespoons tamari sauce, 3 tablespoons  olive oil to a glass bowl that’s large enough to hold the chicken and mix well.
  2. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade in the bowl and turn them in the bowl  until they are coated with the marinade.  Cover the chicken and refrigerate for at least one hour.
    two chicken breasts in the jerk marinade
  3. Preheat a gas grill on medium to high heat.
  4. Place the chicken breasts on the grill; cover the grill and cook them for 7 minutes, flip them over and cook for about 5 minutes more until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165.
    chicke breast on a grill


Recipe Variations

Make it vegetarian – Slice a block of firm tofu in half (horizontally)  and marinate it for several hours, then grill it for 5 minutes on each side.

Substitute boneless chicken breasts with boneless chicken thigh,  bone in chicken breasts or thighs, boneless pork chops, pork tenderloin

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