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Easy Instant Pot Jerk Chicken

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 90kcal


  • 4 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar jerk chicken marinade (I used Lawrys Caribbean Jerk Marinade
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, with juice
  • 1 (20 ounce) jar Caribbean Jerk Sauce
  • Serve with rice, on a slider, on tacos and more!


  • Place chicken breasts and jerk chicken marinade into a refrigerator safe container and allow chicken to marinade for at least 30 minutes.  I prefer to marinade overnight for added flavor. 
  • Once the chicken is fully marinaded, place chicken breast and all marinade juice and  from your container into your Instant Pot along with chicken broth and pineapple chunks with juice.
  • Turn your Instant Pot on and select the 'Pressure Cook' function on high.  Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once the timer beeps, all the pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes then quick release all remaining pressure.  
  • Remove chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a large bowl. 
  • With two forks, pull the chicken apart until shredded.  You should find the chicken in very tender and juicy allowing it to pull apart quickly and easily.  
  • Before placing chicken back into the Instant Pot, drain 3/4 of the juice (leaving 1/4 remaining along with all pineapple chunks. 
  • Add now shredded chicken back into the Instant Pot along with jerk chicken sauce.  Stir all ingredients until well combined.   
  • Serve over a bed or rice, on a slider bun, on tacos and so much more!  Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!



  • SLIDERS: Serve the jerk chicken on a toasted slider bun topped with cole slaw, pineapples and Gorgonzola cheese. 
  • TACOS: Whether you serve them on soft or hard shells, this jerk chicken would be absolutely delicious as tacos.  I would top with the same toppings as the sliders above.  Tacos would also be delicious topped with mango salsa!  Yum! 
  • RICE BOWL: We love shredded jerk chicken served over a warm bed of Basmati rice.  Add a bit of extra sauce, more pineapple chunks and topped with cilantro.  
  • WHOLE CHICKEN BREASTS WITH A SIDE DISH: Perhaps you don't want to break the chicken up at all? No problem!  Keep the chicken whole and serve with a side of veggies.  Delish!


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg