Learn how to make simple and juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops. This healthy recipe swaps the breading for a simple homemade seasoning mix that is so flavorful. You only need 30 minutes total for this easy recipe.

Cooked pork chops with no breading in an air fryer

Air fryer recipes are an excellent healthier alternative than traditional fried recipes. This low carb air fryer pork chops recipe is quick and easy, plus the best part is that you get a juicy pork chop with a crispy exterior with less oil. You don’t even need breading!

A simple rub gives the pork chops lots of flavor and the air fryer seals in all the juices in less time than the oven. This is my favorite way to make juicy chops. I hope you’ll agree that that this air fryer pork chop recipe is the best way too!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It’s keto, paleo, whole30, dairy-free and gluten-free! See all of my gluten-free air fryer recipes.
  • Say goodbye to dry pork! Bone-in pork chops are much easier to cook without drying them out.
  • Pork chops go with everything. You can pair these juicy pork chops with of your favorite sides including steamed or grilled vegetables, rice, potatoes, or salad for a quick and easy dinner that’s done in 30 minutes.

Key Ingredients

Bone-in pork chops lock in the moisture and are usually cut thicker than boneless chops.

Olive oil helps adhere all the seasoning and crisp up the exterior.

Seasonings like paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper give the pork chop tons of flavor with little effort. Feel free to add onion powder if you like, too.

Air fryer pork chop ingredients

Recipe Steps

Step One

Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. If it’s your first time using your air fryer, be sure to read the instruction manual to make sure you don’t need to preheat the basket.

Step Two

In a small bowl, stir together all the seasonings and set aside.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

collage with four photos showing the steps to making pork chops

Step Three

Lay the pork chops on a plate and use a paper towel to pat both sides dry. This is an important step as it will help the seasonings stick to the meat.

Step Four

Drizzle both sides of the pork chops with oil and then divide the seasoning between both sides of the pork chops.

Step Five

Cook the pork chops in the air fryer for 7 minutes then flip them over and cook another 7 minutes. You only need 14 minutes total cooking time for the best pork chops you’ve ever had.

Step Six

Transfer the pork chops to a clean plate and let them cool 5 minutes before serving.

pork chops served on a plate with green beans

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the pork chops in two batches.
  • You can also cook boneless pork chops this way, but bone-in pork chops tend to be juicier than boneless.

FAQs

What temperature are pork chops done at?

The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people don’t realize the USDA’s guidelines for pork changed back in 2011 from 160 degrees to 145 degrees which results in a more tender pork chop.

Can I layer or stack the pork chops to fit more in the air fryer?

No, you need to air fry them in a single layer with a little space between them or the hot air will not circulate and cook them evenly.

cooked pork chops on a serving dish with lettuce

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Pork chops with green beans

Air Fryer Pork Chops with No Breading


Description

Learn how to make simple and juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops. This healthy recipe swaps the breading for a simple homemade seasoning mix that is so flavorful. You only need 30 minutes total for this recipe.


Ingredients

Scale
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 6-ounce bone-in pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, I used olive oil

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of your air fryer basket lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Stir to mix together and set the bowl aside.
  3. Lay your pork chops on a plate. Then, use a paper towel to pay them dry.
  4. Drizzle both sides of the pork chops with the oil and then divide the seasoning mixture between the pork chops on both sides.
  5. Lay the chops flat in your air fryer basket and set the temperature and time to 380°F for 7 minutes. Then, flip the chops and cook them for an additional 7 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one of the pork chops reads 145°F.
  6. When the pork chops are done cooking, use tongs to transfer them to a clean plate. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before serving hot.

Notes

  1. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook the pork chops in two batches.
  2. You can also cook boneless pork chops this way, but bone-in pork chops tend to be juicier than boneless.
  • Category: Healthy
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bone-in pork chop in air fryer, how to fry pork chops with no breading

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