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Air Fryer Pork Chops: the light, tasty recipe for making juicy pork chops in the air fryer

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Is the Airfryer our favorite kitchen appliance? It might be! There are so many things you can cook and bake with it, and you will absolutely love this recipe for making these juicy pork chops in the air fryer instead of frying them on the stovetop. Not only is it healthier, but it also makes less of a mess, which means you spend less time cleaning up!

It’s a light main dish recipe that you can whip up in minutes—perfect for those busy midweek evenings! The way the air fryer works makes the pork chops crispy on the outside, but juicy and tender on the inside—no dried-out pork chops here! Get your pork chops ready, grab a few spices, eggs, and flour, and you’re ready to make dinner!

What Are The Best Pork Chops For The Air Fryer?

We used bone-in pork chops for this recipe, but any pork chops will do! If you use thicker pork chops, add 2 minutes to the cooking time.

If you’re using boneless pork chops, you will need a few minutes less, so keep an eye on the cooking time.

Air Fryer Pork Chop Ingredients

Pork – use high-quality, free-range pork; if your pork chops are frozen, allow them to thaw in the fridge completely before you cook them.

Seasoning – with this recipe, you make your own seasoning blend, but if you don’t feel up to it, feel free to use a Cajun seasoning.

How To Make Air Fryer Pork Chops

Preheat the air fryer to 350°F/180°C. Don’t be tempted to increase the temperature. If the temperature is too high, the pork chops will dry out. Set up a breading station by whisking the eggs in a shallow bowl, and mixing the flour, breadcrumbs, and spices in another.

Before dredging the pork chops, make sure to season them well with salt and pepper. Dredge with egg and then the flour mixture and cook until the pork’s internal temperature registers at 145°F. To make clean-up easier, you can use perforated parchment paper at the bottom of the Airfryer.

How Long To Cook Pork Chops In Air Fryer?

The cooking time will be between 8 and 12 minutes, depending on the type of pork chops you use. Thicker, bone-in pork chops will take about 12 minutes, while boneless pork chops will take about 10 minutes.

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Air Fryer Pork Chop Seasoning Ideas

There are so many delicious ways to season your pork chops. Use your own seasoning blend, your favorite BBQ rub, or a Cajun or Creole spice.

Parmesan adds extra flavor to the seasoning.

You can use plain flour for the breading, or add breadcrumbs for more texture. You can use Panko for extra crunch.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Pork Chops

Serve the pork chops with sautéed green beans and mashed potatoes. Alternatively, you can serve it with rice and a quick side salad.

Tips For Making Juicy Pork Chops In The Air Fryer

Take care not to overcook the chops. The correct final internal temperature is 145°F, if it goes over this, the pork chops will be tough.

To make the pork chops low-carb, you can use almond flour, or you can even leave out the breading completely, and cook the pork chops just with the seasoning.

If you do not want to use eggs, you can also moisten the chops with olive oil, or spread them with mayonnaise.

How To Store Air Fryer Pork Chops

Store leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Ingredients
pork chops, bone-in
4 1/2-inch thick
Eggs
2
All-purpose flour
1/3 cup
Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup
Grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp
Paprika
2 tbsp
Dried parsley
2 tsp
Garlic powder
1/2 tsp
Onion powder
1/2 tsp
cayenne powder
1/2 tsp
Dry mustard
1/4 tsp
salt and pepper
Vegetable Oil

Instructions

Preheat the air fryer to 350°F/180°C.

Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl.

In another bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, paprika, dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and dry mustard.

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.

Dip the pork chops in the egg, allowing the excess to drip off. Then coat with the flour-breadcrumb mixture.

Brush the Airfryer basket with a thin layer of vegetable oil.

Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them.

Cook for 8-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Remove from the basket and rest for 2 minutes.

Notes

You can also freeze the pork chops. Allow the pork chops to cool completely, wrap with plastic, then cover with a layer of foil. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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