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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. 


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.


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.


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



  • 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. 



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.


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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Maurine Louie Seto

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Yikes! Wanted to make this tonight. Chops are 1 inch thick. Too thick? Adjust cooking time? Help!


Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi Maurine, thicker chops are fine. Just increase the time. 12-14 minutes should work, you would just need to check the temp.


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

my fryer has a solid bottom, and comes with a rack-are all foods cooked on the rack, or some cooked on bottom? cooked a pork loin and it was soooo ngood. thanks for all receipes. mary


Thursday 1st of October 2020

Very easy recipe and they turned out great! I love the crunch.


Friday 2nd of October 2020

Thank you Steve! So glad you liked the recipe :)


Saturday 27th of June 2020

Hi Tanya, I just saw your recipe when I'm looking for cutlet recipe using air fryer, my cutlet after cooked with the air fryer, cool down and cut, but the breaded of the panko will fall off, what should I do so that the panko will not fall off?


Sunday 28th of June 2020

Hi Sharon, breading it in flour first, then egg, then panko works for me. It may be the kind of panko you're using? I use a coarse panko, like the Kikkoman brand.


Tuesday 9th of June 2020

No matter how I cook boneless pork chops in the air fryer, they are just too dry. I’ve tried several different ways. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. I love my air fryer, but not having much luck with meat/poultry. It’s like the air just sucks the juice right out of them. So disappointed.


Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Hi Judi, which brand of air fryer do you have? Are you breading the pork first?