Sunday, March 7, 2021

Air Fryer Pork Chops (Boneless) + Video

Air fryer pork chops are boneless pork with sweet and savory flavors. Make this easy pork chop recipe for a healthy weeknight dinner. 

Air Fryer Pork Chops (Boneless)
I am all about using my air fryer lately. It's a wonderful way to keep the kitchen cool in the summer. And, it is so much healthier than deep-frying your foods.

Have you had a chance to try any of my other air fryer recipes?

This air fryer baked potato has crispy skin without any oil. And, it's light and fluffy on the inside.

Or, my air fryer fried chicken lets you enjoy the taste of fried chicken with a fraction of the fat and calories.

pork chops in the air fryer: pat it, drizzle with oil, sprinkle seasoning

Tips for Making Air Fryer Pork Chops

This air fried pork chop recipe comes out crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

It's an easy air fryer recipe you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for busy nights and weekends.

Tools needed to make this recipe

How long do you air fry pork chops? 

I air-fried my pork chops for about 14 minutes. It was the perfect amount of time for 1 1/4" thick pork chops.

But, you will need to preheat your air fryer and allow them to sit for 5 minutes. This brings the total preparation time up to about 25 minutes.

pork chops in the air fryer cook on each side

Will the recipe work using bone-in pork chops? 

Yes, this recipe will work for both types of pork chops. But, the preparation time is for making boneless pork chops in an air fryer.

If you are cooking bone-in pork chops, they will need to cook longer.

How many can you cook at once? 

This will really depend on how large your air fryer is. If you're asking is it ok to stack them, I don't recommend it.

An air fryer basket is fairly small. So, it is tempting to place things close together or stack them on top.

But, one of the most important things you need to do is to leave room for the air to circulate. This results in the best taste and proper cooking.

Place only as many pork chops in your air fryer as will fit and allow space to circulate. This will be between two and four depending on the size of your air fryer.

air fryer pork chops on white plate

Proper internal temperature for pork

When making these air fryer pork chops, keep in mind that the proper internal temperature for pork is 145 according to the US Pork Board.

It's very important that you use a meat thermometer to be sure your pork is cooked completely.

Time will vary depending on if you are cooking bone-in or boneless pork chops. And, it will depend on how thick your chops are.

So, using a meat thermometer is really the best way to check.

If you're looking for air fryer pork chops with no breading, you are in luck.

I make boneless pork chops in an air fryer using a rub. The result is sweet and smoky, and in my opinion, so much better than adding breading or batter to your pork chops.

The recipe for the rub is enough for 2 servings if you use my recommendation of 1 tablespoon per pork chop.

In my opinion, nothing is worse than pulling out all of my spices to make a rub and realizing I don’t have enough and have to make more!

air fryer pork chops sliced

More pork chop recipes 

There are so many delicious ways to make pork chops that I never run out of ideas. You might want to take a look at these recipes and try them soon if you need a few more ideas.

What should I serve with these pork chops? 

If you're wondering what sides to serve with this recipe, why not try a few of these.

Or, you can always keep it simple and serve a loaf of crusty Italian or French bread and a side garden salad.


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air fryer pork chops with fork on plate

Video: Air Fryer Pork Chops (Boneless)

To see us make these from start to finish, watch the video at the top of this page.

Yield: 4
Author: Donna Elick
Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air fryer pork chops are boneless pork with sweet and savory flavors. Make this easy pork chop recipe for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 17 Minutes Total time: 22 Minutes


  • 4 thick cut boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
For the rub
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes
  2. Blot pork chops with paper towel
  3. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on each pork chop, rub all over and don’t forget the sides.
  4. Combine all spices for the rub, you’ll have some leftover depending on how much you use for each pork chop. I used a 1/2 tablespoon per pork chop.
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon on the top of each pork chop, then rub it in until it absorbs into the meat a little bit. Flip the pork chop over and repeat with another 1/2 teaspoon of the rub mixture. Use your hands to season the sides with another 1/2 teaspoon.
  6. Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil to prevent the pork chops from sticking.
  7. Place the seasoned pork chops in the preheated air fryer with room around them for the air to circulate. My pork chops were fairly big, so I cooked them 2 at a time. Bake for 14-17 minutes total,(depending on the thickness of your pork chops. Mine were about 1-3/4 inches thick and 17 minutes was perfect), flipping halfway through the cooking time.
  8. Remove the pork chops and place them on a serving dish to rest for 5 minutes. This is a small extra step that helps your pork chops remain moist and flavorful!
  9. Garnish with fresh thyme if you’re feeling fancy!
  1. The recipe for the rub is enough for 4 servings if you use my recommendation of 1/2 tablespoon per pork chop. In my opinion, nothing is worse than pulling out all of my spices to make a rub and realizing I don’t have enough and have to make more!
  2. For 1 1/4-inch thick pork chops 14 minutes was perfect in my air fryer.

air fryer pork chops

Originally published August 2020, updated and republished March 2021

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  1. Could these be made in a regular oven? If so, what temp and how long?

    Air fryer is on my wish list.😊

  2. Your still using oil on the chops.

    1. Yes, that is true, but it is also about the cook and making them juicy. I don't think too much oil is necessary either.

  3. My mouth is watering! dish is so look delicious.

  4. Maybe the brand depends on the cooking time. Because it took my chops 24 minutes too cook using a Hamilton Beach Air Fryer/Toaster/Oven. It also recommends 450° to use it in Air Fryer mode. I didn't notice until I was flipping it at the first 7min.

  5. Please try this recipe…you will not be disappointed! Pork chops were juicy and the favor was outstanding! This will be a recipe I will turn to frequently!


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