Air Fryer Pork Chops in Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe

air fryer pork chops in lemon caper sauce

Air fryer pork chops in a lemon caper sauce are all the rage.  It’s definitely a versatile dish.  If you’ve been reading you will find many Pork Chops posts and a lot of you want to know about frying those pork chops, particularly frying them in an air fryer.

If you want to air fry your pork chops that is a good first step to then combining them with this delicious lemon caper sauce, giving them just the extra flavoring they deserve. (Keep reading for the lemon caper sauce recipe below.)

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Why Make Pork Chops in an Air Fryer

Many viewers say it is a good idea to fry the chops until they’re crispy and to make sure the oil is hot before adding the pork chops.

You can do the same but in a healthier way with the right air fryer. An air fryer uses much less oil and instead heats up the air to crisp your food.

For example, air fried French fries contain 70 – 80% less fat than those deep fried (according to Philips Air Fryer). 

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You can experience crispy delicious foods with up to 75% less fat in an air fryer as compared to a deep fryer.

Air Fryer Pork Chops in a Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe

air fryer Pork Chops in lemon caper sauce

First you will want to put the sauce together.

Here’s an easy lemon caper sauce recipe to try:

3 teaspoons capers
2 tablespoons butter cold
1 teaspoon butter
2 lemons juiced
1 small clove garlic (finely minced)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 to 2 teaspoons parsley chopped

Make sure your capers are crushed. You can use a spoon to do this in a dish.

Melt the teaspoon of butter in a sauce pot over medium – high heat. Add in the capers and turn them into a sauce (this usually happens quickly, approximately 10 – 15 seconds). Add in the lemon juice and garlic for about 2 minutes. Watch that the sauce doesn’t burn. Add in salt and pepper plus parsley to the mixture.

Take the pot off the heat and stir in the cold butter. This will help make the sauce shiny. It should take approximately 1 minute.

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How to Air Fry Your Pork Chops in a Lemon Caper Sauce

First, you will want to create a seasoning mixture. Some good ingredients to include are oregano, parsley, garlic powder, and rosemary. Of course you can also add salt and pepper to taste.

Paint your room temperature pork chops with olive oil and then sprinkle them with the herb mixture from above.

Preheat your air fryer (check prices on Amazon for a good one!) to 360 degrees F.
Place your seasoned pork chops in the basket and cook at 360 degrees F for about 7 minutes on each side.

Check the internal temperature of your pork chops with this thermometer  (we like this one because it’s super fast). It should be at 145 degrees F.

When you remove the pork chops from the air fryer (be careful, they will be hot), let them sit for about 5 – 10 minutes covered lightly with foil.

You will have juicy yet crispy pork chops ready to serve.

Now drizzle that golden lemon caper sauce over your pork chops and you will be well fed!


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