Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

A simple and easy dinner, this Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is perfect year round but especially tasty during the warmer months. Serve with rice, cauliflower rice, or serve as tacos! This is so tasty!

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

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Coconut crusted chicken topped with pineapple salsa

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So, since I’m going stir crazy staring out at all that white stuff, I’m craving tropical flavors and thinking about creating rubs, seasonings, and bbq sauces. I am ready to get outside and celebrate the warmer months.

Coconut Crusted Chicken in a cast iron Pan

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Coconut Crusted Tropical Chicken

A fork picking up a piece of coconut crusted chicken

To make this recipe, you’ll need to whip up this homemade Jamaican jerk seasoning, another option is to buy it premade at the store but it’s so easy to toss it together and store it in a small mason jar.

I love a good rub when it comes to chicken and the homemade jerk seasoning is perfect on it’s on too.

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Here are more delicious rub recipes to celebrate the warmer weather:

Randa’s Tip: The longer the pineapple salsa sits, the better. This is something that’s super easy to make ahead and refrigerate.

Tropical Chicken Recipe

The flavor is enhanced when you top the chicken breast with the pineapple salsa, but I also like to add a little more dijon. Maybe it’s the pregnancy, maybe I’m just weird. Who knows, I just really like dijon mustard right now.

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
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Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa - celebrate with this chicken dinner inspired by the tropics. Chicken breasts breaded with panko, jerk seasoning, and coconut topped with a sweet pineapple salsa.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword caribbean chicken, pineapple salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 can 14 oz crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • tsps  lemon juice
  • 2 tsps dried cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Heat coconut oil over a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  3. While the skillet is heating, add the panko, jerk seasoning and coconut flakes in a medium-sized bowl, and the eggs, dijon and hot sauce in another.
  4. Dip each chicken breast in the eggs, and then roll in the panko mix.
  5. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  7. Mix together the pineapple salsa in a separate bowl and serve with the chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast and 1/4 of the salsa)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.2g 28%
Saturated Fat 11.7g 59%
Cholesterol 186.1mg 62%
Sodium 280.5mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 8.9g
Protein 33.8g 68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Coconut Chicken with pineapple salsa

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11 comments on “Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa”

  1. I just finished writing down this recipe. Sounded too good to pass up!! Thanks for sharing

  2. I really want to try this, sounds great

    Denise
    Denton, TX
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  4. Oh Lord, woman! You’re making me drool on my keyboard! I LOVE chicken. I’ve never had pineapple salsa, but I just printed out this recipe to make for tomorrow!

  5. These flavors are sounding so good right now. I’ve been in the mood for summery meals for a little while now!

  6. Ok, this chicken looks way too good! I love sweet and savory so this is really a winning combo!

  7. I always need new ways to make chicken! This looks good and is perfect for summer. 

  8. Any recipe with pineapple makes it feel like I’m on vacation! The Caribbean Chicken is going to be a great way to kick off summer barbecue season.

  9. This sounds wonderful! Seriously, the perfect recipe for these upcoming warm days. And pineapple salsa is so yummy!

  10. What a delicious sounding recipe! So easy too! I am saving this one to try!

  11. I can’t wait to try your chicken dish. The pineapple salsa will be amazing too.

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