Ready for a protein-packed quick and easy meal prep recipe??
These pork chops are breaded, but before you freak out about carbs, don't. Carbs aren't evil and even if they were, these chops only have 5g of carbs per serving. Worth every bite.
I'll spare you my life story about pork chops and get right to it.
Here's what you'll need:
4 Boneless Pork Chops Thick Cut*
1 Egg beaten
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
1 tbsp (per pound of pork chops) chicken and pork rub**
*Thick cut pork chops give you more protein per serving and are way less likely to dry out in the cooking process.
**You can play around with the spices here, but I like to use seasoning rubs to add the flavor. You can also use Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I don't usually measure this lol but 1 tbsp of seasoning per pound of meat is a good place to start.
Grab 2 shallow bowls or dishes for your egg mixture and your breadcrumb/seasoning mixture. Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees.
Crack and beat the egg in one bowl and mix your breadcrumbs and seasoning together in the second bowl. Pat dry the pork chops with a paper towel, this helps the breading stick better!
Take each pork chop and dip it into the egg mixture to fully coat the chop. Let any excess egg drip off before dipping it into the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure all sides are evenly coated. Repeat this with remaining chops.
Use cooking spray to coat the air fryer tray and arrange the pork chops so that there's an inch between each one. If they don't all fit, you'll have to cook in batches. Cook pork chops for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway.
Use an instant read thermometer at the 12 min mark to make sure you don't overdo it. Pork chops are done when they reach 145 degrees.
Let them rest a few minutes before diving in, this helps the juices to settle and redistribute, which will give you a juicier pork chop.
Nutrition Facts/Macro Breakdown:
Note: this may very depending on the size of pork chops you use and the type of breadcrumbs, but if you follow the recipe as written, it'll be pretty close!
Serving Size: 1 chop
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