Reheat pork chops in an air fryer, for a convenient way to heat them up, without drying them out. The pork chops will be hot and crispy, and perfect for a quick and easy meal.
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Reheating pork chops in the air fryer
Pork chops are a tasty and tender dish when they are freshly cooked, but if you have ever tried reheating them, you will know that the results are often not as good as when they were first cooked.
As you probably know, reheating leftover pork chops in a microwave is going to lead to rubbery unappetizing chops. You can reheat them in your oven, or in a skillet, but that takes time.
But if you reheat leftover pork chops in an air fryer, it’ll come out perfectly this time in less time than it takes to heat up your oven. Yes it will be a bit more well done than it was the first time you cooked it, but it will still be tasty and juicy (unlike the microwaved version)!
Air frying is also a great way to cook pork from fresh, it is really quick and easy compared to shallow frying or grilling. Check out my recipes for air fryer pork chops, air fryer pork steaks, and air fryer pork schnitzel for some tasty options.
Scroll down for the printable recipe card for how to reheat pork chops in an air fryer, or read on for all the details!
Leftover pork chops: you are going to get the best results with thick cut pork chops. This is because the leftover chop will have time to warm through in the air fryer before getting completely overcooked.
Olive oil: A quick spray or a light brush of olive oil will help get the best results when reheating chops in an air fryer.
Tip: When choosing an olive oil spray for your air fryer, look for the type that spritzes rather than an aerosol. The propellant in aerosol oil sprays can damage the non-stick coating of your air fryer.
Step 1: Remove pork chops from the refrigerator and pat dry. Give them a light spray or brush with olive oil.
Step 2: Preheat air fryer to 380°F/ 190°C for 2-3 minutes. This is important as you want the air fryer to be up to temperature as soon as you place the chops in to prevent them from becoming dried out.
Step 3: Place leftover pork chops in the air fryer basket. If you are reheating more than one then place them in a single layer, and ensure they are not touching. Reheat in batches if necessary.
If you will be reheating more than one batch of chops in your air fryer, reheat ones that are a similar thickness together. Chop thickness is the main factor that affects how they take to reheat, so this will help to prevent some chops becoming overcooked before others have warmed through.
Step 4: Air fry pork chops at 380°F/ 190°C for 2-3 minute intervals. After each interval, check the internal temperature, flip the chops over, and continue reheating until they reach at least 165°F/ 74°C in the center of the thickest part.
Storage and (re)reheating
It is not recommended to reheat pork chops more than once, as they can start to get really dry, so only reheat what you are going to consume in one sitting.
If you did reheat too many pork chops, then store them in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 2 days, and eat cold for a snack.
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