The next time that you're craving delicious golden brown crispy pork that won't affect your low carb diet, these Keto Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are the best. With a quick and easy cook time, these juicy pork chops make the perfect hearty meal. This has 0 net carbs making it perfect for any type of keto diet.
The trick to making these parmesan porks chops is that you get to use the air fryer. The air fryer basket lets the heat swirl around perfectly to cook that parmesan coating into the perfect crispy goodness. This cooking method takes less than heating up the cast iron skillet or preheating the oven and prepping the baking sheet. Plus, the texture once it's cooked will have everyone shocked that it's actually a low carb recipe!
Take yourself on a new culinary journey and make this easy pork chop recipe. It's one of my favorite air fryer recipes and such an easy way to make an amazingly delicious meal. You can use thin-cut pork chops or thicker ones, but the cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops. Either way this is one of our favorite pork chop recipes.
Be sure to check out my Keto Smothered Pork Chops for another great way to cook a quick and easy meal that is perfect for busy weeknights. There are so many ways to cook pork. We also love this Smoked Pork Loin and Instant Pot Air Fryer Pork Roast.
For the complete measurements needed, scroll down to the printable recipe card.
Boneless pork chops - I recommend using ½-inch thick pork chops. Adds a good texture and flavor.
Pork rind crumbs - You can make these yourself using your food processor. Almond flour is a good sub if you don't have pork rinds.
Parmesan cheese - Freshly grated parmesan cheese adds a ton of yummy taste.
Garlic powder - This pairs well with the other flavors.
Salt - To taste. If your pork rinds are salted you may want to omit added salt entirely.
Pepper - To taste. Black pepper will enhance the other flavors.
Egg - This is basically an egg wash that binds the ingredients together to form a crispy coating.
Heavy whipping cream - Combines with the egg to create a sticky coating.
How to Make Keto Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Step One: Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Spray the basket with non-stick cooking spray or brush with olive oil or avocado oil.
Step Two: Season the pork chops on both sides with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. If the pork rinds are salty you may want to omit the added salt.
Step Three: Whisk the whipping cream and egg in a shallow bowl until smooth.
Step Four: In a different bowl, mix the grated Parmesan and the pork rind crumbs. Add the seasonings.
Step Five: Dip the pork chop into the egg mixture, and then dip and coat with the parmesan mixture to form a pork rind crust. Make sure it is completely coated.
Step Six: Cook the pork chops in a single layer in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes. Flip them halfway through the cooking process. Make sure each chop reads 145 on an internal thermometer. Serve the keto pork chop recipe immediately.
Add Italian seasoning - It's so simple to change the flavor of these easy keto pork chops. Add different seasonings like Italian, onion powder, garlic salt, or even a little bit of cayenne pepper are fine for a keto pork chops recipe.
Mix in fresh parsley - The list of ingredients needed to make these parmesan-crusted pork chops pair really well with fresh parsley.
Citrus - Try adding a little bit of lemon zest for a pop of flavor!
How do I make crushed pork rinds?
You want to pork rinds to be a fine texture to be able to coat these air fryer pork chops. The best way to crumble and crush up the pork finds is to use the food processor. Just be sure that you're paying attention and don't process them too much. You want them to be the same texture as bread crumbs, not so thin that they become a sticky mess. They work great as a sub for bread crumbs on a ketogenic diet.
Should I use thick cut or thin cut pork chops?
You can use any type of meat or thickness that you want, but I've found that meat that is ½ inch thick works best for easy recipes like this. It's also my personal preference to use boneless pork chops, but if you wanted to use bone-in chops, that would still work.
Can I use bone-in pork chops?
I prefer boneless chops in this recipe but if you have bone in pork chops those will still work to make parmesan pork chops.
At what temperature is pork safe to eat?
Using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature is key for making sure that the pork is cooked and done. Once the cooking time of the air fryer has been completed, the internal temperature should read at least 145 degrees.
If you do decide to use pork with a bone in it, make sure that you are not putting the thermometer anywhere near the bone when checking the internal temperature or it will give a hotter reading than is actual.
What are some side dish favorite recipes to pair with this easy weeknight meal?
There are so many different recipes that you could pair. A simple side salad is a great addition, or you can easily add any other low-carb substitutions as well to this meal. You can't go wrong with your choice.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees if required.
- Season both sides of each pork chop with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the heavy whipping cream and egg until smooth.
- In another bowl, combine the pork rind crumbs and grated parmesan, mixing well to combine.
- Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, and then coat with the parmesan mixture.
- Cook the pork chops for 15-20 minutes in the air fryer or until they reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees. Turn the pork chops halfway through cooking.