Pecan Crusted Air Fryer Pork Chops

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Total Time: 22mins


Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside, this gluten-free alternative to traditional pork chops will be a family favorite. By using pecans in place of breadcrumbs and an air fryer in place of traditional frying, you have a more nutritious alternative to fried pork chops without sacrificing flavor. Recipe submitted by Amy Rains, Wholesomelicious.


  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot or corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 medium sized boneless pork chops (trimmed of any fat)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together pecans, arrowroot starch, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, Dijon mustard, water, and garlic.
  4. 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 in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook pork chops for 6 minutes, flip, then cook for an additional 6 minutes. Set aside on a plate.
  6. Repeat with remaining pork chops.
  7. Serve hot with extra Dijon mustard (if using).

*Note: If you don’t have an air fryer, coat the pork chops using the same method, then sauté the pork chops for 5-6 minutes per side in an oiled skillet over medium-high heat.

nutrition facts

Based on 6 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories 360
  • Fat 16g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Carbohydrates8g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 43g


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