Wide view of air fryer tray with cooked pork chops in the tray with lemon wedges. Black and white towel to side and parsley on the other side. Napkin with gold ring on white plate.

Can You Put Pork Chops In An Air Fryer & Easy Keto Recipe

Don’t know about you but I love my air fryer! It is so useful and we use it every day. But can you put pork chops in an air fryer? 

Air fryer tray with cooked pork chops in the tray with lemon wedges. Black and white napkin to side and parsley on the other side.

I am happy to report that the answer is yes! Not only can you use the air fryer to cook them they turn out as some nice and juicy pork chops in half the time of baking them in the oven.

If you like this air fryer recipe, here are a few other air fryer recipes to check out.

Simple Ingredients Needed: 

Boneless Pork Chops: while you could use bone-in pork chops the cooking time will be a little longer. So I like using boneless thin pork chops to speed things up. 

Keto Italian Seasoning Dressing: you can use your brand of choice however we recommend Primal Kitchen Italian Vinaigrette. Just be sure to watch the carb count on the brand you choose.

Parsley: this is optional. We used it as a garnish to add a little pop of color when serving.

How To Make Italian Pork Chops:

  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lay the chops in the air fryer basket (or tray) in a single layer.
  3. Coat the pork chops with dressing.
  4. Place in the preheated air fryer and air fry for 10-12 minutes. When done use a meat thermometer to check and make sure the internal temperature is at least 145F.
  5. Garnish with parsley before serving. 

Expert Teaching Tips:

When cooking pork chops for best results, remove them from the fridge 20 minutes before cooking to allow them to come to room temperature.

Before cooking meats it is best to pat pork chops with a paper towel before coating them with oil or seasoning rub.

Whether you use thick chops or thinner pork chops you should try and stick to cooking the same size of your pork chops at one time. If not some will be cooked before the others and you will end with some that are overcooked.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Pork Chops:

There are so many side dish options that pair well with this air fryer pork chop recipe. Here are a few ideas you could serve with this easy pork chop recipe. 

  • Kale Salad 
  • ​Baked Skins Of Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Asparagus 
  • Green Beans 
  • Air Fryer Broccoli 
  • Cauliflower Mash 
Wide view of air fryer tray with cooked pork chops in the tray with lemon wedges. Black and white towel to side and parsley on the other side. Napkin with gold ring on white plate.

How To Store And Use Leftover Pork Chops:

If you happen to have any of these delicious pork chops leftover they should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They should be consumed within 2-3 days. 

To reheat the best way is to simply microwave for a few seconds or place it back in the air fryer for a minute or two. Just be sure not to overheat or it will be dry and rubbery.

One of my favorite ways to use leftovers from this boneless chop is to cut it into pieces and leave it cold. Then I put it over a green salad and it makes for a really easy low-carb diet lunch or delicious dinner.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. Can you season pork chops with another flavor and still air fry pork chops? 

A. You sure can! Another great option for flavor would be fruit glazed or BBQ. Just be careful to watch for carbs and sugars in any seasoning you use. You may also have to adjust the temp or cook time so as not to scratch the sauce. This will also depend on the air fryer model.

Q. Could you make air fryer chicken breast like this? 

A. Yes. I would just recommend sticking to a thinner breast.

Q. Can you make these as parmesan crusted? 

A. Yes! After you coat the chops with the oil mixture. roll them in some grated parmesan cheese. 

Q. Could this air fryer pork chops recipe be made in a regular oven? 

A. Yes. You will just need to adjust the cooking time for a little longer. I would use a piece of parchment paper to bake them on so they do not stick to the pan. Just be sure to check the temp with an instant read thermometer to make sure they are cooked to the proper temp for food safety.

Air fryer tray with cooked pork chops in the tray with lemon wedges. Black and white napkin to side and parsley on the other side.

Air Fryer Easy Keto Pork Chop Recipe

Got some pork chops and wondering can you put pork chops in an air fryer? You can! This air fryer pork chops recipe is so easy and they turn out so nice and juicy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Boneless Pork Chops
  • Keto Italian Seasoning Dressing
  • Parsley

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Lay the chops in the air fryer basket (or tray) in a single layer.
  • Coat the pork chops with dressing.
  • Place in the preheated air fryer and air fry for 10-12 minutes. When done use a meat thermometer to check and make sure the internal temperature is at least 145F.
  • Garnish with parsley before serving.

Estimated Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 170kcal | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 519mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 0g

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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