Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue

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Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue. How to make delicious Filipino barbecue pork on a stick in the air fryer. Just 2 simple ingredients and perfect for quick snacks, light lunch or as an alternative to the barbecue.

Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue
Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue

Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue

Last month we showed you how to cook Filipino Chicken Barbecue in the air fryer and today we have a pork version for you.

One food that I love to buy in Portugal is what is called rojoes. It is similar to pork shoulder in chunks and perfect for the air fryer, instant pot, slow cooker and many other kitchen gadgets.

I love how versatile it is and I can think of so many recipes I use it in and it’s so cheap too.

My favourite way for cooking the rojoes is slow cooker Asian pulled pork. It is much cheaper than a pork shoulder and it cooks so perfectly.

Even better it is perfect for the air fryer and you can make all kinds of air fryer pork skewers, or kebabs just by following simple recipes.

Or as we are doing today making Filipino pork on a stick in the air fryer.

Filipino Barbecue Pork On A Stick

Let’s talk about cooking Filipino barbecue pork on a stick first. What I use is cocktail sticks or you can also use toothpicks.

You know the ones, the ones you had your sausage and pineapple on in the 1970’s. The same ones I am sure you use now for all kinds of party food.

I always have a good supply of cocktail sticks in my pantry. They are perfect for when we are having picnics on the beach in the summer or for when we want to check if our air fryer frittata is cooked through.

But when you use cocktail sticks to make Filipino Barbecue Pork it has that amazing vibe of Asian street food and makes this air fryer pork recipe really come to life.

Just grab a cheap pack of cocktail sticks from your pantry and you are all set to make the best Filipino pork recipe.

Why Cook Barbecue Pork In The Air Fryer?

I can think of so many reasons why you should cook barbecue pork in the air fryer, but if I was to choose just ONE reason it would be TASTE.

  • Filipino barbecue pork in the air fryer tastes delicious
  • Filipino barbecue pork includes just 2 ingredients
  • Filipino barbecue pork cooks in silver foil making it washing up free

I could go on and on and talk about the amazing texture of the pork, but I am sure you get the idea. You can also use any marinade that you like.

It doesn’t have to be Filipino if you don’t like food from the Philippines.

Best Filipino Pork Barbecue Marinade

The marinade we use to make this delicious pork barbecue is a jar of this stuff.

It is the same marinade we used when we made our Filipino Barbecue Chicken and it is excellent for a quick barbecue meal in the air fryer.

It is also fantastic for other barbecue food too and I find one jar is enough to cover two different meals.

In case it is out of stock or you can’t get hold of it here are a few delicious alternatives:

How To Make Filipino Barbecue Pork?

Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue step by step

OMG making Filipino Barbecue Pork is this SIMPLE:

  1. Load your pork onto silver foil and pour over your barbecue marinade.
  2. Seal up your foil packets and fridge overnight.
  3. The next day load your marinated pork onto sticks and reseal the silver foil.
  4. Place in the air fryer basket, cook and serve on sticks.

Filipino Pork Barbecue Ingredients

Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue Ingredients

There are just 2 ingredients in our Filipino pork barbecue recipe:

  • The Filipino BBQ Marinade
  • Pork Cubes

The pork is marinated overnight in the barbecue sauce and then the next day it is air fried in silver foil.

I marinate the barbecue pork in the silver foil and then you have ZERO washing up.

I love cooking with silver foil in the air fryer because it stops you needing to clean the air fryer out and keeps the marinade all in one place.

Even better, the pork will taste just like when you cook foil packet dinners while camping.

How To Prepare Filipino Pork Barbecue?

Preparing the Filipino pork barbecue is the easiest part.

What I do is add a layer of silver foil to my kitchen worktop. I then add the barbecue marinade and the pork to the silver foil and wrap it up into silver foil packet shapes.

Then give it a shake and place it into the fridge to marinade overnight.

Then the next day, I get the pork barbecue packets out of the fridge and load them onto sticks. It also gives me a chance to make sure each piece of pork is well coated.

Then I seal the packet back up and load it into the air fryer basket.

It is a very simple way to prepare Filipino pork barbecue and when you try it you will love the taste.

Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue
Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue
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Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue

Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue. How to make delicious Filipino barbecue pork on a stick in the air fryer. Just 2 simple ingredients and perfect for quick snacks, light lunch or as an alternative to the barbecue.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time32 minutes
Total Time34 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 472kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Filipino Pork Barbecue Ingredients:


  • Load your cubed pork onto a sheet of silver foil. Add your Filipino barbecue marinade and seal into a foil packet dinner shape.
  • Give it a shake so that the marinade has a chance to spread over the pork cubes.
  • Place in the fridge overnight to marinade.
  • The next day open your silver foil packet and place your pork cubes onto sticks.
  • Place the barbecue pork on sticks back into the silver foil, seal it up and load the packet into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Loosen the silver foil so that it is like a cooking tray rather than tightly wrapped and cook for a further 12 minutes at the same temperature.
  • Eat on sticks and enjoy!


Because the barbecue pork cooks on sticks in silver foil it makes the cook time longer. But it also makes prep easier and means no washing up, so I don’t mind the cook time.
You can swap this Filipino barbecue marinade for any other sticky barbecue marinade or sauce.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 2459mg | Potassium: 817mg | Sugar: 35g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 thoughts on “Air Fryer Filipino Pork Barbecue”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much Samantha. I love pork in the air fryer and this gives me loads of ideas. Also perfect for right now and a pantry clear out.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you Recipe This. Got some pork marinating in the fridge right now and can’t wait to air fry it for dinner tonight.

  3. 5 stars
    It seems like our weekend is sorted. I have all the ingredients in pantry. Such an easy recipe. I guess we all need some easy and fuss free recipes these days. Take care of yourself guys.


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