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Air Fryer Pork Chops

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Simple but mouthwatering option, so juicy and full of flavor thanks to the honey-mustard baste, these Air Fryer Pork Chops are ready in a flash. Plus, they’re easy to make and a great way to get dinner on the table quickly.

Plate with two pork chops and mashed potatoes.

Air Fryer Pork Chops are a great choice when you’re short on time, but still want to make a delicious meal for your family. Pork is known as “the other white meat” due to its low fat content, making this recipe a healthier option than other fried meals. And because it’s made in an air fryer, there’s no added oil or fat needed, just a little bit of cooking spray.

The Benefits of Cooking with an Air Fryer

Cooking with an air fryer has many benefits. Air frying is a healthier alternative to traditional deep-frying, as it uses little to no oil and still produces delicious results. This means that you can enjoy your favorite fried foods without all the added fat and calories. Plus, air fryers are incredibly easy to use and require minimal cleanup.

Air fryers also cook food quickly and evenly, so you don’t have to worry about undercooking or overcooking your food. And because air fryers are compact and take up very little counter space, they’re perfect for small kitchens.

The Health Benefits of Eating Pork

Eating pork can be a healthy part of any diet. Pork is an excellent source of protein, providing all nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair. It also contains important vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, phosphorus, and B vitamins. Pork is also low in fat and calories compared to other meats, making it a great choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight.

Overall, air fryer pork chops are a tasty and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by the whole family. With its low-fat content, quick cooking time, and health benefits, it’s no wonder why this dish is becoming a favorite in many households.

Tips for Making the Perfect Air Fryer Pork Chops

Making the perfect air fryer pork chops is easy with a few simple tips. First, make sure to season your chops with salt and pepper. This will help to enhance the flavor and ensure that they are flavorful and juicy.

Second, be sure to spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray before adding the pork chops. This will help to prevent sticking and ensure that they cook evenly.

Third, make sure to flip the pork chops halfway through cooking time. This will help to ensure that both sides of the pork chops are cooked through and evenly browned.

Let’s take a look at how to make them.

Sliced pork chop on a plate.

Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 pork chops, about 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Ingredients to make pork chops in an air fryer.

How to Air Fry Pork Chops

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine honey, garlic, melted butter, and Dijon mustard in a small mixing bowl. 

Butter mixture in a bowl.

Season the meat with salt and pepper.

Salt and pepper on a pork chop.

Next, coat the seasoned pork chops with the butter mixture on both sides.

Brushing butter mixture on top of a pork chop.

Place two pork chops into the preheated Air Fryer.

Seasoned pork chops in an air fryer basket.

Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning them over after 7 minutes.

Cooked pork chops in an air fryer basket.

Serve warm with your favorite side dish.

Kitchen Notes

  • These chops pair well with mashed potatoes, French fries, baked asparagus, or a side salad.
  • If you don’t have Dijon mustard, you can substitute it with honey mustard or regular yellow mustard.
  • If you want to add more flavor to your pork chops, try adding herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, or paprika. (You might want to omit the mustard if using these spices.)
  • For a healthier option, you can use olive oil instead of butter
  • You can also marinate the pork chops in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and herbs for an extra flavorful dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for pork chops to cook in an air fryer?

Generally speaking, they require about 10-12 minutes for cooking in an air fryer. Make sure to flip the pork chops halfway through cooking time to ensure even cooking. Depending on the thickness of the chops, they may require more or less time.

What should I serve with pork chops?

These pork chops pair well with mashed potatoes, French fries, baked asparagus, or a side salad.

Air fried pork chops on a wooden board.

Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

These pork chops are ready in a flash, which makes them a great choice when you're short on time. Plus, they're healthy because they're made in an air fryer with no added oil or fat.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 303kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 4 pork chops about 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine honey, garlic, melted butter, and dijon mustard in a small mixing bowl.
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Next, coat the seasoned pork chops with the butter mixture on both sides.
  • Place two pork chops into the preheated Air Fryer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning them over after 7 minutes.
  • Serve warm with your favorite side dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. What I loved about this recipe is that is was quick and easy as well as delicious. So many evenings I talk myself out of cooking because I am tired and it can take too long. No excuses with this main!

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