Bacon Chicharon Recipe

Combine bacon and chicharon to make the ultimate snack!

Who doesn’t love bacon and chicharon? This crunchy treat combines the two favorites! Serve it with spiced vinegar to balance the richness.

Bacon Chicharon Recipe

Idge Mendiola
Combine bacon and chicharon to make the ultimate snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 to 6


Bacon Chicharon Ingredients

  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt to season
  • 1/2 Cup cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 12 strips bacon sliced into 3-inch lengths


  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Combine brown sugar, chili powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine cornstarch, baking powder, and ground pepper in a bowl. Lightly dredge bacon in mixture until completely coated.
  • Fry bacon until crisp and golden, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Make sure bacon strips are completely submerged in oil but remain flat on the pan. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Serve immediately.
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