Martha and Chef Romy Dorotan of Cendrillon restaurant in New York City prepare chicken adobo.
In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, soy sauce, coconut milk, garlic, bay leaves, chiles, and peppercorns. Add chicken; marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Arrange chicken in a clay pot or Dutch-oven. Pour marinade over chicken, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Preheat broiler. Remove chicken from pot, and place on a baking sheet or broiler pan. Place under broiler until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, continue to cook the remaining liquid in the pot until it reaches a creamy consistency. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, and top with reduced sauce. Serve with mustard greens and rice, if desired.