Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops

Forget to defrost pork chops? The air fryer is the best way to cook frozen pork chops when you’re in a pinch! Whether they are bone in, breaded, thick cut, or thin, learning how to make Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops is a quick and easy kitchen win! 

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Can you cook frozen pork chops in an air fryer? Yes, I tried this when I forgot to thaw pork chops for dinner. Instead of turning to fast food, I cooked them in my air fryer with great results!

The air fryer is a small convection oven that uses dry circulating heat that gets blown all around the food. This means that the outside of your food creates a crust that locks in the moisture on the inside. You can cook all types of frozen meats in the air fryer, including bacon, sausage patties, steak, burgers, and chicken

❄️How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In The Air Fryer

How long to cook frozen pork chops in the air fryer depends on the type of pork chop and the thickness. Generally, air frying a frozen pork chop until fully cooked will take about 20 minutes flipping halfway. For the most accurate results, use a meat thermometer.

Type of Pork ChopTemperatureInstructions
Bone-In400°F18-20 min, flip halfway
Breaded375°F15-18 min, flip halfway
Thick Cut400°F20-22 min, flip halfway
Thin380°F12-14 min, flip halfway
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🥷🏻Ninja Foodi Frozen Pork Chops

The Ninja Foodi is a versatile kitchen appliance that combines the functions of an air fryer, pressure cooker, and slow cooker, among others, in one compact device! I love the Ninja Foodi Grill for cooking frozen pork chops, delivering a crispy exterior while maintaining juicy tenderness inside.

🍽️How To Serve Air Fryer Pork Chops

Frozen pork chops in the air fryer are delicious served on their own with a side of veggies or your favorite starch including:

Serve them with a variety of homemade sauces:

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Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops

Forget to defrost pork chops? The air fryer is the best way to cook frozen pork chops when you’re in a pinch! Whether they are bone in, breaded, thick cut, or thin, learning how to make Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops is a quick and easy kitchen win!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 176kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Pork Chops 1 inch thick pieces
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer basket to 400F for 3-5 minutes.
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Add frozen pork chops to the Ninja Foodi or air fryer basket in a single even layer.
  • Set the timer for 20 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time has reached 10 minutes, open the air fryer and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasonings on both sides. Spray with cooking spray for an additional brown color.
  • Cook for the remaining 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145F.
  • Let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Type of Pork Chop Temperature Instructions
Bone-In 400°F 18-20 min, flip halfway
Breaded 375°F 15-18 min, flip halfway
Thick Cut 400°F 20-22 min, flip halfway
Thin 380°F 12-14 min, flip halfway

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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