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Air Fryer Pork Chops

If you’re looking for low-carb dinners to make in the Air Fryer, this recipe for Air Fryer Pork Chops is a must-try! This just might become one of your favorite ways to cook pork chops!

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Air Fryer Pork Chops finished pork chops in air fryer basket

I’m always interested in quick and easy low-carb dinners, and after we loved Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast so much, Kara and I decided to try making pork chops in the Air Fryer. And these Air Fryer Pork Chops were definitely a wow! I divided the leftovers up with Kara like I always do, and then I ended up eating my leftover pork chop cold from the fridge the next morning, so you know the pork chops were really tasty!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe? 

What kind of pork chops did we use?

You want to use thick bone-in pork chops for this recipe for best results, and we used pork chops that were more than an inch thick. Thin pork chops will dry out in the Air Fryer.

What added flavor to the air fryer pork chops?

I mixed up a rub that included Penzey’s Pork Chop Seasoning, a product I’ve loved for years, sweet paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried sage, and those ingredients really added flavor to the pork chops. that really added flavor to the pork chops.  If you don’t have the Penzey’s Pork Chops Seasoning, use any rub that’s good on pork. (And Penzey’s isn’t paying me to promote their product and I bought it myself, in case anyone is wondering!)

How can you tell when the pork chops are done?

You might have to experiment with the exact cooking time for your Air Fryer model. The best way to tell when they’re done is to use an Instant Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link) to cook the pork chops just until they reached 145F/65C. But overall, this recipe is simple and pretty foolproof! 

Which Air Fryer Did I Use?

I became a big Air Fryer fan after I discovered the Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link) which is what I used for this recipe. This air fryer has a larger basket, which lets me fit four big pork chops, and I find this model very easy to use. I also like the convenience of having an air fryer that stays out on the counter. 

Want more Low-Carb Air Fryer Recipes?

If you’re an Air Fryer fan, check out Low-Carb and Keto Air Fryer Recipes for more tasty ideas for the Air Fryer! And you can use Air Fryer Recipes to see all the recipes where I’ve used the Air Fryer on my site.

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Tips for making this recipe:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Mix spices to make the rub.
  2. The pork chops shown here were a little over one inch thick; I don’t recommend thin pork chops for this recipe.
  3. Trim a little fat from the pork chops if desired (or cut slits in the fat.)
  4. Rub pork chops on both sides with olive oil, and then with the seasoning rub.
  5. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F/200C if needed.
  6. Cook six minutes on the first side.
  7. Turn over and cook 6 minutes minutes more on the second side, or until Instant Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link) shows 145F/65C.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Air Fryer Pork Chops thumbnail image of finished pork chops in air fryer basket

More Pork Chops to try:

Grilled Ginger-Soy Pork Chops
Instant Pot Paprika Pork Chops
Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Air Fryer Pork Chops finished pork chops in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

If you like quick and easy low-carb dinners you have to try these delicious Air Fryer Pork Chops!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. Penzey's Pork Chop Seasoning (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or less, to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper (or less, to taste)
  • 4 thick bone-in pork chops
  • 2 T olive oil

Instructions

  1. Mix Penzey's Pork Chop Seasoning (or other pork rub), sweet paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried rubbed sage to make the rub.
  2. Trim a little fat from the pork chops if desired. If you prefer to keep the fat, I recommend you cut a few slits in the fat so it doesn't shrink up when the pork chops cook.
  3. Rub pork chops on both sides with a little olive oil, and then rub generously with the seasoning rub.
  4. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F/200C if your Air Fryer model needs preheating.
  5. Cook pork chops six minutes on the first side.
  6. When you turn them over you might see some ridges from the Air Fryer basket, but don't worry about that.
  7. Cook pork chops about 6 minutes on the second side, or until the Instant Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link) shows 145F/65C.
  8. I recommend pork chops that are a little over one inch thick.
  9. Slightly thinner pork chops will take less time of course, but I don't recommend using really thin pork chops for this recipe!
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Use any rub that's made for pork if you don't have Penzey's Pork Chop Seasoning, but the Penzey's Pork Chop Seasoning is really great! Kara and I looked at Air Fryer Recipes online when we started testing this recipe, but it was the use of Penzeys Pork Chop Seasoning that really made these good!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This easy and way to cook perfect pork chops is a great dish for low-carb diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. South Beach would definitely recommend trimming the fat; low-carb diets might prefer to keep most of it.

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    10 Comments on “Air Fryer Pork Chops”

  1. I have the same airfry oven and am just starting to use it. What slot do you put the chops in ; slot #1 or slot #2?

    • I always use the Air Fryer function with the rack in the slot that’s in the middle position, not sure what number that is!

  2. My house is too tiny for an air fryer, but I do have a crisper tray for the oven. I assume I could do a similar thing, but the oven to 400F, and cook in the tray until the meat thermometer reads the desired temp, but I wanted to know your thoughts as well since it’s your recipe.

    • I don’t know for sure how it will work. The Air Fryer works more like a convection oven, so the cooking time will probably be longer in a regular oven. And I wonder if that longer time will dry out the meat. But probably worth a try. Maybe use a slightly higher temperature for the oven. I hope it works!

      • I wish I could post a picture to show how these came out, but I did try it in the oven with a crisper tray. I did 425 degrees and used the meat thermometer. They were gorgeous (my mom was jealous). They did dry out a tiny bit, but I honestly think that’s because of my thermometer. It thinks ice water is 74 degrees and there’s no way to calibrate it, so I set the desired temp higher. I’m pretty confident that with a not insane thermometer they would have been perfect.

      • Oh I just love hearing that your crisper try worked for this. Sounds like you just need to take them out at a slightly lower temperature next time and you have a winner!

  3. The picture shows bone-in pork chops.

    • Oh my gosh, that is just a typo on my part; looks like I got it right up where it says “What ingredients do you need” but typed it wrong in the actual recipe. Duh. Fixing it right now, thanks so much for telling me. I think boneless pork chops will work if they’re thick, but that’s not what I used.

  4. Always searching  for new ways to put my air-fryer to use!  

    thank you!