Use a slow cooker and you'll not only kiss bland, dried out chicken breasts goodbye but you can save many hours and many more dollars by batch cooking big hearty satisfying tasty all white meat chicken breast complete meals for only $1.25 each. The trick is to come up with $60 so you can crockpot batch cook a basic chicken stew which you could freeze into about fifty individual meals and eat "as is" or doctor into various meals like burritos, soups, sloppy joes or asian fusion. Base ingredients:
$25 boneless skinless chicken breast @ 2.29/lb (wait for a sale if need be and fill your freezer)
$25 various diced root vegetables, whatever's available: yucca, yam, parsnip, onion, carrots, butternut squash, rutabaga, leeks
$10 various: black beans, brown rice, quinoa, low fat chicken broth, spinach leaves
Dice (also if you're inclined, brine and pound) chicken breast. Slow cook everything together for several hours and all the root vegetables develop the taste and texture of potatoes, so if you like chicken and potatoes you'll love this. Portion off as individual meals with or without the brown rice or quinoa into freezer bags or Tupperware and freeze. (I use specific sized Rubbermaid Take Aways that fits perfectly in my Six Pack Bag 3 meal cooler bag.) Relatively unspiced, use it as a base as chicken stew, add cumin and chile pepper and put in an Ezekiel wrap and top with plain yogurt and salsa for burritos, add broth to make hearty chicken soup, add with Thai sauce and and unsweetened canned chunk pineapple to asian noodles, spread on a roll hot as a sloppy joe or cold as a chicken salad, add curry for Indian, etc.