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pork loin chops griddled/air fried

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Recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

This method of cooking a lean thick boneless pork chop produces a juicy, super flavorful chop without frying in oil and using just a minimal amount of oil or spray oil, just enough to moist the panko. For me it's worth the double cooking method, griddle to air fryer. I also did boneless chicken thighs that turned out so delicious and juicy, see last step in directions.

(1 rating)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For pork loin chops griddled/air fried

  • thick pork loin chops (boneless)or boneless chicken thighs
  • miracle whip, mayo, ranch dressing or plain greek yogurt
  • panko
  • oil
  • garlic salt, or granules or powder
  • mrs. dash original blend

How To Make pork loin chops griddled/air fried

  • 1
    I usually buy a whole loin (because it's cheaper) and cut it in 3 or 4 sections and freeze. Then when I want to cook chops I thaw one section and cut it into thick slices. That's what's great is you can slice thick or thin depending on your preference. I like mine about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  • 2
    I season one side of my chop with garlic salt and original Mrs. Dash seasoning, then add miracle whip, mayo, ranch dressing or plain greek yogurt to the chop with a spoon and rub it on both sides with my hands. The above mentioned condiments except the yogurt adds even more flavor and it's the binder for the panko.
  • 3
    I then place each of them in or on a tray or pan that I have lined with panko that I also seasoned with garlic salt and Mrs. Dash, if worried about sodium use garlic granules or powder in one or both stages of seasoning. Coat both sides well, pressing down to make sure the panko adheres.
  • 4
    I like to brown mine on a flat griddle using a little oil lightly sprinkled or brushed on the griddle, lightly browning each side which takes about 5 minutes per side, depending on the temp you use. Then spray any dry spots of panko with spray oil before removing and placing them on the air fryer wire rack. I use an electric griddle but a cast iron on the stove would work too. In the past I would then place on a baking sheet and finish in the oven, I have a recipe of that posted as well. But since I got a oven type air fryer I am finding using it instead takes about half the time. So I placed them on the wire rack over the solid pan and air fried for 10 min on 350º without preheating.
  • 5
    These chops came out perfect, juicy, extremely flavorful and a perfect 145º internally. Thinner chops would of course need less time in air fryer.
  • 6
    I know I will be questioned WHY use both methods, why not just air fryer. SO, I'll go ahead and answer that. Pork loin chops are so lean there is nothing to add moisture to the breading, so I prefer to use the oil-griddle method to impart a little moisture to them. They could also be browned in a skillet but I use my electric griddle more than any of my skillets. If you don't want any oil then I would certainly at least spray both sides with spray oil because the panko is very dry.
  • 7
    For large boneless chicken thighs I prepare the same way then put in air fryer or rack at 375° about 18 min, smaller ones probably about 15 min.

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