Air Fryer BBQ Pork Chops are beautifully cooked and are coated in barbecue Shake & Bake to give you the ultimate flavor. Great for an easy dinner!
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy meal to make in your air fryer, look no further than these Air Fryer BBQ Pork Chops. These barbecue pork chops are cooked perfectly in just minutes with simple ingredients.
Soaking the chops in a spicy BBQ packet of Shake and Bake gives them fantastic flavor, and the air-frying process creates a crispy crust that is sure to please. Serve these pork chops with roasted potatoes and green beans for a complete meal that your family will love. Enjoy!
BBQ pork chops in the air fryer are genuinely one of our favorite meals at my house. The kids continue to ask me to make it! You’re definitely going to love this easy weeknight dinner too!
These BBQ air fryer pork chops are done in less than 20 minutes, from start to finish. They are effortless to make, so I hope that you and your family have a chance to eat them soon.
Why You’ll Love BBQ Pork Chops In The Air Fryer
- Only 4 ingredients
- Cook in less than 20 minutes
- Delicious flavor
- Easy BBQ pork chops recipe
- The exterior is caramelized, and the interior is tender
Ingredients Needed For This Easy Pork Chop Recipe
- Pork Chops, Bone-in or Boneless (find a good quality cut at your local grocery store or butcher)
- BBQ Shake and Bake
- Salt and Black Pepper
- Cooking Spray
How To Cook BBQ Pork Chops In The Air Fryer
Step 1: Season pork chops
Start by seasoning your pork chops with salt & pepper. Then dip the pork chop into the BBQ Shake & Bake, and shake off the excess. Finally, place pork chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
Step 2: Air fry pork chops
Spray the seasoned pork chops generously with cooking spray. Air fry your pork chops at 360 degrees F for 6 minutes. Flip and respray the pork chops with olive oil spray. Then air fry them for another 6 minutes. Check with a meat thermometer to see if the pork is fully cooked.
Tips and Variations
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your pork chops. The optimal temperature is 145 degrees F.
- Be generous with the spices and seasonings for extra flavor.
- If using bone-in pork chops, cook them for an additional few minutes beyond what’s indicated in the recipe due to their thicker texture.
- You can substitute Shake and Bake with homemade seasoning if you prefer.
- For added flavor, brush BBQ sauce on top of the pork chops after they’re cooked.
- Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel so the seasonings stick.
- You can use thick pork chops or thin pork chops. If using thin, you will need a shorter cook time.
- Sear the meat, including the sides of the pork chops, before air frying for better flavor.
- Add a bit of brown sugar to the seasoning rub for some extra sweet flavor.
- Serve with your favorite bbq sauce on top or for dipping.
These juicy pork chops are delicious when served with roasted vegetables such as potatoes or carrots, steamed broccoli or green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, or a simple side salad.
You can also serve them with a variety of sauces, such as BBQ sauce, honey mustard, or ranch dressing. Finally, for a complete meal, add some cooked grains like quinoa or brown rice, and you have yourself a complete dinner!
Let leftover pork chops cool to room temperature before storing them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Then, reheat them in the air fryer at 350 degrees until warmed through.
You can also freeze pork chops for up to 2 months. Let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Some Common Questions Asked About This Recipe
Do I need bone-in or boneless pork chops?
You can make this air fryer BBQ pork chops recipe with either bone-in or boneless pork chops. The cooking time is going to vary, so you’ll need to make sure they are cooked all the way.
The best way to tell if the barbecue pork chops are fully cooked would be to use a meat thermometer. Stick it into the thickest part of the meat — when it reaches 145 degrees F, remove the pork chops!
How long do they take to cook?
That will depend on how thick your pork chop is and what type of air fryer you own. Air Fryer Oven Models tend to cook a bit quicker than baskets. Remember to check your pork chops frequently, but the average time will be about 12 to 15 minutes.
Should I turn them over when cooking?
When making this barbecue pork chops recipe, it is important to flip the pork so it cooks evenly. So, after they have cooked for 6 minutes, flip them and continue to cook.
How long do barbecue pork chops last?
After they have cooled down, refrigerate, and they will last for 3-4 days.
Do I have to preheat the Air Fryer?
No, you do not have to preheat the air fryer. They will cook perfectly without any preheating.
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If you're looking for a delicious and healthy meal to make in your air fryer, look no further than these Air Fryer BBQ Pork Chops. These pork chops are cooked to perfection in just minutes with simple ingredients. Soaking the chops in a spicy BBQ packet of Shake and Bake gives them fantastic flavor, and the air frying process creates a crispy crust that is sure to please. Serve these pork chops with roasted potatoes and green beans for a complete meal that your family will love. Enjoy!
- 4 bone-in or bonless pork chops
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 package BBQ Shake & Bake
- cooking spray
Start by seasoning your pork chops with salt & pepper.
Then dip the pork chop into the BBQ Shake & Bake, and place in your air fryer basket. Shake off the excess.
Spray them generously with olive oil.
Air Fry your pork chops on 360 degrees F. for 6 minutes, and then flip and spray the pork chops again, with olive oil spray and air fry them for another 6 minutes.
Check with a meat thermometer to see if the pork is fully cooked.Note: The exact time of your pork chops, will depend upon a variety of factors, including wattage, air fryer used, the thickness of the pork chop etc., If is always adviced to use a thermometer to check for doneness, as eating raw pork can cause illness.
Plate, serve & enjoy!