Air Fryer Pork Chops: A Quick and Tasty Weeknight Meal

Air fryers have become popular kitchen appliances for their ability to cook food quickly and with less oil than traditional methods. Pork chops are a perfect candidate for air frying, as they cook up juicy and tender on the inside with a crispy, flavorful exterior.

Here’s a basic guide to cooking air fryer pork chops:


  • 2 bone-in or boneless pork chops, about 1-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Your favorite spices or herbs (optional)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
  2. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil on the pork chops and rub it in to coat evenly.
  4. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, and any other desired spices or herbs.
  5. Place the pork chops in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  6. Cook for 8-12 minutes, flipping the pork chops halfway through, or until cooked through to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  7. Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving.


  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork chops for accurate cooking.
  • If your pork chops are very thick, you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this can prevent the pork chops from cooking evenly.
  • Get creative with your seasonings! Pork chops pair well with a variety of flavors, such as garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, or Cajun spice blend

Additional notes:

  • Air fryer recipes can vary depending on the specific model you have. It’s always a good idea to consult your air fryer’s manual for cooking times and temperatures.
  • Be sure to use caution when handling hot appliances like air fryers.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy air fryer pork chops!