Air Fryer Pork Chops, Tenderloins, Ribs, and More

by John Griffith

Pork is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to functions. It’s filled with iron, zinc and high-quality protein. Lean and fully-cooked pork that is eaten in moderation can provide great benefits when added to your everyday diet. We don’t get very excited over things like pork chops. Mostly because they come out dry, sad, and flavorless. However, with these recipes and the air fryer, all of that changes. It’s a delicious dinner in an instant. And to top it all off, with this marvelous machine, everything is super easy, quick, and there’s minimal clean up, not to mention it’s much healthier. We’ve created this list of amazing recipes to ensure you achieve the best results for your air fryer pork chops, tenderloins, ribs, and more! So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get cooking.

Pork is filled with iron, zinc and high-quality protein

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Can You Air Fry Pork Chops?

Of course, you can! While you may think pork chops, loins, and ribs will come out dry, all you really need to know is the right tips and tricks, and you will get the juicy, yummy recipes you’ve always wanted. There are plenty of ways to make pork in the air fryer, today we will be showing you some great ideas.

Air fryer pork is delicious 

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What Temperature Do You Cook Pork in An Air Fryer?

While every recipe has its own rules when it comes to the cooking temperature, there are some common themes to follow. Pork should be cooked on around 360 degrees F or 180 degrees C. It’s important that you make sure the chops, ribs, or loins don’t overlap. Pork chops are done when they have reached an internal temperature of around 145 degrees F or 62 degrees C.

Pork should be cooked on around 360 degrees F or 180 degrees C

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How Long To Air Fry Pork Chops?

It very much depends on how thick the chops, loins, and ribs are and if you have overcrowded them. Overall, it takes around fourteen to sixteen minutes for the pork to cook. Make sure to flip the pork chops, loins, or ribs halfway through cooking.

It takes around fourteen to sixteen minutes for the pork to cook

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How Do You Keep Pork Chops From Drying Out When Cooking?

I know, I know, you’re probably still feeling skeptical that pork can stay juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside in the air fryer. And you are right, it will come out dry, unless you follow the tips and tricks we have gathered for you. Once you perfect cooking pork, you won’t have to experience any more cuts that are hard to chew and hard to cut threw. When they are cooked right you can create pork chops that just melt right into the mouth and they aren’t even a pinch dry. Here’s how to achieve them.

Cooked properly, you can make pork chops that are melt-in-your-mouth tasty

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Thickness is very important. You should always pick out thick-cut chops. The thicker the better. Ask your local butcher for some help. Chops that are around one and a half inch thick basically guarantees a good, juicy chop.

Pick out thick chops

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Don’t be afraid to search for chops that still have the bone-in. If the pork chops lack bones, they become much easier to overcook them. However, if you really do not want to compromise, get thicker chops for a better chance of them not drying out. However, the bone gives you at least a bit of wiggle room. It also gives the meat extra delicious flavors.

Boneless pork chops are quite easy to overcook

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Dry meat is usually the victim of overcooking. Parts such as the chops, the shoulders and the loins are what people call lean meat. This means it doesn’t become more tender no matter the cooking time. Have a meat thermometar to help you out. Check everything often and early. It’s the surest way to know when the pork is ready.

Pork chops and loins are considered lean

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Letting the meat rest is essential. Similar to chicken breasts, letting the meat rest means you will allow the juices of the meat to get reincorporated. If you cut into the chops or loins right away, you will lose all the yummy juices, as they will escape right on the plate.

Let the meat rest

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Air Frying

Don’t be afraid to cook in the air fryer. This fryer is one of the best cooking methods. You can cook anything in it, from brussels sprouts to cakes. Since the air fryer can circulate hot air so well, it manages to get the outsides so crispy and beautiful, while the insides stay juicy and most, even the pork chops.

the air fryer is one of the best cooking methods

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Cook Pork Chops, Loins, and Ribs

Okay, so now we know some basics of how to achieve crispy, juicy pork, let’s see some delicious ideas to try out. We’ve collected some of the best pork recipes for you to pop in the air fryer and make amazing dishes.

We’ve collected some of the best pork recipes for you

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Stuffed Pork Chops in The Air Fryer

Pork chops are incredible on their own, however when they are stuffed they get even tastier! The result is a show-stopping dish that no one would believe only took you around 30 minutes. Here a super easy and delicious recipe. We hope you enjoy!


