White Relleno

Similar to the Relleno Negro/Black Dinna, this dish is made in Belize at Christmas and to ring in the New Year. To the locals, it is said that this type of meal will ‘bring you back’ from any hangover or sleep deprivation. The combination of olives or raisins may be due the Spanish influence upon Belizean cuisine. 


Webp.net resizeimage3 1/2 lbs. Chicken

3 cups Chicken Broth

1/4 cup Raisins

1/4 cup Olives

2 tbsp. Capers

3 lg Bay Leaf

1 cup Sherry Cooking Wine

6 sm-med Onions

12 cloves garlic

Mechado seasoning


Black Pepper

Garlic Powder


  1. In a bowl, mix together salt, black pepper, Mechado seasoning, and garlic powder to taste
  2. Rub the seasoning over the chicken, then cook the chicken in a large pot until brown.
  3. On medium heat, add in chicken broth and sherry cooking wine until simmering.
  4. Add in raisins, olives, capers, bay leaf and cloves of garlic and stir occasionally
  5. Stir in onions and cook until soft or to your texture. Serve hot.
  6. This can be served with traditional corn tortillas or yellow rice.

Recipe courtesy of: Eloisa Bradle