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.
You'll saute chicken in a simple white wine and tomato sauce with olives, onions, garlic, and herbs.
"Loaded with corn and beans, this soup is hearty enough for a main meal. Save time by topping it with purchased tortilla chips." -- Taseia
"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."
"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."
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts and black beans offer healthy, low-fat protein. See how to make it:
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.
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.