1 Make broth
Bring the water to boil in a large pot. Add the chicken stock cube, lemongrass (cut in two and crush with the back of your knife), sliced ginger (no need to peel), half of the chopped spring onion and chili, peppercorns and star anise. Add the chicken into the boiling broth. Turn off the heat and leave for 20 min with the lid on to gently poach the chicken then remove the chicken from the stock and set aside.