These juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops are so easy to make! This easy pork chop recipe uses thick cut seasoned boneless pork chops or bone-in pork chops.

We eat a lot of pork chops in our house! I will admit that grilled pork chops are my favorite because I love the charred flavor, but I think these delicious Air Fryer Pork Chops are a close second. They’re definitely my new favorite air fryer recipe! 

a photo of a seasoned air fryer pork chop being cut into

You just need a few simple ingredients for the best pork chops every single time! First, I chose thick cut pork chops. You can choose either bone-in or boneless pork chops for this recipe. Next, I brushed the pork chops with oil, which both helps the simple seasoning stick to the pork chops and helps the pork chops get a nice golden-brown color. 

a photo of an air fryer pork chop being held by tongs

Cooking in the air fryer at a high heat (400 degrees F) will help the outside of the seasoned pork chops get that nice sear and hold in the juices! I think you’ll love this easy recipe

a horizontal photo of a cooked pork chop made in the air fryer

Recipe Substitutions and Additions

  • The baking powder in the seasoning rub is added to make sure you get slightly crispy pork chops! I use this trick in my Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe too, to get the skin nice and crispy! You can absolutely omit it if you don’t have it on hand. 
  • I like to use smoked paprika, when possible, but you can always use regular paprika! 
  • If you don’t have ground rosemary, use normal dried rosemary, or substitute it with dried thyme! 
  • Add a few tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs to the seasoning rub for extra crunch. 
  • Instead of the olive oil, feel free to use any neutral cooking oil. 
  • Substitute wet Dijon mustard for the dry mustard. 

Serving Suggestions 

I think that this air fryer pork chop recipe is perfect paired with this side salad recipe and these cubed sweet potatoes! They also work well with Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts or Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Saving Leftover Pork Chops

Place leftover pork chops in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat gently in the air fryer or microwave. 

a photo of a seasoned air fryer pork chop being cut into

Seasoned Air Fryer Pork Chops

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops are so easy to make! This easy pork chop recipe uses thick cut seasoned boneless pork chops or bone-in pork chops.


  • 2 center-cut pork chops, 1 ½ inches thick (boneless or bone-in)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil

For the seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard, ground
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary, ground
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground

For garnish (optional)

  • green onions, chopped
  • chopped parsley, fresh
  • parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  2. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. 
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the seasonings for the dry rub. 
  4. Using a pastry brush or grill brush, brush the pork chops with oil and rub in the dry mixture well. 
  5. Place pork chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 6 minutes, then flip and air fry for an additional 6 minutes. Remove from the air fryer when the internal temperature measures 145 degrees Fahrenheit using an instant read meat thermometer and the surface of the pork chops is golden brown. If the pork chops are not turning golden brown, you can always spray them with cooking spray in the last few minutes of cooking. 
  6. Allow the cooked pork chops to rest on a plate for 5 minutes before cutting. As it rests, the internal temperature will raise a few degrees.
  7. Garnish with one or more of the optional garnishes. Serve warm!


If the amount of seasoning in the rub overwhelms you, you can always dress your pork chops with a hearty dose of salt, pepper and garlic powder (SPG). This is a classic seasoning that always yields delicious pork chops for us! 

A meat thermometer is your friend with this recipe! Because we're using thick pork chops, you'll want to measure the internal temperature of the pork chop to be sure it's done.

The thickness of the pork chops will greatly impact your cooking time. This also applies if you decide to use thin pork chops, as you'll need to pull them quicker than the suggested cook time! 

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 586Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 134mgSodium 1456mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 42g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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