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Air Fried Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe

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This Air Fried Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe has amazing flavor and can be made right in your air fryer. A great way to travel to the Caribbean in your very own home.

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I think I’ve gone a little air fryer crazy lately. I seriously use it every day and I love it. As you can see I’ve shared air fryer recipes like Perfect Air Fryer Steak, Crispy Air Fryer FishKorean Air Fried Chicken Wings, and many others back to back. I even went on ahead and added this Air Fryer Category  to my Recipes page since I have so many now.

Now I tried to mix it up this week by posting a recipe that was not air fryer related but my husband would not have it. This Jamaican Air Fryer Roasted Pork that I made in the Air Fryer had to get on the blog ASAP. According to him, it was too delicious to keep to myself. And for the last few weeks he’s asked when I was going to make it again.

air fryer jamaican jerk pork recipe on a cutting board

My Love for Jamaican Jerk Pork

It truly came about the last time I visited in Jamaica in 2016. My entire family headed down and it was my husband’s first time on the island. It was such a great experience but one of my favorite memories was stopping by a restuarant that sold jerk pork. There’s was grilled and covered in an amazing sauce. We visited that restuarant an additional two times during our one week stay.

I was determined to create that same delicious taste at home but I had one problem…I don’t grill. We have a grill, I see our grill, I ignore grill. So for the longest, I just lived on the memory of Jamaican jerk pork. And the one day, out the blue, I decided the Air Fryer would solve my problem.

air fryer jamaican jerk pork recipe in the air fryer basket

Why Make this Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe in the Air Fryer?

I recall reading on the internet (I don’t recall what webpage) about making Jamaican Jerk Pork. The site stated that it should only be prepared on a grill. I laughed to myself because I was up for the challenge. The fact is, almost anything that can be grilled can be air fried, without getting dried out. The air fryer not only creates high heat, but the heat is rapidly moving around the food, causing direct contact on all areas of the food.

But I know in my heart that there are many people in the world who have a grill, see it, and ignore it just like me.

How to make Air Fried Jamaican Jerk Pork

Making this pork in the air fryer is easy. Cut the pork into large pieces, cover in a nice Jamaican jerk wet rub and let marinate for 4-24 hours, cook in a 390 degree air fryer for 20 minutes, flipping once. Easy peasy dinner.

I don’t bother making my wet rub from scratch as Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning Rub is some of the best jerk seasoning you will find. I just slather over anything I want to jerk.

jamaican jerk wet rub being held in hand

Here’s to another air fryer recipe. Enjoy 🙂

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Air Fried Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe

Taste the Caribbean with this delicious and flavorful jerk pork recipe that can be made quickly in your air fryer. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword jamaican jerk pork recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
marinate time 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 234kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1.5 lbs pork butt chopped into large 3 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup jerk paste
  • oil for spraying basket


  • Rub pork pieces with jerk paste and allow it to marinate pork for 4-24 hours in the refrigerator. The longer the better.
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F. Spray the bottom of the basket to ensure they dont stick.
  • Remove pork and allow to rest at room temp for 20 minutes. Place in air fryer ensuring they are spaced apart. Set time for 20 minutes, flip halfway.
  • Remove from air fryer and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting.
  • Enjoy.


Notes: This recipe has been tested in Phillips and the Farbeware brand air fryers and had turned out perfect each and every time. For brands that dont set to 390, 400 degrees temperature setting is fine.

Suggested Ingredients for Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe

Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning Rub

Suggested Tools

Air Fryer
Spray bottle


Calories: 234kcal | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 576mg
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Darlene Flavelle

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

Disappointed that the recipe didn't include a homemade jerk paste, instead of store bought

Allan Trevor-Warren

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

My lady just bought an Insta pot air fryer. She's out of control trying everything. During supper, crab cakes, the conversation drifted into scotch bonnet and jerk. Haven't decided between pork or wings, or both.

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Dorothy Black

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Couldn't be easier...or better. I used Walkerwood mild and was delighted. I slathered the pork with it and let it rest for > 12 hours. Next time, I am going to try a dry rub from Jamaica by adding some to the Walkerwood. I didn't make rice and peas but I did serve it with Zatarain's Caribbean rice mix. Nice, but next time I won't be so lazy and will go for the rice and peas.You are a genius, Tanya. You are also tempting me to invest in an Insta-Pot. Thank you for all your hard work so that I don't have to do it! Kind regards.


Thursday 3rd of October 2019

So glad you liked it Dorothy. That Walkerswood is some really good stuff, lol. I like your idea of adding a dry rub too.