These air fryer pork chops cook to be incredibly tender and loaded with flavor, thanks to our homemade seasoning mix.
The pork chops cook to be incredibly juicy and loaded with flavor thanks to our simple but delicious seasoning. The seasoning has some incredible flavor thanks to the onion, garlic, paprika, and sugar.
I love these air fryer pork chops as they cook perfectly without the need for breading or flour. So this recipe, is perfect if you are cooking for anyone on a gluten-free diet.
This recipe will be enough to feed four people unless you are super hungry and need two pork chops per person. I do highly recommend that you make some extra side dishes to go with the chops.
Leftover pork meat is great for lunch or dinner the next day. You can keep leftover pork in the fridge for roughly three to four days. Freezing the pork is an option, but it will likely be very dry once you reheat it.
Serving Ideas for Pork Chops
There are loads of different side dishes that will work great with these pork chops. I recommend that you do side dishes separately from the pork chops.
A delicious salad is the perfect healthy side dish. I love to do a simple combination of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and balsamic vinegar as a dressing. Other salads such as potato salad also work great if you have a bit of spare time.
I love making some homemade steak fries to go alongside these deliciously juicy pork chops. You can cook them in the air fryer, but they may need to be done separately from the pork. If steak fries do not take your fancy, then air fryer baked potatoes are certainly a must-try.
Some mashed potatoes are an excellent choice to go with these pork chops. You can try making some mashed cauliflower if you want something a bit healthier.
Steamed greens such as broccoli, green beans, and snow peas will work nicely as a side dish. Other vegetable side dishes such as sweet carrots or buttery mushrooms are also excellent choices.
Adjusting the Pork Chops Seasonings
You can skip adding the seasoning to the pork chops, but you will lose out on a fair bit of flavor. At a minimum, I recommend sprinkling the chops with some salt and pepper.
Do not be afraid to alter the seasoning so that it is better suited for your tastes. For example, other herbs and spices such as thyme, oregano, mustard, or even cumin will work nicely with the pork’s flavors.
If you come up with an amazing combination that you would like to share, then be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
Boneless or Bone-in Pork Chops
The choice of using bone-in pork chops is entirely up to you. I prefer boneless, but you may find that having bone-in will result in a more flavorsome and moist pork chop.
You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on the type of pork chop you choose. Having the bone-in tends to increase cooking time, so I recommend adding roughly five minutes.
Using a meat thermometer will help ensure the chops are cooked when you remove them. The internal temperature should be around 75°C (170°F).
The recipe below will take you through all the steps to cooking pork chops in the air fryer. If you give it a try, then be sure to leave us some feedback on what you think.
Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
- 4 pork chops boneless or bone-in
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp white sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- In a bowl, combine all the seasoning ingredients.
- Coat the pork chops in the seasoning.
- Preheat the air fryer to 190°C (375°F)
- Place the pork chops into the basket of the air fryer.
- Cook for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork is around 75°C (170°F). I recommend flipping them halfway through.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- You can use bone-in pork, but my personal preference is boneless.
- If you do not preheat the air fryer, then the pork chops may take a bit longer to cook. Add roughly two minutes to the cooking time.
- I am using a 7.2L (6.6 qt) air fryer, so you may need to do multiple batches if your pork does not fit.
- The thickness of your pork chops will impact the cooking time. If they are thin, you may only need a couple of minutes. I recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure the pork is cooked correctly.
- Remove the cayenne pepper from the recipe if you do not like spicy food.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Air Fryer Recipes
There is quite a bit you can do in your air fryer. Below are some of my favorite recipes that I highly recommend giving a try.
If you are an Aussie, you will love to hear that you can cook dim sims in the air fryer. They cook to be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are an absolute treat, and I highly recommend giving them a go.
The crumbed chicken tenders are one of my favorite air fryer recipes. The result leaves you with a delicious golden-brown crumb and some tender chicken. I love dipping the chicken into some homemade sauces.
I hope that you love these juicy air fryer pork chops as much as I do. If you have some feedback, then please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.