Quick & Easy Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

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Embark on a tantalizing journey with our Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops recipe! Discover the impeccable balance of crispy and juicy as these delectable pork chops. A fuss-free and delightful treat that will awaken your taste buds.

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Ingredients for air fryer breaded pork chops

Here are all you need to make easy air fried breaded pork chops.

  • Boneless pork chops
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Large egg
  • Avocado oil spray

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.

If you’re using bone-in pork chops, they’ll have a different cooking time. Not to mention, it won’t be the most ideal for a breaded recipe. If that’s the case, check out this easy air fryer bone-in pork chops recipe instead.

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How to Cook Breaded Pork Chops in Air Fryer?

Prepare for a hassle-free cooking experience that will make your taste buds dance joyfully. This easy recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you crave a satisfying meal without the fuss. 

Plus, it’s a great way to impress your friends and family with your air-frying skills!

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).

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If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.

🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.

Step 2: Prepare the breading station.

Breading station: dry batter, egg wash, breading mix

Begin by creating a breading station, arranging three shallow dishes: 

  1. In the first dish, place flour – just flour.
  2. Beat egg(s) in the second dish.
  3. In the last shallow dish, combine panko breadcrumbs with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper for a flavorful coating.

This setup will make the breading process a breeze and ensure your dish is perfectly seasoned and crispy!

Step 3: Bread the pork chops.

Start off by gently patting the pork chops dry. This essential step helps eliminate excess moisture, resulting in irresistibly crispy and crunchy breaded pork chops.

Next, dip one pork chop into the flour, shaking off any excess. Followed by the beaten egg allowing any excess to drip off. And finally, press the pork chop into the seasoned panko breadcrumbs, ensuring an even coating. 

This triple coating guarantees a delightful, crispy crust that will perfectly elevate the dish!

Repeat the process with each pork chop.

Step 4: Air Fry Breaded Pork Chops at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes

Place the boneless breaded pork chops in the preheated air fryer in a single layer, ensuring they don’t overlap.

Coat the pork chops evenly with avocado oil spray, covering all the breading. This crucial step, using avocado oil, will guarantee you a perfectly crispy exterior, elevating the overall taste and texture of the dish.

Now, let the air fryer work its magic! 

Cook the pork chops at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through to ensure even browning. Once flipped, don’t forget to spray the other side with avocado oil.

The result? Golden brown and perfectly crispy pork chops that are bursting with flavor.

Cooking times will differ depending on your air fryer and pork chop’s thickness. To ensure that they’re fully cooked, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the pork, and it should have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC).

Step 5: Serve & enjoy!

Once your pork chops are cooked to perfection, let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

After resting, serve your air fried breaded pork chops. Pair them with your favorite sides, such as creamy mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. 

💡 Pro Tip: A tangy apple sauce or a zesty mustard dip complements the pork chops beautifully.

The best part? 

This air fryer boneless pork chops breaded recipe is so easy that even high school students can confidently make it. It’s a fantastic introduction to the world of air fryer cooking, and you’ll be amazed at the delicious results. Remember to share your culinary triumph with your family and friends!

Freezing & Storage

Fridge: If you have leftovers (which is quite rare), you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply pop them back in the air fryer at 350ºF (175ºC) for 5 – 7 minutes until they’re warmed through. 

Freezing: You can freeze the cooked breaded pork chops. Let them cool to room temperature, and transfer them to a freezer-safe bag like a Ziploc. Then keep them in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

When you’re ready to cook, simply air fry them from frozen at 350ºF (175ºC) for about 13 – 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Voila! A delicious meal without the fuss!

Frequently Asked Questions

Cook your breaded pork chops in the air fryer for 12 – 15 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC). Flip them halfway through to ensure even cooking and achieve a golden-brown, crispy exterior while keeping the pork chops tender and juicy.

To reheat breaded pork chops in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 350ºF (175ºC). Then, place the leftover pork in the air fryer and cook for about 5 – 7 minutes until they are heated through and regain their crispy texture.

Yes, you can air fry breaded pork chops. It’s an effortless way to achieve a crispy, golden exterior. The air fryer can still create that satisfying crunch while the pork chops stay tender and juicy.

prep time8 minutes
cooking time12 minutes
total cooking time22 minutes

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

courseDinner
cuisineAmerican
Enjoy crispy and juicy pork chops with this easy air fryer breaded pork chops recipe. The meat is coated with panko breadcrumbs and air-fried to perfection using avocado oil. A delicious, satisfying, and fuss-free meal.
air fried breaded pork chops, with served on a white plate
5 from 1 vote
number of servings2

This ingredients checklist is interactive; you can use it as your grocery list.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 boneless pork chops about 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Avocado oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC) for 5 minutes.
  • Arrange the breading station. Place flour in the first dish, beat the egg(s) in the second dish, and combine panko breadcrumbs with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in the last dish.
  • Bread the pork chops. Start off by gently patting the pork chops dry. Next, dip each pork chop into the flour, followed by the beaten egg, and finally, coat them generously with the seasoned panko breadcrumbs.
  • Air fry breaded pork chops. Place the meat in the air fryer. Arrange in a single layer while making sure they don't overlap. Generously spray pork with avocado oil. Then, set the temp to 400ºF (204ºC) and air fry for 12 – 15 minutes.
  • After 6 – 8 minutes, flip the breaded pork chops. Then, spray with more avocado oil and continue air frying.
  • At the 12-minute mark, check the pork chops' internal temperature with a meat thermometer; they're ready at 145ºF (63ºC). If not, continue cooking.
  • Once cooked, let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve and enjoy your air-fried breaded pork chops!

Notes

  • The pork’s safe internal temperature is a minimum of 145ºF (63ºC). Considering that cooking time varies depending on the meat’s thickness (and your air fryer’s specs), always check with a meat thermometer if your pork is cooked thoroughly.
  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food. 
  • You can skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually to prevent burning the breaded pork chops.
  • I used a 6-quart (air fryer) to test the breaded pork chops. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg
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