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Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops (Japanese Tonkatsu)

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These Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops are nice and crispy with tons of Asian flavor. Have fun with the seasonings to create your own flavor combo or just follow the recipe as stated below.

air fryer boneless pork on a plate

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Our Air Fryer is our go to when we are craving fried foods. Traditional frying has become a thing of the past (except when making things with loose batter). The internet has let me know that you all love your Air Fryers too which is awesome. I’ll keep the Air Fryer recipes coming 🙂

I find that the Air Fryer is perfect for cooking all kinds of meat, especially pork. If you haven’t tried my Air Fried Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe, you should, it’s amazing! These air fried pork chops are just as amazing and about as easy to make in your air fryer.

I made this recipe with a traditional Japanese pork tonkatsu recipe in mind. Japanese Tonkatsu is thinly sliced pork (cutlet or chops) that is breaded in flour, egg, and panko and fried to perfection.

air fryer boneless pork chop, japanese katsu, with tonkatsu sauce on top

It’s generally served with a side of finely shredded cabbage and tonkatsu sauce. I usually skip the tonkatsu sauce and serve it with sweet chilli sauce

You can adapt this recipe and use any flavor breadcrumbs you like but I highly suggest using panko. I use seasoned Japanese panko breadcrumbs. 

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BONELESS PORK CHOPS?

You’ll want to get a working station set up with flour, beaten eggs, and flavored panko breadcrumbs. Make sure your pork chops are dry and coat both sides in the flour, then the egg, and the panko breadcrumbs. Place in your Air Fryer to cook.

WHAT IS THE BEST TEMPERATURE TO COOK MY AIR FRYER BONELESS PORK CHOPS?

For the best results, I recommend air frying the pork chops at 360 degrees Fahrenheit, rather than a higher heat. Cooking the pork chops at 360 allows the pork chops to get nice and crisp on the outside without drying out the meat.

done photo of air fried pork chops
All done.

OIL OR NO OIL, THAT IS THE QUESTION?

For this recipe, when using thinly sliced pork chops, I don’t spray the chops. I do spray the basket to avoid sticking as I don’t want to lose any breading when I flip.

You may wonder what determines if meat needs to be sprayed or not. For the most part, it will depend on the type of breading, how long you cook, your Air fryer brand, and the amount of natural oils the food releases. I mention this briefly in my 10 Tips Every Air Fryer Owner Should Know post. 

And that’s it. These pork chops are so easy and so flavorful and healthy since they are made in the air fryer. As always, enjoy 🙂

Looking for more Air Fryer Recipes? Try these out:

Perfect Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Herb Butter

Crispy Air Fryer Fish

Air Fried Potatoes

Korean Air Fried Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

 

 

 

air fryer boneless pork chop on a plate
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Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops (Japanese Tonkatsu Style)

These Air Fryer boneless pork chops are nice and crispy with tons of flavor and no added oil. Enjoy this delicious Asian inspired recipe without the added oil.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword air fryer boneless pork chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 418kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place flour, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls. Set aside.
  • Wash and pat pork chops dry.
  • Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and black pepper.
  • Take each pork chop and coat it in the flour, then the eggs, and then the panko.
  • Place pork chops in Air Fryer basket, making sure there is no overlap.
  • Set Air Fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 8 minutes. Once 8 minutes is up, flip pork chops over and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove and repeat for remaining pork chops.
  • Serve pork chops with tonkatsu sauce or sweet chili sauce on the side. 

Video

Notes

Notes on Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops (Japanese Tonkatsu)

  • Feel free to change up the panko breading seasoning to suit your taste.
  • This recipe was made in my Phillips Avance XL Air Fryer. Other brands may require a little longer of a cook time.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal
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Step by Step Photos of Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops (Japanese Tonkatsu Style)

pork in flour          Place pork in flour.pork in egg           Then place in egg.pork in panko.            And then panko.pork in air fryer. Place pork in Air fryer. Cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes on one side.pork halfway cooked         Flip and cook for 5 minutes more.done photo of air fried pork chops     All done.

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Susan Proctor

Sunday 25th of August 2019

I have not seen you talking about perforated parchment sheets rounds sheets to use in the air fryer. Do you use them? I find that they help with the cleanup.

Tanya

Monday 26th of August 2019

Hi Susan, I love the parchment sheets. I use them in some recipes (my air fryer fried chicken and my crabcakes) and some others I don't. It generally depends on if it's a recipe that is likely to stick or not.

Linda Mash

Tuesday 20th of August 2019

When you say thin boneless pork chops....how thin are you talking about? Usually the boneless ones I see for sale are about 1/2-3/4” thick. Are these too thick? I just got my air fryer 3 months ago and I love it! It is a Gourmia 5+ qt size and glad I got a larger one for the two of us. Would recommend that size for just 2-3 people. Thanks for your great recipes.

Tanya

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Hi Linda, no that's not too thick. Mine were more closer to the 1/2 inch thick.

Maria Erekson

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Saw the boiled egg method on FB and it works a charm! Thought I could only do breaded etc. but have found so many other uses. Should have tried my pork steak last night but surely will next time. Have wanted an air fryer for ages and when I found a small one on sale last summer I caved in. And I really mean on sale...$29.99 at Target! (got a baby Keurig for my daughter also...such a bargain hunter!). Thanks for all these other ideas...meatloaf! who would a thunk? The only failure I had was chicken gizzards. I think I cooked them too hot for too long...totally my fault, not the fryer method.

Tanya

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

I'm so glad you like your Air Fryer. The possibilities are almost endless with this machine. I've never thought of chicken gizzard in the Air Fryer. I use them for my stuffing...so good.

Sandra | A Dash of Sanity

Sunday 30th of September 2018

That looks really good! I think I need to get an air fryer ASAP!!

jessica | novice chef

Thursday 27th of September 2018

I haven't done pork chops in the air fryer yet! I can't wait to try this!

Tanya

Friday 28th of September 2018

My new favorite way to cook pork chops 😊