Pecan Crusted Air Fryer Pork Chops

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American Pecan Council | Amy Rains, Wholesomelicious

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 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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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).

Nutrition facts

Calories

360

Fat

16g

Sat Fat

3g

Sodium

180mg

Carbs

8g

Fiber

2g

Protein

43g

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