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Fried pork chops are classic comfort food, but they can be a challenge! I’ve got a recipe you and your family will love. These low carb pork chops are juicy, delicious, and super easy to make!
These air fryer pork chops are a Trim Healthy Mama S fuel, as well as keto-friendly and low-carb.
There are few things better than a perfectly done pork chop…that’s where the air fryer comes in!
With this wonderful gadget, you’ll never have to worry again about dried-out pork chops or long cooking times.
Air fryer pork chops are done in a flash and come out great every time.
These get better, though – there’s also a yummy parmesan crust to add even more amazing flavor!
The coating serves a few different purposes – not only is it just plain delicious (and gorgeous), but it also helps to lock the juices in. It’s a win-win!
Air Fryer Pork Chops
As many of us know, fried pork chops seem like they should be an easy dish, but they’re often not.
Because pork is such a lean meat, it dries out easily.
Pan-frying and oven baking this cut of meat doesn’t do it any favors. The air fryer really is the perfect tool to use!
Because your air fryer is basically a convection oven, it offers you both a quick cooking time and a cooking method that won’t dry out your pork chops.
It’s also a fantastic way to get the parmesan crust “just right!”
Speaking of the crust, there’s no reason to miss out on crusted or breaded dishes when you’re on a Keto or low-carb or Trim Healthy Mama diet.
This recipe is flour-free but completely delicious!
Can You Cook Frozen Pork Chops in the Air Fryer?
One question often asked is if you can cook frozen foods in the air fryer, especially foods that need to be cooked through like pork or poultry. The answer is yes!
Frozen or partially-frozen chops cook up easily in the air fryer. I recommend you add a few extra minutes to the cooking time, but when you’re in a rush, the convenience is worth it.
This brings me to another common question: how long should I fry pork chops for?
You’ll find a lot of answers to this, depending on the cooking method and thickness of the pork chops. This can get a bit confusing!
To make it easy, this air fryer recipe has a cook time of 15-20 minutes. For half-inch thick, fully thawed boneless pork chops, I’d suggest sticking to the 15-minute time range, flipping halfway through. If your pork chops are a bit thicker or frozen, increase the time by a few minutes.
The good thing about this cooking time is that it’s almost completely hands-off!
The air fryer does the work for you, allowing you to get your sides ready or just chill with your family for a bit.
What Temperature Should Pork Be Cooked At?
This recipe is fairly forgiving, but it’s still important not to overcook the meat. Cooking it at too high of a heat or for too long will result in dry, tasteless pork.
For the best results, cook these chops at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they register an internal temperature of 140 to 145 degrees on a meat thermometer. (It will continue to cook a bit as it rests.)
Bringing the pork to this temperature is important, as undercooked pork isn’t safe to eat.
Can You Stack Meat in an Air Fryer?
Technically, you can stack meat in an air fryer, but I really wouldn’t recommend it.
Because air fryers cook with convection heat, it’s important to let the air circulate around the entire surface of these delectable parmesan pork chops.
Doing so will give you even cooking results and a crust you won’t want to wait to dig into!
If you need to cook more chops than will fit in one layer in your air fryer, I suggest cooking them in batches.
They cook up pretty quickly while you’re preparing your side dishes and getting everything ready.
Serving Keto Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
You really can’t go wrong with whatever you choose to serve with these Air Fryer Pork Chops, but Roasted Broccoli and Cheesy Cauliflower Rice are delicious options. They’re both easy to whip up while the fried pork chops are cooking!
If you love this recipe and would like to try a different spin on chops, try my Pork Chops with Mushroom Cream Sauce! It’s just as family-friendly and is full of low-carb yumminess. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Pork Chops with Parmesan
- 6 Boneless Pork Chops about 1/2 inch thick
- 1 Cup Pork Rind Crumbs about 2 ounces
- 3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees if required.
- Season both sides of each pork chop with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the heavy whipping cream and egg until smooth
- In another bowl, combine the pork rind crumbs and grated parmesan, mixing well to combine.
- Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, and then coat with the parmesan mixture.
- Cook the pork chops for 15-20 minutes on a rack in the air fryer or until they reason an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees. Turn the pork chops halfway through cooking.