Air Fryer Pork Chops Two Ways – Marinated and Breaded Recipe

Air Fryer Pork Chops Two Ways – Marinated and Breaded Recipe

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Air Fryer Pork Chops Two Ways – Marinated and Breaded Recipe
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Pork chops may be one of the most difficult proteins to cook properly. It is quite easy to overcook and dry them out, especially lean chops. One way to remedy this is to braise the chops in a good amount of liquid on the stove. This is time consuming and can still overcook the chops and rob them of their natural pork flavor.

While I am still experimenting with several pork recipes in my air fryer, I am finding that this method of cooking pork chops is super easy and gives me some really good results without the excess fat and liquid that other cooking methods rely on. I am definitely a fan of cooking pork chops in an air fryer. The only problem I have is that as soon as I put the chops on the cutting board I want to dig in. I must resist so that all the juices don’t run out. Resting the meat is a very important step.

When you are cooking pork chops in an air fryer, have a digital meat thermometer ready to check the internal temperature of the meat. You are looking for approximately 150°F. When looking at air fryer pork chop recipes I have found that the cook times and temperature settings vary quite a bit. The recipes here are for an air fryer with a crisper plate. The crisper plate gets pretty hot, so my timing might be a little less than the timing of the air fryers that only have a basket. This is why you need a thermometer. Tweak the recipes as needed.

About the Recipes

Both recipes are for boneless pork loin chops. You could use bone-in chops. The thickness of the chops will make a difference in the timing.

The first recipe calls for pork chops that have been quickly marinated in a mustard and herb blend. These are then served with air fryer broccoli and mushrooms. The pork is juicy and infused with plenty of herbal flavor.

The second recipe is for a breaded pork chop that doesn’t require any marinating. The breading helps to keep the moisture in the chops. These chops are served with a creamy dipping sauce.

Pork Chops Marinated in Mustard and Herbs with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Ingredients:

Pork

  • 4 (4 to 6 ounce) boneless pork loin chops, approximately 3/4″ thick
  • 4 tsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsps dry or semi-dry white wine
  • 2 tsps Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper

Broccoli and Mushrooms

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups button or shitake mushroom thick slices
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 Tsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Total time:23 minPrep time:10 min + marinating for 1 hour – Cook time:13 min + 5 minutes vegetables – Serves:4 people
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Directions:

1. Rinse the pork chops and dry them well with paper towels.

2. In a deep baking dish, whisk together the olive oil, white wine, and mustard. Stir in the garlic, rosemary, coriander, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Place the chops in the marinade and turn a few times to coat completely on all sides. Cover the dish and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Remove the pork from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Allow them to come to room temperature.

4. Set the air fryer to 350°F and 20 minutes. After 5 minutes, place the chops in the fryer. You can either layer these using the wire rack, or cook in batches if they don’t all fit. At 5 minutes, flip the chops over. Continue to cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness, until the internal temperature reaches approximately 150°F.

5. Prepare the broccoli and mushrooms while the pork is cooking. In medium bowl, add the broccoli, mushrooms, and garlic. Pour over the olive oil. Season with salt. Toss all to coat evenly.

6. Remove the chops to a cutting board or serving platter and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.

7. While the chops are resting, add the broccoli and mushrooms to the air fryer and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until just starting to brown. Keep an eye on these.

8. Serve the pork on a large platter with the cooked broccoli and mushrooms.

Breaded Boneless Pork Chops with Creamy Dipping Sauce

Breaded pork chops in air fryer

Ingredients:

Sauce

  • 3 TBS good mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Pork

  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless pork chops, approximately 1/2” thick
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 TBS parmesan cheese

Total time: 20 minPrep time: 10 min – Cook time: 10 min – Serves: 4 people

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Rinse the pork chops and dry them well with paper towels. Set aside.

3. On one plate, place the flour and season it with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. On another plate, place the breadcrumbs, cheese, and paprika. Mix to combine with a fork.

4. Set the air fryer to 360°F and 20 minutes.

5. Dip one pork chop to coat completely in the flour. Shake off the excess. Dip next into the egg wash and allow the excess egg to drip off. Then, coat the chop with the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining 3 chops.

6. After 5 minutes of preheating, place the chops in the fryer. You can either layer these using the wire rack, or cook in batches if they don’t all fit. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness, until the internal temperature reaches approximately 150°F.

7. Remove the chops to a cutting board or serving platter and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.

8. Serve the pork with the dipping sauce and a green salad.



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