Air Fryer Pork Chops

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These air-fryer pork chops are tender, juicy, and packed with flavor! Seasoned to perfection with a homemade spice rub and cooked until golden brown.

Enjoy these delicious pork chops with creamy mashed potatoes for a restaurant-quality meal.

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two air fried bone-in pork chops on a wooden board with barbecue sauce and a spice rub on the side.

Why I Love These Air Fryer Pork Chops

  • Completely mess-free! It’s also much healthier to air fry pork chops rather than deep fry them.
  • Incredibly flavorful. Lots of smokiness with a hint of sweetness.
  • You can omit the brown sugar for a low-carb and keto-friendly meal!
  • Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Ingredient Notes

Pork Chops – I highly recommend using 1-inch thick bone-in pork chops for this recipe. Make sure to pat them dry using a paper towel, before seasoning them.

ingredients on a gray surface. Pork chops on a plate, spices, brown sugar, and oil.

Top Tips For The Perfect Pork Chops

  • Season the pork chops generously on both sides! Especially if using thick cuts.
  • Don’t overcook! Pork chops get really tough and dry when overcooked. Use a meat thermometer, the pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. However, the pork chops will continue cooking while they rest. I like to remove them from the air fryer when they’re around 140 degrees.
  • Serve with warm barbecue sauce on the side.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375 degrees and spray the basket with nonstick spray before cooking.
  • Want to switch it up? Season the pork chops with this Cajun seasoning or chipotle seasoning instead. You can also use a store-bought spice rub.
  • Let the meat rest! If you slice into the pork chops right away, all of the juices will escape.
raw seasoned pork chops on a plate.

Storage

Place any leftovers in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. However, I highly recommend enjoying them the day of! Only because pork chops may get dry and tough when reheated.

one cooked pork chop in the air fryer basket.

Can I Use Boneless Pork Chops Instead?

Yes, absolutely. Just adjust the cooking time. Keep in mind that boneless pork chops cook a lot quicker than bone-in pork chops.

one pork chop sliced with barbecue sauce on the side.

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two air fried bone-in pork chops on a wooden board with barbecue sauce and a spice rub on the side.
5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Pork Chops

These air-fryer pork chops are tender, juicy, and packed with flavor! Seasoned to perfection with a homemade spice rub and cooked to perfection.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Servings: 3
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Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients 

  • 3 bone-in pork chops
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and chili pepper.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F and spray the basket with nonstick spray.
  • Pat dry the pork chops with a paper towel. Brush the pork chops with oil on both sides. Season the pork chops generously on both sides with the spice mixture.
  • Place the pork chops in the air fryer, make sure they don't overlap. Cook for 5 minutes then flip them over and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Serve with warm barbecue sauce and enjoy!

Notes

  • Season the pork chops generously on both sides! Especially if using thick cuts.
  • Don’t overcook! Pork chops get really tough and dry when overcooked. Use a meat thermometer, the pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. However, the pork chops will continue cooking while they rest. I like to remove them from the air fryer when they’re around 140 degrees.
  • Serve with warm barbecue sauce on the side.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375 degrees and spray the basket with nonstick spray before cooking.
  • Let the meat rest! If you slice into the pork chops right away, all of the juices will escape.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 893mg | Potassium: 653mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 398
Keyword: air fryer pork chops, how to cook pork chops in the air fryer, pork chops
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I usually fail with pork chops; this was honestly the best pork chop recipe I’ve ever made. Juicy, tender, and delicious flavor. Will definitely be making them again. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried this and only changed 2 things. I used Smoked Paprika and omitted the Chili powder. They turned out GREAT, Thank You for the recipe.