By Carl Hanson

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

Our Best Healthy Chicken Dinners Ready in 30!

1. Mediterranean Chicken

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

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

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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."

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."

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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.

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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.

Photo by MesaMa

8. Ginger-Chicken Stir Fry

"This dish is quick and easy to make," says lutzflcat. "Get all of your ingredients together (including mixing the sauce) before you start cooking because everything happens fast! Stir fries require very little cooking time and you can pretty much use any vegetables you like, but the star of this one is the ginger."

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9. Healthier Pan-Fried Honey-Sesame Chicken

"This is a healthier version of honey-sesame chicken that's pan-fried instead of deep-fried--an easy, home-cooked meal that's salty, sweet, and a little bit spicy," says lutzflcat. "It's a combination of flavors so deliciously right that you'll never think about Asian takeout again. Serve over rice or noodles, and garnish with sesame seeds and green onion slices."

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