Air Fryer Panko-Crusted Pork Chops Recipe

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Why Make Air Fryer Panko-Crusted Pork Chops?

Pork is the most flavorful of white meats, and pork chops are a beautiful cut that is never too fibrous and always juicy, especially when cooked the right way.

Pork chops are versatile too. Grill, roast or air-fry them — yes, you can air-fry pork chops, and they are beautiful. The air fryer lets to cook pork chops with little oil, even if crusted with breadcrumbs, and that’s reason enough to try the recipe below — pork chops that are never greasy. What’s not to love? Besides, you need very few ingredients.

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What Goes into Making Panko-Crusted Pork Chops?

To make air fryer panko-crusted pork chops, you need a few bone-less pork chops. Pasture-raised pork is your best alternative, and ensure the cuts are not too thin, or they’ll dry out.

You’ll also need eggs to coat the pork chops and breadcrumbs for a crispy and golden crust. We love course breadcrumbs like panko. We’ll season the crumbs with dried rosemary, salt and pepper (use your favorite herbs and seasonings). Once the pork chops are coated, spray them with oil and air fry them until cooked through. That’s it!

What Goes with Pork Chops?

Breaded pork chops are delicious with potatoes — they’re the perfect match. Choose between mashed potatoes or roasted baby potatoes and dig in.
Since pork chops can be a bit heavy, an acidic element on the plate can balance things out. Think of sauerkraut or pickles! Also, a side of crunchy slaw will balance the fatty richness of the chops. It’s all about balance.

Serve your air-fried pork chops with Dijon mustard or gravy for an even more wholesome meal. Even ketchup can make these chops sing. The sauce, as always, is up to you!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy478 cal




Bring the pork chops to room temperature and dry them with a paper towel.


In a bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, dried rosemary and a pinch of salt and black pepper.


Whisk the eggs in a bowl and dip the pork chops in the egg to coat.


Coat the pork chops in the breadcrumb mixture, spray them with cooking oil on all sides and place them in the air fryer basket.


Preheat the air fryer to 380°F and air fry for 10 minutes. Flip halfway through.


Serve with mashed potatoes.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories478
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat27.7 g78 g35.51%
  • Saturated Fat9.1 g20 g45.5%
  • Cholesterol151 mg300 mg50.33%
  • Sodium383 mg2300 mg16.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate29.5 g275 g10.73%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g28 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars2.7 g
  • Protein26.2 g50 g52.4%
  • Calcium113 mg1300 mg8.69%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium387 mg4700 mg8.23%

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