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Easy Air Fryer Fried Pork Chops (Southern Style)

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.
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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 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 Do You Cook Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

  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 Do I 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

How Long Do You Cook Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

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

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Pork Chops?

I like to fry them at 380 degrees.

air fryer pork chops in a white bowl with salad

How Long Do You Air Fry Pork Chops?

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 Do You Reheat Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops?

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 Southern Style

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

  • 4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless)
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk I used fat-free
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Seasoning Salt to taste You can also use either a chicken or pork rub. I used McCormick's Montreal Chicken Seasoning
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 Ziploc bag
  • cooking oil spray

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 on 380 degrees. Flip the pork chops over to the other side after 10 minutes.

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




Mary Latrick

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

I made these tonight from the air fryer cookbook. I added some honey mustard in the breading and they were perfect. Crispy on the outside and tender inside. I can’t wait to try more recipes!

staysnatched

Thursday 29th of October 2020

I love the honey mustard idea!

Grace

Monday 26th of October 2020

Delicious recipe! I went with the crispy recommendation and cooked them for 20 minutes. Will be making again soon. Thank you!

staysnatched

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

Sara Basham

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

These are amazing! I have three very picky children and this recipe is something we all can agree on! Thank you!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

I love when I can impress the children!

Wakky

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Wow! Amazing idea. I’m gonna try that too.

staysnatched

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

I hope you enjoy the air fryer pork chops!

Annalisa Mena

Friday 17th of July 2020

Love, Love, Love this recipe. We used to frequent a local restaurant specializing in Louisiana foods - fried pork chops were one of my favorites. Had to stop going as we aged and realized we needed to focus on our health a little more! All that to say, THESE were every bit as GOOD! I've made them twice now. I learned some breading lessons and managed a more thorough covering the 2nd time but both times the meal was super moist, flavoring was tasty and it was a hit for all who ate it. I've shared your website with many others to try this very recipe (and others). I just ordered your cookbook today too! THANKS!!

staysnatched

Friday 17th of July 2020

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed them!