Prep the pork chops. Rinse pork chops and pat dry using paper towel. Brush oil on both sides using a silicone brush. Cover both sides with McCormick Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Seasoning. Gently pat the seasoning into the meat.
Place 2 pork chops on each air fryer tray. Do not stack the meat. When the air fryer is done preheating, place one tray on the top rack and the other tray on the middle rack. (See tips).
Preheat the Instant Vortex Air Fryer Oven. Put the drip pan on the bottom. Press the air fryer setting, adjust cooking temperature to 375°F for 10-12 minutes.
Add pork chops to the air fryer. Add the trays to the top and middle racks. Reset the cooking time if needed (See tips).
At the midway point, flip the pork chops and rotate the trays. Use tongs for this step.
At 10 minutes, check the pork chops with a meat thermometer. For medium to well done chops, the internal temperature is 155-160°F. If it’s not done, add it back to the air fryer until done.
Remove pork chops and recheck the temperature. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Tip 1: Cooking Time VariesThe cooking time varies based on the thickness and cut of the pork and the air fryer model. It’s best to check the pork at 10 minutes with a meat thermometer to see if it’s done.Tip 2: Don’t Skip The Olive OilIt’s very easy for pork chops to be overcooked and dry. Rubbing a thin layer of olive oil onto the meat helps keep it moist in the air fryer. It also helps give a golden brown crust. You just need a little bit, so don’t go overboard with the olive oil!Tip 3: Give Your Pork Chops Some SpaceDon’t stack the pork chops on top of one another otherwise you won’t get an even golden crust and the meat won’t cook as well.Tip 4: Best Tray PositionsFor faster cooking time, place one tray on the top rack and one on the middle. Then, halfway through the cooking time, rotate the trays. When I initially tested the recipe, I utilized the bottom two tray positions and it took much longer to cook. Just be careful because the top rack is closest to the burner element and it will over cook if you don’t watch it.Tip 5: IMPORTANT - Double Check The Cooking Time After You Put The Trays In The Air FryerI like to reset the cooking time after I add food to the air fryer. Why? The air fryer immediately starts counting down the cooking time when it’s finished preheating. Since I’m usually multitasking in the kitchen and I’m not tether to the air fryer, countless times I've missed the beeping sound signaling that the preheating is done. So, by the time I put the food in the air fryer the countdown has already started.Tip 6: Work Quickly And Carefully When Rotating the Tray And MeatEvery time you open the air fryer door it has to preheat, which takes several minutes (depending on how long the door is open). These extra few minutes gets added onto the remaining cooking time, so your food might get overcooked. If in doubt, check the pork chops throughout with a meat thermometer to ensure it’s not overcooked or undercooked.