Air Fryer Onion Rings with 4505 Meats Chicharrones (Pork Rinds)

I’m SO beyond thrilled at how these turned out! Had to give myself a quick pat on the back.

I have never made onion rings before, let alone ones that are low carb, as they are coated in the delicious pork rinds from 4505 Meats!

These chicharrones come in a variety of flavors, so I played around with the classic Chili & Salt, as well as the Jalapeno Cheddar. The results were AMAZING and I promise you won’t miss all that heavy breading. These came out light, salty, and CRISP. I made them in my air fryer, so there is very little guilt to snacking on these bad boys.

No guilt snacks = the best snacks.

Note: I used avocado oil spray for this, but you can use any kind you want, as long as it’s not olive oil, as that tends to burn in high heat.

Check out the recipe below, and you can order chicharrones from 4505 Meats right here. Enjoy!

  1. Air Fryer Onion Rings with 4505 Meats

  • 2 bags (2.5 oz each) 4505 Meats Chicharrones, any flavor (or mix flavors!)
  • 1 large onion, sliced into thick 3/4 inch rings
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Avocado oil spray, for frying
  • Special equipment: food processor or blender


  1. In a blender or food processor, add half a bag of 4505 Chicharrones and pulverize until they look like breadcrumbs. Work in batches until all of them are done, then pour out onto a large plate or shallow baking dish.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the salt in with the cornstarch. Set up the rest of the ingredients in an assembly line: first you will dredge the onion ring slices in cornstarch, then in the egg, then in the pulverized pork rinds.
  3. When you have all of them breaded, work in batches to air-fry. Place the onion rings in a single layer inside your air-fryer and spray with avocado oil. Set the air fryer to cook at 370 for 8-9 minutes. 
  4. Depending on your air fryer, you can turn them halfway through, but I didn’t need to, they cooked evenly all around! Remove from the air fryer and set on a plate. No need to line with paper towels because there’s hardly any grease!
  5. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce, or eat them plain!

This post is sponsored by 4505 Meats. All opinions (and bad jokes) are my own.

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