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CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…BBQ Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Skewers…

Welcome to my kitchen…It’s time for another Chicken Recipe …Last week …Chicken Kabsa a lovely one-pot dish with dried limes…

Chicken is a very versatile protein it has little fat(unless we add it)…a healthy alternative to red meat…  it is indeed low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, and is high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper…

Today I am sharing BBQ Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Skewers…it’s summertime here and the sun has been shining since I arrived with flip-flops and summer dresses although I have been in need of a cardi at times…it is officially BBQ season here albeit a brief one…I thought I would share my recipe for some lovely Jerk Chicken with Pineapple skewers…not a bad guess when I was scheduling my posts…Enjoy!


  • 2 -4 tsp jerk seasoning…see recipe below.
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 4 small chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 1 medium pineapple (peeled and cubed)

Let’s Cook!

In a shallow dish mix together the jerk seasoning, olive oil and lime juice.

Place the cubed chicken breasts in a dish and mix to coat with the marinade. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

Thread the chicken and cubed pineapple onto skewers and grill or barbecue for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently until thoroughly cooked.

Note: if you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water before using them so they don’t burn during cooking.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning… I was given this recipe many years ago when we visited Jamaica for our daughter’s wedding… Think Steel Drums on a beach…Beautiful and our guide who was a huge man going by the name of Wolf… Gave us the best tours of the island and some recipes from the lovely food his wife cooked for us one night… a holiday to remember …

Jerk Seasoning:


  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme (or use 1 teaspoon ground thyme)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1-2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix together and store in an airtight container.

Of course, if you want to up the heat then just add a hotter chilli powder like habanero or other hot chilli powder.

Thank you for joining me today for another chicken recipe as always I look forward to your comments…xx