Air Fryer (Or Oven) BBQ Pork Chops
Pork Chops seasoned with a dry rub, cooked in the Air Fryer (or oven) then finish cooking with added BBQ sauce for a Pork Chop everyone will love. This is such a nice change from regular tasting Pork Chops and reminded me of eating pork ribs.
Ingredients – plus olive oil
Rinse the pork chops and pat dry with a paper towel.
Rub olive oil all over each pork chop.
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients.
Place the rub on the pork chops covering them completely.
For the Air Fryer: Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes
at 400 degrees. Place the pork chops on the rack.
Air Fry at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Turn Pork Chops
over and switch to the opposite shelf. Cook another 6 minutes
or until the pork chops are 140 degrees at the thickest part.
Check every few minutes as the thickness of the pork chops
varies. If you don’t have the racks, use the air fryer pan
just make sure the pork chops do not touch.
For the Oven: Place the Pork Chops on a foil covered
baking pan and bake in a preheated 450 degree
oven for 10-15 minutes or until 140 degrees.
Remove Pork Chops and brush on your
favorite BBQ sauce on both sides.
Place the BBQ sauce covered Pork Chops back into the air
fryer (or oven) for another minute or two or until
145 degrees at the thickest part. Remove to a plate and serve.
Air Fryer (Or Oven) BBQ Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops, 3/4″ thick
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
- 1½ Tbsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. pepper
- garlic powder to taste
- olive oil
- BBQ sauce (your favorite)
- Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees (or the oven at 450 degrees).
- Rinse the pork chops and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Rub a light coat of olive oil all over each pork chop.
- In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients.
- Completely cover the pork chops with the rub.
- Air Fryer Method: Place the pork chops on the air fryer rack and cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Turn over the pork chops and switch shelves. If you don’t have a rack cook them flat in the air fryer pan trying not to let them touch. Cook another 6 minutes (checking every few minutes) until pork chops are 140 degrees at the thickest part. Oven Method: Cover a baking sheet with foil, lightly spray the foil with cooking oil and place pork chops on the foil. Bake at 450 degree for 10-15 minutes or until pork chops are 140 degrees at the thickest part.
- Remove pork chops and brush with BBQ sauce. Place back into the air fryer/oven and continue to cook to 145 degrees at the thickest part. Remove and serve immediately.
Categories: Air Fryer, Ninja Foodi, Pork/Ham, Sauces, Spices/Seasoning
Super chop. I didn’t know you could bake meat like that.
Yes I almost never fry or bread my pork chops. Thanks Ultra! ❤️
Why do your posts always pop up when I’m hungry? Meh. Mouth watering, C
Haha Thanks Cheryl!
Yum yum. That’s a nice meaty pork chop!
Thanks it was like eating ribs.
Yeah, pork chops again!! That looks super delicious … I think we’ll try this over the coals (since we don’t have an air fryer) 😋
The BBQ sauce made them taste SO good. Thanks!
Wow this looks so delicious!
Thank you it really was good! Like eating ribs…lol
So, what is your verdict Diane? Which did you prefer?
In my Ninja Foodi the broiler was best but the cast iron pan is my personal preference. The only reason is because I eat everything on my steak, fat included and with the Ninja it didn’t cook the fat enough for me to eat. In the cast iron pan I hold the steak upright and sear the fat until it is crispy on the outside yet melted on the inside. That way I can still have my fat and really rare steak too. I’m SO BAD! Lol
No you are not. That is one of the only times I eat the fat, on pork. I think that is one of the reasons I like them on the BBQ.
That looks so easy.
Yes and a huge hit. It reminded me of eating ribs. I don’t know why I never made BBQ pork chops before this…lol Thanks!
You’re going to wear your Air Fryer out!
I hope not! 😂🤣😂
Thanks Barb! ❤️
This looks so awesome! What brand of air fryer do you use?
I use the Ninja Foodi and I love it. It has multiple settings for all the different gadgets like slow cooker, broils, sautés, dehydrates and more. Yet it is about the same size as the air fryers are. Thank You Kally!
Oh wow! I need to google that. I don’t think it is available here yet.
They look so moist and delicious 😋
They really were, thank you!
It is amazing what you can cook in there ☺️😉
I am trying everything I can.
I did the pork last night. YUMMMM
I’m glad you liked it! Now for the tongue…lol
Yummy recipe!!! 😍
Thanks so much and have a great weekend! ❤️
I like BBQ sauce but I think I’d leave it at the dry rub. Either way, sounds delicious 🙂
That looks yummy, I really wish I could take it out of the laptob 😋
Lol I wish I could send you some! Thank you Ester!
I’ve been contemplating an air fryer and you may have just convinced me. Not to mention I love pork chops! Looking forward to making this recipe!
My husband bought our first air fryer and I wanted nothing to do with it. All he made was fries and I thought what a waste. Then my mother gave me her brand new Ninja Foodi and the air fryer is almost all I ever use it for. I have loved everything in it (brats-sausage-wings-pork chops-potatoes-hot dogs etc.) except for shrimp. Shrimp was the ONLY thing we didn’t like and I think it’s because it cooks so quick and we love it cooked in butter with herbs. I am so happy I have an air fryer now and use it all the time.
YUM! I look forward to making – and eating – this dish!
Enjoy they turned out very good. Thank you!
Thank you they tasted so delicious. Love using the air fryer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Thank you for comment on my blog dear lady. Now have to buy air fryer is on shopping list if meat can be cooked so good as that.Had only limited information on this product and chose to ignore as just another kitchen cupboard filler used once a year. You should be a promoter of air dries now. Be paid for it from manufactures of product .You have manged to convince me I need one.
They are great for a small family but not for entertaining a lot of people, they aren’t big enough for that. I highly recommend getting one.
Entertaining is the last stage of my gardens build .Bought Italian taverna dome wood oven to cook for many. Better than cooking on charcoal . The heat is in the 400 range but outside a child can place hands on the oven with no harm at all. Jamie Oliver talked me into it but in end bought from Milan factory to me plan. Best wishes and thanks for air drier works as good as you said
What a great way to entertain and the wood oven sounds perfect Kevin! I’m glad you like the Air Fryer!
Thank you for reading my blog .Hope to film the last part to publish when time comes in Summer. Six garden rooms linked by wide avenues making an English arts and craft 1880-1930 at heaven on earth is the aim
I have some extra pork chops from last night’s dinner, and I’m going to try this recipe this evening in my air fryer. Thanks!
If you love ribs you will love these. This recipe is one of my biggest hits on my website, enjoy!
My family loved them. I added the recipe to my recipe binder so that these can be added into our dinner rotation. Thanks again!
Glad you liked them, you’re welcome Erin.
I made this yesterday and it was delicious. I don’t have an air fryer but made this in the oven and turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
You are very welcome and thank you for telling me.❤️