How to Make Fried Pork Skin in Green Sauce / Chicharrón en Salsa Verde

Chicharron en salsa verde

Chicharron en salsa verde or pork crackling in green salsa is a popular dish just by itself or as filling for gorditas and tacos.
I recently watched an Anthony Bourdain show on TV where he goes to Mexico City, and for breakfast, one of the many dishes he was served was “Chicharron en salsa verde”. This dish is very simple to make and I hope some of you will try it. It is excellent for a Sunday brunch with warm corn tortillas or as an appetizer over tostadas.
And since I had some a leftover green salsa and chicharrones that were still in a package, I decide to make some for myself.

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  • 2 cups of green salsa (find the recipe HERE)
  • 2 cups of fried pork skins broken into small pieces
  • 2 scallions chopped or 1/4 of a medium size onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion and fry ,without browning, until soft. This will take about 2 minutes.
2. Add the blended sauce and fry over high heat, stirring from time to time, until reduced and thickened - about 6 minutes.
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3. Add the pieces of chicharron, salt to taste, and continue cooking over medium heat until the chicharron is just soft , about 5 minutes, depending on thickness and freshness of the chicharron.
Serve with warm tortillas or with tostadas.

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Did you like the recipe? Please let me know in the comments section, do you have questions, or share the link with your friends. I hope you have an incredible time cooking! Provecho!

Mely Martinez, the cook at Mexico in my Kitchen!


  1. I love this dish.

  2. ¿Cortezas de cerdo (chicharrones) con salsa verde? me has dejado de piedra. Qué bueno tiene que estar. Tomo nota de la idea. Enhorabuena.

  3. Oh, I love pork rinds, but that photo of them in the fryer basket looks like they have been covered with a lite breading(?).

  4. Hi Phil,

    I had never seen breaded pork rinds but that will be interesting to try. Maybe the picture is out of focus and that could be the reason of the texture on the pork rinds.

    Thanks for your comment and for visiting.

  5. Those chicharrones in the green salsa look SO GOOD!!! I m about to go the the kitchen and make some myself!! Orale

  6. Thanks a ton it is a fantastic help, now to make fried pork skin in green sauce is without a doubt simple with your advice. Thanks

  7. Just made this with ur recipe for roasted tomato salsa. Yummy!!!!! Thank you so much

  8. Delicious! I made this dish using ur recipe for roasted tomato salsa. Awesome with charred tortillas, cilantro and a bit of queso fresco.

    1. Hello Chicana02,
      Thank you for your comment. Now, i want some chicharrones too. :)

    2. If made it so delicious but I added homemade retried beans and chicharones rolled it up floured tortilla OMG yummy

  9. I would like to know if you have a recipe for the spicy red sauce they also use on chicharrones.

    1. Hello Marisa,
      Actually you can use almost any sauce to make Chicharrones with salsa. Check out the recipe section for the red salsas there.

  10. Do you have a recipe for how to make chicharrones


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