Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chop

Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chop

Air-fried Crispy Breaded Pork Chops are a tasty and healthier choice to fried pork chops. They get the right crunch from the air fryer without any extra oil, and the tasty breading keeps them juicy and soft on the inside. You can follow this step-by-step plan to make delicious pork chops that will be a hit at any meal.


  1. 4 pork chops without bones (about 1 inch thick)
  2. 1 cup flour for everything
  3. 2 big eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons of water
  5. 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  6. One teaspoon of garlic powder
  7. and half a cup of chopped Parmesan cheese
  8. 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  9. 1 teaspoon of paprika that has been smoked
  10. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  12. Spray for cooking (olive oil or veggie oil)

Tips and Advice

  • Step 1: Set up the stations for breading
  • To make the flour mixture, put the all-purpose flour in a small dish.
  • Egg Mixture: Whisk the eggs and water together in a second small dish until they are well mixed.
  • Mixture of Bread Crumbs: Put the breadcrumbs, sliced Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper in a third small dish.
  • Step 2: Cover the pork chops with bread crumbs.
  • Cover in Flour: Use paper towels to dry the pork chops. Coat each pork chop in flour and then shake off any extra.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the pork chops that have been dusted, making sure that all sides are covered.
  • Cover with breadcrumbs: Press each pork chop into the mixture of breadcrumbs, making sure that both sides are covered evenly. Press the breadcrumbs onto the pork chops gently to help them stick.
  • Step 3: Get the air fryer hot.
  • Warm up: For about 5 minutes, heat your air fryer up to 400°F (200°C).
  • Step 4: Get the pork chops ready to cook.
  • Arrange in Air Fryer: Spray cooking spray lightly on the air fryer pan. Line up the pork chops that have been fried in bread crumbs in the basket. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you might have to cook them one at a time.
  • Spray with Oil: To help the pork chops get crispy, lightly spray cooking spray on top of them.
  • For an air fryer, cook the pork chops at 400°F (200°C) for 12 to 15 minutes, turning them over once. As soon as the pork chops hit 145°F (63°C) inside and the outside is golden brown and crispy, they are done.
  • Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes after cooking so that the juices stay in them.
  • Step 5: Serve.
  • Add a garnish: Serve the pork chops with your favorite sides. They taste great with a fresh salad, fried potatoes, or steamed veggies.

Hints and Changes

  • Seasonings: You can change the seasonings in the cracker mixture to your liking. To make it taste better, add herbs like thyme, rosemary, or Italian spice.
  • Cheese: If you want to try something different, you can use Pecorino Romano cheese instead of Parmesan on this recipe.
  • Pork Chop Cuts: You can use bone-in pork chops in this recipe too, but you might need to make a small change to the cooking time.
  • For extra-crispy pork chops, you can double-dip them: first coat them in breadcrumbs, then dip them in the egg mixture, and finally coat them again in breadcrumbs.

In conclusion
For a quick, easy, and healthy dinner, Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops are a great choice. They get the right crunch from the air fryer, and the inside stays juicy and soft. This recipe is flexible, so you can change it to fit your tastes. Enjoy these tasty pork chops with your favorite sides, and enjoy the taste and texture of this filling meal. Have fun cooking!

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