-1 whole chicken (cut-up)
-3/4 cup white vinegar
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-3/4 cup soy sauce
-1 large white onion (sliced)
-5 bay leaves
-2 to 3 tbsp black peppercorns
-5 to 6 cloves garlic (crushed)

Combine chicken, vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, and garlic in a covered, non-aluminum saucepan. Bring to boil over medium to high heat, stirring gently. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is tender, about 50 minutes. Makes 4 servings. To adjust saltiness, reduce amount of soy sauce to 1/2 cup. For thicker sauce, remove chicken after it is tender, then reduce sauce by gently boiling, uncovered, until desired consistency is reached. Return chicken to sauce and reheat. Serve with rice.

—Recipe of the day courtesy of Lolo Kitong Recipe Collection