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This air fried pork chops recipe is a wonderfully lean way to enjoy pork for dinner!

The spices are simple, basic spices that most people already have in their pantry. The process is simple enough and all you have to do is cook whatever side dish you want to enjoy with your pork chops while they cook!

A plate of air fried pork chops sits next to a side of peas with left over pork chops sitting on a board to the side.

Air Fryer Recipes

If you are on the fence about buying an air fryer, I understand the hesitancy. It’s another, not-so-small gadget taking up room on your countertop. But if you love fried foods, an air fryer is a great way to get pretty close, while reducing your fat intake considerably. You can make some pretty darn healthy meals using an air fryer! If you’d like more ideas, you can find all my air fryer recipes here. And I have more on the way!

Easy Air Fryer Meals

Air fryer meals are super easy to make! The cleanup is minimal and the food is always delicious. You can enjoy the fact that you won’t have to stand over the stove cooking in a skillet with tons of oil. An air fryer cooks your food well and allows you to tend to other things while it cooks. I love appliances that free up my hands for doing things like cooking side dishes or get the dishes done before dinner!

Pork Chop Air Fryer Time

The amount of time your pork chops will cook in an air fryer will depend on their thickness. Thinner pork chops (about 1 inch) need approximately 12-13 minutes. Thicker pork chops (about 2 inches) will need more time. About 20-22 minutes. The most important step you can take is using a meat thermometer to check the temperature of your cooked pork chops. Anything less than 165 F. will require more cooking for avoid illness from undercooked pork.

How Do You Reheat Pork Chops In An Air Fryer

If you have leftover pork chops you want to reheat, it’s a fairly quick and simple process. Simply set the air fryer to 375 degrees F. and cook for 3-5 minutes. Your pork chops will taste just as good as they did when you first cooked them!

How To Make Air Fryer Pork Chops

The process is pretty quick and simple! I would first start cooking whatever sides you want to enjoy with your pork chops, as they will probably take longer to cook than the pork chops. When ready, put a light coat of oil on your chops, sprinkle with spices on both sides, place in the air fryer and cook. Everything will cook at the same time, and dinner will be ready quickly and with minimal fuss or dishes to wash.

A plate of air fryer pork chops with a side of peas sits on the table next to a blue napkin,

Air Fryers

If you are wanting to purchase an air fryer, you can read the review for the air fryer I have here. There are also several other air fryers on the market that I’m hearing good things about. They are these here:

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Air Fried Pork Chops Recipe

A plate of air fried pork chops sits next to a side of peas with left over pork chops sitting on a board to the side.

Air Fried Pork Chops

Delicious chops straight from your air fryer!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Marinating time:: 30 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 441kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. bone-in pork chops (about 3 chops)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground paprika
  • cooking spray (I use oil in an oil sprayer)

Instructions

  • Place pork chops on a flat work surface.
    A set of pork chops ready to prep for the air fryer, sitting on a cutting board.
  • Drizzle olive oil over pork chops.
    Pork chops on a cutting board, drizzled with a small amount of oil.
  • Sprinkle seasonings over the chops, coating them well on each side.
    Pork chops seasoned with spices, ready for the air fryer.
  • Allow pork chops to marinate 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Once pork chops have been marinated, place into the Air Fryer and spray with cooking spray for a crispy pork chop.
    Seasoned pork chops in the air fryer basket, ready to cook.
  • Set temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pork chop and how well done you want it. (This may have to be done in batches, depending on the size of your pork chops.)
    Just cooked pork chops still sitting in the air fryer basket.
  • Once timer goes off, remove from Air Fryer and serve.
    Air fried pork chops on a plate with a side of green peas.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.33the recipe | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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2 Comments

  1. Can this recipe be done from frozen?

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