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7 Healthy Chicken Dinners, Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Getting dinner to the table in thirty minutes is hard enough. But when you add healthy into the equation, that's a tricky calculation indeed. Or is it? As it turns out, sometimes using simple, healthy whole ingredients actually makes cooking quick and easy.

These 7 top-rated chicken dinners do it all -- they're great tasting, healthy, and ready in 30 minutes or less.

1. Mediterranean Chicken

You'll saute chicken in a simple white wine and tomato sauce with olives, onions, garlic, and herbs.

Mediterranean Chicken

Photo by Meredith

2. Chicken Tortilla Soup IV

"Loaded with corn and beans, this soup is hearty enough for a main meal. Save time by topping it with purchased tortilla chips." -- Taseia

Tortilla Soup

Photo by Meredith

3. BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

"This healthy salad was adapted from one I ate at California Pizza Kitchen," says Shanon. "The lime juice intensified by the jicama draws out the flavor of the vegetables, so an oil- or cream-based dressing is not necessary."

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

Photo by Meredith

4. Greek Chicken Pasta

"This pasta dish incorporates some of the flavors of Greece," says Lalena. "It makes a wonderfully complete and satisfying meal. For extra flavor, toss in a few kalamata olives."

Greek Chicken Pasta

Photo by chibi chef

5. Southwest Chicken

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts and black beans offer healthy, low-fat protein. See how to make it:

 

6. Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

This super-quick chicken stir-fry has plenty of garlic, ginger, and crunchy vegetables. Toss it with a lightly sweetened soy sauce, and dinner’s ready! To make weeknight stir-fries even easier, make a big batch of brown rice on the weekends.

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Photo by Allrecipes

7. Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

A spicy white bean chili with diced jalapenos, green chile peppers, and cayenne pepper. Cha Cha says: 'It's kinda spicy, so watch out!' "Substitute mild green chiles for the jalapenos if you're scared!" says Cathy, who submitted the recipe.

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Photo by MesaMa


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