25 Of The Most AMAZING Mexican Chicharrones Recipes

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Chicharrones are a delicious Mexican version of pork scratchings. They are made out of pork skin which has been air-dried and deep-fried to create a light and crunchy texture with a porky and salty taste.

25 Of The Most AMAZING Mexican Chicharrones Recipes

Unlike pork scratching, Chicharrones are used in many mexican meals (some of which I will show you today) as ground sprinkles or even as a main ingredient. 

Grab ahold of this popular street stack, and learn just how versatile they can be!

1. Homemade Mexican Chicharrones – What Dad Cooked

Homemade Mexican Chicharrones - What Dad Cooked
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I’m starting this list of amazing recipes with an instruction on how to make your own Chicharrones.

What Dad Cooked has an easy-to-follow recipe that encourages you to be patient as you cook the main ingredient to all of the recipes below.

No pressure, but keep your cool!

2. Homemade Chicharrones (Low Carb and Gluten Free) – All Day I Dreamed About Food

Homemade Chicharrones (Low Carb and Gluten Free) - All Day I Dreamed About Food
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Here is another way to create homemade Chicharrones, but this version is gluten-free and salt and pepper flavored. If you need to accommodate dietary restrictions, then this recipe might be the one for you!

3. Pan  Fried Pork Chicharrones (Central American Style – Food

Pan  Fried Pork Chicharrones (Central American Style - Food
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Here is another recipe to cook Chicharrones, but this central american style suggests that you keep the meat on! This creates less of a crispy texture and keeps a lot more of the rich flavor. 

4. Chicharrones – La Michoacana

If all the other Chicharrones recipes seem over the top to you, then this pulled-back recipe from La Michoacana will teach you how to make Chicharrones without any of the added fuss.

All you need is the pork skin, lard, and some salt. Keep the ingredients simple and natural.

5. Chicharrón en Salsa Roja (Pork Crackling with Red, Spicy Sauce) – M.A. Kitchen

Chicharrón en Salsa Roja (Pork Crackling with Red, Spicy Sauce) - M.A. Kitchen
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This spicy stew-like meal uses Chicharrons as its main ingredient along with beans and warmed corn tortillas to make an energy-filled dinner for a cold or cool day.

If you are on a budget, this meal will become your go-to cupboard dinner. Create this classic Chicharron dinner yourself, and feel the energy warm you up!

6. Chicharron in Red Salsa – Mexico In My Kitchen

Chicharron in Red Salsa - Mexico In My Kitchen
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With a name like “Mexico In My Kitchen,” you know that this recipe is going to be authentically Mexican. This particular take on using Chicharron as an ingredient isn’t new. In fact, this luncheon would be a classic meal if you traveled to Mexico! 

Eat like you were on holiday by creating this dish in your own kitchen!

7. Chicharrones Tacos – Epicurious

Chicharrones Tacos - Epicurious
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Mixing a classic snack like Chicharrones with a stand-out Mexican dish like Taco seems like the perfect combination. But how would you make such a combination fit? 

Epicurious has created a recipe that starts your Chicharrones from scratch and cooks it with the Tacos to make a recognizable meal with a hint of new flavors. 

8. Chicharrones de Harina (Fried Mexican Wheat Crisps with Chile and Lime) – Hola Jalapeno

Chicharrones de Harina (Fried Mexican Wheat Crisps with Chile and Lime) - Hola Jalapeno
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Hola Jalapeno is taking a whole left step with their Chicharrones recipe! They show us how to make the Chicharrones flavor and mix it into some wheat crisps to create a crunchy snack.

The flavor isn’t quite the same but is what you would expect from a packet of crisps. 

9. Chicharrones Guisados (stewed Fried Pork Rinds) – Serious Eats

Chicharrones Guisados (stewed Fried Pork Rinds) - Serious Eats
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Serious Eats has created a delicious recipe where the deep-fried pork rinds (or Chicharrones as everyone now knows them to be) get simmered into a tomato-based sauce called tomatillo.

This creates a beautiful dipping sauce, appetizer, or a meal if you pair it with rice. 

10. Salsa Verde Chicharron Tacos – Food & Wine

Salsa Verde Chicharron Tacos - Food & Wine
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If you want this salsa to be absolutely perfect, I would suggest finding some Chicharrones with as little meat left on the rind as possible. If you can’t find one as meatless as possible, try shaving off the meat before you start. 

11. Chicharrones de Harina (Mexican Wheel Chips) – Muy Delish

Chicharrones de Harina (Mexican Wheel Chips) - Muy Delish
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Again I have another Chicharrones de Harina to show you, but this one starts from scratch.

If you don’t want to buy pre-made wheels and love the feeling of saying you had made the snack from basic ingredients, then Muy Delish has the recipe for you!

