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Air fryer pork chops with potatoes.
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Air Fryer Pork Chops

These air fryer pork chops are juicy, tender and made in 15 minutes. This recipe is absolutely perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, bbq, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, nut free, pork chops, soy free
Servings: 4
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin steaks

Honey BBQ Glaze

Instructions

  • First, season the pork chops. Use your favorite seasoning, or combine the honey BBQ glaze ingredients in a bowl. Coat the pork chops on both sides with the glaze.
  • If possible, you can leave the pork chops to marinade in the sauce for 30 min or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C / 395°F. Add the pork chops, and make sure to leave some space between each chop. If you have a smaller air fryer, you might have to fry them in several batches.
  • Air fry the pork chops until they start to turn golden, then flip and cook on the other side. They are done when they have reached an internal temperature of 145°F/63°C. Depending on the size of the pork chops, this usually takes 8-12 minutes.

Notes

Is this recipe allergy friendly? – You can make this recipe suit your dietary requirements by choosing suitable seasoning.
Can I use frozen pork chops? – Absolutely! You can technically air fry frozen pork chops, but I recommend thawing them first so you can add some seasoning or a marinade. If you have frozen seasoned pork chops, you can simply place them in the air fryer basket. Keep in mind that the cooking time will be longer if you use frozen meat.

Leftovers

Leftover pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. You can also safely freeze them for up to 3 months.
Reheat chilled or frozen pork chops, and serve them hot. You can also repurpose leftover air fryer porkchops in other dishes, such as carnitas.

Top tips

Here’s my best advice on how to make perfect air fryer pork chops:
  • Cooking them for just the right amount of time is key. Use a meat thermometer to be sure, as the cooking time will vary depending on what air fryer you use or how thick the pork chops are.
  • Don’t forget the seasoning! Use any glaze, spices or sauces that you like – at least salt and pepper. If possible, leave the meat to marinate in the seasoning for a while before cooking.
  • I prefer to use boneless pork loin steks, but any pork chops will work.

Pork chops

You can use any type of pork chops for this recipe. Keep in mind that certain things might impact the cooking time or amount of seasoning required.
In general, larger, thicker, bone-in pork chops will take longer to cook through compared to thin boneless pork chop fillets. As they are larger, they also often require more seasoning or glaze to coat completely.
Pork has to be completely cooked through to be considered safe to eat. You should remove the pork chops from th air fryer when the middle part of the pork chops has reached 145°F/63°C. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
Also, be careful not to overcook the pork, as this causes the meat to dry out.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg