Chicken Relleno (Stuffed Chicken)

Dec 13

chicken relleno

Chicken Relleno or Stuffed Chicken. Relleno comes from the Spanish word “Rellenar” which means “to stuff. The chicken is stuffed with ground pork, ham, vegetables, hard boiled egg, etc. and then baked. Here is a favorite dish which I want to share with you. The hard part is in the deboning but once you’ve mastered it, stuffing the chicken shouldn’t be too hard. You can also have the chicken deboned at the grocery store too.


1 large chicken (about 1 1/2 kilos)
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 Lemon juice of calamansi Juice

(Mix all together)
1/4 kilo cooked sweet ham, chopped finely
1/2 kilo ground lean pork
5 pieces Vienna sausage, Chopped finely
2 small pieces chorizo bilbao, chopped finely
3 eggs
1/2 cup sweet pickles
1/2 cup grated cheese
10 pieces green olives, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup raisins
2 Tablespoons Tomato Catsup
Salt and Pepper to taste

2 Hard cooked eggs, quartered
1/4 cup butter


1. Debone Chicken for stuffing leaving wing and drumstick bones intact.
(How to Debone Chicken)
You can also request your favorite supermarket to debone the chicken for you. At the Metro East (Robinson) supermarket, they can debone the chicken for you.

2. Marinate chicken in soy sauce and calamansi juice. Set aside.
marinate chicken

3. Mixture of the next 12 ingredients should be mixed thoroughly.
mix relleno

4. Fry a small mixture and correct seasonings.

5. Stuff chicken, arrange quartered eggs in the center.
stuff chicken

6. Sew up opening and wrap in Aluminum foil.
sew chicken

7. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) for 1 1/2 hour.

chicken relleno 1

8. When almost done, unwrap and continue baking until brown.

9. Baste with butter every now and then.

10. Arrange chicken in a platter.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (375 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  • ang

    very elaborated and mine turned out really good!

  • Sautemaster

    Wow, this looks great. I read the link wrong and actually thought I was going to find a good chili rellano recipe. I am glad I made the error because after getting to the recipe page I was surprised to see a stuffed chicken recipe. lol
    It looks like a fabulous recipe. I will be trying it out.

    Thanks for the tip

  • del almerol

    I have been searching for a relleno recipe for the coming noche buena. I think this is perfect. Looking forward for a sumptuous meal on christmas.. thanks.

  • jena

    i don’t have an oven can i just deep fry the chicken?