Grilled Blackened Chicken and Pineapple Salsa

Grilled chicken can sometimes get a little boring, but this recipe is a fun twist of fresh flavors!

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For traditional “blackened” recipes, you can purchase blackened seasoning and then fry it in a cast iron skillet. I decided to make my own blackened seasoning and then grill it for a healthier version. Even if it’s in the winter, you can use a grill pan to get perfectly grilled meat!

Serves: 6

Blackened Chicken and Pineapple Salsa

20 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pineapple Salsa:
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • Dash of salt
  • Homemade Blackened Seasoning:
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for blackened seasoning. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix together ingredients for pineapple salsa. Remove chicken from grill and serve topped with pineapple salsa.

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