These pork chops are bursting with delicious, juicy flavor. With a simple seasoning blend and cooked to absolute perfection in your air fryer, they are sure to please any hungry appetite.
What do I need to make this recipe?
Thick, bone-in pork chops of 1-2 inches in thickness will give you the best results with this recipe.
Italian seasoning blend is common in most pantries. It’s usually a simple mix of dried oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage and other spices.
Minced garlic. I like to use the minced garlic from a jar. Super simple and tastes great. If using fresh garlic, mince 2-3 cloves.
Garlic powder. Fills out the flavors even more.
Salt and pepper to taste. About ½ teaspoon of each should do. Feel free to use more to personal preference.
Use Fresh, Thick Bone-In Pork Chops
My favorite pork chops to use for this recipe are thick-cut pork chops that are bone-in and around 1 inch – 2 inches thick. The reason for this is because thick chops take longer to cook, thus giving the air fryer more opportunity to create a little char on the seasonings and the outside of the meat. And with that, comes more flavor. Bone-in pork chops also tend to have more marbling, which gives us a more tender and juicy result.
Can I use boneless pork chops?
Absolutely you can! Just keep in mind that boneless pork chops tend to be more lean and can be a little tougher than bone-in pork chops. You’ll also want to check for doneness a couple of minutes sooner.
Delicious Garlic and Dry Herb Seasonings
We don’t use any breading for this recipe. Instead, we mix some very simple ingredients with a little extra-virgin olive oil and make a rub which will provide the most awesome flavor. Once you’ve made the rub mix and applied it to the pork chops, they’re ready to cook. That’s it!
Can I double the recipe?
Yes. Simply double all the ingredients. However, make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer. You definitely do NOT want the pork chops overlapping. Do two or more batches if you’re making a large amount.
Air Fry at 400°(F) for 10-14 minutes
With your air fryer set to air fry setting, place your seasoned pork chops into the air fryer basket or tray and air fry at 400°(F) for 10-14 minutes. Flipping halfway through cooking time. For optimal, take them out when the internal temperature of the meat reaches 140°(F) and place them on a plate covered with foil for 5 minutes. They will continue to cook and will reach the 145° degrees, which is the recommended temperature for pork.