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Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

These Air Fryer Pork Chops are such a classic dish to serve as an entree. They are quick to make and ready to be baked in no time.

Mashed potatoes, broccoli and air fryer pork chops on a white plate with a metal spoon.

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Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

An air fryer is a great option for cooking all of your favorite fried recipes without the extra grease and it’s much faster than baking. We love air fryer recipes from Air Fryer Chicken Wings to Crispy Bacon and now these pork chops!

Air Frying is quick and leaves your food crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Juicy pork chop cut into slices topped with fresh greens.

The Best Seasoning for Pork Chops

For the seasoning rub, we just used our favorite combination of ingredients: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.

I love this combination but the pork chops work great with just about any seasoning.

Pork chops with seasonings

Can I use Bone-in Pork Chops?

Substitute for bone-in pork chops by adding 2-3 minutes of cook time. Add an extra minute if the chops are thicker.

How to Make Air Fryer Pork Chops

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 380°F, about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat both sides of the pork chops with the oil, we like the added crispiness the oil gives the pork chops (NOTE: Oil is optional).
  3. Season the pork chops on all sides with the dry rub.
  4. Cook 10-15 minutes, flipping pork chops halfway through cooking.

Pro Tip: Be careful not to overcook the pork chops, or they’ll become chewy and dry. One of our favorite tools for fail-proof meats is an instant-read thermometer. Air fry until the internal temperature reaches 145˚ in the thickest portion of the pork chops.

Step by step collage on how to make tender pork chops in air fryer

Why use Parchment in the Air Fryer?

If using parchment paper in the air fryer, be sure to get the type that is perforated for air to circulate. You can make your own parchment liners by cutting a sheet of parchment paper and punching holes with a hole puncher. Parchment paper is optional but there are some benefits to using it:

  • Easier cleanup
  • Protects air fryer basket from wear and scratches
  • Protects delicate foods from breaking

Serve With

You’ll want to be sure to time your dinner so everything is ready to be served together. Pork chops pair well with instant pot mashed potatoes and fluffy white rice, and just about any vegetable side. Here are some of our favorites:

Pork chops in a plate with broccol and mashed potatoes topped with fresh greens.

Enjoy these quick and easy, juicy seasoned pork chops cooked in an air fryer.

Make-Ahead

You can prep the pork chops by seasoning them in the morning or even a day ahead, allowing the seasoning to penetrate into the pork chops for more flavor. Keep the chops covered. Then cook per instructions.

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Air Fryer Pork Chops

4.93 from 134 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Air Fryer Pork Chops on a plate with broccoli and potatoes

These Air Fryer Pork Chops are such a classic dish to serve as an entree. They are quick to make and ready to be baked in no time.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Keyword: air fryer pork chops
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 284
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the seasoning: salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F for about 5 minutes.

  3. Coat the pork chops with oil on both sides and then season the pork chop with the seasoning mix.

  4. Air fry at 380°F for about 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chops reach 145°F. Flip the pork chops half way through the cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 462mg20%
Potassium 604mg17%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Quiterita Simms
    June 16, 2022

    These are the best pork chops I have ever made. Juicy, mouth watering!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2022

      That’s lovely feedback, thank you! I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • Sandra
    May 12, 2022

    Very tasty and the right amount of salt. Thank you! I can be assured anything on your website will be great!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 13, 2022

      Thank you, Sandra. I hope you’ll love the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • SueLup
    May 6, 2022

    *****AWESOME!! I had bacon wrapped chops that were 1.5 in thick from Aldi. Had to cook a little longer but they were so tasty. Love the dry rub! This is a definite keeper. Will be spending a lot of time on your site. The people with dry chops are overcooking them. They should get an instant read thermometer

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sue!

      Reply

  • Kay
    April 28, 2022

    They taste good, but are not at all crispy. I used my oven air fryer, instead of my stand up air fryer because I was cooking a big batch. I did not crowd them, and still they turned out pretty much steamed. I think they need more of a coating to be crispy (i.e. panko crumbs).

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 28, 2022

      Hi Kay, using an oven air fryer without adjusting the baking time may not produce the same results as a standard air fryer. May have to experiment with the time and cook them a little longer to achieve the same crispness level.

      Reply

  • Debora Cadene
    April 19, 2022

    do you have any video’s of your recipies using your air fryer?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2022

      Hi Debora, my air fryer recipes are compiled here in this list. You may check each recipe and you’ll be able to see a video in the middle if there’s a video for it.

