Add chicken, half of the minced garlic, and the coconut aminos to a container, and let marinate for 1 hour, or up to overnight.
In a skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and then remove chicken from marinade and brown chicken on all sides on medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes.
Remove browned chicken from pan. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and remaining half of the minced garlic, and saute garlic for 2-3 minutes to begin to brown.
Add the chicken back into the pan with the garlic, and pour on the remaining marinade. Add water, whole peppercorns, and bay leaves, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, and add a lid, and continue simmering the chicken for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Serve with cauliflower rice and green beans for a Whole30 version of a classic Filipino meal.