The easiest way to get juicy, flavorful pork chops without a ton of work is by using the air fryer! These Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops cook in minutes and are the easiest dinner you will make all week!
My kids are huge fans of pork chops and I just found the easiest way to make juicy, delicious and flavorful pork chops without a lot of work or a lot of mess. In the air fryer! Ever since I first purchased an air fryer on a whim, I’ve been realizing it has all sorts of amazing uses, from wings and nuggets to pizza and even veggies. At this point I’m almost wondering what doesn’t go in the air fryer! These Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops use only 3 ingredients and cook in about 12 minutes for the best and easiest dinner you’ll cook all week!
How do you cook pork chops in the air fryer?
I know many people prefer preheating the air fryer, but confession, I didn’t. And everything turned out just fine. Please feel free to preheat if you want to, I’m just either lazy or don’t plan ahead enough.
For me I just need a light spritz of oil and a tablespoon of seasoning to cook up 2 large pork chops.
If you are new to my blog, I’m a huge fan of seasoning blends to save time when making dinner. This herb and garlic seasoning is my most used and you’ll find it in many of my recipes. If you don’t have it, you can simply use an equal blend of onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning along with a pinch of salt.
What is the best pork chop for the air fryer?
I used pork loin chops with the bone. They have enough fat to keep the pork chops juicy and give them flavor, but since you are using the air fryer they don’t quite cook in the fat either, it drains into the bottom.
You could use boneless pork loin chops, but they may dry out a bit more and you would need to keep an eye on cooking time since they are often a little thinner and cook faster.
What is a good side dish for Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops?
A few of my favorite options are…
Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops
- 1 pound pork loin chops bone-in
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon herb and garlic seasoning
- Add a light coating of oil to both sides of chops and rub with seasoning
- Add to air fryer basket and set to 350 degrees for 12 minutes, flipping once
- Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving