If you don't have a pressure cooker but still want to save time, then this post is still for you! Who wants to cook every single meal. Which you have to if you are hoshimotos or on any other strict diet. So here is my advice to you. Watch the sales! When chicken breasts go on sale, strike while the iron is hot and buy a LOT!
I found some on sale for $1.99 a pound and bought 20 lbs. I don't know about you but I always just chuck the whole thing in the freezer. Which makes it difficult when I want to cook because how do you defrost an entire thing? You don't. You decide its too much work and do something else.
So as soon as you get home trim the fat, cut breasts in half, and put into quart sized freezer baggies. This way, in your time of need, throw in the microwave and defrost for five minutes and BAM! You're ready to cook. Easy. Fresh. And not as time consuming.
To make it even easier, feel free to cut them up before you freeze. Easy as pie.
Good luck and I hope this helps. What are your tips for easy cooking?