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Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

Fried pork chops are classic comfort food. But there’s no reason to make a mess in your kitchen frying your boneless pork chops in oil if you have an air fryer at home! With this easy recipe for air fryer breaded pork chops, you can whip up this delicious main course in a matter of minutes. 
Air Fryer Pork Chops on a white plate.

Fried pork chops are classic comfort food. But there’s no reason to make a mess in your kitchen frying your boneless pork chops in oil if you have an air fryer at home! With this easy recipe for air fryer breaded pork chops, you can whip up this delicious main course in a matter of minutes. 
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What Do I Need to Make Air Fryer Bread Pork Chops?

This delicious fried pork chops recipe is made with two layers of breading, ensuring they’re extra crispy and crunchy. To make breaded pork chops in your air fryer, you’ll need:

  • Boneless pork chops
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Air Fryer Pork Chops Ingredients

How Do I Make Breaded Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

Frying your breaded pork chops in oil is a classic cooking method. But with the help of your air fryer, there’s no need to use oil at all. And you’ll still get the same crispy coating on your air fried chops without all the mess! To make your air fryer boneless pork chops, just follow these four steps.

Step One: Prepare the Breading

Before cooking your pork chops in the air fryer, you’ll need to take a few minutes to prepare all the breading ingredients. Start by stirring together the flour, salt and pepper in one shallow bowl. In a second bowl, add the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder and stir to mix. Grab a third bowl and add the egg and milk. Whisk to combine the two ingredients together.

Whisked egg in bowl.

Step Two: Bread the Pork Chops

To add the breading to your pork chops, start by dipping the pork chop in the in the milk and egg mixture, coating both sides evenly. After that, dip the pork chop in the flour mixture, pressing the pork chop into the flour to get it to stick. Then, return the pork chop back to the milk mixture and coat both sides. Next, dip the pork chop in the breadcrumbs and press the breadcrumbs into the batter until they stick.

Pork chop dredged in flour.

Step Three: Air Fry the Pork Chops

Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees while you’re coating your pork chops in the batter mixtures. After coating each chop, place it in the air fryer basket or tray and spray both sides of the chop with nonstick cooking spray. When the air fryer is warm, place the tray inside and cook the pork for 12 minutes. Halfway through the cook time, flip the pork chops to help them cook more evenly.

Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops Recipe Tips & Tricks

Making breaded pork chops in your air fryer is so much quicker and easier than frying them in oil! And when you use these simple tips and tricks, this recipe will be your go-to method for preparing this classic southern dish.

  • Use bone-in chops. You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops for this easy recipe. Just keep in mind that you may need to adjust the cook time depending on how thick your pork chops are. Always cook pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  • Bake them in the oven. These breaded pork chops can also be baked in the oven. Just follow the recipe instructions for preparing the chops, then bake them at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Breaded pork chops on a white plate.

How Long Does It Take for Pork Chops to Cook in the Air Fryer?

The length of your cook time will depend on the thickness of your pork chops. Since boneless pork chops are typically thinner than bone-in chops, they won’t take as long to cook. Your boneless pork chops will probably be finished cooking at around 12 minutes, but it’s always a good idea to check the internal temperature before eating them. When the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees, they’re safe to eat.

What Temperature Do You Cook Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

Finding the right temperature to cook your pork chops is the best way to ensure even cooking. Setting your air fryer to cook at 375 degrees is a good option because it will give your breading time to get crispy without overcooking the pork chops.

Close-up of Breaded Pork Chop

How Do You Get Breading to Stick to Pork Chops?

If you’re having issues with your breading sticking to your pork chops, they may be too wet. Start by blotting both sides of the pork chops with a paper towel to remove excess moisture, then coat the pork chops in the egg mixture.

Another simple way to help your breading stick to your pork chops is to lightly press the flour and breadcrumbs into the pork while you dip the chops in the mixture. This will help secure the breading to the chop and keep it from falling off while the pork cooks.

Can You Put Raw Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

Using your air fryer to cook raw meat is a great way to add flavor to your main course – and pork chops are no exception! You can cook raw pork chops in your air fryer on their own or add breading before you start cooking. Either way, they’re sure to taste amazing when you follow the recipe tips listed above.

Air Fryer Pork Chops on a white plate.

Air Fryer Pork Chops on a white plate.

Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

Fried pork chops are classic comfort food. But there’s no reason to make a mess in your kitchen frying your boneless pork chops in oil if you have an air fryer at home! With this easy recipe for air fryer breaded pork chops, you can whip up this delicious main course in a matter of minutes. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 452kcal

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Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • In a shallow bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • In a third bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.
  • Dip each pork chop in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture, then back in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Spray both sides of each pork chop with nonstick cooking spray and place them in the air fryer basket or tray.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 12 minutes, flipping the pork chops halfway through the cook time.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg
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