How to Make Air-Fried Pork Chops

Craving those delicious pork chops but thinking about the calories and fat? Did you know you can get the same amazing taste but a healthier option?
Skip the oil but get the same great fried texture with this "air frying" technique. The result will absolutely blow your mind. Get ready to get that same crisp coating and tender pork chops minus the grease.
If you love pork chops like we do, you’re in for a real treat with air fried pork chops. Seriously, this recipe for air fryer pork chops is so simple and delicious, you’ll be blown away.

Pork chops can often be tough and dry. Or sometimes you might be using a lot of oil or butter just to get the chops to be juicy. Well, worry no more about making juicy and easy pork chops. Air fryer pork chops come out juicy, tender and always perfect.
We’re obsessed with how little oil is required to make these pork chops tender. When compared to other methods, healthy pork chops in the air fryer is totally possible.
So enough talking and let's get cooking, just follow a few simple steps and keep in mind the nutritional value will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

Category, DifficultyIntermediate

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins
 olive oil spray
 6 thick center cut boneless pork chops, fat trimmed (5 oz each)
 kosher salt
 1 large egg, beaten
 ½ cup panko crumbs, check labels for GF
  cup crushed cornflakes crumbs
 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, omit for dairy free
 1 ¼ tsp sweet paprika
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ¼ tsp chili powder
  tsp black pepper
1

Preheat the air fryer to 400F for 12 minutes and lightly spray the basket with oil.

2

Season pork chops on both sides with 1/2 tsp kosher salt.

3

Combine panko, cornflake crumbs, parmesan cheese, 3/4 tsp kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and black pepper in a large shallow bowl.

4

Place the beaten egg in another. Dip the pork into the egg, then crumb mixture.

5

When the air fryer is ready, place 3 of the chops into the prepared basket and spritz the top with oil. Cook 12 minutes turning half way, spritzing both sides with oil. Set aside and repeat with the remaining.

Ingredients

 olive oil spray
 6 thick center cut boneless pork chops, fat trimmed (5 oz each)
 kosher salt
 1 large egg, beaten
 ½ cup panko crumbs, check labels for GF
  cup crushed cornflakes crumbs
 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, omit for dairy free
 1 ¼ tsp sweet paprika
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ¼ tsp chili powder
  tsp black pepper

Directions

1

Preheat the air fryer to 400F for 12 minutes and lightly spray the basket with oil.

2

Season pork chops on both sides with 1/2 tsp kosher salt.

3

Combine panko, cornflake crumbs, parmesan cheese, 3/4 tsp kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and black pepper in a large shallow bowl.

4

Place the beaten egg in another. Dip the pork into the egg, then crumb mixture.

5

When the air fryer is ready, place 3 of the chops into the prepared basket and spritz the top with oil. Cook 12 minutes turning half way, spritzing both sides with oil. Set aside and repeat with the remaining.

How to Make Air-Fried Pork Chops