How To Make Chicken Relleno for Food Business

Chicken relleno or Stuffed chicken comes from the Spanish word “Rellenar” which means “to stuff. The chicken is stuffed with ground pork, vegetables, hard boiled egg, chorizo or ham, and then baked. Dressed chicken should weigh 1.4 kilograms to come up with a chicken relleno of 2.0 kilograms cooked weight. Cooking can be done in an oven or turbo at 160 °F for 1 1/2 hours.

One piece of Chicken relleno costs Php8oo.oo. This special Spanish treat can surely liven up your meals and a good give away for special occasions during holiday season.

Meat materials:

  • 1 pc (1.2 to 1.5 kg) Chicken, whole dressed, cleaned

Marinate deboned chicken (8-12 hours) in the following:

  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Calamansi juice
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp MSG

Filling (good for 1.2 to 1.5 kg)

  • 500 g Pork lean, ground finely
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 4 tbsp Sugar, refined
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp MSG
  • 1/2 cup (1 pc) Chorizo de bilbao, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ( 2 pcs) Potato, cubed, sauteed
  • 2 tbsp (2 pcs) Red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (1 can) Green peas
  • 4 tbsp (2 boxes) Raisins
  • 2 pcs Egg boiled medium
  • 2 pcs Fresh garlic, chopped finely, sauteed
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped, sauteed
  • 1/2 cup Cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp Pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp Trimix (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)


  1. Marinate chicken overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Saute garlic, onion and potatoes till brown. Add ground pork, chorizo de bilbao and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Fill inside the deboned chicken,then sew the cut/open side.Wrap chicken in aluminum foil and tie.
  4. Place the chicken inside the turbo broiler and cook for 2 hours at 350°F.

Sauce: Saute garlic and onion in butter, then add ground chicken liver, chicken broth knorr seasoning and MSG (vetsin). Dissolve flour in small amount of water and add to the chicken broth.Serve with sauce (extracted from the chicken when cooked in turbo, cornstarch ( 2 T, dissolve in Va cup water) can be added to thicken sauce.

Note: Chicken relleno may be cooked in an oven at 350°F for one hour.

All ingredients above are available at:

Spices and Food Mix House
107 E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City
Phone: 742-7866/0826, 411-1349

author: Lourdes S. Rivera, Marid Digest, photo from

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