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Air Fryer Pork Chops

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

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These air fryer pork chops make a fast and flavorful week night meal. Simple seasoning, easy prep and so juicy!

close up of air fryer pork chops with parsley sprinkled on top
Table of Contents
  1. What will I need to make these Air Fryer Pork Chops?
  2. How do you make pork chops in the air fryer?
  3. What to serve with Air Fryer Pork Chops:
  4. Are bone in or boneless pork chops better?
  5. More air fryer recipes you’ll love:
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We’re talking about our air fryer love again today, and these juicy air fryer pork chops are sure to make any skeptic a believer!

Pork chops can be tricky to cook because they can so easily be overcooked.

I have had really terrific luck making Crock Pot Pork Chops and Instant Pot Pork Chops but I think my new favorite method to get that juicy, tender pork chop is with my air fryer!

They have a golden exterior and juicy interior that just can’t be beat!

What will I need to make these Air Fryer Pork Chops?

  • Thick cut boneless pork chops: choose pork chops that are roughly the same size and thickness for even cooking.
  • Oil: I used canola oil for this recipe
  • Simple seasonings: Salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder work so well together to give this pork chop a flavorful punch!
  • Air fryer: I easily fit 4 pork chops into the basket of my 5.8-quart basket.
  • A knife: I cut a few slits through the fat strip of each pork chop to prevent curling while cooking.
  • Tongs: for turning the meat over and removing it from the very hot basket.
tongs holding air fryer pork chop over basket

How do you make pork chops in the air fryer?

  1. Preheat the air fryer: this ensures the pork chops cook quickly and don’t dry out!
  2. Cut a few slits in the fat layer of each pork chop: this helps to ensure they don’t curl
  3. Drizzle pork chops with oil and season well
  4. Cook just until an internal temperature of 145 degrees F is reached — a meat thermometer is the best way to check doneness!

What to serve with Air Fryer Pork Chops:

Are bone in or boneless pork chops better?

I prefer boneless pork chops for this recipe because they cook a little more quickly, and it makes a difference when the family is starving!

I like to look for a nice thick pork chop, at least 1 to 1.5 inches thick or as I can find. They will shrink down a bit as they cook in the air fryer.

If your pork chops are less than 1″ thick, they will cook more quickly so it’s important to reduce check them earlier so they are not overcooked.

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Air Fryer Pork Chops

5 from 4 votes
These air fryer pork chops make a fast and flavorful week night meal. Simple seasoning, easy prep and so juicy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American
Course Air fryer, Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 203cal

Ingredients

  • 4 thick cut boneless pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 380℉
  • Make a few slices through the fat strip on each pork chop with a sharp knife.
  • Drizzle oil on pork chops. Combine salt, onion powder, pepper and garlic powder and sprinkle over pork chops.
  • Spray basket of air fryer with non-aerosol cooking spray (or brush lightly with additional canola oil)
  • Place seasoned pork chops in basket and cook for 20 minutes, turning once half way through. (*NOTE that thinner pork chops will cook more quickly. Flip at the 10 minute mark and check the temperature — if they are nearing 145 degrees F then cook just a few minutes more. The cook time will depend on the thickness of your pork chops)
  • Serve hot with your choice of sides.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 203cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords air fryer boneless pork chops, air fryer pork chops

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  1. Amanda Wren-Grimwood says

    What a great idea! Whenever I grill chops the whole kitchen is filled with smoke so this is perfect.

  2. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says

    Pork chops can tend to be dry, but yours look so moist and delicious! I love the air-fryer for things like this.

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