Air Fryer Pork Belly Recipe

Air Fryer Pork Belly
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 1 Hour
  • Total time: 1 Hour & 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 6


  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) pork belly
  • 2 tsp salt


  • 2 tsp brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp five spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Soy Glaze

  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp chili flakes


  1. Using paper towel, pat the pork belly dry.
  2. Score the top of the pork belly in a criss-cross pattern. Rub the salt into the top of the pork belly.
  3. Combine the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Rub the seasoning into the bottom meat part of the pork belly.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (390 °F).
  6. Place the pork belly into the air fryer basket and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Lower the temperature to 180°C (350 °F) and bake for 30 minutes longer.
  8. Meanwhile, in a pot, mix the glaze ingredients and bring them to a boil.
  9. Once the top of the pork belly is crispy and cooked, slice into serving size pieces and pour the glaze over the top.
  10. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • If you have a larger piece of meat than the recipe recommends, you may need to cook the meat for longer. Using a meat thermometer will help ensure you cook the pork belly correctly. I recommend getting the internal temperature to roughly 75°C (170°F).
  • I recommend using a sharp knife to cut the pork belly. Placing the crackling face down on the chopping board will help prevent squashing the meat as you cut through it.
  • You can leave the chili out of the glaze if you do not like your food to be spicy.
  • I am using a 7.2L (6.6 qt) air fryer, so you may need to cut your pork belly in half to make it fit into your air fryer. A smaller air fryer might also cook your meat faster.

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