These crispy Honey-Mustard Air Fryer Pork Chops are marinated in honey mustard, breaded with panko, and air fried until golden.
Honey-Mustard Air Fryer Pork Chops
Made with just four ingredients, not counting salt and olive oil spray, these easy Honey-Mustard Pork Chops come out juicy on the inside and so flavorful! The longer they marinade, the tastier they are. I marinated mine overnight, which was perfect. You can also bake them in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. If you love honey mustard, make some extra for dipping, but if you’re not a honey- mustard fan, try my juicy air fryer pork chops or garlic-lime pork chops. Not a fan of pork? See all my air fryer recipes here for dinner ideas!
Honey-Mustard Pork Chop Ingredients
- Pork: Trim the fat off of four boneless pork chops.
- Salt: Season both sides of the pork with half a teaspoon of kosher salt.
- Honey-Mustard Marinade: Combine Dijon and honey and marinate the pork chops for at least four hours or up to overnight.
- Panko: Use seasoned or gluten-free panko for a crispy coating.
How long does it take to cook pork chops in the air fryer?
- Remove the meat from the marinade and press them into the panko.
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil, add the chops, and spritz the tops with oil.
- Air fry the pork at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway and spritzing the other sides with oil.
How to Bake Pork Chops
If you bake your pork chops, the breading won’t be as crispy, but if you don’t have an air fryer, no worries. Bake the pork at 425°F for 20 to 25 minutes.
What to Serve with Pork Chops
These healthy honey-mustard pork chops work great with so many side dishes. Here are some ideas:
- Garlic Butter Mushrooms
- Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon
- Hearts of Palm Salad with Avocado
- Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets
- Avocado Quinoa Salad
How to Freeze Pork Chops
Cooked pork chops will stay good in the refrigerator for up to four days, or you can freeze them for three months. Reheat them in the air fryer so the breading doesn’t get soggy.
- Meat: If you don’t eat pork, try this recipe with chicken tenders.
- Breading: Breadcrumbs will work in a pinch if you don’t have panko, but panko will deliver the crispiest results.
More Pork Chop Recipes You’ll Love
- Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce
- Oven “Fried” Breaded Pork Chops
- Pork Chops and Applesauce
- Pork Chops and Pears with Spicy Mustard Greens
- Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots
Honey-Mustard Air Fryer Pork Chops
- 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 3/4-inch thick center-cut boneless pork chops, trimmed, (about 5 oz each)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup seasoned panko, or gluten free panko*
- olive oil spray
- Season pork chops on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
- Combine mustard and honey and marinate the pork chops at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.
- Place panko in a large shallow bowl.
- Leaving whatever mustard that clings to the pork, press into the panko crumbs.
- Discard the rest of the marinade (about 2 tbsp tossed).
- Lightly spray the basket with oil and transfer the chops, in batches as needed.
- Spritz the top with oil and air fry 400F 10 to 12 minutes turning half way, spritzing both sides with oil.
No Air Fryer, No Problem!
- Although they come out much crisper in the air fryer, if you don’t have one you can bake them 425F 20 to 25 minutes.
24 comments on “Honey-Mustard Air Fryer Pork Chops”
These were perfect for an easy week night meal. Simple, delicious and few ingredients. Served with ST roasted brussels sprouts and shallots with balsamic glaze.
Yum! This was very easy and very tasty, and pretty much grown up “shake and bake”. I used a bone-in pork chop and 15 minutes was the perfect amount of time.
Really flavourful! I only had plain Panko crumbs so added salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the mix. Served with green beans and baked sweet potatoes. Great and quick supper to put together.
Yummy! I use pork tenderloin when making a pork chop recipes and just slice it in 3/4 – 1 inch rounds. Served with sauteed brussels sprouts finished off with white balsamic vinegar to compliment the pork. I had no problem with the panko. Be sure you don’t shake any off. Just pull it out of your marinating bag/dish and right into the panko.
Excellent and easy recipe. A hit in our home. Wish I could figure out a way to keep all the coating on the chops … unfortunately, about 25% was left in the air fryer basket. Other than that, no complaints
Made these last night. I don’t have an air fryer so I baked them in the oven. Turned out great! From the husband to the kids, everyone enjoyed them!
Thank you for another great dinner idea!
i don’t have any panko but do have regular breadcrumbs & seasoned breadcrumbs. will it make a big difference?
I don’t have an sir fryer but I do have a convection oven. Would the chops be baked as long?
I don’t understand the marinade. Do I cover the pork chops with the honey mustard combination?
This sounds amazing. I am added it to my meal plan for this week.
Came out delicious!
Can I use honey mustard that comes from the store? Instead of making it with the Dijon mustard and honey.
Wondering if I can use crushed plantain chips for a gluten free panko substitute? I have had a hard time finding GF panko near me. Thanks!
Try amazon! Also, that may work!
Can you use bone in pork chops?
yes I mention that above.
I dunno if I’m losing it but I can’t find the variation for bone in? I’ve read it more times than I’d like to admit
for bone in just add a few, maybe 2 more minutes.
Hi Gina, this recipe sounds good. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. I only have plain panko crumbs. What seasoning can I add to it to make it seasoned panko crumbs?
Just add some dried herbs, garlic and onion powder and Parmesan if you wish.
This very helpful
I added garlic powder, parsley and thyme