This awesome platter of tasty food is a zesty twist on the Jamaican classic Jerk chicken. Served with a salsa of chargrilled pineapple chunks and creamy avocado - this dish makes every day a sunny day.


  • Jerk marinade

  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cm (1. inch) piece fresh ginger, finely grated

  • 3 jalapenos

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon of ground allspice

  • 125 ml (4 fl oz/. cup) spiced rum or coconut water

  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of caster (superfine) sugar

  • 100 g (3. oz) barbecue sauce

  • 1 handful teaspoon thyme, leaves picked

  • 4 coriander (cilantro) roots

  • Pineapple salsa

  • 300 g (10. oz) pineapple, cut into 2 cm (. inch) thick batons

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 1 small handful mint, leaves finely chopped

  • 1 small handful coriander (cilantro), leaves finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • zest of 3 limes

  • juice of 1 orange

  • 50 ml (1. fl oz/2. tablespoons) olive oil


  • 1.

    To make the marinade, put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until combined.

  • 2.

    Put the chicken in a baking dish or zip lock plastic bag. Add the Jerk marinade and massage into the chicken. Cover or seal and put in the fridge overnight to marinate.

  • 3.

    Leaving the spice rub on the chicken, place it into the Philips Airfryer basket/ tray at 200°C and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the skin begins to color. Then turn Airfryer down to 160°C and cook for another 10 minutes.

  • 4.

    Set aside to rest, covered with foil for 5 minutes before serving.

  • 5.

    To make the pineapple salsa, dice the pineapple and transfer to a medium bowl. Add the avocado, onion, mint, coriander, jalapeno, garlic and lime zest and mix gently. Shake together the orange juice and olive oil and pour over the salsa. Season with salt and pepper and toss through.

  • 6.

    Serve the chicken with salsa on the side, lots of napkins and a bowl for the bones.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (30 servings)

  • Energy 434kj
  • Fat Total 46g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 41mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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