Cooking pork chops doesn’t have to be a big, messy production! With your trusted air fryer and minimal prep work, you can have pork chops cooked perfectly in no time!

a browned porkchop over a bed of rice with a side salad on a white plate

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Perfect flavor every time: these are the perfect combination of savory, sweet, and smoky flavors!
  • Quick and Easy: 15 minutes and ready to serve!
  • Consistency is key: The same results every time. No more guesswork!

Want an Air Fryer Pork Chop Recipe without breading? Try this one!

Gather the Ingredients

a sliced porkchop on white rice with a spinach salad on the side
  • Porkchops (bone-in, or out)
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Oil

Note: Bone-in pork chops actually cook a little faster than boneless, so you may need to adjust the air frying time by a minute or two.

How to Make Them

a collage of size photos showing steps for cooking and serving air fryer porkchops
  1. First, combine the spices and brown sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Trim any excess fat from the edges of your pork chops and rub them with a little oil on both sides.
  3. Coat the pork chops in the spice mixture on both sides, pressing into the chops to ensure they’re well coated.
  4. Place the pork chops in the bottom of a lined air fry basket.
  5. Cook for 15-18 minutes at 380 degrees F. Flip the pork chops halfway through cooking.
  6. Allow the pork chops to rest for 5 minutes, then slice, serve, and enjoy!
a pork chop with a crispy brown crust aside a spinach and vegetable salad served with fluffy white rice

Recipe Tips

  • Use bone-in chops. As the chops cook, the bone marrow disperses its juices throughout the meat, keeping the meat super moist and juicy!
  • Let the pork chops come to room temperature before cooking. You can certainly cook frozen meat in your air fryer, but pork shops tend to dry out if they’re not thawed first.
  • Allow the meat to rest. Letting the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before serving allows the juices to settle.

How to Serve

Pork chops taste great served with just about anything, and the sweet & smoky caramelized crust pairs perfectly with savory sides.

Try serving with some of these delicious recipes:


Can you stack meat in an air fryer?

You can…but it’s not the best idea. Since air fryers work by cooking food from all sides, you’ll want to arrange your ingredients in a single layer in your air fryer basket.

a sliced browned pork chop cutlet with a green spinach salad with chopped vegetables
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Air Fryer Porkchops

Cooking porkchops doesn't have to be a big, messy production! With your trusted air fryer and minimal prep work, you can have porkchops cooked perfectly in no time!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 236kcal


  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar optional
  • oil for coating


  • Add the oregano, paprika, garlic salt, and brown sugar to a bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Prepare the porkchops for cooking by trimming excess fat, if desired.
  • Rub the porkchops with a little oil on each side.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the porkchops evenly with the seasoning mixture.
  • Place a piece of parchment or foil in the bottom of your air fryer basket for easy cleanup, then place the porkchops in the basket. *Be sure not to overlap the porkchops so that they will cook evenly. You may need to cook them in batches if they are too large for your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the porkchops at 380 degrees F for 15-18 minutes, flipping midway through cooking time.
  • To check for doneness, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chop. Porkchops should reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F before consuming.
  • Allow the porkchops to rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!


  • All air fryers work differently. Times and temperatures may vary slightly.
  • Be sure to check the meat and cook until done. Thicker porkchops will need more time. 
  • The porkchops I used were bone-in chops and were about ½ inch thick.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.


  1. I made pork chops when I first got my air fryer. Just seasoned with garlic & onion powder, salt & pepper. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Tender & juicy!
    Will have to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    1. You are so welcome. The garlic and onion powder sound like a delicious addition! Please stop back and let me know how you enjoyed these air fryer porkchops!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve never been a huge Porkchop fan but I cook them because my husband likes them. After trying these air fryer pork chops I am a changed woman. I now love pork chops. Cooking pork chops in the air fryer has never been easier! I’m so glad I found your fabulous recipe

  3. my air fryer has 2 shelves, no basket. Do I cook them at same temp and time. I want to make these tomorrow. Thank You.

    1. Hi Joyce! I haven’t tried them in my air fryer oven, but what I’ve noticed is I generally have to add a couple minutes of extra time to the cook time. So I would check the porkchops at the time the recipe says, and then adjust if needed. But my guess is you’ll have to add 2-3 more minutes of cook time 🙂

    1. Thanks Sandy, I am SO glad that you loved our porkchops!! Thanks for coming back and leaving us a comment! It is very helpful!

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