Filipino Stuffed Chicken (Rellenong Manok) Recipe

Rellenong Manok is a deeply festive Filipino dish. This meal is often seen on Christmas Eve or Thanksgiving feast for Filipinos. There are different kinds of Relleno: Rellenong Manok, Rellenong Bangus, Rellenong Pusit and Chile Relleno. The food is originally from Spain and Relleno means stuffed in Spanish. Rellenong Manok is a boneless chicken filled with multiple ingredients. 

In the show, Lutong Pinoy Eh! With Tita Flips, Diona Joyce breaks down the steps on how to make Rellenong Manok. She also goes through the step-by-step of deboning a chicken. 

Rellenong Manok 


1 Whole Chicken,

5 cloves garlic, 

1 medium onion, 

1 green bell peppers,

2 stalks celery, 

1/2 lb smoked turkey, 

1/2 cup walnuts, 

4 cups bread, 

1/4 sundried tomatoes, 

50 grams of feta cheese, 

3 tbsp capers, 

1 tbsp oil, 

3 hard-boiled eggs, 

1/2 cup raisins.


  1. Debone a chicken and marinate in soy sauce and kalamansi
  2. Preheat the pan 
  3. Pour 1 tbsp of oil
  4. Add 1/2 lb of the smoked turkey
  5. Dice 1 medium onions
  6. Crush 5 cloves of garlic 
  7. Chop 1 bowl of leeks
  8. Add 2 sliced stalk of celery
  9. Dice 1 green bell peppers
  10. Add 1/4 roasted tomatoes
  11. Pour 3 tbsp capers
  12. Add 1/2 cup raisins
  13. 4 cups of sliced bread, cubes
  14. Add 50 grams of feta cheese
  15. Add 1/2 cup of walnut
  16. Stuff the chicken with ground meat mixture
  17. Add 2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs. 
  18. Brush oil onto a non-stick pan.
  19. Lastly, Sew the ends and bake for about 45-60 minutes in a preheated oven at 350° Fahrenheit.

Finally, you can enjoy the Rellenong Manok. In the show Lutong Pinoy Eh! With Tita Flips, Diona Joyce cooks and defines various types of Filipino food. Diona will feature what defines Filipino dishes such as the essence of flavour, the origin and the fusion of the meals. Make sure to check out Lutong Pinoy Eh! and join her every Tuesday at 4 PM. 

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