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Geoffrey Zakarian, co-host of "The Kitchen," shares his easy, versatile and delish one-pot dish that can basically be made with whatever protein, vegetables and herbs you have sitting around—hence the name, garbage stew. (Rach had a good laugh over that.) "Spring-clean your fridge and have fun!" he says.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine coconut milk, salsa, chicken stock, lemongrass paste, ginger paste and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and sear in the pan, skin-side down, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the skin is golden. Remove chicken from the pan and transfer to a plate, keeping the pan over the heat.
Add all the vegetables and garlic and bay leaf to the drippings in the pan. If it looks dry, add 1 to 2 more tablespoons olive oil. Continue to cook until the vegetables have taken on some color, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the chicken thighs back to the pan, skin-side up, on top of the vegetables. Pour the coconut milk mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour, or until chicken and vegetables are cooked through. Garnish with more fresh herbs, if desired, and serve over rice.