This delicious recipe for Pecan Crusted Air-Fryer Pork Chops are sponsored by my friends at the American Pecan Council.
These Pecan Crusted Air-Fryer Pork Chops turn out perfectly every time! A crispy pecan coating, and juicy tender on the inside with so much flavor. You’ll love this more nutritious way to enjoy pork chops!
It’s AIR FRYER TIME!!! I’ve been loving preparing all kinds of veggies and sides in my air fryer lately, and loving the hands off approach and perfectly textured food. BUT, definitely wanted to experiment even more with main dishes.
Pecan Crusted Pork Chops have been on my to-do list of recipes to tackle for a while. I’ve always loved a breaded pork chop, but, I want the comfort of the dish made more nutritious. The pecan and air-fryer combo worked magic to produce the best tasting breaded pork chop!
“Breaded” Pork Chops
To create that “breaded” and crispy pork chop texture, chopped pecans are the key ingredient. The pecan addition creates that bold and nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness that worked deliciously in this recipe.
I’ve used chopped pecans along with a few spices and arrowroot starch as the breading to the pork chops. We first dip the pork chops in an egg and Dijon mustard mixture, then coat with our pecan breading. Cook in your air fryer for only 12 minutes!
Perfectly crispy, and a more nutritious variation to traditional breaded and fried pork chops! I love that the pecans are also naturally gluten-free, and with many nutrients: monounsaturated fats, fiber, plant based protein, and plenty of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, E, calcium, potassium, zinc to name a few)*. They’re truly a hard-working ingredient for simple, delicious meals for the family.
Serving your pork chops
Be sure to eat hot right off out of the air-fryer. You can serve with some Dijon mustard, or by itself on top with some extra salt and pepper. I love green beans, or sautéed veggies served alongside for some additional fiber and nutrients! The pork chops also work great as a topping to a salad and can be re-heated to enjoy later in the week.
Air Fryer Pecan Crusted Pork Chops
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup arrowroot starch
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt + more to taste
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard (+ more for serving)
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4-6 medium boneless prok chops (trimmed of any fat)
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together pecans, arrowroot starch, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, Dijon mustard, water, and garlic.
To make the pork chops: first cover the pork chops in the egg mixture, then transfer to the bowl with the pecan mixture to coat all sides. Repeat with remaining pork chops. Place 3 pork chops at a time in the air fryer basket.
Cook for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Flip over at the 6 minute mark.
Serve hot with extra Dijon mustard (if using).