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Air Fryer Pork Belly Recipe

This air fryer pork belly bites will blow your mind away with its crispy skin and tender meat covered in your favorite BBQ sauce. Try these delicious pork bites with just a few ingredients needed.

air fryer pork belly

How to cook air fryer pork belly bites

Air frying pork belly is simple and just takes a few simple steps. Slice pork belly into cube size pieces. Season pork and place in the air fryer at 350F for 25 minutes. Raise temperature to 400F and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Drizzle some bbq sauce.

Scroll down below for detailed step by step instructions and bonus tips.

Do you need to pressure cook or blanch the pork belly before air frying?

There is no need to pressure cook or boil the pork belly for my recipe. We are slicing the pork belly into small pieces so it will cook quickly.

air fryer pork belly pieces

Is this healthier than deep frying?

Yes, it is healthier than deep frying as no oil is involved. A lot of the fat on the pork belly will drip out while air frying.

Where do you buy pork belly?

I buy them at my local Asian grocery store, but check your local grocery store and see if they have them. Costco also sells them but they don’t come with the skin.

What BBQ sauce did you use?

You can any kind of BBQ sauce that you like. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce for this recipe.

air fryer pork belly bites

What kind of air fryer are you using?

I’m using the Power Air Fryer Oven which is a little bigger than most air fryers. It also comes with different attachments I can use for different recipes. For this pork belly recipe, I used the wire rack which allows the fat to drip down. I’ve also used the wire rack for meatballs, tilapia, chicken wings, shrimp, and pork chop recipes. Check them out!

This air fryer also comes with a rotisserie which is handy for air frying whole chicken. Another attachment I often use is the rotating wire basket which is perfect for cooking fries like what I did with my sweet potato fries recipe.

If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to cook the pork belly in two separate batches. Do not overcrowd or overlap the pork belly. You want to leave space in between so the air can circulate.

Can you cook this in the oven?

You can cook this in the oven. Set the oven at 450F and bake for 30 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Additional Tips

  • The thickness of pork belly vary, so you may need to adjust the time. Always keep an eye on the pork belly while air frying.

pork belly in air fryer

Air Fryer Pork Belly

Crispy and delicious air fried pork belly bites.

Course Main Course
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb Pork Belly
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • Your Favorite BBQ Sauce


  1. Slice pork belly into cube size pieces.

  2. Place pork belly in a bowl and add salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well.

  3. Place pork belly in the air fryer skin side facing down. Set temperature at 350F and cook for 25 minutes.

  4. Flip pork belly with skin side facing up. Cook for another 10 minutes at 400F.

  5. Drizzle some BBQ sauce and mix until well covered. Serve warm.

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