How To Cook The Best Juicy and Tender Air Fryer Pork Chops

The "secret" for how to cook juicy tender pork chops is easy, like...really easy! Honest.

This basic recipe is great for cooking pork chops in the oven or the air fryer or the oven. Depending on how many I'm making at a time I choose which option will work best but either way, these pork chops are juicy (not dry like a shoe), and can cut them easily...and chew easily, too. Chewing is important 😉

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Dinner in Less than 30 Minutes

These air fryer pork chops are a great main course for nights when you ask yourself, "what should I make for dinner tonight" and you want something quick and delicious and these are ready in less than 30 minutes when you use an air fryer.

Dry Ingredients for parmesan crusted air fryer pork chops
Boneless pork chops used for parmesan crusted air fryer pork chops

You only need a few basic ingredients other than the pork chops and you probably already have the other ingredients on hand in your pantry or refrigerator.

I bought these pork chops at Aldi and I was really pleased with the quality.

These would be a great complementary side dish option to have with your air fryer pork chops: butter steamed cabbage, sweet potato casserole, or hot bacon potato salad.

📖 Recipe

Air Fryer Pork Chops - Juicy and Tender

Delicious Air Fryer Pork Chops - juicy, tender, and ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes



  • 4 pork chops boneless
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika Smoky or Regular
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  • Mix together parmesan cheese and spices. Put aside.
  • Remove pork chops from packaging and pat dry with paper towels. This is important!
  • Coat both sides of each pork chop with olive oil. You can either do this by dipping in the oil, rubbing it on with your hands, or using a silicone basting brush.
  • Next, coat both sides of the pork chops with the parmesan and spice mxture.
  • Place pork chops in basket of air fryer and cook at 375° for 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 minutes until done.
  • Check the internal temperature of each pork chop to be sure it is cooked to 145° cooking longer if necessary in 2 minute intervals.
  • Allow pork chops to rest for 3 minutes before serving.


To cook these in the oven, place pork chops in a lightly greased pan and bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes. Check the internal temperature of each pork chop (145°) and let rest for 3 minutes before serving. 

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $8.00

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  1. I have the flip air fryer, direction do not specify air fry or air bake??
    Thank you

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Ro. I'm not familiar with the flip air fryer but going by what I know regarding other air fryers, I would choose the 'air fry' setting. I hope that helps.

  2. Shanyn O’Boyle says:

    Absolutely amazing, my husband love how tender the pork chops are.
    Tonight I’m going to try it with chicken instead.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Shanyn! Thank you for letting me know.