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Air Fryer Pork Chops

With this recipe for juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops, dinner has NEVER been easier! Thanks to the air fryer, you can have tender, juicy pork chops on the dinner table in just under 30 minutes.

Sliced pork chop being picked up by a fork.

Juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops

At the end of a crazy day, you deserve a home cooked dinner that is hassle free, quick, and easy! These pork chops cooked in the air fryer check every single one of those boxes and more. On top of being easy-peasy, they’re also downright delicious, super juicy and are bound to make your mouth water.

The best part about serving these easy to make pork chops is knowing that even the pickiest eaters at the table will gobble them up. You won’t find dried out pork chops on your plate when you use this easy recipe! They’re neutral enough to satisfy just about everyone, but still flavorful enough to really hit the spot. It’s the best of both worlds! Plus, they plate well with just about every side dish you can think of.

Using the air fryer to whip up some pork chops may be quick and easy, but that doesn’t mean that they miss out on any of the goodness you’re craving. The outside of the meat is seared to perfection, while the inside yields a deliciously juicy bite. This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner your family will thank you for!

Pork chops on a white plate with olive oil and seasoning in white bowls.

Air Fryer Pork Chops Ingredients 

You will only need a few ingredients to make these easy pork chops:

  • Pork Chops: Use boneless pork chops that are about 1 inch thick for best results. 
  • Olive Oil: You can use avocado oil or another neutral flavored oil if you’d prefer. 
  • Rib Rub: While you can certainly use some store-bought stuff, we highly recommend using our favorite homemade Rib Rub recipe! It’s perfectly balanced, loaded with flavor and super easy to mix up.

How to Make Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

Marinate the meat: Generously coat your pork chops with oil on both sides. Cover both sides with seasoning, then set aside for about 10 minutes, letting the rib rub marinate the pork chops.

*At this point, you can also pop the pork chops into the fridge for a few hours if needed. This will let the seasonings marinate the meat longer!*

Cook the pork chops. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Add the prepared pork chops to the air fryer basket and cook them for 16 minutes, flipping pork chops half way through cooking, until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F. 

Enjoy: Let pork chops rest for about 3 to 5 minutes, covered in foil, before serving. Allowing the meat to rest before you cut into it will make it extra tender and juicy. Serve and enjoy this quick and easy dinner!

Pork Chop being picked up out of an air fryer basket with tongs.

Tips for the Best Air Fryer Pork Chops

I promise these air fryer pork chops are incredibly easy and simple to make. They are pretty much a no fail recipe, but here are a few handy tips to keep in mind:

  • Don’t Overcook: Avoid over cooking the pork chops! Use a meat thermometer to help you know when the meat is fully cooked and safe to eat. Remember, it should be at least 145°F before you serve it. 
  • Thick Pork Chops: Try to make sure you have thick pork chops that are about a 1 inch cut. If they’re too thin, they might not be as juicy as you’d like them to be. 
  • Let It Rest: Remember to let the meat rest before you dig in! This gives the juices time to settle into the meat. If you cut into the pork chops immediately after they’re pulled out of the air fryer, they’ll lose a lot of their juices. 
  • Bone In Pork Chops? If you want to use bone-in pork chops, they will need a little longer to cook. Start by adding 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time and check them with a meat thermometer to be sure they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
Sliced pork chop arranged on a white plate.

Serving Suggestions 

As previously mentioned, these air fried pork chops plate well with an abundance of side dishes! Everything from comfort food to healthy vegetables, these juicy pork chops will compliment it all. Here are just a few easy sides we like to enjoy with this entree:

Storage

Cooked pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, you can use the microwave or your air fryer!

To reheat in the air fryer, simply preheat your air fryer to 375°F and cook the pork chop for 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through.

Can I Freeze These Pork Chops? Absolutely! You can freeze them for up to 3 months! I like to let them thaw for 24 hours in the fridge before re-heating and serving. I find trying to thaw already cooked meat quickly can sometimes dry it out.

Sliced air fried pork chop on a white plate.
Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Sliced pork chop being picked up by a fork.

With this recipe for juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops, dinner has NEVER been easier! Thanks to the air fryer, you can have tender, juicy pork chops on the dinner table in just under 30 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops (1” thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons homemade rib rub

Instructions

    1. Generously coat pork chops with oil on both sides. Cover both sides with seasoning and set aside for 10 minutes letting the rib rub marinate the chops.
    2. Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Add pork chops to air fryer basket and cook for 16 minutes, flipping pork chops half way through cooking, until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
    3. Let pork chops rest for 3 to 5 minutes, covered in foil, before serving. Allowing the meat to rest will make it extra tender and juicy. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Storage: Cooked pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, you can use the microwave or air fryer! To reheat in the air fryer, heat your air fryer to 375°F and cook pork chop for 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 46g

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