Air Fryer Pork Chops [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 22 reviews

Air Fryer Pork Recipes

Cook time Cook time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Pork Chops are one of the crispiest and juiciest dishes you can make for those busy days. These tender, bone-in chops with a golden Parmesan crust are ready in less than 30 minutes!

This main course is a perfect pair to just about any side dish, but you want something that’s equally fast yet flavorful. My Roasted Asparagus, Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots, and  Roasted Sweet Potatoes all need less than 30 minutes of cook time with very little prep work – which means they’re ready when your pork chops are!

Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Air Fryer Pork Chops totally changed the way I view this popular dish. Over the years, I’ve eaten a lot of fried pork chops that were so tough, they were almost impossible to chew on. The worst was the greasy versions, that were loaded with butter and oil to cover up the dryness.

I also hate being splattered with hot oil to achieve that golden brown perfection. Without the air fryer, I may have sworn off this dish forever!

This recipe doesn’t need fancy sauces or heavy breading to taste delicious. I let the meat shine by using only freshly-grated Parmesan and seasonings to highlight the meat. The best part is that you only need two tablespoons of olive oil versus the cupfuls you need for traditional frying. 

Healthier, chock-full of flavor, and incredibly moist with a nice crunch – this amazing Air Fryer recipe will soon become part of your weekly menu!

What are the best pork chops for the air fryer?

For this recipe, I use the bone-in version. The bones lock in the flavor and moisture of the meat. If you can find it, choose a well-marbled cut. Those bits of fat will protect the meat against drying out and will allow its natural flavors to take center stage.

How to Make Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops?

  1. Prepare. Measure out and combine your seasonings, pat dry the meat and brush with oil. Preheat the air fryer.
  2. Coat. Generously coat the meat with the seasonings.
  3. Cook. Place the meat in the air fryer, cook, and flip at the designated time.
  4. Serve.

Can you cook frozen chops in the Air Fryer?

Yes. Unlike other cooking methods that concentrate all the heat on the surface of the food, the air fryer rapidly circulates hot air throughout the basket and around the food to heat it evenly. Making fried food this way also eliminates the risk of injuries through hot oil splatters.

Can you stack meat in the Air Fryer?

Avoid stacking meat in the Air Fryer, since the overlapping parts won’t be able to come into contact with the hot air. Stacking them will lead to uneven doneness and texture. Always arrange them in a single layer, with a bit of space between each piece.

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Pork Chops?

Cook the meat to an internal temperature of 145-160 degrees Fahrenheit, and rest for three minutes. Use a quick-read internal thermometer to make sure the meat is cooked through and safe to eat.

Can you make pork chops in the instant pot?

Yes! I love my Instant Pot as much as my Air Fryer, and it works so wonderfully for this cut! Use thicker cuts that will hold up well to the internal pressure of the Instant Pot.

You can even use the Instant Pot to cook both your veggies and meat at the same time. But don’t take my word for it. Try these pork recipes out for yourself!

What to serve with breaded pork chops?

The magic of this recipe is that it already tastes delicious, but the simplicity of the seasonings means you can serve it with virtually any side dish.  

Pair it with some greens for a well-rounded meal such as sautéed spinach, roasted broccoli, or your favorite salad. They’re also great with spuds like baked potatoes or sweet potato mash. Grains and pasta are a winning combination too!

Pork Chops in the Air Fryer Recipe Tips:

  • Use thicker cuts to keep the meat juicy.
  • If you want a crunchier coating, you may use breading. 
  • Use freshly-grated Parmesan cheese for maximum flavor.
  • Check the internal temperature for doneness a few times while cooking to make sure it’s cooked through.

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5 from 22 reviews

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops are one of the crispiest and juiciest dishes you can make for those busy days.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 pork chops
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 mins




Nutrition information

Calories: 410 Carbohydrates: 2 Protein: 40 Fat: 26 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 125 Sodium: 877 Potassium: 622 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 344 Calcium: 180 Iron: 1
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Lindsay Rasberry

What size air fryer do you recommend?


Julie Maroul

Made this last night. (First time using our new air fryer) Pork chops were excellent, tender & moist.


I am so happy that you loved the recipe. Thank you for the feedback!



Thanks for this! I was just looking for anyone who had used thin, definitely will try now at 4-5.



Great recipe. My wife bought me a Air fryer for Christmas and this recipe was right on time. Delicous!!!


Una Hann

Hi just got my air fryer wondering do you have to cook the pork chops in the basket or just place them on the trays


Una Hann

Wondering do you cook the pork chops in the basket like was said in the recipe. I figured you would cook them on the trays.


Works perfectly in the basket


Kathie A

These were so good!! My husband was planning to buy lunch tomorrow but thought these were so tasty he’s taking leftovers instead.


thank you!


Mary C

This was my first try with my new air fryer. Both my husband and I loved it even though I missed the part about brushing with oil. I sprayed with cooking spray after coating to try to make up for it. I bet they'll be even better if I follow directions! Used boneless pork loin and cooked for 12 minutes. They were moist and tender.



Excellent flavor easy to follow.


happy that you liked the recipe!


Diane Francis

I made these last night. I never had pork chops so juicy. My boyfriend is still telling me today how great they were. Will definitely be making these again.


Happy that you loved it!



I made these Air Fryer Porkchops this evening. They were wonderful! My family all agrees that they are better than on our BBQ recipe. Thanks for the great recipe. We'll be making it again soon.


Happy that you loved it!



We really enjoyed this recipe. I did not have fresh Parmesan so used the processed type. I also did not have mustard powder so mixed a bit of mustard in with the oil. Very tasty! Will make again.


Thank you Lisa. Glad you loved it!



Good recipe, however I had thick chops could have used more seasoning!


I am so happy that you like it! Please use more seasoning next time!



How thick were the pork chops you used?


about 1 inch



Our stove was on the blink, so I was fortunate to find this recipe for the pork chops I had thawed. They were delicious and flavorful. Thank you for the recipe. I will certainly cook them again.


I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe! thanks for the feedback!


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