Air Fryer Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 center-cut, bone-in pork chops, 1 ½ – 2 inches thick
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1–2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 c Panko Breadcrumbs

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes
  2. Rinse pork chops with cool water and pat dry completely with a paper towel.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Coat the pork chops with olive oil and rub in the mix. Rub it in well and liberally. Use almost all of the rub mix for the 2 pork chops.
  5. Press Panko Breadcrumbs into each side of pork chop
  6. Cook pork chops in air fryer at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, flipping pork chops over after 6 minutes.

Tyler’s Smothered Pork Chops

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick, bone-in

1/4 cup olive oil

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup buttermilk

Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Put the flour in a shallow platter and add the onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels to remove any moisture and then dredge them in the seasoned flour; shaking off the excess.
  2. Heat a large saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat and coat with the oil. When the oil is nice and hot, lay the pork chops in the pan in a single layer and fry for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove the pork chops from the pan and add a little sprinkle of seasoned flour to the pan drippings. Mix the flour into the fat to dissolve and then pour in the chicken broth in. Let the liquid cook down for 5 minutes to reduce and thicken slightly. Stir in the buttermilk to make a creamy gravy and return the pork chops to the pan, covering them with the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes until the pork is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Juicy Baked Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons EACH: onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: salt, pepper, and oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 – (1 ¼ inch thick) boneless pork chops

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Turn your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Drizzle the 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over both sides of the pork chops. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over both sides of the pork chops and place them in a baking dish. (see notes) Drizzle them with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Bake the pork chops for 18 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you remove them from the oven, let them rest in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.