Step 1: You can simply cook this meal as soon as its prepared but I tend to let it marinade in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, so when preparing it you will prob need a bowl.
Step 3: Put the chicken portions in the bowl after washing them
Step 5: Finely chop/dice the cloves of garlic and add them to the bowl
Step 7: add the above measurement of soy sauce and vinegar to the bowl. You dont really need to follow the exact measurements you can base it of whether you think the chicken is covered enough or your own tastes. Also you can remember for next time for how you like it.
Step 9: add bay leaves, you will probably want to cut them in half so they spread out more.
Step 11: finally add crushed black peppercorn or black pepper.
Step 13: mix this all so all the chicken is fully coated. If you want to let it marinade cover the bowl in foil and put it in the fridge for 1-3 hours. when your ready put it all in a big pot and add a little water about 50 ml or maybe less. then bring the pot to boil on the hob. Let it boil for about 10 minutes and then cool it down to simmer for about 30-45 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and thats it done. Simple. Dont worry if at first it smells to vinegary it setlles down as it cooks and turns out delicious. serve over plain rice. You can freeze this meal and it re heats well. Hope you enjoy. Im new to this so if anyone has a question let me know in the comments.