Perfectly tender and juicy pork chops are what you'll get in just 10 minutes using your air fryer and basic pantry ingredients. Play around with different crouton flavors for variety. I like to use a Misto® sprayer with my own oil, but feel free to use regular cooking spray.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place pork chops on a plate and season both sides with Cajun seasoning.

  • Pulse croutons in a small food processor until they have a fine consistency; transfer to a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in a separate shallow dish. Dip pork chops into eggs, letting excess drip off. Coat chops in crouton breading and set on a plate. Mist chops with cooking spray.

  • Spray basket of the air fryer with cooking spray and place chops inside, making sure to not overcrowd the fryer. You may have to do two batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

  • Cook for 5 minutes. Flip chops and mist again with cooking spray if there are dry or powdery areas. Cook 5 minutes more. Repeat with remaining chops.

Cook's Notes:

Keep chops warm in an oven on the lowest setting while air frying remaining chops.

Tips

For thicker chops, add an extra minute to the cook time. For thinner chops, cook 1 minute less.

Nutrition Facts

393.9 calories; 44.7 g protein; 10 g carbohydrates; 218 mg cholesterol; 428.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2019
This is the first air fryer recipe that I have found that I really like!! I recently purchased an Emeril Lagasse power air fryer, and generally speaking have found it lacking. Every time I followed one of their protein recipes, I found the protein to be undercooked and rubbery. That did not happen w this recipe. That being said I did make some adjustments. I lengthened the cooking time to 25 minutes. 15 mins side one and 10 mins for side two. Regarding the croutons I felt that a bit labor intensive so instead I used panko bread crumbs combined w a 1/4c of Parmesan and 1tsp of garlic powder. And I only needed one egg to coat 4 chops. The time may just be my Emeril air fryer but it worked perfectly. It also defaults to 400* for air fry setting so I left it at that. But the basics of this are great, and I will definitely do it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2020
Tasted good but I had to cook them for 20 minutes For them to be done and tender. I followed directions carefully and my chops were only 1/2 inch thick. Did I do something wrong? Will make again. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2019
This is the first air fryer recipe that I have found that I really like!! I recently purchased an Emeril Lagasse power air fryer, and generally speaking have found it lacking. Every time I followed one of their protein recipes, I found the protein to be undercooked and rubbery. That did not happen w this recipe. That being said I did make some adjustments. I lengthened the cooking time to 25 minutes. 15 mins side one and 10 mins for side two. Regarding the croutons I felt that a bit labor intensive so instead I used panko bread crumbs combined w a 1/4c of Parmesan and 1tsp of garlic powder. And I only needed one egg to coat 4 chops. The time may just be my Emeril air fryer but it worked perfectly. It also defaults to 400* for air fry setting so I left it at that. But the basics of this are great, and I will definitely do it again! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2019
This is the first air fryer recipe that I have found that I really like!! I recently purchased an Emeril Lagasse power air fryer, and generally speaking have found it lacking. Every time I followed one of their protein recipes, I found the protein to be undercooked and rubbery. That did not happen w this recipe. That being said I did make some adjustments. I lengthened the cooking time to 25 minutes. 15 mins side one and 10 mins for side two. Regarding the croutons I felt that a bit labor intensive so instead I used panko bread crumbs combined w a 1/4c of Parmesan and 1tsp of garlic powder. And I only needed one egg to coat 4 chops. The time may just be my Emeril air fryer but it worked perfectly. It also defaults to 400* for air fry setting so I left it at that. But the basics of this are great, and I will definitely do it again! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2019
I just got an air fryer yesterday and needed to try it out (beyond just some frozen taquitos):). This was quite easily the best pork chops I've made super moist! I used panko bread crumbs with garlic salt and onion powder instead of the croutons and Cajun seasonings (didn't have those). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
Made as directed. First time doing pork chops in the air fryer. Turned out probably the juiciest chops ever. Will definitely make it again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
Very good! Next time I will add more Cajun seasoning. We would have liked a bit more spice. But the crust was crunchy and the pork chops tender and cooked through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2019
A simple, yet very tasty recipe! I used thick cut chops (about 1.5 inches thick), and found that 11 minutes per side were necessary, to achieve an internal temp of 160 degrees. Crisp on the outside & juicy on the inside. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2019
Juicy pork chops with a crispy breading - will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2019
I found that i needed to add two minutes per side to crisp the bread crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2019
I couldn't believe how good these were and tue clean up was so easy too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
I used bread crumbs. They were delicious..juicy. ?? more air frying recipes would be appreciated!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2020
Tasted good but I had to cook them for 20 minutes For them to be done and tender. I followed directions carefully and my chops were only 1/2 inch thick. Did I do something wrong? Will make again. Read More
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