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Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops

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This Crispy air fryer pork chops recipe that takes only 12 minutes to cook, are moist on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside!

These Crispy Boneless Breaded Pork Chops come out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside! Made in the air fryer so they take just 12 minutes to cook.

Crispy Air Fryer Pork Chops

These are the BEST, breaded air fryer pork chops!! I took my favorite baked breaded pork chop recipe and converted it for the air fryer. The chops are even more delicious in the air fryer because the breading is even crispier. The air fryer makes breaded food so crispy without frying, which is what so many of us love about it and this recipe is a great example! Some more of my favorite breaded air fryer recipes are Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan, Fish Sticks with Lemon Caper Sauce, and Air Fryer Chicken Milanese.

These Crispy Boneless Breaded Pork Chops come out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside! Made in the air fryer so they take just 12 minutes to cook.

How to cook breaded pork chops in the air fryer

This easy boneless pork chop recipe in the air fryer cooks much quicker than they do in the oven.

  1. Season the pork chops with salt.
  2. Dip them in egg wash
  3. Then the bread crumbs – I used a mix of panko crumbs, corn flake crumbs, parmesan and spices
  4. Spritz both side with oil
  5. Air fry in a single layer, 400F in batches as needed 12 minutes, flipping halfway

How do you get breading to stick to pork chops?

I use egg to get the breading to stick to the pork chops, but if you’re allergic to egg or want to use something else, olive oil, mayo, or Dijon mustard would work. Once you put them in the egg, then place them on the breadcrumbs and use your hands to press the crumbs in well, shaking off any excess. Set aside and repeat.

Air Fryer Pork Chop Tips and Variations:

  • When air frying, always flip your food half way through cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket, you need the air flow to get them crispy. Cook in batches if needed.
  • If you’re allergic to egg or want to use something else, olive oil, mayo, or Dijon mustard would work.
  • Cornflake Crumbs are sold near breadcrumbs. If you don’t have, you can buy corn flakes, and crush them yourself.
  • To make these breaded pork chops gluten-free, use gluten-free corn flakes like Nature’s Path.
  • If the pork chops are frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before air fryer.
  • Switch up the flavors by using different seasonings and dried herbs.

Variations:

  • If you don’t have or don’t want to buy corn flakes, you can omit them and double the panko. Or you could buy one of the small single-serve boxes of corn flakes.
  • To make these breaded pork chops gluten-free, use gluten-free corn flakes like Nature’s Path.
  • You can use bone-in pork chops or thinner boneless ones if you prefer. The cooking time will vary, so check them every few minutes to make sure you don’t overcook them.
  • Feel free to switch up the flavors by using different seasonings and dried herbs.

What to Serve With Pork Chops

Frequently Asked Questions

How long to cook air fryer pork chops?

Air fry pork chops at 400F in a single layer in batches as needed for 12 minutes, flipping half way.

Can you make this with bone-in porkchops or thinner pork chops?

You can use bone-in pork chops or thinner boneless ones if you prefer. The cooking time will vary, so check them every few minutes to make sure you don’t overcook them.

These Crispy Boneless Breaded Pork Chops come out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside! Made in the air fryer so they take just 12 minutes to cook.

breading pork chopsAir fryer basket with breaded pork chops

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Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops

4.88 from 106 votes
7
Cals:378
Protein:33
Carbs:8
Fat:13
The best, crispy, Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops! So moist on the inside and crispy on the outside!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Air Fryer Pork Chops
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1 pork chop

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 6 center cut boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick, 5 oz each trimmed
  • kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs, check labels for GF
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, omit for dairy free
  • 1 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Lightly spray the basket with oil.
  • Season pork chops on both sides with 1/2 tsp kosher salt.
  • Combine panko, cornflake crumbs, parmesan cheese, 3/4 tsp kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and black pepper in a large shallow bowl.
  • Place the beaten egg in another. Dip the pork into the egg, then crumb mixture.
  • Air fry 400F in a single layer in batches as needed into the prepared basket and spritz the top of the pork chops with oil.
  • Air fry 12 minutes turning half way, in batches as needed spritzing both sides with oil.

