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Air Fryer Pork Chops

Crispy, moist and delicious, these Air Fryer Pork Chops are a family-friendly recipe that comes together in no time. With just a few ingredients this will be your new go-to weeknight dinner!

A DELICIOUS AIR FRYER DINNER RECIPE

I absolutely love pork chops and I’ve made so many variations over the years. With the popularity of the air fryer, I wanted to create a crispy (but tender) pork chop recipe that would turn out perfect every time in the air fryer. I think these Air Fryer Pork Chops have become one of my new favorite recipes! Not just because I love pork chops but because they come out with a crisp and crunchy coating on the outside and tender and moist meat on the inside. So if you want to test out a delicious recipe in your air fryer and you love pork chops, then you must try my Air Fryer Pork Chop recipe!

Air Fryer Pork Chop on plate with fork holding up a slice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I need to preheat the air fryer?

Some recipes require preheating and some don’t. This particular recipe does require preheating. With all air fryer recipes, just check the recipe instructions about preheating or it may take longer to cook.

Can I substitute the club crackers?

I think crackers add delicious crunch to the coating but Ritz crackers or saltine crackers can be substituted.

Does it have to be olive oil nonstick spray?

I only recommend olive oil or coconut spray to use in air fryers. Vegetable oil sprays can gum up your air fryer basket and sometimes make it harder to clean. It’s really important that you spray both sides of the pork chops very well. This is how you are going to get a crispy crust.

I have a different type air fryer. How do I adjust the cooking time?

I have only tested this with a basket air fryer. I know there are hundreds of different air fryers on the market these days but most people own the original basket air fryer so that is the one I test with. If you have other versions, you’ll either need to consult your owners manual or use your own experience and knowledge of your particular air fryer.

Can I double this recipe?

You can easily double this recipe. You will just have to make in batches. The tip for proper air fryer cooking is to not overcrowd the food or it will not cook evenly and will not get crisp.

I can only find thicker cut pork chops. Can I use those?

You will need to pound them out to be thinner. Just put each pork chop between two sheets of wax paper and pound until thin. then continue with the rest of the recipe.

Can I use bone-in pork chops?

I have only tested this recipe with thin cut pork chops. You would have to play it by ear in terms of figuring out the cook time. Pork should reach an internal temperature of 155F degrees when it is fully cooked and safe to eat.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. To reheat place back in air fryer at 400F degrees and heat for 3-5 minutes until just heated through.

Close up of Air Fryer Pork Chops on plate with mashed potatoes and peas and carrots.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper
  • thin-cut boneless pork chops
  • eggs
  • water
  • club crackers
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
Ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Pork Chops: all-purpose flour, salt and pepper, thin-cut boneless pork chops, eggs, water, club crackers, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER PORK CHOPS:

In a gallon-sized ziptop bag, add the flour, salt, and pepper, shake until combined.

Flour, salt and pepper in ziptop bag shown from overhead.

Add the pork chops to the bag. 

overhead photo of pork chops added to bag with flour mixture

Shake to coat in the mixture, set aside.

Coated pork chops in bag and coated in the flour mixture.

In a medium-sized bowl add the eggs and water.

Two eggs in a white bowl.

Whisk until combined and set aside.

eggs shown completely whisked together in a white bowll

In a medium-sized bowl add together the crushed crackers, cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Crackers, cheese, onion powder and garlic powder in a shallow bowl

Mix the crackers until everything is mixed together evenly, set aside.

Cracker mixture mixed in bowl with a spoon.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Take the pork chops, one at a time and dip them into the egg mixture, let any excess drip off.

Pork chop dipped in egg mixture in shallow white bowl.

Place it into the cracker mixture and coat it on all sides, pat it in to form a good crust, shake off any excess. 

Pork chops being coated in cracker mixture in a white bowl.

Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the pork chops in being careful not to touch each other. You may need to cook in batches so as not to overcrowd the air fryer. Spray the tops of the pork chops generously with more olive oil spray. Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through, spraying the tops with more olive oil spray. 

Two uncooked pork chops in the air fryer basket.

The pork chops will be ready when they are golden brown all over and an internal temperature reaches at least 155°F. 

Two Air Fryer Pork Chops shown fully cooked in the air fryer basket.

Garnish with parsley, optional.

Plate topped with one Air Fryer Pork Chip, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

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Air Fryer Pork Chop recipe

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Crispy, moist and delicious, these Air Fryer Pork Chops are a family-friendly recipe that comes together in no time. With just a few ingredients this will be your new go-to weeknight dinner!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound thin-cut boneless pork chops
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • cup finely crushed club crackers (about 12 crackers)
  • cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • olive oil spray
  • chopped parley (for serving, optional)

Instructions

  • In a gallon plastic bag, add 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, shake until combined.
  • Add 1 pound thin-cut boneless pork chops to the bag and shake really well to coat in the mixture, set aside. Make sure all the pork chops are fully coated.
  • In a medium-sized bowl add 2 large eggs and 1 Tablespoon water. Whisk until combined and set aside.
  • In another medium-sized bowl add 1/3 cup finely crushed club crackers, 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon onion powder. Stir until everything is mixed together evenly, set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Take the pork chops, one at a time and dip them into the egg mixture, let any excess drip off.
  • Place pork chop into the cracker mixture and coat it on all sides. Pat it in to form a good crust, shake off any excess.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the pork chops, not touching each other, into the basket. You may need to cook in batches.
  • Spray the tops of the pork chops generously with more olive oil spray. Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through, spraying the tops with more olive oil spray.
  • The pork chops will be ready when they are golden brown all over and an internal temperature reaches at least 155°F.
  • Garnish with chopped parley (optional) and serve

Notes

  • You do need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe.
  • Ritz crackers or saltine crackers also work in this recipe.
  • The coating holds on really well to these so you don’t have to worry about it falling off like some other recipes. Just make sure to use that olive oil spay on both sides. It also gives it that beautiful golden color. 
  • The addition of cheese to the breading really gives it a great flavor. This is one of my secrets for the coating.
  • You can easily double this recipe. You will just have to make in batches. The tip for proper air fryer cooking is to not overcrowd the food.
  • I use thin cut pork chops for this so keep in mind that the cooking time is for thin cut only. You’ll have to test it yourself and adjust for thicker cuts.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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“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 and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Hi Brandi,
    I want to purchase an air fryer, but have no idea what brand or how big? I will be cooking for two.
    Could you make some suggestions?
    I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank You.