Air-Fryer Pork Chops Tips
Do you have to preheat the air fryer before cooking pork chops?
Yes. Much like an oven, air fryers
need to preheat before you add the food. You want the air fryer to be hot when you place the chops in, so they don't overcook and become tough. Because air fryers are relatively small, they typically only take a few minutes to reach the targeted temperature.
Can you use bone-in pork chops instead of boneless?
Definitely! You may have to adjust the cooking time, depending on the size and thickness of the bone-in chops. Use a meat thermometer to make sure they have reached an internal temperature of 145° before consuming.
How do you cook pork chops without drying them out?
Coating pork chops in a breading or flour mixture—like we do in this recipe—helps seal in moisture. Another way to prevent drying out the pork chops is being wary of overcooking. The internal temperature should be 145°.
What can you do if the air-fryer pork chops are tough?
If your air-fryer pork chops turn out tough, slice the meat very thinly and add it to your next stir-fry or casserole. The extra liquid and fat in these dishes will help slightly rehydrate the meat.
What do you serve with air-fryer pork chops?
Serve one of your favorite side dishes with these pork chops. Since your air fryer will already be nice and hot from cooking the chops, consider one of these tasty air-fryer sides
How long will leftover air-fryer pork chops last?
Store any leftover cooked chops in a covered, airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. To reheat, preheat the air fryer to 375°. Remove the leftover pork chops from the fridge and let rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before reheating. Place them in the air fryer for 4 to 5 minutes, and then flip and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes until heated through. If you liked this air-fryer pork chops recipe, pencil more pork chop recipes
into your meal plan, and check out other air-fryer recipes
that we're sure you'll love. —Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant,
and Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
1 pork chop: 310 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat.