Air Fryer Pork Chops
Pork chops can get overlooked. We get it—we've had our fair share of overdone, dry pork chops. But, when cooked right, they can be juicy and ultra-flavorful, while still getting a slight crisp on the outside. That's where the magic of the air fryer comes in. With our mix of seasonings and this handy kitchen gadget, you can have a practically hands-off dinner in less than 30 minutes. If you usually steer clear of pork chops, this recipe is here to change your mind—it's a weeknight dinner winner.
How should I season my pork chops?
Our version gets coated in Parmesan and plenty of spices for the perfect crust, but you can tinker with the formula to find what works for you. Rub it with cajun seasoning or burger seasoning for a slight twist, or go straight for pre-packaged spice mixes like Old Bay and Cavender's Greek Seasoning.
How long should I cook pork chops in the air fryer?
It totally depends on the size of your pork chops. For our recipe, we used boneless pieces about 1" thick. If you're opting for bone-in, that will take longer; if your pork chops are thicker, you will need to increase the cooking time.
To adhere to the USDA guideline for food safety, pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°. If you're a frequent carnivore, we highly recommend investing in a good cooking thermometer so that you can be sure your chops are fully cooked before digging in!
What should I serve with my pork chops?
For an easy but satisfying dinner, we love to pair these chops with rice and veggies, like our sautéed zucchini. But, these pork chops would also be delicious with roasted potatoes, braised cabbage or a simple arugula salad!
Pat pork chops dry with paper towels, then coat both sides with oil.
In a medium bowl, combine Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper. Coat both sides of pork chops with Parmesan mixture, pressing to adhere.
In an air-fryer basket, arrange pork chops in a single layer. Cook at 375°, flipping halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of pork chop registers 145°, about 9 minutes.
Let pork chops rest about 10 minutes before serving.