Jamaica: bob marley's chargrilled-jerk chicken with creamy cucumber dipping sauce

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
35 min


Number of serving: 2

1 onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped scallion

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons white sugar

2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 habanero chiles or scotch bonnets if you can get them

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 tablespoon cider or white vinegar

2 pounds dark meat chicken pieces

1 recipe cucumber sauce, recipe follows

Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

2) For the cucumber dipping sauce:

2-1/4 cups cucumber, finely diced

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

3/4 teaspoon salt

Pinch cayenne pepper

1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1-1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic


  • 1) For the marinade:
    Mix, in a medium size bowl, onion, scallion, thyme, salt, sugar, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, hot pepper, black pepper, soy sauce, oil and vinegar.
  • Place the chicken pieces in a shallow baking dish and cover with the marinade.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Place the chicken onto a hot grill and grill until done.
  • Peel and seed cucumbers and roughly chop.
  • Place in a medium size bowl with remaining ingredients.
  • Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.


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