Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs are served with grilled pineapple & bell peppers & topped with Honey Lime Dressing for a super flavorful dish!

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

I was excited by the idea of Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs, but the actual result was even better than I imagined!

If you haven’t tried Caribbean Jerk Seasoning before, it’s a Jamaican hot spice mixture, generally rubbed on pork or chicken. In this meatball recipe I combined both pork and chicken with a Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste that I have absolutely fallen in love with!

You can grab a jar of the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste on Amazon, (seriously, what did we do before Amazon Prime?!) or you can usually find a dry Jerk seasoning blend at most major grocery stores.

I tried this recipe twice, both with a dry Jerk seasoning blend I found at the grocery store, and the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste. Both turned out great, but Kurt and I both preferred the flavor of the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Skewers

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Ingredients

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Lime Dressing (←click link for recipe)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste 
  • ½ pineapple (cubed)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced into 1” squares)

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Instructions

Begin by preparing the honey lime dressing (recipe can be found through the link.)

Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the diced onions 3-5 minutes.

Add the cooked onions, ground chicken, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs and jerk seasoning to a large bowl.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients, then form into 1 ½-2 inch diameter meatballs. This should make 20-25 meatballs.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

Skewer three pieces of bell pepper and pineapple onto 8 skewers, alternating pineapple, then bell pepper.

Bell Pepper Pineapple Skewers

Heat a grill over medium heat. Add the pineapple bell pepper skewers and meatballs to the grill.

Grill the meatballs and pineapple bell pepper skewers for 5 minutes, flip both and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

The meatballs can then be added to the skewers and served like so ↓

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Skewers

Or simply serve the meatballs with the grilled skewers of pineapple & bell pepper on the side.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

Drizzle the honey lime dressing over the meatballs, or serve on the side.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

This is one of those O-M-G, flavor explosion in your mouth kind of recipes!

From the jerk chicken & pork meatballs, to the juicy grilled pineapple, to the sweet & zesty honey lime dressing, it’s seriously amazing!

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

For more jerk seasoned recipes, check out these 3 favorites!

  1. Jerk Chicken Kabobs
  2. Jamaican Jerk Beef Patties
  3. Jerk Chicken Fajitas
Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe
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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs are served with grilled pineapple & bell peppers & topped with Honey Lime Dressing for a super flavorful dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 332 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Lime Dressing click link for recipe
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Jerk Seasoning
  • ½ pineapple cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced into 1” squares

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing the Honey Lime Dressing (recipe can be found through the link.)
  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the diced onions 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked onions, ground chicken, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs and jerk seasoning to a large bowl.
  4. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients, then form into 1 ½-2 inch diameter meatballs.
  5. Skewer three pieces of bell pepper and pineapple onto 8 skewers, alternating pineapple, then bell pepper.
  6. Heat a grill over medium heat and spray the grill grates with non-stick cooking spray.

  7. Add the pineapple bell pepper skewers and meatballs to the grill.
  8. Grill the meatballs and pineapple bell pepper skewers for 5 minutes, flip both and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  9. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
  10. Drizzle the honey lime dressing over the meatballs, or serve on the side.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information provided  does not include the honey lime dressing.