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air fried pork chops

★★★★★ 4
Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

In the mood for fried pork chops but not the added fat and calories? Try these juicy air fried pork chops. The Parmesan Panko crust is nice and crispy with very little oil used. Inside, the pork chops are juicy and flavorful. Quick and easy to make, these are a fantastic weeknight meal.

★★★★★ 4
serves 4
prep time 40 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fried pork chops

  • 4
    pork chops, 5 oz each (boneless preferred)
  • 1 1/2 c
    Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    Parmesan cheese, grated
  • buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • olive oil spray

How To Make air fried pork chops

  • Washing the pork chops.
    Wash the pork chops.
  • Drying the pork chops.
    Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel.
  • Pouring buttermilk over the pork chops.
    Place pork chops in a resealable container and pour buttermilk over the pork chops. Let them soak for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a baking dish.
    In a flat dish, mix the Panko crumbs and Parmesan.
  • Extra buttermilk dripping from the pork chops.
    Take pork chop out and let the buttermilk drip off.
  • Seasoning the pork chops.
    Sprinkle the pork chops, evenly, with the salt and pepper.
  • Coating the pork chops with the Panko crumb mixture.
    One at a time, place the pork chops into the Panko mixture. Then cover each pork chop with the crumbs. Firmly press the crumbs so they stick to the pork chop very well. Set the breaded chops on a pan, lined with parchment paper, until ready to air fry.
  • Preheating the air fryer.
    Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Spraying basket with olive oil spray.
    Remove the preheated air fryer basket and lightly spray with olive oil spray.
  • Spraying pork chops in the basket with olive oil.
    Place the pork chops in the basket. Lightly spray the tops of the pork chops with olive oil spray. (Don’t overcrowd the basket. The pork chops can be close together just make sure they do not touch. If you have a small air fryer, the chops will need to be air fried in batches.)
  • Cooking the pork chops for six minutes.
    Air fry the pork chops at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  • Flipping the pork chops.
    Then, carefully open the air fryer and flip the pork chops.
  • Spraying the other side with olive oil.
    Lightly spray the tops of the pork chops with olive oil spray.
  • Continuing to air fry the pork chops.
    Cook for another 6 minutes.
  • Pork chops resting on a wire rack.
    Carefully remove the pork chops from the air fryer. Let them cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack while the juices redistribute.