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These air fryer pork chops with garlic and fresh sage are so easy and cook up deliciously juicy with the help of the air fryer.

Air Fryer Pork Chops served on a plate with mashed potatoes and salad.

I’m always looking for new ways to make dinner time stress-free. Enter: the air fryer!

I love using my air fryer for helping me cook yummy meals throughout the week (hello, air fryer chicken parmesan). 

These air fryer pork chops come out juicy every time. I’ve used some butter, savory garlic, and fresh herbaceous sage on these for extra added delicious flavors.

Trust me, you’ll never have a dry pork chop again after making these air fryer pork chops!

Raw ingredients to make pork chops in the air fryer.

Ingredients for air fryer pork chops

  • Center-cut pork chops – My favorite cut for this recipe is center-cut, but if you use bone-in, just make sure the internal temperature of the pork chop is 145ºF when it’s done.
  • Butter – This will add fat and juiciness to our pork chops.
  • Fresh sage – Fresh is best! Sage is a classic herb that is often paired with pork.
  • Garlic – A classic ingredient that will add earthiness to the dish.
  • Salt and black pepper – These seasonings are important to make sure the pork is extra flavorful.
Air Fryer Pork Chops in the air fryer basket.

Using bone-in pork chops

I’ve used center-cut pork chops here, but if you prefer bone-in, just keep in mind that they will take a bit longer to cook. 

And remember, pork is done when the internal temperature of the chop reaches 145ºF.

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is basically a tabletop convection oven.

It mimics the outcome of a deep fat fryer but without the use of oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks up the food.

The 2 most common air fryers you’ll see are basket style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven style.

There are pluses to both but I personally prefer my basket style.

A fork picking up a slice of air fryer pork chop.

What is the best air fryer to buy?

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s a bit smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer.

My biggest tip when it comes to air fryers is to make sure you pick a style that will work the most for your family and the amount of food you will be cooking.

My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc. which works well for my household.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe dish and cover loosely with a damp paper towel, and heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated thoroughly. 

Air Fryer Pork Chops on a white plate.

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Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These air fryer pork chops with garlic and fresh sage are so easy and cook up deliciously juicy with the help of the air fryer.


  • 4 center-cut pork chops, about 1-inch thick
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced


  1. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and season them lightly with salt and pepper. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, and sage.
  3. Divide the mixture between the pork chops and rub the butter mixture over both sides. 
  4. Place the pork chops in the air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd the basket. 
  5. Cook at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature registers 140F on an instant-read thermometer. 
  6. Allow the pork chops to rest in the air fryer (with it turned off) for 5 minutes before serving. This will help keep the pork chops juicy. Don’t skip it! 
  7. Serve the pork chops with your favorite sides and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g

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Monday 14th of November 2022

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Wednesday 12th of October 2022

I loved how quick and easy these were! Delicious too.

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