Air Fryer Pork Chops


Even if you don’t own an Air Fryer you have to try this rub! It was the best tasting pork chop rub I have ever had! I surely didn’t want to start the oven in this heat so I opted for my air fryer and what a good decision that was! Pork chops rubbed in olive oil then covered in an amazing rub and cooked in the air fryer in about 15 minutes can’t be any easier.




Ingredients – Plus olive oil



Rinse the pork chops under cold water.



Place them onto paper towels

and pat completely dry.



In a bowl combine the rest of the dry

ingredients. Place them on a large plate.



Rub olive oil all over each pork chop.



Dip the pork chops into the rub,

coating them completely.



Preheat the air fryer to

400 degrees for 5 minutes.



Place the pork chops into the basket, flat, and

try not to let them touch. Cook for 6 minutes.

Turn them over and cook another 6 minutes

or until the internal temperature is 160

degrees. Let them rest for a few minutes.



Then serve!


Air Fryer Pork Chops



  • 2 pork chops, bone in, 1½” – 2″ thick
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees for about 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse the pork chops with cold water. Place them onto paper towels and pat completely dry, this step is very important.
  3. In a bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Place the pork chops on a plate and rub olive oil all over them.
  5. Immediately place them in the dry rub mix, coating each pork chop completely.
  6. Place pork chops into the air fryer, flat, and try not to let them touch.
  7. Cook for 6 minutes, turn over and cook another 6 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the pork chops and remove when at least 160 degrees. If not 160 degrees cook in 2 minutes intervals and check again. Do not over cook.
  8. Place on a plate and let the pork chops sit a few minutes then serve.

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  1. We don’t own an air fryer, I have not had much luck with using small appliances on a regular basis and the Ninja we have I ruined, but this rub looks like a keeper! Thanks for sharing it is good for the oven too! We will just turn up the AC and who knows maybe I’ll get on the air fryer wagon and have to say you are right!

  2. Oh that sure looks tasty. Funnily, I already have pork chops marinating for dinner tonight in the fridge. Will save this recipe for future. We have an Instant Pot and are considering an Air Fryer as our next culinary investment. Sounds like a great tool. Enjoy those chops!

  3. This looks really good. I don’t have an air fryer, but I’m hoping to get one very soon. I know I will be trying this out when I do get one.

    • I know what you mean. I think this is my 3rd new food in mine too. Was always wings and fries but now I can add pork chops! 🤣😂🤣 Wait until you see my 4th food I made. You won’t want it because it’s sweet but I can’t believe how good it turned out. I will be posting it soon.

      • Since purchasing my Nina Foodi airfryer I cook everything in it. My husband has some health challenges, so using the airfryer allows him to enjoy some foods that we would ordinarily have to cut out of his diet. We’ve grilled fish in ours and it was delicious!

      • I am hoping to have one in the next month. I hear nothing but good about the Ninja Foodi. I have a Ninja 3 in 1 slow cooker too and I love it! Thank you Georgetta! 🌺

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