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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Tocino Recipe

Sweet, garlicky, tender, and juicy, chicken tocino is the perfect all-day breakfast when paired with garlic rice and fried egg. Best part is it is cooked in the air fryer for a no-fuss kind of meal.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4


8 boneless skinless chicken thighs


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tbsp cane vinegar
2 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp kosher salt

1 tbsp black pepper

10 cloves minced garlic

1 package of Mamasita Annatto Powder


  1. Prep the marinade. Combine everything in a bowl. 
  2. Add the boneless skinless chicken to the marinade. 
  3. Marinate for 4 hours. For best results, marinate overnight. 
  4. Line your air fryer basket or tray with parchment paper for easy cleanup. 
  5. Air fry at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping a few times to get a nice color.
  6. Serve it with white rice, and fried egg, and enjoy!


Pan Fry Method: 

  • Prep the marinade. Combine everything in a bowl with a lid.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade. 
  • Marinate for 4 hours. For best results, marinate overnight. 
  • In a skillet, add the chicken tocino in a pan with a little bit of water, around 3 tbsp of water. Cover with a lid and let it steam for 5 minutes or until the water has evaporated. Medium heat.
  • Uncover the pan and cook until the chicken is fully cooked and caramelized.
  • Serve with white rice and a fried egg.

  • Author: Carmen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: main
  • Method: air fry
  • Cuisine: filipino

Keywords: chicken tocino, tocino