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Air-Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops with Rhubarb

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

When rhubarb starts popping up in gardens and at farmers markets, I like to prepare these quick and simple air-fryer bone-in pork chops. —Bonnie Bufford, Nicholson, Pennsylvania
Air-Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops with Rhubarb Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (1/2 to 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Place chops in greased air fryer. Cook until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-5 minutes on each side.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add rhubarb, honey and cinnamon; cook until rhubarb is tender, about 5 minutes. Serve sauce over pork chops. Sprinkle with parsley.

Air-Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops Tips

How can you avoid making dry pork chops?

Because pork chops are so lean, they cook relatively fast and are prone to overcooking. High heat and a shorter cook time allows the exterior to get crisp while the interior stays juicy. Flipping these air-fryer bone-in pork chops halfway through cooking can also ensure even browning. Incorporating a sauce or pork chop glaze is another sure-fire way to avoid dry meat.

What other spices can you put on air-fryer bone-in pork chops?

Pork is a super versatile protein and goes great with just about any spice. The classic combination for pork, though, is sweet and smoky. That could include paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic power, and ground mustard to name a few. To offset the smokiness, you can use honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Read more tips on how to season meat properly.

What can you serve with air-fryer bone-in pork chops?

You could do a more savory twist on the classic fried apples and throw in some caramelized onions which pair so well with pork. But you can also keep it simple with a green salad and or some oven-roasted root vegetables!

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop: 478 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.

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