Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


Tasty, succulent pork belly bites are the ultimate meaty, crispy snack or appetizer—and the air fryer makes them quick and easy enough to enjoy whenever the mood strikes!

I like them with barbecue sauce for dipping, but spicy mustard, Asian sweet-and-sour sauce, and even chutney is also delicious.


  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tsp. onion powder

  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • ½ tsp. pepper

  • 1 lb. skin-on pork belly, cut into 1-in. pieces (see note)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add the pork, stirring until the meat is evenly coated with the spices.

  2. Put the pork in the air fryer basket (if the pork is skin-on, try to arrange the pieces skin side down, but it’s okay if they fall over). Set the temperature to 350°F and cook for 15 minutes.

  3. Turn the pork pieces and continue cooking until they’re cooked through and evenly browned and crispy, about 10 minutes.


Note: Call your supermarket or butcher ahead of time to make sure they have pork belly. If not, a good butcher should be able to order it for you. Ideally, get it with the skin on.