Air Fryer Pork Chops – Spend with the money.


This is a family favorite that is easy to make.

Cooked in a salty and sweet and savory rub, Air Fryer Pork Chops are tender and juicy every time.

Fried pork chops topped with green beans

Tender and juicy!

  • Very easy! The whole family will love these Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops and you'll love how easy they are to make!
  • There is pork. Versatile, affordable, and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Make extra to enjoy all week.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Pork Chops

Pork Chops – This recipe uses boneless pork loin about ¾ inch thick. If using thin pork chops, you'll need to cook them for less time, while bone-in chips will need a few minutes longer.

Salt water (optional) – Brine is a mixture of water, salt, and sugar that makes pork tender and flavorful. This brine is optional but recommended for best results. No time for salt water? Instead, add a teaspoon of salt to the rub mixture.

Rubbing – In addition to salt and pepper – brown sugar, chili powder, and garlic powder add great flavor. You can add other herbs/spices like paprika or onion powder.

Two cooked pork chops

How to Make Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops are quick and easy.

  1. If using Optional brinecool it and marinate the chips for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  2. Season pork with brown sugar rub.
  3. Cook the pork according to the recipe below (400°F for 12 minutes).
  4. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

No air fryer? No problem!

Pork is easy to make in the oven too!

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Juicy Baked Pork Chops

This easy pork roast is salted, baked, and broiled every time. You can bake them at different temperatures, so they're a great main dish to go with all kinds of sides!

Tips for Perfect Pork Chops

  • Avoid crowding the basket so that hot air can circulate freely around the food.
  • Cooking time depends on the thickness of the meat. Pork chops are easy to overcook so check them early.
  • For juicy pork, cook to an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Remove them from the air fryer at 140°F as the temperature will rise as they rest (carryover cooking).

left over?

Refrigerate leftover air-fried pork chops in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in air fryer.

Serve as is or slice and add to veggie stir-fries, ramen noodles or a cold Asian salad.

Sliced ​​air fryer pork chops on a plate

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Air Fryer Pork Chops

Salted pork is rubbed with spices and air fried until juicy and tender!

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 12 minutes

Brine time 30 minutes

Full time 52 minutes

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Salt water (optional, see notes)

For salt water (optional)

  • In a medium saucepan, combine water, salt, sugar, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. After the salt and sugar dissolve, remove from heat and cool completely.

  • Place the pork in a large bowl or freezer bag. Pour the cooled brine over the pork and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  • Drain well, discard the marinade and pat the pork dry with a paper towel.

To air fry the pork chops

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.

  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper (if you're not using salt water, add 1 teaspoon kosher salt).

  • Using a sharp knife, cut some slits in the fat cap on the sides of the pork chops. Rub the salted water on both sides of the pork.

  • Place the pork chops in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes, turning after 6 minutes or until the chops reach 140°F. Do not overcook.

  • Transfer the chips to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Salty Water: Brine is optional but recommended. Use less water in the brine and add ice to cool it down faster.
Salt: Add kosher salt to the rub mixture if you omit the salt water, reduce the amount if using table salt.
Cooking time: Thinner chips require less time, while thicker chips may take an extra minute or two. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the pork is not overcooked.
Internal temperature: Pork should be cooked to 145°F. I remove the pork at 140°F because the temperature will continue to rise as it rests. Do not overcook.

Calories: 259 | Carbohydrates: 13Yes | Protein: 29Yes | fat: 9Yes | Saturated Fat: 3Yes | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 7160mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1Yes | Sugar: 12Yes | Vitamin A: 148IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, entree, main course, pork
the meal American

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