This air fryer shake and bake pork chops are mouthwatering and delicious! juicy, tender and moist pork chops with incredible flavor.
It doesn't matter whether you make this recipe with bone-in or boneless pork chops, you will still get a fantastic air fryer dinner in 15 minutes. Let me show you how to make it with my easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.
Shake n bake pork chops is what you make on a busy weeknight when you just want to relax and not compromise on feeding yourself or your family a good meal.
While you can make your own copycat shake and bake seasoning coating mix, sometimes, life happens and you can't afford washing uo those extra dishes. Yes, I get it so no judgment here, moreover, this is one of the ready-made seasonings mixes that is delicious.
What is shake and bake
Shake 'N Bake is a brand of seasoned coating mix made from breadcrumbs, sugar, spices and herbs. The product is made by a company called Kraft and it was first introduced in 1965 with a popular commercial slogan 'Its Shanke 'N Bake and I helped!'
There are various types of this seasoned breadcrumbs from original chicken to extra crispy chicken to original pork and more.
The product pack consists of two seasoning packs along with 2 shaker bags which is enough for 2-4 servings depending on your family size.
Related recipe: shake and bake chicken in air fryer.
Why you will love this recipe
Simple and quick cooking time: this air fryer shake n bake pork chops cooks in just 15 minutes, making it a convenient weeknight dinner option.
Easy recipe (well, technically not a recipe) with just a few simple steps, no extra chopping or cutting is required for this one, it is such a lazy dinner that is yet packed full of flavor.
Customizable: Yes, while this recipe uses a ready-made seasoned spice mix, it can still be customized to taste. You can add any other herbs and spices you see fit as long as you love it then yes, own it! Instead of olive oil or avocado oil, you can substitute with mayonnaise or Dijon mustard and if you are anything like me, use a combination of the two. Oh so yum!
Delicious: The shake and bake breadcrumb coating adds incredible flavor and crunch to every bite of this pork chops.
Healthy dinner: pork is an incredibly versatile protein that pairs well with a variety of sides and sauces.
What you will need
To make this quick and easy pork chops dinner, you will need the following ingredients
Pork chops: I used bone-in pork chops about 1-inch thickness
1 pack of Shake 'N Bake original pork
Avocado oil: substitute with olive oil or any other flavorless oil of choice
How to make air fryer shake and bake pork chops
Preheat the air fryer to 400F /200C for 5 minutes.
Rinse (optional) and pat the pork chops dry with a kitchen paper towel.
Drizzle a little oil on the porch chops and brush the oil on all sides of the meat.
Empty 1 pack of shake n bake original pork in a large freezer bag
Transfer the pork chops to the freezer bag along with the coating seasoning. Seal the bag and shake until all the pork chops are well coated on all sides in the crumbs mixture.
Spray the air fryer basket light with oil spray
Arrange the seasoned pork chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer and lightly spray the top of the meat.
Air fry for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time or until the internal temperature registers 145F / 62C
Remove the pork chops immediately from the air fryer basket and rest on a plate for at least 5 minutes before cutting or serving it. garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.
How to serve
Pork chops are delicious and versatile and can be served with various side dishes such as roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, seasoned rice, cornbread or your favorite side dishes. They also pair nicely with sauces such as creamy garlic sauce, parsley sauce, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard.
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How to store
I love to serve this shake and bake pork chops on the day it is made because of the breadcrumbs coating, it loses its crunchiness the next day. But if you have leftovers, then store them in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated for up to 3 days.
To reheat: simply pop them back in the air fryer and cook for 5-6 minutes at 260F /180C flipping halfway through or until warm to your liking.
What to serve with shake and
Can I make this recipe with chicken
Yes, this Kraft seasoning mix used for this recipe is the pork original but I don't see why you can't use it on chicken too. If you did make it with other protein then kindly leave feedback. Thank you.
How long do you cook pork chops in the air fryer
How long to cook pork chops in an air fryer will depend on the thickness of the meat and the temperature of the air fryer. Typically, 1 inch thick pork chops will cook between 12-15 minutes while a thinner cut of the same meat will cook for a lesser time.
If cooking meat or using an air fryer, it may be worth investing in a meat thermometer so that you can cook your meat to the desired doneness and ensure food safety standards are met. Generally, pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F / 62C in order for it to be considered safe.
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Air Fryer Shake And Bake Pork Chops
- 4 bone in pork chops (1-inch thick) about 1.5lb (750g)
- 1 pack of Shake 'N Bake original pork
- 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
- Preheat the air fryer to 400F /200C for 5 minutes
- Rinse (optional) and pat the pork chops dry with a kitchen paper towel
- Drizzle a little oil on the pork chops and brush the oil on all sides of the meat.
- Empty 1 pack of shake n bake original pork in a large freezer bag
- Transfer the pork chops to the freezer bag along with the coating seasoning. Seal the bag and shake until all the pork chops are well coated on all sides in the crumbs mixture.
- Spray the air fryer basket light with oil spray
- Arrange the seasoned pork chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer and lightly spray the top of the meat.
- Air fry for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time or until the internal temperature registers 145F / 62C
- Remove the pork chops immediately from the air fryer basket and rest on a plate for at least 5 minutes before cutting or serving it. garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.
- The seasoning mix provided is suitable for seasoning 4-6 regular-sized pork chops or 8 smaller pork chops which weigh approximately 2 pounds in total. If you are cooking fewer than 4 pork chops, you may reduce the amount of seasoning mix by half and reserve the remainder for another recipe.
- Discard any seasoning mix that has come in contact with raw meat.
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And there you have it, a simple and delicious pork recipe you can make at home in 25 minutes. As always, if you made this recipe, I would love to hear from you! Kindly rate the recipe 5 star and leave me feedback in the comment section below. Tag me @thedinnerbite on Instagram and save it away to your Pinterest. Please subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for free new recipes in your inbox