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


- 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


Step 1

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.

Step 2

Place the chicken pieces in a shallow baking dish and cover with the marinade.

Step 3

Marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Place the chicken onto a hot grill and grill until done.

Step 4

Peel and seed cucumbers and roughly chop.

Step 5

Place in a medium size bowl with remaining ingredients.

Step 6

Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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