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Ninja Foodi air fryer pork chops

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We are a household that loves a fast dinner, and one that takes just a few minutes to prepare. Often we end up resorting to air fryer chicken recipes, served with air fryer potato recipes and air fryer vegetables. Nice and easy. 15 minutes from start to finish. Lately I’ve been branching out and trying different meals and that is how I ended up perfecting this Ninja Foodi air fryer pork chops recipe.

The cook time is just 10-12 minutes to make these delicious, crisp pork chops and if you want to serve with pressure cooker mashed potatoes you can have the whole meal done in under 15 minutes. I love a simple, fast and tasty weeknight dinner and this is becoming a firm favourite in my household.

If you’re looking to have a slightly more budget friendly roast dinner then this pork chops recipe would work great for that too, as would this air fryer pork schnitzel.

On those nights when you want to get dinner prepped in advance you can make up the seasoning mixture and it’ll be even faster for you to make this dinner.

Air fryer cooking is a great way to make something delicious, in next to no time. I have a ton of great air fryer recipes for beginners if you want to check those out.

Cooked air fryer pork chop, air fryer chips and a dish of tomato ketchup on a plate.

Ingredients for pork chops Ninja Foodi recipe:

2 boneless pork chops (I used loin)

10g parmesan cheese (or dried grated cheese)

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt and cracked black pepper

15ml olive oil (1 tablespoon)

A plate with olive oil and a plate with dried herbs and parmesan seasoning mix for pork chops.

Method for making Ninja Foodi pork chops air fryer recipe:

Start by doing any prep needed for your pork chops. I cook mine with the fat on, to keep lots of flavour, but I don’t actually eat these when enjoying my meal. Less fussy members of your family may like the rind of fat.

Place the olive oil onto a plate and spread it all over the plate. You can move the plate around to gradually move the olive oil all over the plate, or you can use a pastry brush or similar.

Mix together the parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Place this onto a second plate, the flatter the better.

Dip your pork chops in to the olive oil mixture and then into the seasoning mix. You can flip over the repeat the process if you want to.

Place the breaded pork chops into your air fryer basket. Ensure there is a little gap between them for even cooking.

Air fry at 190C for 5 minutes.

Flip the pork chops.

Air fry at 190C for 5 more minutes.

Check your pork has reached a safe internal temperature before serving.

Rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. I like to leave them underneath a little foil so they retain all the juices and stay hot too.

Crispy pork belly strips in a pile on a white platter

What type of pork chops?

I’ve seen pork chops called a variety of different things such as pork loin, pork rib, pork top loin or even blade chops. All of these are the same; pork chops.

Any of these will cook great for this recipe, though it is important to remember that if you’re using bone-in pork chops that you’re going to need to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time to ensure they have cooked evenly and fully. I’d recommend adding 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.

Can I use frozen pork chops?

Absolutely you can. Frozen pork chops will require more cooking time, I’d recommend extra cooking for 3-4 minutes and then checking that they are cooked fully before serving.

You could use leftover pork chops too, and they will require less cooking time. Knowing how to cook pork safely is the main thing to remember when you’re using frozen pork or leftover pork. Always make sure you cook pork chops fully before serving.

What to serve with pork chops?

There are a variety of lovely things that we enjoy serving with pork chops and here are a few for you to take a look at:

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How thick should my pork chops be?

If you’re going to be cutting your own pork chops then aim for 1 to 1.5 inches thick. These are perfect for air frying, or just about any other cooking method.

I used pork chops that were around 1 inch thick for this recipe and they were juicy, full of flavour and absolutely perfect.

What Ninja Foodi to use?

Personally I have quite a few Ninja products and I’ve made these in the AF300UK, AF400UK and OL750UK with great results all round for these Ninja Foodi pork chops. Some of my favourite Ninja Foodi recipes are quick, such as these chops.

Ninja Foodi OL750UK 15 in a 1 model on a beige worktop with white tiles and a toaster in the background

Should I trim fat from pork chops before air frying?

