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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

5 from 5 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 kcal
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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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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  • 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!

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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!

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    • 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

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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    • 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

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

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

      Reply

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