Pork chops don’t have to be dry. If you love pork chops like we do, you’re in for a real treat with juicy air fried pork chops. Our recipe for air fryer pork chops is so simple and delicious, you’ll be blown away.

Easy Air Fried Pork Chops Recipe in Air Fryer in a basket

Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Pork chops can often be tough and dry. Or sometimes you might be using a lot of oil or butter just to get the chops to be juicy. You don’t have to worry anymore about dry pork chops because these are juicy and easy pork chops. These come out tender, juicy and always perfect. It’s fantastic about how little oil is required to make these pork chops tender. When compared to other methods, healthy pork chops is totally possible. We hardly used any oil in these air fried pork chops and they were some of the best we’ve ever had! Here’s our air fryer pork tenderloin recipe to enjoy.

Easy Air Fried Pork Chops Recipe in Air Fryer on a plate

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Tips on How to Cook Pork Chops in Air Fryer

  • With so many different cuts and thicknesses of pork chops, everyone can have slightly different results.
  • Follow our timing below as the base timing and when your pork chops have an internal temperature of 150 degrees F, they’re ready to eat. If you like your chops cooked a bit more, then add aditional 1 minute of air frying time.
  • Don’t overcook your pork chops because they’ll be tough and dry. Once you cook your first batch you’ll know what timing is best for your specific cut of chops and specific model of air fryer.
  • Try different seasonings like steak seasoning or curry powder for an international flavor.
  • All recipe time and temperature details are in the recipe box below.
Easy Air Fried Pork Chops Recipe in Air Fryer | AirFryerWorld.com

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Adjust cooking time for thicker or thinner pork chops. Some brands of Air Fryers will cook slower or faster than others, adjust accordingly.
For that 3-4 qt sized air fryers, 3 chops is about the max without overcrowding the air fryer. If you have larger size, you can probably cook 2-3 more so long as they are still in a single layer.
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  • Three 6 ounce (Three 170 g) pork chops , rinsed & patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) olive oil , or other preferred oil
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • garlic powder , to taste
  • smoked paprika , to taste


  • Spray or lightly coat the pork chops with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
    seasoned raw pork chops on plate
  • Put pork chops in the Air Fryer and cook at 380°F (194°C) for 10-14 minutes, flipping the pork chops at the halfway cooking point.
    raw pork chops in air fryer basket
  • Test for desired doneness, and cook a little more if desired until internal temperature is 150°F.
    cooked pork chops in air fryer
  • Allow pork chops to rest for about 3 minutes then serve warm with your favorite side dish.
    plated air fryer pork chops


If cooking in multiple batches, the first batch will take longer to cook if Air Fryer is not already pre-heated.

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: 287kcal, Protein: 36g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 634mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Why Did Your Chops Come Out Dry?

They were definitely over cooked. It’s probably because they’re the very thin chops and they needed to be cooked a little less. When you try it again, reduce timing a bit until the chops are cooked to your liking. Also, adding a little more oil spray or coating of oil on the chops will help keep them juicy during cooking.