Wash chicken and drain. Put chicken in a cooking pot and add bay leaves, calamansi juice, soy sauce and tomato sauce.
Stir the chicken with the ingredients. Turn on heat and cover the pot. Then bring it to a boil.
Stir occasionally to prevent the chicken from sticking on the bottom of the pot.
Adjust the heat to low and simmer the chicken for about 20 minutes.
In the meantime, fry the sweet potatoes until slightly brown and cooked.
Remove the chicken from the sauce, reserve and set aside the sauce for later use.
Then fry the chicken until brown. Drain and set aside.
In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil and saute garlic and onion until fragrant and soft.
Then pour in the marinade/sauce from the cooked chicken and mix with the sauteed garlic and onion.
Stir and bring the mixture into a boil. Add in the fried chicken first then the fried sweet potatoes then stir to coat well with the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir cook and simmer until the chicken and sweet potatoes absorbed most of the sauce.
Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!