  • 4 Bone-In Thick Pork Rib Chops
  • 3 cups Cooked Box Stuffing (or use homemade)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the fryer to 330 degrees F or 165 degrees C.
  2. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by making a horizontal slice almost to the bone.
  3. Using a spoon, fill the chops with the preferred stuffing mixture, securing with toothpicks if necessary. About 3/4 a cup of stuffing per pork chop.
  4. Season chops with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Arrange your stuffed chops in the air fryer. Make sure its just one single layer.
  6. Cook the chops for around thirteen minutes, then flip, spray with a little oil, and cook for another five to six minutes. This makes eighteen to nineteen minutes in total.
  7. The pork chops are done when they read 145 degrees F or 62 degrees C at their thickest point.
  8. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pork chops stuffed are even tastier

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If you want to make your very own stuffing, here is a delicious recipe you can try out.


  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cups Day-Old Bread Cubes
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Celery, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Onion, chopped
  • ¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 can Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • ⅓ cup water


  1. In a bowl, toss the bread cubes, melted butter, chicken broth, celery, onion, and poultry seasoning together.
  2. Put heaping mounds of the bread crumb mixture in the pork chops.
  3. Combine the cream of mushroom soup with the water. Stuff the chops with it as well.

Make your very own stuffing

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Breaded Pork Chops in Air Fryer

If you’re in the mood for come crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside breaded pork chops, then you’re in luck! Try out this easy, delicious and simple recipe that you can get done in around fifteen minutes thanks to the air fryer!


  • Olive Oil, in spray form is best
  • 6 Pork Chops, without the fat
  • Salt
  • Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Cornflakes, in crushed crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 1/4 tsp Paprika, sweet
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • Black Pepper, grounded


  1. Prehear the air fryer to around 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
  2. Take some oil and spray the basket with it.
  3. Sprinkle the chops with the seasoning and at least half a teaspoon of salt.
  4. Get a big bowl. In it combine the cornflakes, parmesan, panko, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, black pepper and chili powder.
  5. In another bowl place the beaten egg.
  6. Take the pork chop, dip it in the egg and then into the crumbs.
  7. Place as many chops as they can fit into the air fryer basket.
  8. Cook them for at least twelve minutes. Make sure to turn them hafway through cooking time. Spritz each sides with oil.
  9. Repeat with all chops and let them rest before you serve them.

Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside breaded pork chops

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is the filet mignon of pork. It’s a very lean, very tender piece of pork. The flavors of this seasoning fit the pork beautifully, the meat is juicy, and the taste is simply out of this world! And it’s perfect for the air fryer.


  • Pork Tenderloin, around 1.25lbs or 1.75lbs
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper, ground
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Powder, optional
  • Olive Oil


  1. Preheat fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for around five minutes.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Use around half a teaspoon of the onion powder and the pepper.
  3. Trim the pork tenderloin of any excess fat. Coat with half a  tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Rub the spice mixture on the entire pork tenderloin.
  5. After the five minutes preheat, carefully place the pork tenderloin into the air fryer.
  6. Cook the loin at 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for around twenty to twenty-two minutes.
  7. When the fryer cycle is complete, carefully take the tenderloin onto a cutting board.
  8. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Save any juices to serve over sliced meat. The internal temperature of the loin should be from 145 to 160 degrees F or 62 to 71 degrees C.

Pork tenderloin is the filet mignon of pork

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BBQ Air Fryer Ribs

Crispy, juicy, tender baby back ribs that you’ll be making again and again. These ribs are super easy and will take you less than thirty minutes. A perfect choice for a weekday dinner. Serve with some delicious potato wedges.


  • 1 rack, cut into different sections,of Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Brown Sugar (choose low-carb if you are on keto)


  1. Get the ribs and pat them dry. Use a paper towel.
  2. Take the oil and liquid smoke and rub them all over the ribs.
  3. Take all the seasoning ingredients and mix them.
  4. Get all of the seasoning onto the ribs. Use half a teaspoon of both of the brown sugar and garlic powder.
  5. When cutting the ribs, cut from four to five ribs per section. Enough to fit into your air fryer.
  6. For around 400 dehrees F or 200 degrees C, cook the ribs about twenty to forty minutes. However, the time all depends on the rib thickness and your air fryer.
  7. When the ribs are ready, rub them with some BBQ sauce.
  8. After you have put all the BBQ, put them back into the air fryer for at least five minutes.
  9. If you do not like the BBQ sauce, just leave the ribs to rest. At least for ten minutes.

Crispy, juicy, tender baby back ribs

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These were all the delicious air fryer pork chops, tenderloins, ribs recipes we have for you today. We hope you try some of these out and have an amazing time. If you need any more inspiration, check out our YouTube channel.

Delicious air fryer pork chops, tenderloins, and ribs

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.