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Colombian-Style Fried Pork Belly (Chicharrón Colombiano)|mycolombianrecipes.com

Colombian-Style Fried Pork Belly (Chicharrón Colombiano)

Erica Dinho
5 from 54 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 1175 kcal


  • 3 pounds pork belly with meat washed and cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water


  • Place the pork belly pieces, skin side down on a work surface and then make 1 ½ inch crosswise cuts on each piece, being careful not to cut through the skin.
  • Rub the pork belly strips with baking powder and baking soda and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates.
  • When all the water is evaporated increase the heat to medium and cook the chicharrones for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.


Calories: 1175kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 21gFat: 120gSaturated Fat: 44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 56gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 387mgPotassium: 420mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicharron, how to make chicharron
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