Comfort Food Recipes

Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Tray Bake | Recipe

September 26, 2017

Sometimes the simplest of dinners are the tastiest. This is such a cheat dinner, it’s not really a recipe. But you know what, it’s tasty and that’s why I’m sharing it. My Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Tray Bake.

We’re busy. Who isn’t?! Between my commute and Dr W’s working hours, our weekday evenings can be a stretch. I don’t want to spend my entire evening cooking and not have any time left to spend time with Dr W, or blog or head to the pub quiz! That’s where tray bake dinners come in handy. This Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Tray Bake is dead easy.

Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Tray Bake Recipe

Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Tray Bake

A Sweet and Spicy Dish - the Perfect Quick Dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author MissPond


  • 2 Peppers
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 200 g Tin of Pineapple drained
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks or Chicken Thighs
  • Jerk Chicken Paste
  • Spray Olive Oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan).
  2. Chop the pepper, onion and drained pineapple roughly.
  3. Spray a baking tray with some oil and throw the veg and pineapple into it, toss so they get covered with oil.
  4. Cover the chicken with the jerk chicken paste, then place on top of the veg.
  5. Cook for 30 mins in the middle oven of the shelf.
  6. Serve with coconut rice (recipe below).
Jerk Chicken and Pineapple with Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

The Simplest Way to Make Coconut Rice
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author MissPond


  • 175 g Rice
  • 200 ml Low Fat Coconut Milk
  • 150 ml Water


  1. Put everything in a pan.
  2. Bring to the boil quickly on a high heat.
  3. Stir only once (I promise this works) then cover with the lid and reduce the heat right down. Simmer for 10 minutes. Leave the lid on and stand for another 10 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork then serve.

Recipe Notes

You can add spiralised veg in to this if you want - I have done carrot and courgette before. Add it at the start.

Adapted from Rick Stein - Far Eastern Odyssey

Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Tray Bake

Check out my favourite Jerk Chicken Paste recipe if you have a bit more time to make this dinner that me. It really does pack a kick! I also have an amazing cheesecake recipe that’ll cool things down if you need it.

Are you a Jerk Chicken fan? Do you prefer simple dinners? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Lorna - The Writing Greyhound October 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    This looks delicious! I may have to try it out this week x

  • Reply Alice September 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Gosh I love Jerk Chicken – I am SO excited for Turtle Bay to open in Plymouth next month for that exact reason! Alice xxx

    • Reply MissPond October 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      I really need to try out Turtle Bay again, the first time I went I wasn’t really into spicy food but now I can’t get enough!

  • Reply Sarah September 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Jerk chicken is the ultimate comfort food – definitely going to give this a go xx

    • Reply MissPond October 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      It really is – it must be the warming of the spices I think 🙂

  • Reply Diane September 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I love jerk chicken! And anything that’s easy to cook is a winner with me 🙂 x

    • Reply MissPond October 8, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      It’s always great to have simple and easy dinners to cook.

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