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Air Fryer Pork Chops and Potatoes

This recipe for air fryer pork chops and potatoes is the ultimate one-pan wonder. Crispy golden pork chops and crispy golden potatoes cooked together in the air fryer create a mouthwatering meal perfect for busy weeknights.

Crispy pork chop and potatoes on a white plate.

I absolutely love cooking pork chops and potatoes in the air fryer together. It’s like magic because the pork chops and the potatoes both end up golden and crispy. And the fact that I can cook both the main dish and side at the same time is an absolute game-changer for me. Then just add a simple side salad or some steamed veg, and that’s dinner sorted!

Crispy pork chop and potatoes in air fryer basket.

What do you need?

Pork chops

You can use boneless pork loin chops or pork sirloin chops. Choose chops that are around ½-1 inch thick. You can use bone-in chops, however, they will take a little longer to cook (see notes in recipe card below).

Potatoes

Choose a roasting variety. Most types of red potatoes, yellow or gold, should give good results. Try russet, Maris Piper, Agria, or Sebago potatoes.

Seasoning

I used a simple homemade pork seasoning rub, made from paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. But you can substitute another seasoning rub if you prefer.

Oil

I use light olive oil in this recipe, but you can substitute any other cooking oil that you would normally use in your air fryer. Choose one with a high smoke point, like corn oil, vegetable oil, or avocado oil.

Equipment

You will need an air fryer with a big enough capacity to hold 2 pounds (1kg) for the recipe below.

If you have a small air fryer, which doesn’t have a huge capacity, you have two options.

  1. You can adjust the quantities to match your air fryer’s capacity, or
  2. You can part-cook the potatoes for 15 minutes ahead of cooking the pork chops, remove and cover them while you cook the chops. Then return the potatoes to finish cooking for five to ten minutes once the pork is resting.

Let’s cook these pork chops and potatoes in the air fryer!

1

Prepare.

Pat the pork chops dry, then place them in a medium bowl with a drizzle of oil and the pork seasoning.

Pork chops being tossed with seasoning.

Wash the potatoes, peel if you want to (I usually don’t), and cut them into chunks around 2cm/ 1-inch in size. Rinse them under the tap, then pat dry on a clean teatowel or paper towels. Toss in a bowl with a drizzle of oil.

2

Preheat.

Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/ 400°F. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, just set it to air fry for 3-4 minutes.

3

Layer the pork chops and potatoes.

Put the potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer, and add the pork chops on top.

Uncooked pork chops and potatoes in air fryer basket.

4

Air fry.

Air fry pork chops and potatoes together at 200°C/ 400°F for 15 minutes, flipping the chops over half-way though cooking.

Air fried pork chop and potatoes in air fryer basket.

When the cooking time in up, check the internal temperature of the chops to ensure that they are 63°C/ 145°F or higher in the centre. Air fry for a few more minutes, if needed, till they reach this temperature.

5

Rest chops and finish potatoes.

Remove chops to a plate and cover with kitchen foil to rest for ten minutes.

Shake the potatoes in the air fryer basket to redistribute them so they cook evenly. Lower the temperature to 180³/ 360°F, then air fry the potatoes for a final ten minutes while the pork chops rest.

Crispy potatoes in air fryer basket.

Serving ideas

I normally serve pork chops and potatoes with a side salad and a tasty dressing or sauce like sweet chili mayo, ranch dressing, or bbq sauce.

For some other easy and healthy side dish options, try:

Crispy pork chop and potatoes on a white plate.

Air Fryer Pork Chops and Potatoes

4.4 from 23 votes
This recipe for air fryer pork chops and potatoes is the ultimate one-pan wonder. Crispy golden pork chops and crispy golden potatoes cooked together in the air fryer create a mouthwatering meal that's perfect for busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Serves2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops (2cm/ 1-inch thick)
  • 1 lb / 450 g roasting potatoes [Note 1]
  • 3 tablespoons light olive oil (divided)

Pork chop seasoning [Note 2]

  • 2 teaspoons paprika (smoked, sweet, or hot)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Wash the potatoes (peeling is optional!), and cut into 2cm/ 1-inch chunks. Rinse, then pat dry. Toss in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Pat the pork chops dry, place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil and the seasoning, and toss to coat.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/ 400°F.
  • Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, then place the pork chops on top.
  • Air fry pork chops and potatoes together for 10 minutes.
  • When the cook time is up check the internal temperature of the chops to ensure they have reached 63°C/ 145°F or higher in the centre [Note3]. Air fry for an additional 2-3 mintues if required
  • Remove the pork chops to a plate and cover with kitchen foil to rest for ten minutes.
  • Shake the air fryer basket to redistribute the potatoes, or use tongs to quickly flip them over. Lower the temoperature to 180°C/ 360°F, then air fry the potatoes for a final 10 minutes while the pork chops rest.

Notes

  1. Choose a roasting variety, such as Yukon Gold, Maris Piper, Agria, or Sebago potatoes, or another red, yellow or golden variety.
  2. You can substitute your favourite pork seasoning rub, use around 1 tablespoon per chop.
  3. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature in the centre of the thickest chop.

Nutrition

Serving: 1  Calories: 751kcal  Carbohydrates: 49g  Protein: 48g  Fat: 40g  Saturated Fat: 7g  Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g  Cholesterol: 138mg  Sodium: 841mg  Fiber: 5g  Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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Rob

Tuesday 30th of January 2024

Love this recipe, so easy!!!

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