1 3-pound chicken, cut into serving pieces
½ cup soy sauce
¾ cup white vinegar
1 or 2 heads of garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
½ tablespoon peppercorns
salt to taste
Bring to a boil the chicken together with the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns and simmer for half and hour. Remove the chicken pieces from the pot and broil them in a pan for 10 minutes. Let the sauce in the pot boil until it is reduced by half. Add salt to taste. Cover the broiled the chicken pieces with the sauce. Serve hot. ~ The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro
I leave the chicken in the simmering sauce until the chicken is done instead of Broiling it. I do this because Jo Anne does not have a oven at their house in the Philippines. As serve it with rice since rice is part of almost every meal in the Philippines, while at least the ones I had there. Besides I like rice.
Mom put a garden salad together with some vegetables with had in the refrigerator. She green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, green bell pepper, blue berries, carrots, boiled eggs, cucumber, swiss cheese, pepper jack cheese, and cilantro. The garden salad was a good match with the chicken adobo. Mom and I enjoyed are meal together.