Parmesan Panko Crusted Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe Review: Crispy Perfection in Minutes

Readers like you help support Tony Reviews Things. When you make a purchase using links on my site, I may earn an affiliate commission. To learn more, please read our Affiliate Disclosure.

I’m always on the lookout for new dinner ideas for my family and me. So, when I came across this recipe for air fryer pork chops, I knew I had to try it out as soon as possible. And I’m really glad I did! I’ve made this recipe several times now, each time with consistent and fantastic results. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and discover what makes these chops so incredibly delicious!

Initially, I found this incredible recipe over at Spend With Pennies, and I must say, my first thought was, “Wow, these pork chops look and sound amazing!” The enticing images and description had me hooked right away. Moreover, the recipe appeared to be easy to follow, and the promise of quick cooking time had me eager to give it a try ASAP.

Cooking the dish for the first time turned out to be a breeze, thanks to the detailed instructions provided by Spend With Pennies. I appreciate how they lay everything out so clearly, making it perfect for both seasoned cooks and those who might be newer to the kitchen.

But what truly blew me away were the flavors. Those pork chops? They tasted FANTASTIC! The seasoning is spot-on, delivering a burst of flavors that will keep you coming back for more. And that parmesan and panko crust? It’s a game-changer, creating a unique and savory flavor that simply tastes great.

Since that first attempt, I’ve made this dish 4-5 times now, and I’m thrilled to report that each time, the results have been consistent and just as tasty as the first. Even my kids, who can sometimes be a bit picky, absolutely love them. These air fryer pork chops have quickly become a family staple.

What I love most about these pork chops is that they’re not only delicious, but also easy and fun to make. They’ve earned a permanent spot in my recipe rotation, and to be honest, I haven’t put any personal spins on this recipe simply because there’s no need to—they’re extremely tasty just the way they are!

Parmesan Panko Crusted Air Fryer Pork Chops

Pork chops, lovingly coated and air-fried, turn out irresistibly tender and juicy with each delightful bite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Pork Chops, Crispy Perfection, Family Favorite
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 336kcal
Cost 10


  • Air Fryer
  • Instant Read Thermometer


  • 4 boneless pork chops ½" thick
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon paprika (or smoked paprika)
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water


  • Dab pork chops dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt & pepper.
  • Whisk flour and Italian seasoning. Place in a shallow bowl or plate.
  • In another dish, combine bread crumbs, Panko, parmesan cheese, paprika, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Lightly dredge pork with flour and then dip into beaten egg. Finally, dip into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Spray each side of the pork chops with cooking spray or olive oil spray and place in the air fryer basket ensuring there is room for the air to circulate.
  • Cook 5 minutes. Flip the pork chops over and cook an additional 4-6 minutes or until browned and the thickest part reaches 140°F with a meat thermometer.
  • Remove pork from the air fryer basket and place on a wire rack. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.


  • Thicker chops will need a couple minutes longer, thinner chops will cook faster.
  • Appliances can vary, check the chops early to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Dabbing the chops dry helps the coating to stick.
  • Preheat the air fryer and be sure not to overcrowd the basket so air can circulate.
  • Pork chops can (and should) be a little tiny bit pink in the middle to ensure they’re juicy.
  • Internal temperature should read 140°F, test at the thickest part of the meat. Remove them from the air fryer a few degrees before (137°F) as the meat will continue to cook once removed from the air fryer. I highly recommend an instant read thermometer to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Always allow meat to rest before serving.

Wrap-up & Final Rating

These parmesan panko-crusted air fryer pork chops are an absolute smash hit! Throw in some mac and cheese and some veggies on the side and you’re eating like a true Iowan! Give this recipe a try and come back to let me know what you think in the coments!
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, please read our Affiliate Disclosure.
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating