Effortless Shake And Bake Pork Chops In Air Fryer Recipe

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Indulge in the irresistible taste of our Shake and Bake Pork Chops in air fryer. These juicy chops are coated with a flavorful shake and bake mix, delivering a delightful crunch in every bite. Quick and easy, this recipe is perfect for a tasty weeknight dinner!

air fried shake and bake pork chops, with served on a blue plate with paper towel

With easy-to-follow steps, you’ll have a delicious meal in no time.

Notes: We are currently in the development and testing stage for this shake n bake pork chops in air fryer recipe. Stay tuned for more updates. If you have any tips on making this dish even better, please leave us a comment below. We appreciate your input!

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Ingredients for shake and bake pork chops in air fryer

Here are all you need to make air fried shake and bake pork chops.

  • Boneless pork chops
  • Shake and bake mix
  • Large egg, beaten
  • Avocado oil

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.

Substitutes

If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, no worries! Just grab yourself a gluten-free shake and bake mix. You’ll still get all the fantastic flavors and that crispy goodness without any gluten hassles. Enjoy your Shake and Bake Pork Chops without any gluten worries!

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How to Cook Shake and Bake Pork Chops in an Air Fryer?

You’ll have succulent pork chops with crunchy exteriors with just a few simple steps.

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 Shake n’ Bake station.

Place the shake and bake mix into a large Ziploc bag. This is where we’ll ‘shake’ it.

In a shallow dish, beat the large egg(s) until they’re well combined. This egg will help the shake and bake mix adhere perfectly to the boneless pork chops. 

While the box might suggest using water, I’d advise against it. When using the shake-and-bake mix, water can dilute the flavors and produce a less crispy texture. Instead, opt for the beaten egg, as mentioned in the recipe. 

The egg, on the other hand, will provide better binding and enhance the overall taste and texture of the pork chops, making them irresistibly delicious and perfectly crispy.

Step 3: ‘Shake’ the pork chops (to coat)

Pat dry the boneless pork chops using paper towels. This step helps the shake and bake mix adhere better to the chops.

Dip each pork chop into the beaten egg, ensuring both sides are coated. Let any excess drip off.

Then, place the egg-coated pork chop into the Ziploc bag with the shake and bake mix. Seal the bag and shake it well until the chop is evenly coated with the mixture.

Depending on the bag size and pork chop’s size, you might have to do it individually. 

Step 4: Air fry pork chops for 10 – 13 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC).

Gently transfer the shake and bake pork chops in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are arranged in a single layer without overlapping. This even placement allows the hot air to circulate around each meat, resulting in consistent cooking.

Now:

Grab your avocado oil in a spray bottle and lightly coat both sides of the pork chops. This thin layer of fat helps facilitate the browning process and promotes that delightful crispy texture during air frying. 

Air fry the pork chops at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10 – 13 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. When you flip it, spray the other side with avocado oil too.

Cooking time will vary depending on several factors, including your air fryer’s size, the quantity you’re making, and your pork’s thickness. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure your pork chops are cooked properly. Fully cooked pork will have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC).

Also, if you use bone-in pork chops, it will have a different cooking time.

Step 5: Serve & enjoy!

air fried shake and bake pork chops, with served on a blue plate with paper towel

After cooking, rest the pork chops at room temperature for 3 – 5 minutes to lock in those flavorful juices.

Finally, serve your Air Fried Shake and Bake Pork Chops. Pair them with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, or a refreshing salad. 

For extra flavor, you can also drizzle your chops with a zesty sauce, like barbecue or honey mustard.

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: If you have extra cooked pork chops, you can freeze them later. Place the cooked pork chops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them cook to room temp. Then, freeze them until solid (about 2 hours minimum). 

After freezing, place the items in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Separate each layer with parchment paper. These chops will stay flavorful for up to 3 months in the freezer.

To reheat the frozen cooked pork chops, simply place them in a preheated air fryer and cook them for 12 – 15 minutes at 380ºF (177ºC), flipping halfway through.

Refrigerator: Otherwise, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, use the air fryer at 375ºF (190ºC) for 5 – 7 minutes until they’re warm and crispy again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can air fry Shake and Bake Pork Chops! Dip the pork chops in beaten egg first, then coat them with Shake and Bake mix. Air fry at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10 – 13 minutes, flipping halfway. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 145ºF (63ºC) for safe eating.

Air fry Shake and Bake Pork Chops for 10 – 13 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC), flipping halfway through. Ensure they reach an internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC) for safe consumption. Enjoy the perfectly crispy and flavorful chops!

prep time5 minutes
cooking time10 minutes
total cooking time15 minutes

Effortless Shake and Bake Pork Chops in Air Fryer

courseDinner
cuisineAmerican
Indulge in the irresistible taste of our Shake and Bake Pork Chops in air fryer. These juicy chops are coated with a flavorful shake and bake mix, delivering a delightful crunch in every bite. Quick and easy, this recipe is perfect for a tasty weeknight dinner!
air fried shake and bake pork chops, with served on a blue plate with paper towel
5 from 1 vote
number of servings2

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Ingredients
 

  • 2 boneless pork chops 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 packet shake and bake mix
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Avocado oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC) for 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the Shake n’ Bake station. Place the shake and bake mix into a large Ziploc bag. In another shallow dish or plate, beat the large egg until well-combined.
  • Bread the boneless pork chops. Pat dry the pork chops. Dip in beaten egg, and let any excess drip off. Transfer to the Ziploc and seal. Finally, shake the bag to coat the pork chops.
  • Air fry shake and bake pork chops. Gently move the breaded pork chops to the air fryer in one layer, with no overlapping. Spray with avocado oil. Next, cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10 – 13 minutes, flipping them halfway. After flipping, spray the other side as well.
  • Check the internal temperature of the pork chops with a meat thermometer. Fully cooked pork should reach 145ºF (63ºC). If not, air fry for an additional 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Once they're done, carefully remove the boneless pork chops from the air fryer and let them rest for 3 – 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve and enjoy your air-fried Shake and Bake Pork Chops alongside your favorite side dishes.

Notes

  • 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. The pork’s safe internal temperature is a minimum of 145ºF (63ºC).
  • 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 shake and bake pork chops.
  • I used a 6-quart (air fryer) to test the shake and bake 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: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 534mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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