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 tender...you can cut them easily...and chew easily, too. Chewing is important 😉
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.
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.
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.