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Honey Garlic Air Fryer Pork Chops

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These Honey Garlic Air Fryer Pork Chops are perfect for any occasion. The sweet sauce adds an extra touch to juicy pork chops while using no soy sauce.

I think I’ve been plagued with a sweet tooth recently. I don’t know if it’s leftover from my pregnancy or just a new obsession.

Air Fryer Pork Chops coated in honey garlic sauce on a white plate

It’s no wonder I put together these Honey Garlic Air Fryer Pork Chops recipe. They are not only juicy but gives you that sweet tasting sauce with a little kick at the end.

The recipe can be made in any type of air fryer, even your Power Air Fryer Oven. They will cook much faster than baking in an oven because of the convection-like heat it pushes around the food.

This dish is so easy and delicious, it will be added into the normal dinner routine!

It’s also a great recipe to pair with Air Fried Asparagus or Air Fryer Asian-Style Green Beans.

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Titled Photo and Shown: Air Fried Honey Garlic Pork Chops (on white plate with fork)


These pork chops contain no breading, making them gluten-free. You can use any type including bone-in pork chops, boneless, thin-cut or even thick-cut ones.

I personally prefer the pork chops that are about 1 1/2 inches thick.

I have included directions on this post dependent on pork chop type on how to adjust cooking time accordingly to ensure they are still tender.

This recipe is made with no soy sauce and contains only 90 mg of sodium, which means it is a low sodium meal. It is also paleo-friendly. These Air Fryer Honey Garlic Pork Chops can be made in less than 20 minutes, making it perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

The honey garlic sauce is perfect for the entire family. Even my 3-year-old loves it!


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Honey garlic sauce being poured on pork chops with a spoon

How to Make Honey Garlic Air Fryer Pork Chops

First, season both sides of your pork chops with salt and pepper. I like to be very liberal when seasoning meat with salt. It allows the flavor to really come out.

Place your pork chops in a single layer in your air fryer. They can be touching, but make sure they lay flat on the bottom of the basket.

You can cook in batches if you cook more pork chops than what your air fryer machine can hold. Here’s why.

Turn your air fryer on 400 degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. The thicker your pork chops, the longer it will take to cook thoroughly.

Pork chops continue to cook when they are out of the air fryer, so they are done once they hit an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

It’s important to get as close to 145 degrees as possible (not going under) to make for the juiciest air fried pork chops.

Here are some great tips for making juicy air fryer pork chops.

Looking to make breaded pork chops? Try this Bone-in Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops recipe!

Titled Photo and Shown: Air Fried Honey Garlic Pork Chops (on a white plate)

While cooking the pork chops, you can put your sauce together.

Place olive oil in a small pan over medium heat and sauté garlic until fragrant, usually 30 seconds to a minute.

Add the lemon juice, sweet chili sauce, and honey to the pan and mix until combined. Feel free to add a little extra sweet chili sauce if you prefer your sauces more on the spicy side.

Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.

If you like your sauce a little thicker, mix together 1 tablespoon corn starch with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl.

Pour the mixture into the sauce and stir well to combine and let simmer another 1-2 minutes.

The mixture will become a thicker consistency as it sits.

Once your air fried pork chops are completely cooked, place in a serving dish and glaze sauce over top of them. Enjoy immediately!


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Yield: 4 servings

Honey Garlic Air Fryer Pork Chops

Honey Garlic Pork Chops on White Plate

Delicious juicy pork chops in a honey garlic sauce perfect for gluten-free and paleo diets.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Season both sides of your pork chops with salt and pepper.
  3. Place your pork chops in a single layer in your air fryer. They can be touching, but make sure they lay flat on the bottom of the basket.
  4. Cook the pork chops for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through until they reach 145 degrees F. The thicker your pork chops, the longer it will take to cook thoroughly.
  5. While cooking the pork chops, you can put your sauce together. Place olive oil in a small pan over medium heat and sauté garlic until fragrant, usually 30 seconds to a minute.
  6. Add the lemon juice, sweet chili sauce, and honey to the pan and mix until combined*
  7. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened (3-4 minutes).The mixture will become a thicker consistency as it sits.**
  8. Place pork chops in a serving dish and glaze sauce over top of them. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

*Heat is intended to be mild. Add more sweet chili sauce or a spicier chili sauce to bring the heat up if desired

**If you like your sauce a little thicker, mix together 1 Tbsp corn starch with 1 Tbsp water in a small bowl.

Pour the mixture into the sauce and stir well to combine and let simmer another 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 40g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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10 thoughts on “Honey Garlic Air Fryer Pork Chops”

    • They are insanely easy in an air fryer too! I used to think air fryers took out moisture from food, but it’s the opposite. They come out so juicy!

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    • They are hands down amazing Ayanna! I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I found a great sale on a small one a few years ago and never turned back. Now I have multiple. Haha!

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  1. These pork chops were easy to make and delicious. I ended up adding a 1/2 teaspoon of ginger paste, a tad more honey, a tablespoon of Indonesian soy sauce (although mine was not, since this is a gluten-free recipe, I’d use a gluten-free soy sauce if you can find it), some fresh Thai basil, and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (as a thickener) to the sauce. Turned out great! It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy if you use sriracha.

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