Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Black Bean Salsa Bowl

March 12, 2024

Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Black Bean Salsa Bowl

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Coconut Rice

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Jerk Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Juice of a lime
  • Kosher salt to taste



  1. Heat the coconut oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the green onion and sauté for a minute. Stir in the rice, water, coconut milk, cilantro, salt and pepper. Turn the heat up to hight and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with the lid and let it cook for 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the rice rest with the lid on for 5 minutes.
  2. While the rice cooks combine the thyme leaves and spices for the chicken in a small bowl. Coat the chicken in the mixture then grill, sauté or bake until the chicken is cooked through. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting it.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine all of the ingredients for the salsa. Taste for seasoning.
  4. To make the bowls scoop in some of the coconut rice and top with the chopped chicken, salsa and extra cilantro and lime juice if desired.

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