1cuplight tasting oilI use avocado oil. You can also use "light" olive oil, which is not the same as extra virgin; sub store-bought mayo, see note)
1egg(omit if using store-bought mayo), see note)
½cupunsweetened full fat coconut milk
1tbspred wine vinegar
¼cupfinely chopped fresh dill fronds
¼cupfinely chopped fresh parsley
1tspfreshly cracked black pepper
For the Salad:
4ears corn *omit for Whole30
8cupsthinly sliced romaine lettuceor 2 small heads
6green onionsthinly sliced (green part only)
2cupsquartered grape tomatoesor 16 ounces
1[15-ounce] can black beans, drained and rinsed*omit for Whole30
¼cuploosely packedfreshly chopped cilantro leaves
2tbspfreshly chopped basil leaves
1avocadopeeled and seed removed and diced medium
Marinate the chicken:
Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet, pound the chicken until it is a uniform ½ inch thickness. Cube into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl with the oil, salt, and 1 cup of bbq sauce. Stir until well combined. Set aside to let marinate for at least 20 minutes at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours to refrigerate and marinate longer, if desired.
Make the Herby-Ranch:
Pour oil into a wide mouth jar (just slightly larger than the mouth of an immersion blender). Crack the egg into the oil and let sink to the bottom of the jar. Insert the immersion blender into the jar and rest the blade on top of the yolk. Do not move the head until a white, creamy, thick mayo forms at the bottom by the head--about 10 seconds at least. Now, slowly raise the immersion blender up and down until the entire jar has emulsified into a mayo. (*alternatively, you can use a cup of store-bought mayo. I just recommend using one that is very light in flavor).
Add the coconut milk, lemon, red wine vinegar, salt, onion powder, and garlic and using the immersion blender, blend once more to combine. Stir in the dill, parsley and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. This keeps for up to 1 week in the fridge.
Grill the Chicken and Make the salad:
Drizzle the corn with the avocado oil and rub to evenly coat.
Heat grill over medium-high heat (350-400 degrees F) and oil the grill grates (to do to this, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grate. Be careful not to use too much oil, because that's a sure-fire way to start a good flare-up—a little goes a long way here.)
When hot, add the corn and cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes total and turning every 2 minutes. Meanwhile, also place the skewers on the grill and cook on the first side for 3 to 4 minutes, or until nice grill marks have formed. Flip the skewers and then baste the grilled side generously with the reserved BBQ sauce, Continue to cook until chicken is cooked through and nice grill marks have formed on both sides, 3-4 more minutes. The grill should be closed as much as possible as you are cooking the chicken. Transfer the corn and the chicken aside and let the corn cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro and basil. Add your desired amount of dressing to the salad and toss until the lettuce is well coated.
Remove the corn from the cobb and add to the salad along with the diced avocado, gently toss once more to combine.