You are going to be amazed by how juicy these Air Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops are! Cooking them in the air fryer makes an easy meal anytime of the week. These pork chops will come out juicy, flavorful and not dry.

Close up image of bone-in pork chops with a side of mashed potatoes, and peas.

Air Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe:

I love making pork chops. Whether I put them on the grill or cooking in the crock pot, pork chops have become a favorite at dinner time. If cooked properly, they are so juicy and flavorful and a good change to a chicken meal.

This recipe is perfect for my family as it doesn’t take a lot of ingredients and I can have dinner done. Using the air fryer for cooking meats is starting to be one of my favorite ways of cooking.

If you have been wanting to try new ways to cook your pork chops, add some seasoning and make them in the air fryer. You won’t be disappointed.

Close up image of bone-in pork chops with mashed potatoes and peas.

Using the Air Fryer is healthier:

I grew up on having fried pork chops. That is just the way my mom cooked them weekly. But as I have gotten older and there are a lot more kitchen gadgets out there, I knew I needed to try air frying them.

I cooked them this way for my mom for dinner and she was amazed at how flavorful the pork chops were.

Does it take long to cook Bone-In Pork Chops?

It doesn’t take long to cook in the air fryer. I like to make sure that my air fryer has preheated to about 400 degrees F. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Make sure to coat each side with a little olive oil so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the air fryer.

Place your pork chops in the air fryer and cook for about 12 minutes. Use your meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.

It is really that easy. In about 20 minutes you can have dinner on the table.

Ingredients needed for Air Fryer Bone-in Pork Chops - Bone-In pork chops, paprika, salt and pepper, ground mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, olive oil

Ingredients:

  • Bone-In Pork Chops (approximately 1 1/2-2 inches thick)
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Ground Mustard
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil

How to make Air Fryer Pork Chops:

  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F. If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes to warm up the air fryer.
  • Stir all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Then coat the pork chops with the olive oil and then rub the seasoning mixture into both sides of the pork chops. Use all of the rub for the pork chops.
Close up image of uncooked pork chops on a plate with the seasoning rubbed on.
  • Place the pork chops in the air fryer and make sure that they are not overlapping (you may have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer). Cook for 10-12 minutes until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F. Your pork chops will be golden brown.
Close up image of uncooked pork chops in the air fryer.
  • If your air fryer doesn’t circulate when air fryer, every 5 minutes flip the pork chops.
  • Let the pork rest for 3-5 minutes on a paper towel and then serve.

Tips to not dry out your Pork Chops:

  • We like to buy thick pork chops. Try to find the ones that are about 1 inch thick. We have even asked the butcher to assist in finding the best pork chop.
  • Make sure you are selecting the Bone-In pork chop. Boneless pork chops seem to cook faster causing them to dry out. With the bone-in pork chops it tends to be more meaty and flavorful.
  • Try to not overcook the pork chops. Using a meat thermometer to assist in this for the best tasting pork chops.
  • Make sure that you are letting your meat rest. When I am cooking any meat, I usually let it set for a few minutes so that all the juices are absorbs properly.
  • I did not flip the pork chops as the air in my air fryer is able to circulate to all sides of the pork chops including the bottom. If the air in your air fryer does not circulate under the pork chops, then you would want to flip the pork chops halfway through the cooking time.
Close up image of pork chops with a side of potatoes and peas on a black plate.

How to tell if Pork Chops are done?

I find that it’s best to use a meat thermometer when cooking pork to make sure it’s done without being overcooked.

I love this digital meat thermometer to ensure that the pork is cooked to a safe temperature.

Close up image of pork chops on a plate with mashed potatoes and peas.

Variations to Bone-in Pork Chops:

We love to change the spices or rub to mix things up with these pork chops. Here are some of our ways to make them a little different each time:

  • You can try BBQ Air Fryer Pork Chops. Spread on before baking or after for a wonderful BBQ flavor.
  • Add some parmesan cheese to the spices. We add this a lot to our seasoning.
  • Ranch Seasoning Packet sprinkled on this pork chops as so much flavor. This has become the kids favorite.

How to store leftovers?

We usually don’t have leftover pork chops. They usually don’t last long as my kids are always looking for meat to eat before heading out to practice.

If you do have leftovers, refrigerate any leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. I like putting them in individual containers for husband to grab as he heads out to work.

Close up image of bone-in pork chops in the air fryer.

What to serve with Bone-In Pork Chops?

The beauty of having pork chops is you can pretty much serve it with anything. Try some of our favorites:

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots

Print recipe here for Air Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops:

Air Fryer Bone In Pork Chops

5 from 4 votes
This easy Air Fryer Pork Chops recipe is easy to make and cooks very quickly. Your family will love this easy Bone-In Pork Chop recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rest prior to eating 3 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Servings 3
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 380
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 Bone-In Pork Chops approximately 1 1/2-2 inches thick
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F. If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes to warm up the air fryer.
  • Stir all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Then coat the pork chops with the olive oil and then rub the seasoning mixture into both sides of the pork chops. Use all of the rub for the pork chops.
  • Place the pork chops in the air fryer and make sure that they are not overlapping (you may have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer). Cook for 10-12 minutes until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F.
  • Let the pork rest for 3-5 minutes and then serve.

Recipe Notes

*I did not flip the pork chops as the air in my air fryer is able to circulate to all sides of the pork chops including the bottom. If the air in your air fryer does not circulate under the pork chops, then you would want to flip the pork chops halfway through the cooking time.
*Refrigerate any leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.
*I find that it’s best to use a meat thermometer when cooking pork to make sure it’s done without being overcooked. I love this digital meat thermometer to ensure that the pork is cooked to a safe temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 380kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 36g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 870mg, Potassium 620mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 342IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 41mg, Iron 1mg

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