Chicken Adobo - is braised in vinegar, soy sauce, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, bay leave and whole peppercorns or ground black pepper. This dish is very popular in the Philippines especially in Ilocos region. Adobo means the marinate or sauce. I marinate the chicken with soy sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder and ground black pepper. You can marinate for 2 hours before cooking or overnight. For myself I prefer to marinate overnight to make sure all that goodness marinate sauce get into the meat and make it taste so delicious.