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Reheat Pork Chops In The Air Fryer

Learning how to reheat pork chops in the air fryer is an absolute breeze that makes all the difference. In minutes, you’ll have a juicy pork chop identical to when you first made it. 

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Reheating pork chops in the air fryer is a game-changer, bringing back the savory goodness of these classic cuts without compromising on flavor or tenderness. 

Whether you’ve grilled, pan-fried, or oven-baked your pork chops, this method gives them a fresh lease on life with unmatched convenience.

But, I do recommend air frying pork chops as seen in my basic pork chops, chili lime pork chops, stuffed pork chops, parmesan crusted pork chops, and breaded pork chops.

In a matter of minutes, you can enjoy juicy pork chops without worrying about them becoming dry or overcooked. It’s a kitchen secret worth sharing!

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The air fryer’s speed and efficiency make it a versatile kitchen companion, perfect for busy weeknight dinners or quick and satisfying lunches. 

So, the next time you have some leftover pork chops, remember that the air fryer is the best way to bring back that familiar savory goodness with minimal effort. 

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.

How to Reheat Pork Chops

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.

STEP TWO: Heat up your pork chops for 3-5 minutes or until warmed through. 

How to Reheat Fried or Breaded Pork Chops

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.

STEP TWO: Cook fried pork chops for 2-3 minutes or until the center is warm and the outer breading is crispy. 

Tips for Reheating Pork Chops

  • Avoid stacking your chops. Keep food in a single layer. If the air fryer basket is overcrowded when reheating pork chops, they will not warm evenly. 
  • Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil or paper for easy cleanup. This is especially helpful when reheating fried or breaded pork chops. 
  • Check for Doneness. Always check the pork’s internal temperature to ensure it’s thoroughly heated and safe to eat.
  • Rest Before Cutting. Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes after cooking. This helps the juices redistribute, keeping them moist.
  • Preheat for Best Results. Always preheat the air fryer so the basket or tray is nice and hot when you add your leftovers. It also ensures the pork chops cook evenly.

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Variations to Reheated Pork Chops

  • Spritz with oil. Lightly spritz your leftover pork chops with cooking spray or a small amount of oil to enhance crispiness. This is especially good for shake and bake pork chops. 
  • Drizzle melted butter over your pork chops before air frying. It adds moisture and flavor!
  • Add extra seasoning to ensure you don’t lose an ounce of flavor when you reheat pork chops in the air fryer. Use more of your original blend, or add salt and garlic powder to marinated chops.

How Do I Keep Leftover Pork Chops From Drying Out?

To keep your pork chops juicy, allow them to reach room temperature before air frying them. When meat transitions from a cold to a hot quickly, the muscle fibers contract and become less tender.

Also, preheat your air fryer so the chops start warming at full temperature right away.

How Long Should I Reheat Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

Regular, non-breaded pork chops will need around 3-5 minutes in the air fryer.

Adjust the cooking time depending on your pork chop’s thickness — thinner cuts only need 2-3 minutes, whereas thicker cuts may need an additional 1-2 minutes.

Breaded pork chops should be heated at a slightly higher temperature to keep their crispiness, which typically only requires 2-3 minutes.

The best way to make sure your pork chop is both safe and juicy is to invest in a meat thermometer. For pork chops, shoot for an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. 

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Is Reheating Bone-In Pork Chops Different From Boneless Pork Chops?

Bone in or not, the steps for reheating pork chops are extremely similar. Boneless pork chops generally take slightly less time to air fry than bone-in pork chops. 

Reheat boneless chops at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Warm bone-in chops at the same temperature for an extra 2-3 minutes.

What to Serve with Leftover Pork Chops

Once I learned how to reheat pork chops, I began to figure out how many dishes they pair flawlessly with! For a more filling meal, I like to pair leftover pork chops with Green Bean Casserole without Fried Onions and Stovetop Mac and Cheese.

For some easy sides, I bet you’ll love our Ninja Foodi Baked Potato, these easy Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Instant Pot Carrots, or Cajun Corn on the Cob.

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Reheat Pork Chops In The Air Fryer

Samantha Erb
The best method to reheat pork chops is using an air fryer to keep that crispy texture and juicy meat.
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Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 656 kcal


  • 2 leftover pork chops


How to Reheat Pork Chops

  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat up your pork chops for 3-5 minutes or until warmed through. 

How to Reheat Fried or Breaded Pork Chops

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Cook fried pork chops for 2-3 minutes or until the center is warm and the outer breading is crispy. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 656kcalProtein: 80gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 264mgSodium: 173mg
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