These Air fryer Italian pork chops are for you! We know you’ll love this air fried pork parmigiana for your next family diner.

Easy Air Fried Italian Pork Parmigiana Recipe in Air Fryer on a plate

Best Air Fryer Pork Parmigiana Recipe

Our air fried pork recipes are so popular that we’ve been working around the clock to bring you more! What is pork parmigiana? Pork parmigiana is a popular Italian breaded pork chops recipe that is always a family favorite. The final results of our tests is this Air fryer version to make dinner easier and quicker. After a long day of work, just pull out the prepped ingredients and you have a fantastic homemade meal. Have you cooked our air fryer chicken parmesan and Air Fried Breaded Pork Chops ? you’ll love them!

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Best Bread Crumbs

Air Fried Italian Pork is so simple, they’ll quickly become a family favorite. There’s all types of bread crumbs to use.

  • You can use regular bread crumbs. These are the most common and popular.
  • Italian bread crumbs are great because they have Italian seasonings for added flavor.
  • Flaky Japanese panko bread crumbs are fantastic. They all result in a crispy outside texture and juicy on the inside.
  • Egg Coating: What helps these Air fried breaded pork parmigiana juicy is the egg coating. This coating helps keep the pork chops moist during air frying.
  • All it takes is a few steps and a few simple ingredients to get a fantastic pork dinner on the table.

How to Make Air Fried Pork Parmigiana

  1. Step one: Season the pork chops. Combine bread crumbs, cheese and parsley.
  2. Two: Coat pork chops with egg, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Spray with oil on both sides of the coated pork chops.
  3. Three: Add breaded pork chops to air fryer basket. Air fry and voila! Crispy Italian crusted pork chops. Add cheese and sauce if desired.
  4. All recipe details are in the recipe box below that you can print out.
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Air Fryer Italian Pork Chops Parmigiana

We cooked the pork chops in a 3.7 qt. Air Fryer. For that size of air fryer, 3 pork chops is about the max without overcrowding the air fryer. If you have a larger size, you can probably cook 2-3 more so long as they are still in a single layer. Adjust cooking time for thicker or thinner pork chops. Some brands of Air Fryers will cook slower or faster than others, adjust accordingly.
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  • 3 (6 oz.) (170g) pork chops , rinsed & patted dry
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • garlic powder , to taste
  • smoked paprika , to taste
  • 1/2 cup (54 g) breadcrumbs , approximately
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) chopped Italian parsley , plus more for optional garnish
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray , for coating the pork chops
  • 1/2 cup (56 g) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (240 ml) marinara sauce , heated



  • Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  • Mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg.
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  • Dip each pork chop in egg and then dredge it in the breadcrumb mixture, coating completely. Lightly spray both sides of coated pork chops with cooking spray right before cooking.
    pork chop dipped in coating
  • Preheat the Air Fryer at 380°F for 4 minutes. This will give the breaded pork chops a great sear.
    Touching the Air Fryer panel
  • Lay pork chops in Air Fryer and cook at 380°F (194°C) for 8-12 minutes. After 6 minutes of cooking, flip the pork chops and then continue cooking for the remainder of time or until golden and internal temperature reaches 145-160°F.
    Uncooked pork chop in air fryer
  • Top with cheese and air fry for 2 more minutes to melt the cheese. Serve warm with marinara sauce.
    Cooked pork chop in air fryer


  • Recipes were cooked in 3-4 qt air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time. 
  • If cooking in multiple batches & not pre-heating before first batch , the first batch will take longer to cook.
  • Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.
  • Preheating the Air Fryer is preferable. If you don’t preheat, add more time to the cooking.  

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 495kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 53g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 195mg, Sodium: 1035mg, Potassium: 1011mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 890IU, Vitamin C: 9.2mg, Calcium: 399mg, Iron: 3.1mg

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Originally published in 2020 and updated in 2021.

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