Honey Mustard Pork Chops
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Air Fried Honey Mustard Pork Chops
- Prep Time: 10 m
- Cook Time: 15 m
- Total Time: 25 m
- Servings: 2
- 2 bone-in pork chops 1-inch thick
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- olive oil
- 10 ounces Brussels sprouts halved
- ¾ pound mini gold potatoes halved
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine the honey, whole grain mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and smoked paprika in a medium size casserole dish. Add the pork chops and pierce holes in the chops several times and turn the chops over to coat with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. If possible, turn the pork chops over 1 or 2 times during the marinating time.
When ready to air-fry, remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and let them rest on the counter while you prepare the vegetables.
Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F.
Place the Brussels sprouts and potatoes in the air fryer basket. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Air-fry the Brussels sprouts and potatoes for 13 minutes, tossing a few times during the cooking process. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and cover with aluminum foil.
Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket and pour the marinade over the top. Air-fry for 10 to 12 minutes at 400ºF. The pork chops should reach an internal temperature of 155°F with an instant read thermometer.
Transfer the chops to a plate. Tent the chops with aluminum foil to rest.
While the pork chops are resting, return the Brussels sprouts and potatoes to the air fryer. Air-fry at 400°F for 2 to 3 minutes until heated through.
Plate the pork chops and pour the sauce on the bottom of the air fryer basket over the pork chops. Serve with vegetables on the side.
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For those of us that just have to have their pork chops fried, (but still want to lower their calorie content), did you know that you can just cover the pork chops in mustard and cook them that way without ANY grease? It’s true. I gave that knowledge to Weight Watchers when I was going there and they even included that info into their cookbook.
However, I never got the credit for it.
I made the recipe according to ur instructions when I put pork chops in to cook and poured marinade over it produced a lot of smoke, and my whole kitchen got smoky. Any suggestions? Food tasted good but if it smokes like this I won’t make it again
I didn’t have that trouble at all when making them and wonder what size air fryer you are using. One way to help avoid any smoke in the air fryer is to put some water in the drawer below. This will dilute the marinade unfortunately and it won’t be as intense as a sauce at the end, but it will prevent any smoking. The only other thing I can think of is if your pork chops were stacked on each other and were too close to the heating element.
Thank you for this. I made, family loved, adding to my regulars. (No surprise–pork chops, b-sprouts and potatoes among my faves.) But I don’t love the added sweetness of the honey. Is there a marinade substitute or honey substitute? Mustard, lemon and Wrcstr are lovely, just not the extra sweet. Does it have to be something sticky? Can I just leave it out?
Hi Kay. You can certainly leave it out, or reduce the honey if you like. Make it your own! 🙂
If using chicken instead of pork in this recipe, how should I adjust the cooking time?
Hi Mary. It really depends on the chicken you are using. If it’s bone-in chicken breasts, I would cook them in the air fryer for about 20 to 25 minutes. If they are boneless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces), the time should be about the same – 12 minutes.
Sounds delicious but I’m concerned about the marinade. I thought I read somewhere that you should never use the marinade that the raw meat has been laying in. Is this not true and safe to use?
Hi Mimi. It’s ok to cook a marinade, but you shouldn’t pour a marinade that has not been cooked over food. In this recipe, the pork and marinade go into the air fryer together and both get cooked.
Would the cooking be the same for a thick chop with no bone?
Hi Lesa, Yes the cooking time should be roughly the same with no bone – just use the lower of the number range (10 minutes).
Thank you Meredith! So far I have made yourOur Sesame Chicken Wings and Peppered Maple Bacon Knots, and they were absolutely scrumptious.
Just a easy question because I always like to use the exact ingredients in your recipe, can regular paprika be used instead of smoked paprika?
Hi Maryann. Sure, regular paprika can be used. It won’t give the smoky flavor that the smoked paprika would give, but it will still be great.
This maybe a dumb question but recipe says to cook pork chop 10 10 12. Does that mean 10 minutes flip 10 more minutes flip and then 12 minutes
Hi Michele. Thanks for asking – that was a typo and I’ve fixed it now. It should say just 10 TO 12 minutes.
Found it easy, used my big air fryer. Loved the seasoning and the flavor was amazing! Used russet potato as we didn’t have goldens. Turned out great. Thank you for all your great recipes.
I always love your recipes and find them dependably awesome in taste and preparation. This Honey Mustard Pork recipe is one of my most favorites! Delicious, nice browning, savory, easy to prepare. Ther.e is nothing I would change.
I made this, so delicious! Only thing I did different was use my Deni tenderizer and used on the chops first. Then after mixing the wet ingredients I took a lock and lock container, poured a little in the bottom, took a chop and put liquid mustard on it, laid it down and then mustard on the other side, a little more wet ingredients, and did the same with each chop, I had 4 total. I then put in fridge and turned over to keep the sauce thoroughly mixed. After several days I air fried them, DELICIOUS@
This sounds so good but I don’t have an air fryer. Can this be made in an oven or on the grill and if so what would the temperatures and cook times be?
Time depends entirely on how thick your pork chops are, but you could use this recipe as a guide: https://bluejeanchef.com/recipes/honey-bbq-pork-chops/
If I don’t have fresh brussel sprouts, can frozen brussel sprouts be used? Would time need to be adjusted? Tks.
You could use frozen brussels sprouts. From frozen they would take about 20 minutes to air-fry so you should start them a few minutes before you add the potatoes.
1/1/23 Made these pork chops tonight. Best I’ve made in a long time! Made the potatoes and substituted asparagus for Brussels sprouts. Thank you!
Looks easy and delicious! Can you recommend an air fryer for a single person?
I’m afraid I am terribly biased since I have my own branded air fryer oven. You can see it here: https://bluejeanchef.com/product/blue-jean-chef-24-quart-air-fryer-toaster-oven/ I like this oven, even for one person, because it is multi-functional. If you’re going to have an air fryer on your countertop, why not have one that is also a regular baking oven, a convection oven, a warming drawer, a broiler and a rotisserie? I also like that I can see what is happening inside through the glass door and that it has just two control knobs to keep things simple.