6-Minute Air Fryer Pork Chops

Are you looking for a quick and delicious meal? Look no further! In just 6 minutes, you can have juicy and flavorful thin pork chops cooked to perfection in the air fryer. Say goodbye to dry and flavorless pork chops!

A Fool-Proof Method for Juicy Pork Chops

I used to worry about thin pork chops ending up dry, but not anymore! With this fool-proof method, your pork chops will turn out tender and bursting with flavor. The secret lies in the air fryer, which delivers perfectly cooked meat in no time.

What You’ll Learn in this Guide

In this post, I’ll share my favorite way to make thin pork chops in the air fryer, ensuring they’re juicy and flavorful every time. You’ll also learn how to determine when the pork chops are done cooking and what to serve with them. Plus, I’ll give you tips on reheating the leftovers to enjoy later.

How to Make Thin Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  2. Pat the boneless pork chops dry and drizzle them with oil. Ensure they’re evenly coated.
  3. Season the pork chops with your favorite blend of spices, evenly coating both sides.
  4. Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  5. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The chops should reach 145 degrees F at the thickest part.
  6. Once cooked, remove the chops from the air fryer and serve immediately.
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Cooking Time for Thin Pork Chops

Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your pork chops and the air fryer model. The goal is to achieve a crispy exterior while keeping the meat juicy and tender on the inside. I usually cook my thin pork chops for 6 minutes, flipping them halfway through. For accuracy, use an Instant Read Thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.

The Perfect Seasoning for Pork Chops

Pork chop seasoning typically includes salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, and sometimes a touch of cayenne. You can find premade seasoning blends at your local grocery store, or you can create your own if you prefer.

Pairing Suggestions

Thin pork chops go well with a variety of side dishes. Here are a few ideas to complement your meal:

  • 4-Ingredient Potato Soup
  • Air Fryer Rice
  • Air Fryer Asparagus
  • Air Fryer Broccoli
  • Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Instant Pot Glazed Carrots
  • Roasted Carrots and Asparagus

The Beauty of Thin-Cut Pork Chops

To be considered “thin-cut,” pork chops are typically around ⅛ to ¼ inch thick. This thinness allows for quick cooking but can lead to dryness if not prepared properly. For this recipe, I recommend using boneless thin-cut chops to ensure optimal results.

Thick Cut Pork Chops and the Air Fryer

This particular recipe is designed for thin-cut pork chops. If you have thicker cuts, I suggest checking out my other air fryer recipes, such as Chili Lime Thick Pork Chops or Boneless Pork Chops.

Reheating Thin Pork Chops

If you have any leftovers, you can easily reheat your thin pork chops in the air fryer. Follow these steps:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the leftover pork chops in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the exterior becomes crispy and the chops are heated through.
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More Air Fryer Pork Recipes to Enjoy

If you’re a fan of air frying, you’ll love these other pork recipes:

  • Air Fryer Pork Belly
  • Air Fryer Pork Roast
  • Air Fryer Pork Chops with Flour
  • Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer
  • Air Fryer Pork Loin
  • Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

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Get ready to enjoy mouthwatering pork chops cooked to perfection in just 6 minutes with your trusty air fryer. Visit the Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more tasty recipes and grilling inspirations.