Originally Posted by APK
Chicken breasts aren't expensive. Couple bucks a pound at the most around here.
+1 on that. If you really want to save on the chicken thing (and you don't care about fresh or frozen) you can go the store and get these 10 or 20 lb bags from the frozen section. Super cheap and easy.
I think the FDA recommendation or protein is definitely too low. Of course this depends on your goals obviously. Even when they factor in the extra requirements for people doing intense workouts, its still too low, because that number is based on their idea of the requirement to maintain your weight. What BBr wants to just "maintain"? What if you want to grow?
What I find works out pretty well is to forget the idea of "how much protein do I need" and just go off total calorie requirement. Take you total daily caloric requirement (there are online calculators you can use) then do the math to split it into 40% carb calories, 40% pro calories 20% fat, and the rest just works out. Incidentally, when I did do the math that way, the daily requirement did work out to about 1.5 gram per lb.