12. Chicharrón en Salsa Roja (Pork Cracklings in Mexican Red Salsa) – Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Chicharrón en Salsa Roja (Pork Cracklings in Mexican Red Salsa) - Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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Some of the best flavors in the world can be created by simply roasting a vegetable. Roasted tomatoes, roasted onions, roasted jalapenos.

It’s the scorching touch of the divine, and Mama Maggie’s Kitchen knows this too! Follow their recipe to learn how to make this rich and flavor-packed salsa.

13. Vegan Chicharron in Salsa Verde – Mexican Made Meatless

Vegan Chicharron in Salsa Verde - Mexican Made Meatless
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How do you make pork rind vegan, I hear you ask! Well, many Mexican supermarkets now stock vegan pork rind or Chicharron Vegetariano so that you can find these replacements easily online.

This means you can serve your Chicharrones to many more of your friends and family.

14. Chicharrones en Salsa Verde – Honest Food

Chicharrones en Salsa Verde - Honest Food
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Salsa Verde is considered to be a universal dish that you would find all over Mexico. Even if you have a small budget, you can create this dish and extend the life of your pork crackling or Chicharrones. 

15. Chicharron Preparado – Kiwilimon

Chicharron Preparado - Kiwilimon
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Kiwilimon’s recipe for a Chicharron snack has a secret ingredient, and I’m going to blow that secret wide open…… Sour Cream! Adding sour cream to the Chicharron creates a whole other level of deliciousness to your sharing snack. 

16. Chicharron en Salsa Verde – Mexico in My Kitchen

Chicharron en Salsa Verde - Mexico in My Kitchen
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Yes, this is another Salsa Verde recipe for you, but don’t scroll past it just yet. This Salsa Verde has a baked quality that the others don’t have. Each recipe on this list is different, so find the one which you think is most interesting.

17. Cheesy Doritos Chicharrones (Vegan) – One Green Planet

Cheesy Doritos Chicharrones (Vegan) - One Green Planet
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Here is another way for you to create the delicious Chicharrones flavor but keep to a vegan diet. Nutritional Yeast is the way to go, and it can make that cheesy flavor that most of us crave!

18. Authentic Chicharron in Red Salsa – Ole Rico Your Mexican Kitchen

Authentic Chicharron in Red Salsa - Ole Rico Your Mexican Kitchen
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This Chicharron red salsa recipe is hot hot hot. If you cannot handle your chilies, stay away from Ole Rico! But if you like to keep your taste buds on the wild side, dare yourself to make this Chicharron recipe!

19. Chicharrón en Salsa de Tomate – Just a Pinch

Chicharrón en Salsa de Tomate - Just a Pinch
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Again this dish could be a spicy one if you’re not careful. Remember to deseed the jalapenos before you start cooking, and if you have created just a little too much spice, you can also dial it down with additional tomato juices!

20. Chicharrones de Pollo – Mexican Appetizers And More

This heavenly recipe uses crispy fried chicken pieces that have been blended and marinated with rich spices. The Chicharrones themselves are the side that pulls the dish together. Get ready for a truly Pureorican dish. 

21. Chicharron de Ribeye (Crispy Fried Steak Cubes) – Jess Pryles

Chicharron de Ribeye (Crispy Fried Steak Cubes) - Jess Pryles
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Our recipes are moving away from crispy pork and are diving into some more adventurous versions of Chicharron.

This time Jess Pryles’ recipe will teach you how to create Crispy steak cubes, perfect for an addition to a salad or a decoration to a soup. 

22. Chicharron Con Chile – Group Recipes

Chicharron Con Chile - Group Recipes
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Although this recipe hasn’t been made by a chef who runs their own website, I couldn’t deny the flavor combinations and easy-to-follow recipes.

The best recipes around the world come from home kitchens that have taught one generation after another, and you can taste that depth with Group Recipes

23. Chicharrón en Salsa Verde – Chicano Eats

Chicharrón en Salsa Verde - Chicano Eats
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Another Salsa Verde recipe to share with you, but this recipe is light and airy! I would expect to find this dish at a cookout or a potluck on a hot summer’s day. 

The recipe list for this version of Salsa Verde and Chicharrones is longer than the others, but that’s because of a Con Carne addition to the overall flavor. Try it out to see what I mean!

24. Chicharrones con Huevos – Ruled Me

Chicharrones con Huevos - Ruled Me
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This recipe roughly translates to “Pork rinds with eggs,” but the meal you end up with is so much more exciting than that!

With Avocado, jalapenos, and cilantro to mix the flavors together, you will be chowing down on a delight for all the senses!

25. Mexican Vegan Chicharron Tacos – 4 All Taste

Mexican Vegan Chicharron Tacos - 4 All Taste
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If you used any of the previous vegan recipes on this list, then you’ll know how to create or find a vegan version of the classic Chicharron.

With 4 All Taste, you can use those new skills to create Tacos with the taste of the salty goodness of Chicharrones!

Check out their video recipe to enjoy the best vegan Chicharron Tacos!