Pork belly is a cut of meat that has gained immense popularity in recent years, thanks to its succulent and flavorful meat, as well as its crispy and delicious skin. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to cook pork belly strips in 2 different ways, resulting in tender and juicy meat with a crispy skin that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

1. How To Cook Pork Belly Strips in Oven


  • 1.5-2 lbs pork belly
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper


Slice the pork belly into 1⁄2 inch thick strips.

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, paprika, onion powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper.

Arrange the pork belly strips in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Use a brush or spoon to coat both sides of each pork strip with the seasoning mixture. Make sure the slices are evenly coated.

Roast the pork belly strips in a preheated 375°F degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes. Flip the strips halfway during cooking.

Once cooked, remove pork belly strips from the oven and serve hot, at room temperature, or cold. Enjoy on salads, tacos, sandwiches or however you prefer!

2. How To Cook Pork Belly Strips in Air Fryer


  • 1-1.5 lbs pork belly
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable, canola, etc.)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1⁄4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


Slice the pork belly into 1⁄2 inch thick strips and pat dry with paper towels.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and red pepper flakes (if using). Add the pork belly strips and toss to evenly coat.

Arrange the coated pork belly strips in an even layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fry at 380°F for 8-10 minutes. Shake the basket halfway during cooking to redistribute. Then continue cooking until the pork belly strips are caramelized and crispy on the edges.

Remove from the air fryer and serve hot, garnished with sliced scallions, if desired. Enjoy!

Pork belly is a delicious and versatile dish that can be cooked in many different ways. Now, you know how to cook pork belly strips- crispy & delicious. So why not give it a try today

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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