The Easiest, Juiciest Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites

Air Fryer pork belly on a blue patterned plate
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
2-4 servings

Every now and then, we stumble upon a recipe that is so insanely delicious, it will leave you in disbelief at how simple it is. This air fryer pork belly is one of those recipes. Thick, bite-sized pieces of pork belly are coated with a simple dry rub of five-spice powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to make the most juicy, succulent main or poppable appetizer. We love this Chinese-inspired seasoning, but you can play around with your favourite herbs and spices to customize your dry rub. Pair it with a simple bowl of steamed rice and Chinese greens for the perfect easy meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

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pound pork belly
tsp Chinese five-spice powder
tsp garlic powder
tsp salt
tsp pepper
green onion, sliced (optional)


Ingredients for air fryer pork belly
Step 1

Cut pork belly into ½-inch pieces.

Step 2

In a medium-sized bowl, toss pork belly pieces with all seasonings.

Pork belly tossed with spices in a bowl.
Step 3

Arrange pork belly pieces in an even layer in air fryer, working in two batches if necessary.

Step 4

Air fry pork belly pieces at 400°F for 18 minutes, tossing once at the 10-minute mark and ensuring all pieces are flipped over.

Pork belly bites in air fryer basket, midway through the air frying process
Step 5

Serve immediately and garnish with green onions, if using.

Air Fryer pork belly on a blue patterned plate

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