Honey Garlic Pork Chops (Easy Air Fryer Instructions)

4.5 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
No Comments Jump to Recipe

air fryer honey garlic pork chops

What is the secret to making tender and juicy pork chops?

Have you tried making pork chops in the air fryer? Air fryer pork chops is the best way to make juicy, tender, and delicious pork chops in less than 30 minutes!

You will love today’s honey garlic pork chops recipe because it is full of great flavors. The honey and garlic really helps keep the pork chops juicy and tasty!

Keep reading to learn some awesome hacks, money savings tips, and air fryer tricks to make an awesome pork chops dinner!

What flavors go well with pork chops?

honey garlic pork chop ingredients

Pork chops go well with a variety of different blends and flavors. I love this pantry staples honey garlic pork chop recipe because I only need a handful of ingredients. To make this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork chops
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Other pork chop seasoning blend ideas

Make sure you try these other tasty pork chop seasonings and let us know which one is your favorite.

What kind of pork loin roast should I buy?

how to make juicy pork chops

You can buy either pre-cut and/or frozen pork chops or a pork loin roast. Before you run off to the store, check out this money saving tip.

Money saving tip

Normally, when I make this recipe I will only need 4 to 6 pork chops. So, to save money, I like to purchase one large pork loin roast. Then, I will cut up the pork loin roast into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices.

Next, I take any leftover pork chops that I have already cut up and place them a freezer safe Ziploc bag.

How do you cook pork chops so they don’t dry out?

how to air fry pork chops

To cook juicy pork chops in the air fryer, follow these steps.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380˚F/193˚C. (If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating setting, run it empty for 5 minutes at 380˚F/193˚C). 
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic.
  3. Pat the pork chops dry.
  4. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.
  5. Brush each pork chop with prepared sauce on both sides.
  6. Air fry pork for 10 minutes at 380˚F/193˚C, flipping halfway, or until the internal temperature of pork chops reaches 145˚F/63˚C. (Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the pork chops and your air fryer).

Extra juicy tip

To help the pork chops get extra juicy and tender, stop cooking the pork chops once it reaches an internal temperature of 140˚F/60˚C. Then, either keep them in the warm air fryer or wrap them in the tin foil. 

Let the chops sit for 5 or so minutes until they come to 145˚F/63˚C on your instant read thermometer.

air fryer pork chops

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the internal temperature of pork chops?

Pork, like pork chops, pork tenderloin, or steak, is fully cooked once it reaches an internal temperature of 145˚F/63˚C.

What is the difference between pork loin roast and pork tenderloin?

Pork loin and pork tenderloin comes from generally the same back area of the pig. However,

  • pork loin is usually a wider cut of meat. Whereas,
  • pork tenderloin, also known as pork fillet or pork steak, is a long, thin cut of meat that comes from the psoas major muscle on a pig.

Pork tenderloin is boneless. And, pork loin can come with bone-in or boneless, it just depends on what you want! For this recipe, you make it bone-in or boneless.

Can I substitute pork tenderloin with pork loin?

Because pork tenderloin and pork loin are different sizes of meat, the cooking process will be different. I do not recommend using pork tenderloin for this recipe as you will have much smaller and thinner slices of meat.

If you are looking for a quick and easy pork tenderloin recipe for the air fryer, check out this air fryer brown sugar spiced pork tenderloin recipe.

Can I cook frozen pork chops in the air fryer?

If you freeze the leftover pork loin, you can enjoy more pork chops in the air fryer for later. The best way to do this is to take the pork chops out of the freezer and let them sit in the refrigerator during the day until thawed. Then, you cook them as normal.

How to cook frozen pork chops in air fryer

However, if you are not on top things like myself, you can cook frozen pork chops in the air fryer as well.

  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F/204°C.
  2. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil.
  3. Lay the frozen pork chops in the air fryer basket.
  4. Close the air fryer basket and cook the pork chops for 5 minutes at 380°F/193°C for 5 minutes. This will help slightly defrost the frozen pork chops before adding your spices or rub.
  5. Next, lightly spray the pork chops with oil and massage the seasoning of your choice onto the pork chops.
  6. Cook the pork chops for an additional 13-15 minutes at 380°F/193°C. At the halfway point, flip the pork chops and add additional seasoning, if desired.
  7. Continue cooking the pork chops until the center is no longer pink and the inside reads 145°F/63°C.

honey garlic pork chops

Final Thoughts

I love how juicy, tender, and savory these pork chops are! You can enjoy these pork chops with mashed potatoescarrotszucchinifruit salad, and more! Share with us in the comments below how you will be making this recipe!

The honey and garlic is one of my favorite blends to add to any protein. For example, check out these other honey garlic recipes!

how to make pork chops in the air fryer

More tasty air fryer recipes

Air fryer tips and tricks

honey garlic pork chops

air fryer honey garlic pork chops

air fryer honey garlic pork chops

Honey Garlic Pork Chops (Air Fryer Instructions)

Honey garlic pork chops are a tasty and flavorful air fryer dish. The best part is that the air fryer doesn't dry out these pork chops!
4.5 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork chops you can do boneless or bone-in. I prefer boneless
  • cup honey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380˚F/193˚C. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat button or setting, you can run the air fryer empty for 5 minutes at 380˚F/193˚C.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.  Brush each pork chop with prepared sauce on both sides.
  • Air fry pork for 10 minutes at 380˚F/193˚C, flipping halfway, or until the internal temperature of pork chops reaches 140°F/60°C-145˚F/63˚C. Then tent chops in foil for 5 minutes, or until pork chops come to safe internal temperature of 145˚F/63˚C. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the pork chops and your air fryer.

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 1464mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g

Recipe Adapted From: Six Sister's Stuff

Ingredients: Garlic, Honey, Ketchup, Pepper, Salt, Soy Sauce
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Fall, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Winter, Egg Free
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

Leave a Review/Reply

Want to see your picture by your comment? Get your custom avatar by registering for free at Gravatar.

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating