Pork chops are a delicious and easy weeknight dinner option that often gets overlooked. But fear not, with the help of an air fryer, you can have juicy and flavorful pork chops with a crispy exterior in less than 30 minutes! This recipe is perfect for those who usually steer clear of pork chops, as it’s a surefire way to change your mind.
Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 4 boneless pork chops, about 1-inch thick;
- 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil;
- 1/2 cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese;
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder;
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt;
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder;
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika;
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.
- Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and coat both sides with oil.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper.
- Coat both sides of the pork chops with the Parmesan mixture, pressing down to make it adhere to the meat.
- Arrange the pork chops in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Cook at 375°F for about 9 minutes, flipping halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork chop registers 145°F.
- Let the pork chops rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
- For bone-in pork chops or thicker cuts, increase the cooking time accordingly.
- Use a cooking thermometer to ensure that the pork chops are cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F for food safety.
- Experiment with different spice mixes and seasonings to find your favorite flavor combination.
- Serve with your choice of sides, such as rice and veggies, roasted potatoes, braised cabbage, or a simple arugula salad.
Enjoy your delicious and easy Air Fryer Pork Chops!