Air Fryer Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork


Skip takeout and make your own sweet and sour pork at home. I like to toss some egg rolls in the air fryer while it is hot so that the meal has that full Chinese takeout feel to it. Serve over rice if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds pork cutlets, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 serving nonstick cooking spray


  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • 4 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Place pork, cornstarch, and sesame oil in a bowl and toss to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place pork in the basket of the air fryer and spray top of pork with cooking spray.

  4. Cook for 10 minutes. Shake the basket and cook pork until desired crispness, about 10 minutes more.

  5. While the pork is cooking, combine sugar, vinegar, ketchup, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

  6. Transfer pork to a bowl. Pour sauce on top of the pork and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 683mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 522mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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