Juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air fryer pork chops are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside every time. This recipe is easy to make, quick to clean, and will turn pork chop haters into pork chop lovers.

A bite sized piece of pork chop on a fork.

We know that might sound like a stretch. How many of us have ever had a succulent pork chop, let alone cooked it in an air fryer? The problem? Nine times out of ten they’re just overcooked and dry. Luckily we discovered years ago how great pork chops can be and yes, you can certainly make a delicious and juicy pork chop in the air fryer. We love pulling out the air fryer for dinner because the food cooks quickly and it’s so much easier to clean. Your biggest obstacle with this recipe will be deciding what to make on the side! Trust us, you absolutely have to try this recipe.

Airfryer tip

Make sure the Airfryer basket is not overfilled. You need a little airflow around all of your chops to ensure a slightly crispy exterior. Bonus: It will also cook your fillets faster!

Compound Butter

It’s true, you don’t to have using compound butter on your chop. Let’s be honest – apart from allergies and intolerances – why not?! It’s so delicious it’s a must-have in our house!

Why should I cook pork chops in an air fryer?

Cooking pork chops in an air fryer is generally considered healthier than deep frying or pan frying. Because hot air fryers use less oil, the finished product is lower in fat and calories.

Pork Chop Options

We prefer these bone-in and thick chops, but you can always use whatever pork chops you have on hand. Please remember that thinner pork chops cook faster and bone-in bones cook slower.

Safe internal temperature of pork chop

Pork must be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking times for pork chops will vary slightly depending on how thick your chops are cut. Use a meat thermometer to ensure accuracy.

Overhead closeup of pork chop in an air fryer.

Storage and reheating instructions

Pork chops are best eaten fresh. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To reheat leftover pork chops, you have several options. Here are a few ways to reheat pork chops:

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the pork chops on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Bake until pork chops are warmed through, about 10 minutes.
  • Microwave: Place the pork chops in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave the pork chops until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Air Fryer: Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Place the pork chops in the air fryer and cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes.

Whichever method you choose, be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops to ensure they are fully cooked and safe to eat. The USDA recommends an internal temperature of at least 145°F for pork.

If you like this recipe, you might be interested in these other delicious pork chop recipes:

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Air fryer pork chops are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside every time. This recipe is easy to make, quick to clean, and will turn pork chop haters into pork chop lovers.

preparation time 10 protocol

cooking time 12 protocol

dry brine 30 protocol

total time 52 protocol


  • 2 pork chops 3/4″ to 1″ thick
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Compound Butter

  • 4 tablespoon Salted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Parsely finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 syringes Worcester sauce


  • Place the pork chops on a wire rack with airflow above and below. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Let the pork chops rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Preheat air fryer to 390-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Blot excess moisture from the surface of the pork chops.

  • Once the air fryer has preheated, place the pork chops in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the chops and cook for another 5-6 minutes. The total cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chops. The final temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Once the pork chops are done, remove them from the air fryer and let rest for 10 minutes, topped with the compound butter.

Compound Butter

  • In a bowl, combine butter, garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until well blended.

Portion: 1pork chop | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 2G | Protein: 29G | Fat: 32G | Saturated Fatty Acids: 18G | Polyunsaturated fat: 2G | Monounsaturated fatty acids: 10G | Trans fats: 1G | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1996mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 0.4G | Sugar: 0.1G | Vitamin A: 716ie | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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