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Grilled Blackened Chicken and Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This Grilled Blackened Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is so fresh and light. It is the perfect barbecue dish. We make this all year round. The best part of this recipe is the fresh pineapple salsa. It goes with chips, chicken, and just about any other meat. You need to try this one.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened chicken, Grilled blackened chicken, Grilled chicken, pineapple salsa
Servings: 6
Calories: 173kcal


  • pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Pineapple Salsa:

  • cups fresh pineapple diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)

Homemade Blackened Seasoning:

  • Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano


  • In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for blackened seasoning. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Rub both sides of chicken breast with blackened seasoning and salt. Cook chicken on pre-heated grill sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cook each side for 6-8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Mix together ingredients for pineapple salsa. Remove chicken from grill and serve topped with pineapple salsa.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg