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If you love our air fryer breaded pork chops recipe, then this is another easy way to make it. Introducing you to shake and bake pork chops in air fryer, with a delicious marinade first, then shake it and let the air fryer bake it for you!

We made this shake and bake recipe using some cheap pork chops and they were still tender, not chewy and perfectly cooked. Ideal for an easy weeknight meal with your family.

Air Fryer Shake and Bake Pork Chops
Air Fryer Shake and Bake Pork Chops
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Air Fryer Shake And Bake Pork Chops

I was rather late to the air fryer shake and bake pork chops party. That is because shake and bake is not very popular in the UK, which I don’t understand why.

After all, what is not to love about a pre-made breading that you can toss your food in via the bag, shaking it until covered and then air fry until golden and crispy.

You can of course, use the same breading on other meats, it doesn’t have to be bone in pork chops. Chicken breast is my other favourite, but chicken wings, chicken thighs, and corned beef are all delicious and go wonderfully crispy.

If you would like to try more crispy breaded food in the air fryer do also check out: air fryer breaded pork chops, air fryer breaded chicken wings and my personal favourite air fryer popcorn chicken.

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Can You Use Shake And Bake In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use shake and bake in air fryer. The air fryer does an amazing job of crisping up food. This particularly applies to breading. You can bread a whole range of different foods in the air fryer and the air fryer will make it lovely.

The shake and bake breading are the same and perfect for the air fryer.

BUT a BIG WARNING FOR YOU ALL. In the UK we have Nandos bake in a bag and other similar foods to shake and bake which is advised to bake in a paper bag. These bags set alight in the air fryer.

So instead, if you are using a bag based one, when prepped air fry in these paper liners instead.

Can You Air Fry Shake And Bake Pork Chops?

Yes, you can air fry shake and bake pork chops. I have found that the classic boxes of shake & bake are a perfect quantity for two average sized bone in pork chops. So if you want to do more pork chops I.e. 4 you will need a double pack.

What is good is that you can order shake and bake boxes on Amazon and then have a good supply in for when you are next craving shake and bake in the air fryer.

Shake And Bake Boneless Pork Chops In Air Fryer

If you are using boneless pork chops in the air fryer, then this recipe can still be used. Just note that it needs less cooking time in the air fryer as the bone slows down the cook time. We recommend cooking for 12 minutes instead of 15.

You’ll also notice that you will have leftover shake and bake breading too because there is not as much to coat.

The same applies to shake and bake thin pork chops in air fryer. They are obviously smaller, so you can bread more, and the time would be slightly less.

Why Are My Air Fryer Pork Chops Tough?

I have lost count of the amount of times that I have been asked why are my pork chops tough that I cooked in the air fryer. After advising, they always come back and thank me for adjusting the way they cooked pork chops in the air fryer.

The number #1 reason for tough air fryer pork chops is cooking at the wrong temperature. For example, shake and bake pork chops in air fryer cook at a temperature of 180c/360f. Cook at 200c/400f and its very easy to dry out the pork chops.

Another reason is the wrong air fryer cook time. As too long, and again they will dry out.

Then the best way to get the juiciest pork chops is to add a marinade. Pork chops on their own can be boring and go tough easily. We recommend brushing with honey and mustard or marinating in cider before air frying.

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Shake N Bake Pork Chops Air Fryer Recipe Ingredients

Shake N Bake Pork Chops Air Fryer Recipe Ingredients

Marinade – To air fry shake and bake pork chops, start with the marinade. We add this sticky marinade over the pork chops and the breadcrumbs attach to it like glue. We added honey, mustard, garlic puree, and salt and pepper.

Pork – We also used 2 medium sized pork chops that were bone in and the perfect size for your air fryer size.

Shake – Then for the shake we used pork chops shake and bake original box. Though if outside of the US or cant get shake and bake pork chop, you can swap it for similar, or use the Nandos bags as they are also delicious.

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them. But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Air Fry Shake & Bake Pork Chops?

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  • Load. Place the marinade ingredients for the pork chops into a mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon.
  • Smoother. Place the pork chops on a clean worktop, then pat the pork chops dry for excess moisture and then smoother in the marinade.
  • Shake. Transfer the marinated pork chops to a zip loc bag (or similar) and add the breading and shake about until the pork chops are well covered. Or you can toss the breadcrumbs in a bowl and it will also coat well.
  • Cook. Place your shake n bake pork chops into the air fryer basket, leaving room so that both are side by side and not over each other. Air fry pork chops shake and bake for 15 minutes at 180c/360f or until the pork is fully cooked and you have crispy, golden pork chops.

How Long To Air Fry Shake And Bake Pork Chops?

The shake and bake air fryer time for bone in pork chops is JUST 15 minutes. This is cooking the pork chops at 180c/360f to avoid it going dry and tasting tough. Though if you have a bigger pork chop than us, do a temperature test make sure you are above 70c/160f and if not adjust the time.

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Shake And Bake Pork Chops In Air Fryer

If you love our air fryer breaded pork chops recipe, then this is another easy way to make it. Introducing you to shake and bake pork chops in air fryer, with a delicious marinade first, then shake it and let the air fryer bake it for you!
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

  • Pork Chops Marinade
  • 2 Tbsp Clear Honey
  • 2 Tsp Mustard
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Puree
  • Salt & Pepper

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Instructions 

  • Pat dry your pork chops and then season generously with salt and pepper. Place the marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix with a spoon.
    How Long To Air Fry Shake And Bake Pork Chops?
  • Place the marinade over the pork chops. We find the easiest way is to use a pastry brush for an even smothering.
    How Long To Air Fry Shake And Bake Pork Chops?
  • Transfer the pork chops (in the marinade) to the bag and mix with the breadcrumb mixture until the pork chops are well coated.
    How Long To Air Fry Shake And Bake Pork Chops?
  • Place the bone in pork chops into the air fryer basket. Cook shake n bake pork chops in air fryer for 15 minutes at 180c/360f or until the pork is cooked and you have a golden breadcrumb and then serve.
    How Long To Air Fry Shake And Bake Pork Chops?

Notes

Variety. Don’t like pork chops but would love to try air fryer shake and bake? Then swap for another meat. We also like breading pork steaks as well as chicken breast or chicken thighs.
Thanks for reading shake and bake pork chops air fryer on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love some more air fryer comfort food do try air fryer chicken pot pie.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      The bread crumbs came as part of the shake and bake box, just a little pack inside but if you are just doing them around 100g should be fine for 2 pork chops 🙂