Breaded Air Fryer Pork Chops


These breaded pork chops, made in the air fryer, are perfectly tender and juicy. They require basic pantry ingredients and take just 10 minutes to cook. I like to use a Misto sprayer with my own oil, but feel free to use regular cooking spray.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless, center-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 ½ cups cheese and garlic croutons

  • 2 large eggs

  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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

    overhead of seasoned pork chops

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  3. Pulse croutons in a small food processor until fine; transfer to a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in a separate shallow dish. Working one at a time, dip pork chops into beaten egg, letting excess drip off; press into crouton breading to coat both sides and place breaded chop, unstacked, onto a plate. Repeat with remaining chops. Mist chops with cooking spray.

    overhead of breaded pork chops on tray

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  4. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and arrange chops in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may have to do two batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 5 minutes; flip chops and mist again with cooking spray if there are dry areas. Cook 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chops should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

    overhead of air fryer pork chops on tray

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  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    looking down at an air fryer pork chop all sliced, with a side of fresh greens



Play around with different crouton flavors for variety.

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

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

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts and cook temperature when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
15g Fat
10g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 35g
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 596mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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