Island Chicken

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 24 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 14 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 1/4 teaspoons salt-free Jamaican jerk seasoning, divided (recommended: The Spice Hunter)


1 (20-ounce) can no-sugar added pineapple slices, in juice with juice reserved (recommended: Dole)

1 tablespoon brown sugar


Preheat grill or cast iron grill pan to medium-high heat.

Remove any excess fat from chicken and rinse under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. Use a pastry brush to brush with olive oil and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons jerk seasoning and salt, if desired. Set aside.

Drain pineapple slices and reserve juice. Season both sides of pineapple slices with 1/2 teaspoon of jerk seasoning; set aside.

In small saucepan, bring reserved pineapple juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon jerk seasoning, and brown sugar to a boil over high heat. Reduce liquid by 1/2, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Just before grilling, oil grate. Place chicken breasts on grate and grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove to platter and tent with foil.

Place pineapple slices on grate and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side until grill marks appear and pineapple is heated through.

Serve chicken breasts with pineapple slices and warm sauce.

NOTE: Chicken may also be broiled 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 6 to 8 minutes per side. Broil pineapple 1 to 2 minutes per side.

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