Golden-brown on the outside, while still juicy and tender on the inside, these Air Fryer Pork Chop Bites are a delicious and easy-to-make meal that the whole family will love!
DINNER MADE EASY AND AFFORDABLE
Do you have trouble finding time in your busy schedule to make a delicious, homemade family-approved dinner? With the help of an Air Fryer, your pork chop meal can be ready in just a few minutes! All you need are a few ingredients – including some boneless pork chops and seasonings – that’s it! Plus, the Air Fryer ensures these bite-sized treats stay juicy and tender every single time. Tender bites of yummy pork with a slightly sweet and savory outside that are tossed in melted butter to make its own sauce – out of this world good!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I only use an olive oil to spritz on the pork chops and the basket. Olive oil is one of the only sprays you can use in an air fryer that doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
Yes, but when making a large batch or two of these bites, I recommend that you work in batches so you don’t overcrowd the air fryer and can ensure that everything gets cooked evenly and thoroughly.
Wanna change up the flavors? This means you can make this recipe on repeat and never get tired of it because the flavors can be changed. Here are some tasty options to try next time you make this: cayenne pepper (used sparingly), lemon pepper seasoning, blackening seasoning, bbq seasoning, or creole seasoning.
I used thick-cut boneless pork loin chops but any cut of boneless pork would work to make these Air Fryer Pork Chope Bites. I leave a little bit of the fat on to keep them moist, but you can leave as much or as little as you want. Tailor it to your needs and enjoy. You will need to adjust the timing if your pork chops are thinner.
While not all recipes require preheating, this one does because we want to help lock in the juices in the pork bites while making sure they all cook evenly.
Nearly every air fryer recipe can be converted to an oven recipe and vice versa. Just adjust cooking time by a few more minutes. These bites need to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F degrees. Pork is a lean meat so you don’t want it to dry out.
Leftover pork bites should be placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer, up to 3 months.
Be careful when reheating leftover pork bites as the pork may dry out. Pork is a lean cut of meat. The preferred way to reheat them would to be in a sealed foil packet with a splash of water in the oven. This would help to keep them as moist as possible. If you tried them reheated in the Air Fryer, they would most likely be very dry and nobody wants that!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- boneless thick-cut pork chops
- olive oil
- Montreal steak seasoning
- light brown sugar
- smoked paprika
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- salted butter, melted
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER PORK CHOP BITES
Cut the pork chops into bite-sized pieces. Toss the cut-up pork chops with the olive oil, steak seasoning, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Make sure the pieces are well coated.
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Spray the body of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Add the pork chop bites to the basket in an even layer.
Air fry for 5-7 minutes until an internal temperature reaches at least 145°F. Shake the basket halfway through to cook evenly.
Toss the cooked bites with the melted butter.
Serve immediately with fresh parsley if using.
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Air Fryer Pork Chop Bites
- Cut the 1 pound boneless thick-cut pork chops into bite-sized pieces.
- Toss the cut-up pork chops with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning, 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. Make sure the pieces are well coated.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Spray the body of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Add the pork chop bites to the basket in an even layer.
- Air fry for 5-7 minutes until an internal temperature reaches at least 145°F. Shake the basket halfway through to cook evenly.
- Toss the cooked bites with 2 tablespoons salted butter (not shown in video)
- Serve immediately with chopped parsley, if using.
- Please refer to my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions. Most all answers to your questions can be found there.
- Try to cut all the pork bites into the same size for even cooking.
- I use olive oil spray for the air fryer because it leaves less sticky residue behind.
- Other seasonings that would be good are cayenne pepper (used sparingly), lemon pepper seasoning, blackening seasoning, bbq seasoning, or creole seasoning.
- No additional salt is needed since the Montreal steak seasoning and butter both have salt added already.
- I used thick-cut boneless pork loin chops but you can use any cut of boneless pork. Leaving a little bit of the fat on them helps to keep them moist.
- Reheat carefully. Reheat in a sealed foil packet with a splash of water in the oven to keep them as moist as possible. I don’t recommend the Air Fryer for reheating because you’ll dry out the pork bites.
- Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days, freeze for up to 3 months.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.