      Reply

  • Loruska
    March 22, 2022

    This was an amazing combination of spice. I have always looked at a basic recipe, proportions of spice, and this was by far the best combination. I made only several easy changes that gave the pork chops more intense flavor and unparalleled juicyness.
    These are the changes:.
    Instead of coating with oil first, I took the oil, added 2 tsp fresh lime juice and doubled the spices, turning it to a marinade. I marinated the pork chops, adding thinly sliced onion to the marinade. One hour later, of marinating the chops, I filled the rest of the recipe, making sure the thin sliced onions topped the chops for airfrying. I did not turn the 1/2 in. Chops and airfryed for 9 minutes. PERFECT!!! They were so tender and juicy! Thank you!!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      You’re welcome! Thank you for your detailed feedback and comments, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Terri
    March 12, 2022

    OMG, I will probably never cook pork chops any other way. I usually buy thin cut chops, so I reduced the cooking time to 7-8 minutes, but goodness! DH days they’re as good as a steak any day!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2022

      Aren’t they so good! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Terri!

      Reply

  • maura caceres
    February 22, 2022

    Hello! just wanted to say I love your recipes and enjoy your videos

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2022

      Hello Maura, thank you for your love and support. It means a lot to us!

      Reply

  • Patricia Pool
    February 21, 2022

    I do not have air fryer will you tell me a good one for a family of 4 please??

    Reply

  • Val
    February 1, 2022

    Good morning, I have a oven tray air fryer. (No room for more appliances).

    Are the cooking Temps the same?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2022

      Hi Val, I imagine all air fryers have temperature in common, but if it has the features of a standard air fryer, then that should work great! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

    • Loruska
      March 22, 2022

      I use the same thickness pork chops you describe, and 8minutes is perfect!!!

      Reply

  • Cindy
    January 29, 2022

    I made these tonight. I followed the directions perfectly or so I thought. They were done in about 15 minutes. They were nice and juicy but not crisp at all. Tasted like baked pork. Any ideas what I did wrong?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Hi Cindy, it’s hard to say without being there. I would ensure no steps were altered or skipped, also making sure they are not crowded.

      Reply

  • janet gesualdi
    January 29, 2022

    I want to buy an air fryer but not sure of a good one. my family is three people. need it to be simple and easy to use and clean. please any suggestions

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2022

      Hi Janet, we have our favorite kitchen tools including this air fryer in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

      Reply

    • Paula
      March 22, 2022

      Hi Janet, I purchased Gourmia air fryer from Costco and I love it, it’s a 6.5-7 quart, cost $50!! Can’t go wrong…good luck!

      Reply

  • Yvonne Phillips
    January 28, 2022

    My chops had bone in so they did take longer. They were tasty AND tender. Next time center cut and it will be faster. Thanks Natasha!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Yvonne!

      Reply

  • Bethbochnak
    January 9, 2022

    We just got one of these and have discovered that times vary greatly. These were done in 11 minutes with one flip. They were thin. Absolutely delicious. Slap yo mama and Paul Prudhommes meat flavoring.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Thanks for sharing your experience making and trying this recipe. I’m glad you liked it!

      Reply

  • April Kelly
    January 9, 2022

    First time using the air fryer. Followed your recipe exactly. They turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      You’re welcome, April. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Allison
    December 1, 2021

    I made these last night for dinner. I doubled the recipe (6 pork chops). It was delicious!!! AND SO EASY!!! My only critique is it was a little too salty for me (I doubled everything else but the salt and it was still too salty). I will definitely make these again!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2021

      Hi Allison, thank you for your comments and review. I recommend adjusting the salt next time if you prefer it to be less salty. I’m glad you still enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Kallisto
    November 20, 2021

    Followed directions Cooked 5 minutes on each side & turned out dry.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 22, 2021

      Hi Kallisto, did you possibly have it set on too high of a temperature? Some air fryers run hotter than others (I have 2 and they each operate a little differently). This could also happen if you have pork chops that are thinly sliced.

      Reply

  • Beth
    November 7, 2021

    Just bought an air fryer and made pork chops tonight. They were delicious – probably the first time I haven’t overcooked pork chops. I had 2 pork chops and cooked for 12 minutes total – first for 7 minutes, then turned and continued for 5 more. I let the meat rest for about 5 minutes (covered on a plate) – Thanks Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2021

      Lovely to hear that the recipe was a success, Beth! Thanks a lot for your review and good feedback.

