Keto Chicharron Fried Pork Belly Low Carb Recipe
chicharron pork belly

Keto Chicharron Fried Pork Belly

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Today we want to share with you one fantastic and very simple recipe. It’s called Chicharron Fried Pork Belly. Who doesn’t love a piece of tasty and crispy fried pork belly?

Keto is probably the most delicious and satisfying diet in the world. You don’t need to starve yourself since there are many foods that you can have, as long as you know how to cook it the keto-way.

It takes 2 hours to prepare this dish (mostly just simmering). It will be better to leave the meat in the refrigerator for the night.

We use only keto friendly seasonings in our recipe. Some people like pork belly to have a little sweet taste, you can add erythritol – a sugar substitute, which is optional.

keto chicharron pork belly

Using lemon juice, which will also speed up your metabolism and make up for the shortage of vitamin C. Basic salt and pepper added to the meat for enhancing its taste. You can add other condiments that you like.

This dish can be made to treat your family and guests.

Let’s Ketofy It!

Rub the pork skin with salt and baking soda then chill in the fridge overnight. We recommend rubbing the belly with baking soda overnight.

This trick helps to dehydrate the skin. The skin rubbed with soda browns more quickly and becomes crispy faster.

rub pork skin with baking soda

Wash the belly in cold water and pat dry. Use a sharp knife and cut 1 – 1.5 inch deep on each belly stripe. Do not cut through the skin.


cut pork belly into strips

Place the meat into a saucepan. Add water and all the seasonings in then cook on medium-low heat without the lid on the water can evaporate until the cooked meat and pork fat left in the pan.

add water seasonings to pork

Increase the heat and add more pork fat (lard) if needed. Fry it until a golden and crispy texture is achieved (between 5-10 minutes each side).

fry belly in lard

Add more salt and pepper if needed and serve.

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chicharron pork belly recipe
chicharron pork belly

Chicharron Fried Pork Belly

4.23 from 9 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chicharron pork belly, fried pork belly, keto pork belly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Passive time: 8 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 591kcal
Author: KetoVale Team
This tasty and crispy fried pork belly made with keto-friendly ingredients will be a lovely meal for all low-carb dieters.
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  • Rub the belly skin with baking soda and salt and transfer to the fridge overnight.
  • Rinse the belly in cold water and pat dry. Cut it into thick stripes and make 1 ½ inch cuts on each stripe, be careful not to cut the skin.
  • Place belly pieces into a heavy-bottomed pan, add water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and pepper and cook on medium-low uncovered until water evaporates and only the lard will be left in the pan.
  • Increase the heat to medium, add ½ tbsp lard if needed and fry chicharron for 5-10 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  • Add more seasonings if needed and serve.



*The actual macros of the final cooked meat is very hard to calculate because it depends on the type of pork belly you choose (a leaner or fattier cut) and how crispy you make it. The crispier you make it, the less fat is left in the meat. So the actual macros of your final dish will have a lot less fat and calories.


Nutrition Facts
Chicharron Fried Pork Belly
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 1254mg52%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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