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Thin Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

Whether you have last-minute dinner guests or just want to get a nice meal on the table quickly, you can cook thin pork chops in the air fryer in just 6 minutes!

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I love thin-cut pork chops, but I always used to fret about the meat turning out too dry. That is, until I found this fool-proof method for making thin pork chops in the air fryer!

The pork turns out juicy and tender every time while the light seasoning gives each chop the perfect burst of flavor.

Best of all, they only have to cook for about 6 minutes! Including preheat time, you can go from fridge to table in 15 minutes or less.

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • My favorite way to make thin cut pork chops in the air fryer so they turn out juicy and flavorful every time
  • How to know when thin cut pork chops are done cooking
  • What to serve with air fryer thin pork chops
  • How to reheat thin pork chops in the air fryer

Whether you have surprise dinner guests stopping by or you just want to get a nice meal on the table quickly, this recipe for air fryer thin pork chops is a great one to keep in your back pocket.

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How to Make Thin Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F. 

STEP TWO: Meanwhile, pat the boneless pork chops dry, then drizzle them with oil. Rub to coat evenly.

STEP THREE: Rub the pork chop seasoning evenly on both sides of the pork. 

STEP FOUR: Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket. Cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

Cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F at the thickest point using a meat thermometer.

air fryer basket with pork chops

STEP FIVE: Remove the chops from the air fryer and serve immediately.

How Long to Cook Thin Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

This is going to depend on the thickness of your chops as well as the make and model of your air fryer.

The goal is to cook the chops until they have a nice crust on the outside but stay juicy and tender on the inside. For me, 6 minutes always does the trick, flipping halfway through that time.

The best option is to use an Instant Read Thermometer to know exactly when your chops are ready.

You want the internal temperature to reach 145 degrees F when the thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the chop.

air fried pork chops

What Is Pork Chop Seasoning?

Pork chop seasoning usually includes salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, and sometimes a little cayenne.

You can usually find this premade seasoning blend at any grocery store, but you’re also welcome to whip up your own if you prefer!

ready to serve pork chops

What to Serve with Air Fryer Thin Pork Chops

How Thin Are Thin-Cut Pork Chops?

To be considered a “thin cut” pork chop, they will typically be around ⅛ to ¼ inch thick.

The thinner cut is the reason these chops cook so quickly, but can also be the reason they dry out when they’re not prepared properly. This cut can be boneless or bone-in, although I recommend using boneless for this recipe.

pork chops on a white plate with lemon slices

Can You Make This Recipe with Thick Cut Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?

Thicker cuts of meat will require a different cooking time and temperature, so I would not recommend using this recipe for thick cut pork chops.

If you have a thicker cut, check out my Chili Lime Thick Pork Chops or Boneless Pork Chops air fryer recipes instead!

sliced pork chops with rice and broccoli

How to Reheat Thin Cut Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  2. Lay the leftover pork chops in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the outside is crispy and the chops are heated all the way through.

You can learn more tips about reheating pork chops in the air fryer here.

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Thin Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

air fried pork chops

Have you ever tried making thin pork chops in the air fryer? The meat cooks to tender, juicy perfection without drying out, and you can go from fridge to table in 15 minutes or less!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes. 
  2. Pat dry the boneless pork chops, then drizzle them with oil and rub to coat.
  3. Rub the pork chop seasoning on both sides of the pork. 
  4. Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through, until 145 in the center.
  5. Remove the pork from the air fryer and serve immediately.

Notes

How to reheat pork chops:

1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.

2. Add pork chops to your air fryer basket and cook for 2-3 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 637Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 462mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 59g

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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2 thoughts on “Thin Pork Chops in the Air Fryer”

    • Thanks for your suggestions, I love the idea of drizzling hot honey on top after flipping to add your own personal twist to the recipe. I’ll have to try that next time I make this one!

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