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Notes

No Air Fryer, No Problem! Use my Baked Pork Chop Recipe
Cornflake Crumbs are sold near breadcrumbs. If you don’t have, you can buy corn flakes, and crush them yourself.
To make these breaded pork chops gluten-free, use gluten-free corn flakes like Nature’s Path.
You can use bone-in pork chops or thinner boneless ones if you prefer. The cooking time will vary, so check them every few minutes to make sure you don’t overcook them.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 pork chop, Calories: 378 kcal, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 33 g, Fat: 13 g, Cholesterol: 121 mg, Sodium: 373 mg, Sugar: 1 g

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269 comments on “Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops”

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    Katherine Kelley

    Why corn flakes? Would the chops be just as good without them? Making this recipe now for the first time.

  2. This is a great recipe. The pork chops came out perfectly – crispy outside and juicy inside. I put the crumb mixture into a ziploc bag and shook each chop individually after dipping into the beaten egg.

  3. Really enjoyed this dinner. This reminded me of the Shake & Bake pork chops my mother used to make. Pork Chops turned out perfect in the air fryer.

  4. i tried both options bake and air fryer — the air fryer way came out better. the oven option stuck to the foil.

  5. These pork chops were so easy and delicious. I didn’t deviate from the directions at all except I didn’t use corn flakes since I wanted to use up some other cereal I already had. I only made three chops, and had to cook one at a time since I have a smaller airfryer. I cooked the oiled side for 6 minutes and cooked the other side for 7 and then checked the temperature to make sure it was 145 degrees and done…and yum!

  6. One of my favorite recipes. Love the thick sliced pork chop, and I think the difference using this recipe was spraying oil on the chop when placing it in AF, and spraying to cooking grill as well.. They came out beautifully crispy and juicy in the middle….and I’m talking 3/4″ chops.

      1. I thought the exact same thing(I even cringed watching the vid),  Love my second Ari Fryer for this very reason….

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      Steffney Urioste

      Yes, we have a 6qt Instant Pot DuoCrisp with the air fryer lid. You can put 2 – 3 pork loin chops in at a time, depending on size, and we double the recommended cooking time or use thinner cut chops for crispness.

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        Lori Anne Wachter

        Seriously good recipe!! I didn’t have corn flakes so I just used panko, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. The chops were crispy on the outside and jiucy on the inside in 12 minutes! They were perfect! Will definitely make them again!!

  7. I made these tonight after trying the chicken sandwich last night with great success.   They were juicy and tender inside and crispy outside.  I dipped the chops first in flour to which I had added all the spices, then egg, then Panko mixed with garlic herb bread crumbs because I didn’t have corn flakes.  My chops were only a half inch thick. I have a Ninja Foodie XL and cooked them at 390F for 10 minutes and they were perfect.  These are much lighter and easier to make than frying in butter and oil.  Thanks!

  8. What amazing flavor,  Used our own panko and smoked paprika.  They were very good, my wife and daughter do not normally eat pork chops but devoured these. Thanks for the recipe.  Used time and 170F for pork and juicy with mashed, gravy, and greens. 

  9. I made this again tonight and they’re so good! I’ve made them many times now and they never disappoint!

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    Patricia Bauer

    I modified it used bread crumbs, smoked paprika, garlic powder and onion powder for the seasoning.  Salt and pepper of course.  I egged and breaded with the seasoned breadcrumbs and air baked 3/4” thick boneless pork chops @ 400degrees about 11 minutes.  They didn’t” come out crispy but they did come out with a nice coating that was brown and the chops were the juiciest and tastiest I have ever made.  I didn’t have the corn flakes in the house to use them and I didn’t want the chili flavor.  I will try them with the corn flakes next time but either way they were great.

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      Patricia Bauer

      Mine were slightly thinner  than 3/4 inch but not 1/2 inch. I did mine 400 degrees 11 min. So I would try 9 minutes and check with a thermometer.

  11. I made these last night, and they came out great! The family loved them, and they stayed juicy. Will be making these again.

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    Dianne Palmer

    These pork chops were absolutely delicious!! This is now my go-to recipe for pork chops. My pork chops were 1 inch thick and bone-in, so I set the timer for 18 minutes, and they came out perfect. I also dredged them in flour first, then egg, then seasoned panko crumbs. Yummmmmm!

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    Emily Sarnoski

    Holy moly!! Well, I made 6 pork chops. Should have made about 25 to satisfy everyone. This is by far the best coating I’ve ever eaten on a porkchop or really any edible object. Lol. Make them now!