Disjoint chicken, cut into serving portions. Fry the onion in oil until lightly tinted, remove from pan. Add chicken pieces, skin side down, and brown all over, moving the pieces around in pan frequently.
Pour off any oil left in pan, akk the pork pieces, then stir in the water, puree or sauce, coconut, salt, cayenne pepper and thyme.
Tie the cloves and bay leaf in a piece of muslin and add to saucepan.