Jamaican Jerk Chicken and pineapple avocado salsa

This Jamaican Jerk Chicken is oven baked to perfection. Served alongside a delicious pineapple avocado salsa it will take your tastebuds straight to Jamaica! Yeah Mon!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 servings
Author Krystal


Ingredients for chicken

  • 5 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice or stock

Jerk seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon ground Jamaican allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Ingredients for pineapple salsa

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • cilantro
  • lime juice infused with jalapeno
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • pinch of salt


Method for pineapple salsa

  • Chop all ingredients and mix in a bowl.

Method for chicken

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF / 200ºC
  • Coat chicken completely with Jerk seasoning. Lay it on thick.
  • Sear the chicken on both sides on very high heat. About 3 minutes on each side should suffice.
  • When all sides are browned add the orange juice or stock and place your skillet in the oven.
  • Set the timer for 45 minutes. Add a bit more water or stock if needed during the cooking time.