Roast a whole chicken in your slow cooker (on Low for 10 hours). Easy, cheap, falling-apart tender, and lots of leftover meat for quick and healthy chicken dishes throughout the week! (Remove the skin after roasting.)
Make your own low-fat, no-salt-added chicken broth with the bones. Slow cook bones in water with onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, other herbs overnight. Refrigerate; skim off solidified fat. Portion and freeze. Cheaper and better than canned!