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Air Fryer Pork Chop Recipe

I have 2 air fryer pork chop recipe ideas here. One wrapped in bacon with no breading and the other is lightly breaded. Both are fantastic in a Ninja Foodi for dinner! 

Air Fryer Pork Chop Recipe

I have been obsessed with my new kitchen appliance, and made these bacon wrapped air fryer pork chop recipe as well as one that is breaded. Both were fantastic! Just one of our favorite air fryer recipes here on The Typical Mom blog. (originally published 6/19, affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Pork Chops

You can use any brand you have really. We have made this as an easy Cosori air fryer recipe as well when that is more convenient for me to pull out. We’ve even made frozen pork chops in air fryer before.

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Air fryer pork chop recipe

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I made smoked bacon wrapped pork chops in the past, but thought they’d turn out a lot faster in my air fryer and they did! With the same great dry rub for pork they didn’t have the smoky flavor of the other one but the taste was pretty darn close I have to say.

What is the best way to fry pork chops without flour?

  • This is the first way I made them, no breading involved which is great if you’re looking for low carb or keto friendly dishes.

Air fryer pork chops

  1. 4 pork chops – ours were bone in, haven’t tried boneless pork yet
  2. 8 slices of bacon
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Salt
  5. Garlic salt
  6. Chili powder
  7. Paprika
air fryer pork chops recipe

We bought 1/2 a pig and cow earlier this year so the bacon is from that. Ours is quite thick and store bought would be thinner.

There isn’t a huge difference either way except that the thinner the bacon the crispier it will get and the faster it will cook.

Bacon wrapped air fryer pork chops

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Ninja Foodi Pork Chops

  1. Preheat

    Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.

  2. Prepare ingredients

    Mix pork chop dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Pour it on to a plate and press down both sides of the chop so it was well coated.

  3. Wrap with bacon

    If you want to add bacon, lay 2 slices of bacon down on a cutting board horizontally. Place the pork chop on top and wrap the bacon around the top, the meatiest area.

    Fasten the bacon down with 1 toothpick per slice in a way where the meat will lay flat.

  4. Cook

    Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick spray. Lay 2-3 pork chops inside the basket, as many as you can without overlapping.

    Close lid and cook pork chops for a total of 10 minutes (approx, time varies according to how thick your pieces are), flipping halfway through the cooking process.

  5. Check

    Check meat internal temperature, 145 F, to ensure it is done then allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Then add this to your air fryer basket and begin the air crisp process.

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Pork chops in air fryer

These pork chops were from the same batch in our freezer. 

We have made pressure cooker pork chops in a sauce and those were good. If you want to experiment I would suggest trying that recipe as well this week.

If you want to go on a roll and cook them a bunch of different ways you can try dutch oven pork chops too. They are really versatile!

air fryer pork chops

I am all about experimenting and finding what all 5 of us like best. It is different for each food. We found that we love air fryer vegetables, but prefer pressure cooker recipes for beef.

I would say that out of these two methods we liked the bacon wrapped version better. But then again….we are kinda’ bacon obsessed so there’s that.

Bread crumb air fryer pork chop recipe 

Can you stack meat in an air fryer?

  • No, that won’t get you the crispy result you want
  • Hot air needs to circulate around the food in order for all surfaces to crisp

Do you have to flip meat in an air fryer?

  • To evenly crisp the outside you will want to, yes
  • Use tongs to flip these once during the 10 – 12 minutes total cook time
air fry pork chops

Breaded bone in pork chops in air fryer

If using your CrispLid, these are the instructions and ingredients to lightly coat outside:

  1. 4 pork chops
  2. 1 cup bread crumbs
    1. or 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs + 1/3 c. crushed cornflakes
  3. 1/2 tsp onion powder, garlic powder & paprika
  4. 1 egg
  5. Olive oil spray

Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.

  • In a bowl combine all spices and bread crumbs well, pour on to a plate.
  • Whisk egg in a shallow bowl and dip meat into it on both sides
  • Lay a pork chop into the mixture and press down so it sticks.
    • Flip over and press down again.
  • Spray inside of air fryer basket and put chops inside so they don’t overlap.
  • Use olive oil spray on top.
  • Set to 10 minutes to cook total, flip halfway through and spraying on other side too.
    • For very thick pieces 15 minutes might be necessary

Looking for other pork recipes?

crockpot pork chops

Our crockpot pork chops are easy to throw in and let them cook by themselves all day with apples!

  1. Instant Pot pork shoulder recipe is great for sliders
  2. Air fryer pork tenderloin is incredible.
  3. Our Instant Pot Hawaiian pulled pork gets raving reviews
  4. Smoked pork steaks are yummy too

Serve any of these with our air fryer brussel sprouts for a killer air fryer dinner!

Air fryer pork chops no breading

Easy air fryer pork recipe is below done in under 30 minutes. Air fried is our favorite way to get our favorite foods nice and crispy while keeping insides tender. Just 20 minutes to cook and you too can have this mouth watering meal!

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Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

I have 2 air fryer pork chop recipe ideas here. One wrapped in bacon with no breading and the other is lightly breaded. Both are fantastic for dinner!
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, bacon wrapped, ninja foodi, pork chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 501kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees while you're preparing all of this. Mix seasonings and pour on to a plate. Lay 1 pork chop on seasoning, flip, cover and coat both sides.
  • Lay 2 slices of bacon down horizontally, use a cutting board for this. Wrap the top portion of the pork chop (meaty end) and fasten with 2 toothpicks so bacon stays on. Insert vertically so it is not sticking out and chop can lay flat.
  • Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick spray.
  • Lay 2-3 pork chops inside the basket, as many as you can without overlapping. We can only fit 2.
  • Close lid and air fry for a total of 10 minutes (approx, time varies according to how thick your pieces are), flipping halfway through the cooking process.
  • Remove and check internal temperature to ensure they're done. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. Remove toothpicks before eating.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 3868mg168%
Potassium 662mg19%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Katie

Friday 5th of February 2021

You had me at bacon! This is the perfect combo for my husband and I. I like bacon and breading, he would prefer just bacon. Thank you!

Izzy

Friday 5th of February 2021

I've always wanted to try cooking in an air fryer and I think pork is a great to start with! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

I want to make this but no where in your recipes tell me what buttons to push. This is where I have issues with my Foodi. I want to make yummy meals but these recipes say "air fry" and "cook". So is that supposed to be "Air Crisp" and "Bake?" "Slow Cook?" . This is where I'm having trouble. Until I'm used to this thing I need "See Tip run, see Tip catch the ball" instructions.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

For Foodi directions and how to use the machine itself, read this https://temeculablogs.com/ninja-foodi-recipes/ Air fryer for this machine is air crisp using the lid that is attached, cook typically refers to pressure cook function which uses the lid that isn't attached.

Mark S

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Followed bacon wrapped / air fried recipe as written the first time (I have been the primary cook in the house for 10 yrs.). I am not a huge pork chop fan and my wife even less. Very simple / basic prep, you could make it as complicated as you like, and the end product was incredible! Great bacon flavor, tender and moist, crispy on the outside. Only thing extra I did was prep and marinate overnight.. Second batch is in the fridge now. Thank you.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Yay, so glad it was a hit

Jenn

Saturday 11th of April 2020

You are awesome 😎

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