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Easy Air Fryer Fried Pork Chops

Air Fryer Southern Style Fried Pork Chops is a quick recipe using boneless or bone-in pork chops, buttermilk, and zesty seasoning to provide the perfect crunchy texture. Frying pork chops has never been easier! This recipe includes instructions for how long you air fry pork chops and includes the temperature.
air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

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This recipe provides a lightened-up way to enjoy a down-home comfort food meal with the great taste of soul food cooking.

If you enjoy fried pork chops, you will love my Smothered Pork Chops, Air Fryer Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Air Fryer Homemade French Fries, and Air Fryer Panko Breaded Shrimp recipes.

raw pork chops seasoned on a cutting board

How to Cook Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. First, season the pork chops. You can either use bone-in pork chops or boneless. I opted for boneless because it is my preference and easier to eat.
  2. Dip the pork chops into buttermilk and then coat with flour. Creating a brine using buttermilk will produce crunchy, fried pork chops. If you would like to make pork chops with no breading, omit the flour.
  3. Place the pork chops in the air fryer.
  4. Air fry.
raw pork chops with flour in an air fryer

How to Fry Boneless Pork Chops

Boneless pork chops follow the same cook time as bone-in. 

air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

For really crispy pork chops you can cook them up to 20 minutes. If you prefer for your pork chops to be juicy, opt for lower cook time, such as 12-15 minutes in the Air Fryer.

air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

Air Fryer Temperature

I like to fry them at 380 degrees.

air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

Cook Time/How Long to Fry

After testing this recipe a few times, I prefer to cook the pork chops for around 20 minutes. This provides the perfect crunch for me. I pair my pork chops with Louisiana Hot Sauce or I eat them on toasted bread with mayo as a sandwich. 

air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

How to Reheat

I like to reheat leftover pork chops in the air fryer for 4-5 minutes on 400 degrees. Test how warm the pork chop is prior to serving.

air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

Can You Stack Meat and Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

I do not recommend you stack the pork chops in the air fryer. It will limit the meat from cooking evenly and will result in longer cook times. Cook in batches if needed.

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Air Fryer Fried Pork Chops

Air Fryer Southern Style Fried Pork Chops is an easy recipe using boneless pork chops, buttermilk, and zesty seasoning to provide the perfect crunchy texture. This recipe provides a lightened-up way to enjoy a down-home comfort food meal with the great taste of soul food cooking.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, soul food, Southern
Keyword air fryer pork chops, breaded air fryer pork chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
optional marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 173kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pat the pork chops dry.
  • Season the pork chops with the seasoning salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the buttermilk over the pork chops.
  • Place the pork chops in a Ziploc bag with the flour. Shake to fully coat.
  • Marinate for 30 minutes. This step is optional. This helps the flour adhere to the pork chops.
  • Place the pork chops in the air fryer. I do not recommend you stack. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Spray the pork chops with cooking oil.
  • Cook the pork chops for 15 minutes at 380 degrees. Flip the pork chops over to the other side, cook for an additional 10 minutes or until crisp.

Notes

If you prefer for your pork chops to be juicy, opt for a lower cook time, such as 12-15 minutes in the Air Fryer.
For really crispy pork chops you can cook them up to 20 minutes.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g
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Recipe Rating




Julie Faughnan

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Cook pork chops using this recipe all the time in my air fryer. Instead of using flour, I dip my pork chops in parmesean cheese which makes a crunchy coating with as many carbs from the flour. I tend to cook my pork chops closer to 12 minutes and let them sit for a few minutes before serving.

staysnatched

Friday 14th of January 2022

I love that!

Donna

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

I cooked them for 20 minutes and they still have dry flour on them. I goofed somewhere.

staysnatched

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

It sounds like you didn’t spray them with oil.

Fallon B

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Pork chops are my least favorite protein but my husband loves them. I am SO HAPPY I stumbled upon this recipe because we both LOVED it. The pork chops were juicy and super flavorful. I don't like breading so I just omitted the flour like was suggested and they came out perfect. This will definitely be a go-to recipe from now on.

staysnatched

Friday 22nd of October 2021

I'm glad he enjoyed them.

Elisa

Friday 27th of August 2021

Highly recommend! Easiest and most delicious pork chop recipe. I used bone-in thin chops. They were juicy and so flavorful.

staysnatched

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Yay! I love to hear that.

Wife of taxman

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

I followed this pretty much to the letter and my pork chops weren’t any where near crispy although they were good. I cooked them for 15 min turning after 10.

staysnatched

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Everything crisps in my air fryer. Chicken pork chops, etc. You may need to look into a different one.