6 - 8 chicken thighs - If you prefer white meat, you can use skin-on chicken breasts in this dish, but watch the dish in the oven, as it’ll cook faster.
300 ml coconut milk - If you’d like a less creamy, indulgent dish, you can also replace the coconut milk with chicken stock. It’ll be a lighter version, but still with plenty of flavour.
1 stalk lemongrass (bruised and cut into sections)
4 bay leaves
3 kaffir lime leaves
5 shallots (peeled and sliced)
3 cloves garlic (peeled and sliced)
1 5-cm piece of galangal (peeled and sliced)
1 tsp chinese five spice powder
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground tumeric
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
salt and ground white pepper (to taste)
fresh coriander (to garnish)
Serve garnished with fresh coriander.