You’ll get perfect, juicy chops every time with these Air Fryer Pork Chops! They’re crisp and flavorful with no breading so they’re naturally gluten-free. There’s minimal prep involved and they’re ready in about 15 minutes!

Air fryer pork chops on a platter

Most people that I talk to say that they don’t make pork chops often because they dry out easily. That’s totally true because they’re very lean, but these Air Fryer Pork Chops make preparing perfectly juicy pork chops easy.

In the past I’ve had no problem preparing fried or oven baked pork chops, but I can honestly say that I never want to make them any other way now.

My air fryer is one of the best purchases I’ve made, and I find myself using it more and more because it’s so easy to use and the results are always amazing.

It’s my go-to for cooking bacon and chicken wings and so much more. The sky is truly the limit!

Platter of air fryer boneless pork chops with lemon and parsley

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Air Fryer pork chops are crisp, juicy and perfect every time.
  • There’s no breading, so they’re naturally gluten-free and made with fewer ingredients.
  • They’re so easy to make and are ready in about 15 minutes.
  • The recipe is customizable with your favorite seasonings and rubs.

Recipe ingredients

Air fryer pork chop recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Pork chops. I recommend using boneless pork chops that are a minimum of 1 1/2″ thick because they get nice and crisp in the air fryer as they take longer to cook. Make sure that they’re the same size and thickness so that they cook more evenly.
  • Oil. Use high heat oil such as avocado oil, grape seed oil or coconut oil.
  • Seasoning. I used my go-to spices for this recipe, but my blackened seasoning, jerk seasoning or your favorite store bought rubs would work great as well.

How to make pork chops in air fryer

Cooking pork chops in the air fryer couldn’t be easier. It’s the foolproof way to get juicy chops without turning on the oven or making a mess on the stove top.

Pro tip: Be sure to use pork chops that are the same size and thickness for even cooking time.

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make pork chops in air fryer
  1. Combine the spices and salt in a small bowl. Coat the pork chops with the oil, then rub all over with the spice mixture. For best results, allow to come to room temperature prior to cooking.
  2. Place the pork chops in the air fryer in a single layer.
  3. Cook at 400 degrees until a thermometer inserted into the pork chop registers at 145 degrees, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
Pork chops in air fryer

FAQs

How long do pork chops take in the air fryer?

Cooking time varies depending on the thickness of the pork chops and whether they’re boneless or bone-in. A boneless pork chop that is 1 1/2″ thick will take roughly 15-18 minutes to come to a temperature of 145 degrees. All air fryer temperatures vary, so be sure to check for doneness halfway through the cooking time to see where things are at.

How thick should my air fryer pork chops be?

For a juicy interior and crisp exterior, I recommend using a minimum of 1 1/2″ thick pork chops. They take longer to cook, which allows them to become much more golden brown and crispy.

Can I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe?

I’ve used both bone-in and boneless pork chops in this recipe and they both came out great. For bone-in, simply plan on 2-4 minutes longer cooking time.

Air fryer Boneless pork chop sliced on a plate

Serving suggestions

There are so many ways to serve these air fryer pork chops. Below are some of my favorites!

Recipe tips

  • Pro tip: Make sure the pork chops are the same thickness for even cooking. I prefer to use chops that are 1 1/2″ thick as they get nice and crispy because they take longer to cook.
  • All air fryers vary well, so treat the cooking time listed as a guide.  Be sure to check the pork chops for doneness with a meat thermometer halfway through cooking time just to be sure things are on track.
  • Once the chops are coated with olive oil and seasoning, allow them to stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes to one hour for maximum flavor and to ensure even cooking.
  • Change things up with my blackened seasoning, jerk seasoning or favorite store bought rub.
Sliced air fryer pork chop on plate with green beans

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Air fryer pork chops on a platter

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops are crisp, juicy and packed with flavor! There's no breading so they're naturally gluten-free, and they're ready in about 15 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 1 1/2" thick about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon high heat oil such as avocado. grape seed or coconut
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Equipment

  • Ninja Air Fryer

Instructions 

  • Pat the pork chops dry and coat with the oil.
    4 boneless pork chops, about 1 1/2" thick, 1 tablespoon high heat oil
  • Combine the smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl, then rub evenly over the pork chops.
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Place the pork chops in a single layer in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the pork chops registers 145 degrees, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 5-10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and enjoy!

Notes

  • Pro tip: Make sure the pork chops are the same thickness for even cooking. I prefer to use chops that are 1.5″ thick as they get nice and crispy because they take longer to cook.
  • All air fryers vary well, so treat the cooking time listed as a guide.  Be sure to check the pork chops for doneness with a meat thermometer halfway through cooking time just to be sure things are on track.
  • Once the chops are coated with olive oil and seasoning, allow them to stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes to one hour for maximum flavor and to ensure even cooking.
  • Change things up with my blackened seasoning, jerk seasoning or favorite store bought rub.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chop, Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 647mg, Potassium: 526mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 259IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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