Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops


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Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops. How to air fry pork chops from frozen. A delicious Portuguese inspired recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights and produces wonderfully tender pork chops.

air fryer frozen pork chops recipe

Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops

Living in Portugal, many of my American readers are often fascinated by the Portuguese food and the low cost of living in Portugal.

Especially, when I mention that all our household bills are less than their car payments.

Then the conversation moves to the cost of eating out and how we love to eat Portuguese meals of the day.

Where there is a set menu of cheap meal deals that are super frugal but also homemade and delicious.

My American friends will reply that they can only get those prices at McDonalds and nothing can be homemade for that price.

My personal favourite from the meal deals is boneless pork chops that are served with fries, salad, and a sauce.

Paired together exactly like the recipe I am sharing with you today for air fryer frozen pork chops.

If you want to try a delicious Portuguese recipe in the air fryer for something different, then this is it.

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Can You Air Fry Frozen Pork Chops?

Absolutely. I think of pork chops and it is always something I have in large quantities in the freezer.

I will buy it in bulk when it is on clearance and then save it for cheap family dinners.

The only nightmare of frozen pork chops is when they are stuck together when you get them out of the freezer.

Try to freeze them separately if you can or use a knife to separate them before air frying.

Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops Ingredients

The ingredients for air fryer frozen pork chops, are simple everyday ingredients that you can source, without having to go grocery shopping.

  • Frozen Pork Chops – You can use bone in, or boneless frozen pork chops in the air fryer. The choice is yours. Though note to reduce cook time by 4 minutes if using boneless.
  • Fries – We paired our frozen pork chops with air fryer frozen French fries. Perfect for if you are in a hurry for dinner, or if you want homemade swap it for our air fryer fries.
  • Salad – In Portugal we always enjoy our pork and fries with a side salad. The lettuce will be tossed in a mix of balsamic vinegar, honey, and extra virgin olive oil, before tomatoes and cucumber are added.
  • Pork Gravy – You can use any pork gravy you like. But what we love to do is when we make instant pot frozen pork loin, we will make a gravy from the leftovers. Or mix leftover potatoes with some pork juices for a thick natural gravy that is free of corn flour.

Any air fryer will do a good job at air fryer frozen pork chops, though we are using our Philips Air Fryer XL.

Cooking Frozen Pork Chops In Air Fryer

air fryer frozen pork chops step by step

The quick version of cooking frozen pork chops in air fryer goes as follows:

  1. Place frozen pork chops in the air fryer and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes on low to defrost.
  3. Turn pork chops over.
  4. Cook for a further 8 minutes on medium to cook through and serve.

There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!

How Long Do You Air Fry Frozen Pork Chops?

Because you are cooking pork chops from frozen the cook time is a little more than you would expect of standard thawed pork chops.

We start with a 10 minute defrost and then finish 8 minutes to make sure they are fully cooked.

This gives your air fryer frozen pork chops a total cook time of 18 minutes.

air fryer frozen pork chops

Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops

Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops. How to air fry pork chops from frozen. A delicious Portuguese inspired recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights and produces wonderfully tender pork chops.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 312kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Unpack. Remove your frozen pork chops from the packaging and load into the air fryer basket ready for cooking.
    Cooking Frozen Pork Chops In Air Fryer
  • Season. Season your pork chops well with salt and pepper.
  • Cook. Start cooking your pork chops with a temperature of 120c/250f for 10 minutes. Turn using tongs. Cook for a further 8 minutes at 170c/340f.
    Cooking Frozen Pork Chops In Air Fryer
  • Prepare. While the pork chops are cooking make your side salad. In a small bowl mix a teaspoon each of balsamic vinegar, honey, and extra virgin olive oil. Toss lettuce leaves in it and serve your salad with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.
  • Finish. Load onto plates your pork chops with a side salad, fries and a pork sauce.
    Cooking Frozen Pork Chops In Air Fryer

Notes

Pork Chops Size. Note that our pork chops weighed approximately 140g each. Your pork chops size may vary.
Basic Pork Chops. Our recipe today for air fryer frozen pork chops is a basic salt and pepper recipe, that we have served with our own sauce and fries. You can mix and match with your favourite flavours and seasonings or sides.
Pork Sauce. For our pork sauce, see our recipe for frozen pork loin in the instant pot.
Overcrowding. Note that you can not fit more than 3 pork chops in the air fryer at once if you want an even cook. I recommend 3 at a time.
Quality Chops. If you are looking for a quality pork chops to cook in the air fryer, I recommend Butcher Box. Their pork chops come to you frozen and you can remove the packaging and load the chops straight into the air fryer.
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Though, our personal recommendation would be to pair our air fryer bone in pork chops with our instant pot broccoli. Ideal for adding some quick veggies to your dinner plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Protein: 43g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 750mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Pork Chops”

  1. 5 stars
    Ive always wanted to try Portuguese food and can’t wait to try this. I have some pork chops in the freezer so this is dinner tonight.

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