Easy Air Fried Pork Chops

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These are truly outstanding! These are the tastiest pork chops I’ve enjoyed in a long time. Using an air fryer achieves a wonderfully crispy exterior, and the interior is juicy. Additionally, they are significantly healthier compared to those prepared on a stovetop!

If you want to make this even easier, just rub the pork chops with olive oil and coat them with a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, and grated Parmesan cheese.

Tips for Air Frying Breaded Pork Chops

  1. Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes. Or instead, add a few minutes to the cooking timer.
  2. Depending on the thickness of the pork chops, cooking can vary from 8-20 minutes.
  3. Get creative with spices to find the perfect combination for you. Add chili powder to spice it up or chopped herbs to add freshness.
  4. The perfect crunchy taste comes from the panko bread crumbs and from flipping the chops halfway through cooking, which also ensures even crispiness.
  5. Store the air-fried pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can stay fresh for up to 4 days. You just need to reheat them.
Air Fried Pork Chops

Easy Breaded Pork Chops in an Air Fryer

These are unbelievable! Best pork chops I had in years. Air frying them makes them crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside, plus, they are much healthier than stove top!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal



  • 4 boneless pork chops ½ inch thick
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat the air fryer to 390°F (200°C) for 10-12 minutes. Spray the basket with cooking spray.
  • Season the meat generously with salt and ground pepper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine panko bread crumbs with the Parmesan cheese. Add in the garlic powder and sweet paprika and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl beat the egg.
  • Dip the pork chops into the egg first and then into the bread crumb mixture. Coat well on both sides by pressing the meat into the mixture. Shake off any excess.
  • Place pork chops in the air fryer basket and spray with the cooking spray on the top side. After 5-6 minutes turn them over and spray again. Cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve warm with air fried potatoes and a fresh salad.



Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 37gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 616mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 249IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 2mg
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