🐷Air Fryer Pineapple Pork Recipe

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 50m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    16.1 g
  • Cholesterol

    98.2 mg
  • Fat

    20.2 g
  • Fiber

    0.2 g
  • Protein

    35.6 g
  • Saturated Fat

    6.7 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    998.6 mg
  • Sugar

    4.6 g
  • Trans Fat

    9.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    1.9 g
  • Potassium

    616.7 mg
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Air fryer pineapple pork recipe, This recipe is a healthier way to enjoy your favorite Chinese take-out dish. Air fryer pineapple pork uses cubed, pineapple chunks, and a homemade sauce for less than 200 calories per serving.

Pineapple pork (sweet and sour pork) is a traditional dish in Cantonese cuisine. The exterior of the meat is usually deep-fried to give it a nice texture. I know many people don’t like frying foods at home because it is too much of a hassle

That’s why I wanted to experiment with a weeknight-friendly cooking method that doesn’t require any frying.

What are the benefits of pineapple pork?

Pineapple pork is a popular dish in many Asian countries. It is usually made with fresh, raw, or cooked pineapple, pork, soy sauce, and other spices.

The benefits of pineapple pork are endless. Not only does it taste great but it is also healthy for you. Pineapple contains bromelain which helps break down protein in the body to digest food more easily. It also has antioxidants that help prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading in the body.

Can I make pineapple pork ahead?

Yes, you can make pineapple pork ahead. The best way to do this is to prepare the dish as usual and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning, remove it from the fridge and let it come up to room temperature.

What are the benefits of air frying?

Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep-frying. It is a process in which food is cooked using hot air instead of oil.

The benefits of air frying are:

– Air frying uses less oil than deep frying, which means it is more healthy.

– Air fryers use hot air instead of the high temperatures used in deep fryers, so the food cooks faster and has a better texture.

– Air fryers are easier to clean than deep fryers because there is no oil residue leftover from cooking.

– Air fryers have a smaller footprint than deep fryers, which means they can fit into kitchens that have limited space.

Which other Chinese dishes can I cook in an air fryer?

Air fryers are great for cooking healthier dishes.

Here are some other Chinese dishes that you can cook in an air fryer:

Egg rolls

Spring rolls



Air Fryer Pineapple Pork Recipe

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  • ✔️ 1 po (480 g) boneless pork shoulder, cubed
  • ✔️ 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • ✔️ 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ✔️ 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ✔️ 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ✔️ To Make a Sauce:
  • ✔️ 5 tablepoons ketchup
  • ✔️ 3 tablespoons honey
  • ✔️ 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ✔️ 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • ✔️ 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ✔️ 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • ✔️ 2/3 cup (160 ml) water
  • ✔️ 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ✔️ Add Ins:
  • ✔️ 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ✔️ 1/4 yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • ✔️ 1 cup pineapple chunks


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine pork chunks, soy sauce, sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and granulated garlic. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2

To Make a Sauce: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, honey, vinegar, sambal oelek, salt, and paprika. Pour in most of the water, reserving 1-2 tablespoons. Mix all ingredients well. In a separated bowl, combine reserved water and cornstarch. Set aside.

Step 3

Preheat your air fryer to 400 F (200 C) for 5 minutes. Working in batches, place marinated pork in the air fryer basket. Fry at 380 F (190 C), then flip the pork and cook for a further 2 minutes. for 3 minutes

Step 4

Heat the oil in a wok over high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes. Remove cooked onion from the wok and set aside.

Step 5

Carefully pour the sauce into the wok and cook for 30 seconds. Stir the cornstarch slurry well and add to the wok. Mix well. Let the sauce bubble for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Use a spatula to mix in the cooked pork, vegetables, and pineapples after turning off the heat. Stir until everything is mixed together well.

Step 7

Transfer the sweet and sour pork to a serving bowl. Serve it over rice and with any vegetables, like my garlic green beans or smashed cucumber salad.

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