Preheat oven to 190C.
Preheat your pan on medium low heat.
While your pan is preheating, pat dry chicken with paper towels.
Season both sides with turmeric, salt, and black pepper.
Check if pan is hot by sprinkling a couple drops of water, if it sizzles and evaporate almost immediately, your pan is ready.
Add oil, swirl to coat pan, then add chicken thighs skin side down.
And listen to the melodic searing sound.
Allow to sear for 7 minutes or until the skin of the chicken is golden and crispy.
When chicken is searing, prepare the sauce.
Add chilli flakes, fish sauce, lime juice, coriander root, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and brown sugar in a bowl.
Stir till brown sugar is dissolved.
When chicken is golden and crispy, remove pan from heat.
Set aside chicken pieces, and drain away the grease.
Go ahead, tap on the crispy skin of the chicken for that beautiful crackling sound.
You know you want to.
Return chicken back into pan, meat side down.
And pour in the sauce.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is done.
Allow chicken to rest in pan for 5 minutes for juices to redistribute.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve immediately.