AllRecipes.com offers a recipe for Filipino-style chicken adobo that calls for using garlic powder, soy sauce, white vinegar and other seasonings. The recipe requires 20 minutes prep time and 50 minutes cooking time. It serves six people.
To make Filipino-style chicken adobo, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a 3-pound cut-up chicken, and cook until both sides of the chicken pieces are golden-brown in color. Remove the chicken from the skillet, and add 1 large sliced and quartered onion and 2 tablespoons minced garlic to the skillet. Cook the onion and garlic about six minutes or until soft and brown.
Pour 1/3 cup white vinegar and 2/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce into the onion and garlic mixture. Season with 1 tablespoon each black pepper and garlic powder and 1 bay leaf. Return the chicken to the skillet, and turn the heat to high. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for around 35 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
Reviewers of this Filipino-style chicken adobo recommend serving the chicken over a bed of white rice with a side of steamed or cooked vegetables.