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Pork is one of our favorite proteins to cook in the air fryer. Nothing can beat a perfectly cooked pork chop or tender slice of roast. It can be prepared a number of ways, and always comes out moist and flavorful with little effort.
We have made many Air Fryer Pork Recipes ranging from simple seasoned chops to more complex dishes like crispy pork belly or stuffed pork chops. Try one or all of these tasty recipes to see why we love using the air fryer to cook pork to perfection.
This Air Fryer Schnitzel with Sweet and Sour Cabbage is a delicious combination of crispy schnitzel, that can be made with pork chops or chicken, and tangy cabbage creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
These How To Air Fry Pork Medallions instructions make cooking these lean pork tenderloin steaks in your air fryer a breeze. The effortless recipe can be adapted, seasoned and flavoured to just how you like them with no fuss and in barely any time at all.
To ensure consistent cooking, remove the pork from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before cooking.
Allow the cooked pork to rest for a few minutes outside of the air fryer when done cooking. Resting meat keeps the juices in the meat, resulting in a much juicier product.
Boneless pork will take less time to cook then bone-in.
Always check the internal temp of the meat to ensure it’s done. Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145° F to be safe to eat.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know when pork is cooked through?
Cooking pork thoroughly is important, but you also don’t want to overdo it or it’ll become dry and tough. To determine the internal temperature of the pork, use a meat thermometer. The thickest section of the pork should be 145°F internally, followed by a 3-minute rest. If it hasn’t reached this temp, continue cooking in 3 minute increments until it does reach that temp.
Why are my air fryer pork chops tough?
They are probably overcooked. The best way to ensure moist and tender pork chops is to use a meat thermometer. Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145° F to be safe to eat. You can also help the meat retain moisture by resting it for 10 minutes before you cut into it.
Angela is a talented home cook and passionate advocate for healthy, flavorful cooking in the air fryer. She shares her favorite air fryer recipes and helpful tips for using this versatile kitchen appliance to create delicious, nutritious meals.