Your family will love you for making these delicious Pork Chops. This recipe is one of the best pork chops recipes I’ve ever had the privilege of making. They are super juicy and tender thanks to the air fryer.
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No matter, what pork chop you have chosen at the store, it is very important to realize that all pork chops cook at the same time. The thickness of the pork chop (no matter what the variety) determines the cooking time. The most common thickness of pork chops is from 1 inch to 2 inches thick. When you are using an air fryer, the most important thing to remember is to flip them halfway, so they cook evenly.
All pork chops come from the loin, this runs from the hip to the shoulder and contains a small strip of meat, that is in the center of the loin, called the tenderloins. You can usually find the tenderloins at the supermarket, pre-seasoned and marinaded.
The most common parts of the pig that are sold in your local grocery store are from the rib section and the loin.
Did You Know That There are Several Different Types of Pork Chops?
There are several different types of pork chops, at your local grocery store.
A. Porterhouse Pork Chops: This portion of pork is a bone-in pork chop with pork loin on one side of the T-Bone and the pork tenderloin on the other side. These chops are usually about 1 inch thick, but you are some times lucky enough to find 2-inch pork chops.
B. Ribeye Pork Chops: These are the center of the loin. These are the boneless pork chops, they are almost like pork loin chops. The cut comes directly from the rib area of the loin, next to the blade chop.
C. Sirloin Pork Chops: This is a cheaper piece of meat that has some hip and backbone, it has more bones than the other chops.
D. New York Pork Chops: These are usually referred to as Center Cut Chops. These are boneless chops, they are above the loin chops.
E. Blade Chops: This cut comes from the shoulder, the meat on the blade chop is darker than the other chops, it also has lots of fat and connective tissues. These are typically sold as pork loin country-style ribs.
Do Not cook chops straight from the refrigerator. Take the pork chops out of the refrigerator, and let them sit at room temperature for about thirty minutes. This helps the pork cook evenly.
Generously season the pork chops with salt. As soon, as you take your pork chops out of the refrigerator, give them a generous seasoning with salt. The salt helps to enhance the flavor and texture of the pork chops.
Be Generous with spices and a little bit of flour. To further enhance the flavor of the pork chops, use your favorite spice rub. Mix in a tablespoon of flour, to your spice, as it will create a flavorful crust on your pork chops.
How To Tell When Pork Chops Are Done:
Your pork chops are done when they reach an internal thermometer of 145 degrees F. The time will depend on how thick the pork chops are, you might need to add a few minutes to the cooking times if they are really thick. from the suggested cook times in our recipe below.
It is really important that you do not need raw pork, as you can become ill, by eating raw pork.
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Air Fryer, Honey Garlic Air Fried Pork Chops
This is a really easy and delicious pork chop dinner, made directly in your air fryer. The sauce is nice and flavorful and only requires a few ingredients, most of them already on hand.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 12
- Total Time: 17
- Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 2–4 bone in pork chops
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- Start by seasoning the pork chops with salt and pepper.
- Then place them in your air fryer basket or air fryer tray.
- Set in the air fryer oven/basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, for 7 minutes, (note mine are thick-cut) after 7 minutes flip the pork chops and air fry for another 7 minutes.
- Check the temperature of the pork chops, it must reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, for them to be fully cooked.
- While the pork chops are cooking, make the sauce. In a small saucepan, mix together the olive oil and minced garlic, simmer, fora bout a 1 minute, until the garlic is fragrant.
- Then mix in the honey, lemon juice, and sweet chili sauce.
- Return to a slow simmer, until the sauce thickens, remember to stir constantly.
- Then plate, the pork chops and pour some sauce over it, and enjoy!
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