Jerk Turkey Sliders with Grilled Pineapple Slaw

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 60 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $4.01
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2Turkey Thighs, skinless and boneless
5Green Onions
2 tbspFresh Ginger
2 clovesGarlic
2Limes, juice and zest
1 tbspHoney
1 tspGround Allspice (Pimento)
1/2 tspGround Cinnamon
2Fresh or Dried Chilies (optional), seeded
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt and Ground Black Pepper
2 cupsPineapple, grilled and small dice
2 cupsCabbage, shredded
1/2 cupRed Onion, sliced
1Lime, juice and zest
1/2 cupCilantro or Mint, roughly chopped
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Add all the jerk ingredients (except the turkey) in a blender and puree. Use half the marinade to cover the turkey in a glass dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight. *if using dried chilies, soak in warm water first for 5 minutes.
  2. BBQ Method: Turn grill on to medium high heat. Place thighs on the grill and cook for about 10 minutes. Flip the thighs, turn the heat down to low, close the lid and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes until cooked through. Brush with the remaining marinade during the last 5 minutes of cooking. To be sure they are fully cooked, a food thermometer should register at least 165 degrees F.
  3. Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature registers 165 degrees F. Brush with remaining marinade during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  4. Shred cooked turkey thighs with a fork. Combine all ingredients for the slaw together in a bowl and serve with turkey on slider buns or as is.


  • Fire up the BBQ! Enjoy tasty recipes on the grill this summer, but be sure to practice food safety to reduce the risk of foodborne illness and to lower the amount of harmful carcinogens that can form from barbecuing. 
  • Grill leaner proteins like fish, chicken, turkey or vegetarian options more often. Have red meat and processed meats less often. Barbecuing animal products like red meat can create cancer-causing chemicals that form when the fat from meat drips onto hot coals or flames.
  • Marinate foods for at least 30 minutes with fruit juices such as lime, lemon or orange. These juices are rich in anti-oxidants that can help block the amount of cancer-causing chemicals that form during grilling.