      Reply

  • Amanda
    November 6, 2021

    These chops are delicious! Tender and juicy, and the seasoning is perfect. My whole family loved them and asked me to make them again- sure sign of a winner recipe! Thank you Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2021

      I’m so glad this was a hit, Amanda! Thank you so much for sharing that great review with me!

      Reply

  • Martha Brady
    November 5, 2021

    My husband loves pork! I cooked this in my Cosori along with thick zucchini slices. Your recipe was delicious. I was out of onion powder so it should be even better next time! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Martha!

      Reply

  • Joan Bourget
    November 2, 2021

    Are your air fryer recipes suitable for Toaster Oven/Air Fryers? As you likely know,
    toaster oven/air fryers are a multi purpose counter appliance.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      I can’t really tell unless I personally try it. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it turns out. We’d love to know!

      Reply

      • Trixie
        December 28, 2021

        My second favorite pork chops next to crispy fried! They came out so juicy.

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 28, 2021

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

          Reply

  • judy
    November 1, 2021

    I tried your recipe for Air Fryer Pork Chops and was really glad my sister couldn’t join me. Now I have this delicious supper to go home to! My chops were very thick and I adjusted the time. I have also given everyone on my hall your site address.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

      Yum! That sounds amazing! Thank you so much for sharing about my blog!

      Reply

  • Libby
    October 26, 2021

    Love the taste…I thicker chops, so had to cook longer and they were a little dry…will get the appropriate thickness and do again! The seasoning is awelisome!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 27, 2021

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Libby! I hope it turns out even better for you next time!

      Reply

  • Stephanie
    October 23, 2021

    Delicious! Perfect pork chops mine are always dry and these turned out juicy and tender!
    I used the oil on them as suggested 👍🏻

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2021

      These are so juicy and tender! I’m glad you loved it, Stephanie!

      Reply

  • Zoe
    September 14, 2021

    I just bought an air fryer yesterday and this recipe is actually what made me really want an air fryer. This was super easy and considering I haven’t had pork chops in over ten years, it was actually really good! The seasoning was great. My husband and I aren’t very “pork choppy” people but we enjoyed it. I never leave reviews on things but i had to for this to let you know that if you’re wanting a quick easy recipe for chops this is it!! I made roasted potatoes and asparagus on the side. Two normal chops in the air fryer for 13 mins all together. They were nice and juicy! Not dry at all.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2021

      Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely review, Zoe! I’m so glad you gave this a try! I hope you try more of my recipes soon!

      Reply

  • Martham
    August 26, 2021

    I tried the air fryer pork chops tonight, with my usual seasonings of adobo, black pepper and garlic. They were delicious. Even made the perforated parchment paper, which made clean up a breeze! Thanks for another great recipe!
    God bless

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Martham. Thank you for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

    • Gin
      December 4, 2021

      Did you use bone-in chops and how long did you cook them? How thick were they? I am trying to make air fryer chuletas.

      Reply

  • Lily Yee
    August 25, 2021

    I took a package of 2 boneless chops split horizontally to make 2 thinner chops and cut them the remainder to make 4 small chops. Then, I oiled and seasoned them the night before. Cocked them for lunch.
    PREHEAT 390° 0:05 / Parchment liner / fit seasoned chops in basket / AF 390° 0:11 + [shake] to flip halfway. Next time, will only cook 0:10 !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2021

      I’m so glad that worked! Great idea making them thinner! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Lily!

      Reply

  • Arya
    August 19, 2021

    Hi! I normally love all your recipes and am so grateful for your website! However, my meat was tough and dry. Next time i will try to brine my meat so tenderize it before air frying it

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    • Natasha
      August 20, 2021

      Hi Arya, overcooking is often the culprit of dry or tough pork chops and it is easy to overcook in an air fryer, especially if the pork chops are thinner. I suggest checking don’t the pork chops sooner.

      Reply

  • Marilyn
    August 19, 2021

    My air fryer is preset at 425,how long would I cook these?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2021

      Hi Marilyn, I would try to adjust that temp as close as possible to the recipe temp. Too high of a hit can dry these out.

      Reply

  • Brian
    August 19, 2021

    Hello “ SUPER N !!!! “
    Took Your Recommendation, and purchased the COSORI AF ……
    Love it So Much, that I purchased a second !!!!! What an amazing tool for the Kitchen. Keep up the Phenomenal content please.
    All my Family and Friends, think that I’m taking Culinary Classes at our Community College !!! LOL !!!
    You’re the BESTEST Natasha 💫
    Love,
    Brian

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Brian! I’m so happy to hear you’ve enjoyed the Air Fryer! It’s a must-have!

