Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

How To Make Air Fryer Pork Chops

Make your pork chops healthier with this air fryer recipe. These chops are first brined then rubbed with chili powder and sugar for a sweet-spicy dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Brine Time: 30 minutes
Total: 52 minutes



  • 4boneless pork chops,¾ inch thick

For Brine:

  • 4cupswater
  • ¼cupkosher salt
  • 2tbspsugar
  • 1tsppeppercorns

For Rub:

  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tspchili powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder


  1. Combine brine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once sugar and salt are dissolved, remove from heat and cool completely.

  2. Pour cooled brine over pork chops and let sit at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Drain well and dab dry with a paper towel.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.

  4. Mix rub ingredients and massage into pork chops.

  5. Place pork chops in the air fryer basket and cook 12 minutes, turning after 6 minutes or until chops reach 145 degrees F. Do not overcook.

  6. Rest 5 minutes before cutting.


  • Calories: 328.61kcal
  • Fat: 14.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.74g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.77g
  • Fiber: 0.45g
  • Sugar: 10.70g
  • Protein: 36.51g
  • Cholesterol: 108.80mg
  • Sodium: 975.70mg
  • Calcium: 29.11mg
  • Potassium: 642.35mg
  • Iron: 1.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 13.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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