Chicken chicken and more chicken

Spotted these bone-in chicken thighs at Wholefoods .. $12 for 10 pieces..  What a bargain!

For a family of 2, I usually separate this package into 3 meals with 2 preps.
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Meal 1 (Prep 1): Pan fried – since it’s fresh, minimal prep needed, just season with salt and pan fried
Serve with veggies, pasta/ rice

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Prep 2:
1. Wash and dry chicken
2. Marinate in soy sauce, rice wine, sesame/ olive oil, salt, pepper (optional: curry powder, ginger powder, etc) for couple hours or best overnight
3. Separate into 2 batches

Meal 2: Chicken curry with mix veggies
Sauté veggies (onion, garlic, carrots) and chicken
Add curry powder and other spices
Add liquids: water, wine, chicken stock, etc

while making curry, boil water to cook the remaining pieces

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Meal 3: Drunken chicken

1. Boil a pot of water with 1 star anise, 1 piece of ginger, spring onions (white part), sichun peppercorn, black pepper, 1 tsp of
2. Olive oil and 1 tbsp wine
3. After water is boiled, place chicken in pot, let in simmer in the lowest heat – cook for 20 minutes and test for doneness (no pinkness in meat or juice runs clear)
Key is to cook in low temperature to prevent overcooking meat
5. Once it’s ready, cover in wine and refrigerate overnight
You can boil it before refrigerating to cook off some of the alcohol
6. Before serving, remove bone and slice into thin pieces, add ginger and serve
It goes really well with noodles and hot sauce.

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