Air Fryer Pork Chops: Crispy, Flavorful, and Fast!

Pork chops are a classic dinner option, but sometimes pan-frying them can leave them greasy or dry. That’s where the air fryer comes in! This handy kitchen appliance uses hot air circulation to cook food quickly and evenly, resulting in crispy exteriors and juicy interiors

Here’s why you should try making air fryer pork chops:

Quick and Easy: Skip the preheating and messy cleanup of traditional methods. Air fryers cook food fast, often in under 20 minutes.

Healthy and Delicious: Air frying uses little to no oil, making it a healthier alternative to pan-frying. You still get that satisfying crunch, but with less fat.

Versatility: Experiment with different flavors and seasonings to create endless variations. From simple herbs and spices to bold marinades and glazes, the possibilities are endless.

Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:


  • 2 bone-in or boneless pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Your favorite seasonings (e.g., garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt, pepper, and your chosen seasonings.
  4. Place the pork chops in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t touch.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes for boneless chops, or 10-12 minutes for bone-in chops, flipping halfway through.
  6. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should reach 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption.
  7. Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving.


  • Don’t overcrowd the basket. Cook the pork chops in batches if necessary to ensure even cooking.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your pork chops and your air fryer model. Always check the internal temperature for doneness.
  • Get creative with marinades! Marinate your pork chops for at least 30 minutes for extra flavor.
  • Serve with your favorite sides, like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or rice.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy air fryer pork chops!

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