Honey Mustard Pork Chops

One of the great benefits of air-frying is that it keeps foods moist. Nothing could be more important when cooking pork chops, which is why this recipe for Honey Mustard Pork Chops is designed for the air fryer. The marinade turns into a sauce that you can pour over the chops at the end, making it a one pot meal!

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Honey Mustard Pork Chops in marinade in a shallow dish. Brussels Sprouts and baby gold potatoes in an air fryer basket.

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Air Fried Honey Mustard Pork Chops

  • Prep Time: 10 m
  • Cook Time: 15 m
  • Total Time: 25 m
  • Servings:
    2

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. When ready to air-fry, remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and let them rest on the counter while you prepare the vegetables.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  4. Place the Brussels sprouts and potatoes in the air fryer basket. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. 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.
  6. Place the pork chops in the air fryer basket and pour the marinade over the top. Air-fry for 10-12 minutes at 400ºF. The pork chops should reach an internal temperature of 165°F with an instant read thermometer.
  7. Transfer the chops to a plate. Tent the chops with aluminum foil to rest.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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  1. 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.


  2. 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

    1. Hi Connie,
      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.
      ML


  3. 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?

    1. 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.

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