Have you tried air fryer pork chops? Air fryers have been seeing a resurgence as of late as people are looking for healthier ways to prepare their food. These ideas will make your dinner extra special.
Scrumptious Air Fryer Pork Chop Ideas You Need to Try
This is a great air fryer pork chops recipe to start this list off with. And we like it since the ingredients are easily found in most pantries. As with traditional cooking methods, always try to bring your pork chops as close to room temperature as possible to ensure even cooking.
If you really want to up your pork chops game, invest in a quick read thermometer to get an accurate internal temperature reading. The common reason pork chops end up tough and dry is from overcooking them.
Most people don’t get too excited over pork chops because of bad experiences with sad and flavorless plates of the food. Your air fryer can change all of that. We love this recipe because it coats the chops in parmesan cheese and spices to form a delicious crust. Not only that, but this recipe can also be prepped and on the table in 20 minutes flat.
3. Boneless Japanese Tonkatsu Pork Chops
Tonkatsu is a personal favorite of mine and I was ecstatic when I came across this recipe. This is a lifesaver as making traditional tonkatsu can be messy and requires a lot of oil. This particular recipe requires none but you may want to spray your basket to prevent sticking.
As with any breading station, set up your three stops: flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs. Lastly, always make sure to pat dry the pork chops before breading them to remove any moisture and to help prevent them from going soggy during the cooking process.
4. Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Chops
A simple dry rub in this recipe gives a huge flavor boost to this air fry pork chops recipe. Almost similar to a BBQ dry rub and gives the pork chops a sweet and smoky flavor to them. It’s recommended that you use thick, bone-in chops for this recipe since it calls for a higher cooking temperature.
The thicker cut allows the pork chops to get a nice char on the outside without drying out.
5. Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops
This inventive recipe takes salad croutons and turns them into a flavorful breading for your air fryer pork chops. Try using different flavored croutons to get a flavor more to your liking.
If you want to keep your pork chops warm before serving, place them in your oven turned to the lowest setting. This should keep them warm without drying them out.
6. Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops
Just as the recipe says, these pork chops are a cinch to make. They’re perfect for those days where you don’t really feel like cooking but still want a delicious and filling meal. To make sure your pork chops properly cook, make sure to not stack them which hinders the circulation of hot air inside the air fryer.
Also, if you have an instant-read thermometer, aim for an internal temperature of 150°F for medium doneness.
7. Crispy Boneless Air Fryer Pork Chops
An overnight soak in buttermilk and dijon mustard starts the cooking process by tenderizing and seasoning the pork chops. After that, the pork chops get a breading of parmesan cheese, panko, parsley, and paprika.
Be careful when flipping the pork chops as to not break up the crust. A great main dish to serve with a tossed salad or roasted vegetables.
8. Southern Style Pork Chops
A lighter version of a Southern comfort food meal that gets a lot of its flavor from a coating of buttermilk, flour, and seasoning salt. Once fried off, serve immediately. Alternatively, you can top the pork chops with a drizzle of hot sauce and place it in between some toasted bread for an amazingly tasty sandwich.
As with most recipes, you can opt for bone-in or boneless. Be sure to adjust your cooking times accordingly as boneless cuts tend to cook faster than their bone-in counterparts.
9. Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Serving pork with sweet sauces or sweet accompaniments is a classic pairing. This recipe is a perfect example of that concept, with a delicious honey garlic sauce that also has a spicy kick. The recipe yields a sauce that is mild but you can always up the ante by adding more sweet chili sauce or substituting in another hot sauce that you prefer.
This dish is low in sodium which is great for those who are also watching their salt intake.
10. Keto Air Fryer Pork Chops
Sometimes less is truly more. That’s definitely the case with this recipe with only 3 basic ingredients but a ton of flavor. For this particular recipe, try to go with pork chops with a little more fat on the outside. This will help insulate the pork chops as they cook and help keep them juicy.
Also, to promote more browning on the pork chops, brush them with a little melted butter before placing in the air fryer.
11. Extra Crispy Air Fryer Pork Chops
The secret to getting the exterior extra crunchy is a mixture of panko bread crumbs and crushed corn flakes. Not only that, they only need about 12 minutes of cooking time and they’re ready to eat. A recipe that truly proves an air fryer can deliver crispy food without a lot of oil.
We hope these recipes encourage you to give air fryers a chance, especially if you’re looking to eat healthier and use less oil during the cooking process.
What are some of your favorite air fryer recipes? Tell us in the comment section below!
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