These air fryer pork chops come out crispy on the outside and super tender and juicy on the inside!

Tender boneless pork chops with a flavorful crispy parmesan breadcrumb coating are air fried to juicy perfection in minutes!

It’s never been easier to cook chops for the perfect weeknight meal.

sliced air fryer pork chops on a plate

Why You’ll Love This Pork Chop Recipe

We love the air fryer for everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to juicy chicken or shrimp.

  • Pork chops are an easy family favorite.
  • Cooking chops in the air fryer ensures they’re juicy inside with a crisp coating.
  • They can be breaded up to 24 hours ahead of time to make meal time easy.
  • The air fryer cooks fast and makes tender juicy pork chops.
ingredients for air fryer pork chops

Ingredients

Like most air fryer recipes, this one cooks quickly and comes out crisp on the outside and juicy inside.

PORK CHOPS: Choose boneless chops about 1/2″ thick. Thicker chops will need a minute or two more while thinner chops will need less time.

SEASONED CRUMBS: Seasoned and regular Panko breadcrumbs with a bit of parmesan cheese adds lots of flavor.

Variations

  • Bone-In pork chops or thicker chops will need a few extra minutes of cook time. I highly recommend an instant-read thermometer to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Seasonings: Add your favorites from garlic powder, onion powder to cajun seasoning, or swap out salt for seasoned salt.
  • Brine: If time allows, the brine pork chops for extra flavor (we do this with oven baked pork chops). If brining, be sure to skip the salt in the recipe as brine adds salt.
breading pork chops on a baking sheet

How to Make Air Fryer Pork Chops

Simple prep and easy cooking are what the air fryer is all about. Pork chops have never been easier to fry up!

  1. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season both sides of the pork chop with salt & black pepper, dip in flour, then in egg (per recipe below).
  3. Firmly press chops into breadcrumbs. Spray with cooking spray or olive oil spary.
  4. Cook in the air fryer until browned, turning halfway through.

No Air Fryer? No Problem!  You can make Crispy Breaded Pork Chops in the oven.

Don’t want breading? You can try brown sugar chops without breading. Leave a little bit of time for brining if you can!

uncooked pork chops in an air fryer basket

Tips for Juicy Pork Chops

  • Ensure chops are equal in size and thickness so they all cook at the same rate.
  • Dabbing the chops dry helps the coating to stick.
  • Preheat the air fryer so the hot air can instantly seal the outside, keeping in all the delicious juices!
  • Keep a small space between food so the hot air can circulate around and cook everything properly.
  • Like pork tenderloin, pork chops can (and should) be a little tiny bit pink in the middle to ensure they’re juicy.
  • Internal temperature should read 140°F, test at the thickest part of the meat. Remove it from the air fryer a few degrees before (137°F) as the meat will continue to cook once removed from the air fryer. I highly recommend an instant read thermometer to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Always allow meat to rest before serving.
cooked pork chops in an air fryer basket

More Ways to Cook Pork Chops

Did your family love these Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

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Crispy & Juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops

Breaded pork chops made in the air fryer turn out perfectly tender & juicy every time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients  

  • 4 boneless pork chops ½" thick
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions 

  • Dab pork chops dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt & pepper.
  • Whisk flour and Italian seasoning. Place in a shallow bowl or plate.
  • In another dish, combine bread crumbs, Panko, parmesan cheese, paprika, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Lightly dredge pork with flour and then dip into beaten egg. Finally, dip into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Spray each side of the pork chops with cooking spray or olive oil spray and place in the air fryer basket ensuring there is room for the air to circulate.
  • Cook 5 minutes. Flip the pork chops over and cook an additional 4-6 minutes or until browned and the thickest part reaches 140°F with a meat thermometer.
  • Remove pork from the air fryer basket and place on a wire rack. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Thicker chops will need a couple minutes longer, thinner chops will cook faster.
  • Appliances can vary, check the chops early to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Dabbing the chops dry helps the coating to stick.
  • Preheat the air fryer and be sure not to overcrowd the basket so air can circulate.
  • Pork chops can (and should) be a little tiny bit pink in the middle to ensure they’re juicy.
  • Internal temperature should read 140°F, test at the thickest part of the meat. Remove them from the air fryer a few degrees before (137°F) as the meat will continue to cook once removed from the air fryer. I highly recommend an instant read thermometer to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Always allow meat to rest before serving.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 336 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course air fryer, Entree, Pork
Cuisine American

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  1. I’ve been trying various panko pork chop recipes with my air fryer. This one got a thumbs up from my husband. I didn’t put in the paprika, but otherwise followed the recipe faithfully. The result were crispy, but juicy chops with a lovely crust. I normally don’t put herbs in my flour when breading, but this combination was not only easy, but put the flavor where it was needed.5 stars

  2. I made these everything according to the recipe and was very disappointed because even though they were juicy they had no flavor whatsoever. Luckily I had made mashed potatoes with gravy and smothered them in gravy to eat one.

    1. Hi David, topped with gravy sounds like a delicious idea. For more flavor in the pork chops themselves be sure to add fresh spices and try smoked paprika instead of regular. You can also adjust the seasoning to your preferences as well!

  3. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe, i love Pork chops especially when made as special sauce, thats why im glad to found this recipe that easy to cook in air fryer, i will surely make this one of this days. I am looking forward to see more such type of recipe.

    5 stars