1 whole chicken (cut into eighths) Or pork is good too
1 whole garlic (chopped)
olive oil or vegetable/corn oil
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
7-up or Sprite (optional)
1 whole lemon (cut into 4) (optional)
Remember to wash your chicken very well. (we usually use boneless, skinless) We recommend using the lemon (in ingredients) to scrub all over the chicken parts and rub some salt into it as well. Heat oil and add all of the garlic, and cook until garlic is lightly browned. Add chicken and sauté until the chicken is beginning to tenderize. Add ground black pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar, and let simmer for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is done. Make sure to add more vinegar or soy sauce until it suits your taste (should be a bit tangy). When chicken is tender, you may add some 7-Up or Sprite if you like a sweeter taste (we usually don't), and let simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve over rice.
Okay, so this isn't the healthiest meal around, so I would suggest loading up on fruits and veggies!! Also, if you were to eat this meal with us, Mark would tell everyone to eat it with their spoon (that is how they eat in the Philippines). It is extrememly flavorful and tangy, so if that isn't your thing, or if you don't want to try anything really different than this meal isn't for you.