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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When using an air fry, you will want to make sure to preheat it just like you would an oven. Some recipes will tell you when it is not necessary to preheat. For this recipe you need to preheat or it will take longer to cook.
I think crackers add delicious crunch to the coating. Ritz crackers and saltine crackers can be substituted.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper
- thin-cut boneless pork chops
- 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.
Add the pork chops to the bag.
Shake to coat in the mixture, set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl add the eggs and water.
Whisk until combined and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl add together the crushed crackers, cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Mix the crackers 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 it 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 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.
The pork chops will be ready when they are golden brown all over and an internal temperature reaches at least 155°F.
Garnish with parsley, optional.
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Air Fryer Pork Chops
- 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
- ⅓ cup finely crushed club crackers about 12 crackers
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Olive oil spray
- In a gallon plastic bag, add the flour, salt, and pepper, shake until combined.
- Add the pork chops to the bag and shake to coat in the mixture, set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl add the eggs and water. Whisk until combined and set aside.
- In another medium-sized bowl add together the crackers, cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix the crackers 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 parsley, optional.
- When using your air fryer, you will want to make sure to preheat it just like you would an oven. Do not forget this step or it will need to cook longer.
- We use club crackers for this recipe but Ritz crackers will also work well.
- The coating holds on really well to these so you don't have to worry about it falling off like some other recipes.
- The addition of cheese to the breading really gives it a great flavor. This is one of my secrets for the coating.
- Spraying both sides of the pork chops liberally with olive oil as it cooks really gives these pork chops that golden coating we are looking for.
- 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.
- When using an air fryer, you do not want to use regular cooking spray, you will want an olive oil-based or coconut oil spray for this.
- 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.
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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.
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Hi Julie, can you pop me an email? I can explain it more fully in an email 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
I have had very little luck with the air fryer, I may try this recipe.