Personally I leave the fat on, as I feel that this adds to the flavour of the dish. When eating my dinner I cut the rind of fat off, but I know other people in my family actually like to eat this part too.

This is your own preference, but I’d recommend leaving it on to help the cooking and make sure that your pork chops are juicy and succulent.

Do pork chops need to rest?

When pork chops are hot, during the cooking process, they release a lot of juices. By resting for 5-10 minutes before serving you’ll help to avoid having a dry pork chop and this really will help the flavour of your dinner.

I like to get them out, rest them and then I’ll plate up the rest of my meal before adding the pork chops at the last minute before serving.

Ninja Kebab Stand, Ninja sling, Ninja mini muffin tray

How do you keep pork chops from drying out in the air fryer?

Personally I keep the cooking temperature down at 190C (375F approx) and then I make sure to rest them well after cooking.

I flip the pork chops over once during the cooking time, which I also find helps to keep these pork chops juicy and succulent.

Can you cook raw pork chops in an air fryer?

Yes. This recipe uses raw pork chops. If you’re looking to re-heat pork chops then it’ll take a couple of minutes, at the same temperature, so just make sure that you’re checking for safe internal cooking temperatures before serving things.

How do you tell if a pork chop is fully cooked?

Personally I like to use a meat thermometer. This is an accurate way to ensure that meat is cooked thoroughly before serving and it only takes a few seconds.

I do have a Ninja Foodi with a temperature probe too, so sometimes I use that when I am pressure cooking. This is a great way to end the cooking time right before the meat reaches temperature, which stops it from being overcooked and drying out.

Two brioche buns filled with BBQ Ninja Foodi pulled pork and coleslaw

Fancy trying a different seasoning on the outside of your pork chops? 

Personally I love to add one of my seasoning blends to pork chops. Fajita seasoningperi peri seasoningcajun seasoning or my Mexican spice blend all add lots of flavour and go great alongside air fryer chips and air fryer corn on the cob for a simple yet tasty dinner.

It is really simple to make your own seasoning mixes but you can just buy them from the supermarket too if you would prefer. Nothing wrong with a lovely Schwartz seasoning blend! I love their cajun seasoning blend.

What sauces work best with pork chops?

Sometimes I keep it simple with just a splash of tomato ketchup, which is always a hit with my children. If you want a more traditional sauce then apple sauce goes great with pork chops. Mustard, or mustard sauce goes really nicely too.

A frozen chicken burger in a brioche bun and cheese fries cooked in the Ninja air fryer

Recipe for pork chops in Ninja Foodi:

Cooked air fryer pork chop, air fryer chips and a dish of tomato ketchup on a plate.
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Ninja Foodi air fryer pork chops

How to make pork chops in the Ninja Foodi air fryer.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, Ninja Foodi, pork
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 348 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless pork loin chops
  • 10 g parmesan cheese or dried grated cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cracked black pepper
  • 15 ml olive oil 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Start by doing any prep needed for your pork chops. I cook mine with the fat on, to keep lots of flavour, but I don’t actually eat these when enjoying my meal. Less fussy members of your family may like the rind of fat.
  2. Place the olive oil onto a plate and spread it all over the plate. You can move the plate around to gradually move the olive oil all over the plate, or you can use a pastry brush or similar.
  3. Mix together the parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Place this onto a second plate, the flatter the better.
  4. Dip your pork chops in to the olive oil mixture and then into the seasoning mix. You can flip over the repeat the process if you want to.
  5. Place the pork chops into your air fryer basket. Ensure there is a little gap between them for even cooking.
  6. Air fry at 190C for 5 minutes.
  7. Flip the pork chops.
  8. Air fry at 190C for 5 more minutes.
  9. Check your pork has reached a safe internal temperature before serving.
  10. Rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. I like to leave them underneath a little foil so they retain all the juices and stay hot too.
Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi air fryer pork chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Cooked air fryer pork chop, air fryer chips and a dish of tomato ketchup on a plate.
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