How to Make It
Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, then turn over and cook an additional 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
Pour off all but 1 tbsp. of pan drippings and return pan to low heat. Add garlic and sauté until soft, about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Return chicken to pan and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
Uncover, increase heat to medium-low and cook 15 to 20 minutes more, occasionally spooning sauce over chicken, until sauce thickens a bit and chicken is tender and nicely glazed with sauce. Remove bay leaf before eating.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Add honey, lime, cilantro, or jalapeño for some extra kick. This dish can also be made in a crock pot if you prefer a slow-cooker meal. Serving with rice helps to offset the saltiness of this dish. If you find yourself with leftovers, the meat would make for excellent tacos the next day.