      Reply

  • Lynn
    August 14, 2021

    Could you show pictures of your porch ops in airfare right please.
    How arranged.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2021

      Hi Lynn, we have photos of that in our recipe post! Scroll down to the “How to Make Air Fryer Pork Chops” section. The photo is right below that. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Maria garcia
    July 24, 2021

    I love your cooking need to learn diffrent things plz send me your recipy your the gratest natasha i been. Waitting to do diffrent thing in my ktchen

    Reply

  • Doris Wright
    June 4, 2021

    All air fryer are different, it only have 5to 30 minute I want to cook my pork chop in it.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • roger coutts
    June 2, 2021

    I used my air frier 1 time and will never use it again. it’s retired. I like the taste of oil in everything. can this be cooked in the slow cooked or one pot?

    Reply

  • Lyn Holt
    May 13, 2021

    Can these be made in a conventional oven?

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    • Natasha
      May 13, 2021

      Hi Lyn, that would work in a conventional oven at the same temperature, but I would definitely bake longer or until the internal temperature reaches 145˚F.

      Reply

  • Jennifer Reykjalin
    May 12, 2021

    Pork chops scare me & this was easy! Worked out great & my picky family liked them! Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 12, 2021

      Hello Jennifer, so great to hear that you enjoyed making this recipe and that your family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your great feedback with us!

      Reply

  • Morgan
    May 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha, if I were to be using a bone-in pork chop that is about an inch to an inch and a half thick, how long should it be in the air fryer?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 7, 2021

      Hi Morgan, I haven’t tried bone in to advise on time in the Air Fryer. If you experiment, please let us know how you like it.

      Reply

  • GA MeeMaw
    April 18, 2021

    Natasha, can your recipes be adaptable to an Emeril Lagasse 360 XL AirFryer? I have a new one and trying to learn how to use it. His cookbook is great, but evasive when trying to make certain dishes and on some recipes, like yours, I am not sure if the setting should be put on AirFry, Bake, Rotisserie etc. Still learning! However, I absolutely love your recipes and wanted to use them in my AirFryer. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      Hi GA, we used an air fryer on the air fryer setting for this recipe. Since you have an air fryer, I’m sure it will work great!

      Reply

  • Medea
    April 17, 2021

    Pl also show the airfryer in centigrade for cooking. Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 18, 2021

      Hi Medea, thank you for the suggestion. We write all of our temperatures in Farenheight to try to eliminate confusion or mix-ups. A good reference to calculate Celcius is: (32°F − 32) × 5/9 = 0°C , so 380˚F-32 x5/9 = 193˚C

      Reply

  • Sue
    April 17, 2021

    Thanks for your recipe! I love my air fryer!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • jana
    April 15, 2021

    hi natasha their is a turkish recipe called turkish pide so can you do it please

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 15, 2021

      Hi Jana, I haven’t tried that but if I come up with a great recipe, I will be sure to share it.

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2021

      Thanks for your suggestion, Jana.

      Reply

  • Dawndi
    April 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha!
    I don’t have an air fryer…yet. 😉 Could I cook these in a convection oven at the same temp and time?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 15, 2021

      Hi Dawndi, if it is a convection oven, it will work at the same temperature but will take longer to bake.

      Reply

  • Ann Taylor Stanley
    April 14, 2021

    These were extremely salty and I am wondering what I did wrong?? Anyone else think they were salty? My family could hardly eat them and we like salt!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 15, 2021

      Hi Ann, thank you so much for bringing that to our attention. I think that was an oversight on our part. I’m so sorry about that. I updated the recipe. It should read 1/2 tsp salt.

      Reply

  • Pam
    April 14, 2021

    I’m needing the jello poke cake recipe with the white cream cheese iceing , please

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 14, 2021

      Hi Pam, I don’t have anything like that currently but thank you for the suggestion!

      Reply

  • April
    April 13, 2021

    I love these! Pork chops in the air fryer are SO GOOD!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      Isn’t it the best?! I’m so happy you enjoyed that, April!

      Reply

  • Melissa
    April 13, 2021

    Pork chops are my favorite! Great way to make them!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      It is seriously the best!

      Reply

  • Katie
    April 13, 2021

    I love how easy the air fryer makes mealtime. These pork chops don’t disappoint!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      So EASY!! They sure don’t! Thank you for stopping by, Katie!

      Reply

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