Preheat the oven to 200°C. Keep an ovenproof pot with a lid handy.
1. Chicken Season the chicken with salt and pepper and transfer to a dish. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over and mix to coat.
2. Stew Arrange the onion, bay leaves, tomatoes, pepper and chillies in the bottom of the ovenproof pot and pour the stock over. Add the chicken. Cover securely with the lid and stew in the oven for 30 minutes.