Chicken Relleno (Stuffed Chicken)

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.

4 thoughts on “Chicken Relleno (Stuffed Chicken)

  1. ang

    very elaborated and mine turned out really good!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. jena

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

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