Air-Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Instant mashed potatoes and bread crumbs have a similar texture, so I wondered how the combo would taste on air-fryer thin pork chops. This is now the only way we make pork chops in our house! —Carrie Farias, Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Air-Fryer Breaded Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 thin boneless pork loin chops (2 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg, milk and Dijon mustard. In another shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, potato flakes, ground mustard and sage. Place flour in another shallow bowl. Sprinkle pork with salt.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Dip pork into flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip into egg mixture, then into bread crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. In batches, place chops on greased tray in air fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until a thermometer reads at least 145°, 5-6 minutes, turning once.

Air-Fryer Breaded Pork Chops Tips

How do you keep air-fryer breaded pork chops from drying out?

Keeping meat moist in the air fryer can seem tricky, but the key is to keep an eye on the pork’s internal temperature using a digital thermometer. Remove them from heat once they reach 145°F. You can also use an oil mister or cooking spray to seal in moisture before cooking, reapplying on each side.

What can you serve with air-fryer breaded pork chops?

Pork chops and applesauce were made for each other! This sweet chunky applesauce is the perfect accompaniment to these chops. Classic comfort sides such as mashed potatoes and green beans are excellent with pork chops, too.

How do you store air-fryer pork chops?

These air-fryer breaded pork chops taste best fresh the day you make them, but you can store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Simply pop back into the air fryer to reheat. You can also freeze the cooked pork in freezer-safe bags for up to 4 months.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
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

2 pork chops: 297 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.