Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops {KETO + WHOLE30}

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Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops

If you haven’t cooked pork chops in an air fryer yet, you are absolutley missing out. I don’t think I will ever go back to pan frying or oven baked pork chops now. My Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops are so juicy, flavorful and can be done and on the table in 12 minutes. My air fryer is my most beloved kitchen gadget. I’ve found that you can literally cook anything in an air fryer and it will make it taste a 100x better. It’s perfect for chicken, pork, steaks, veggies and even heating up leftovers. It is such a life and time saver!

Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops on a bed of green lettuce and tomatoes

What is the Best Air Fryer to Purchase?

I’ve used the GoWise brand for almost 2 years now and I won’t ever go to another brand. I used to have the 5.8 qaurt and recently upgraded to the 7 quart. It was the best decison to upgrade beause it is large enough to where I don’t have to cook in batches. If you are debating on size, GO FOR THE 7 QUART!

Below is the air fryer I love and recommend:

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How to Make the Buffalo Seasoning?

This seasoning is so easy to make and will tast better than store bought. It will light your mouth up, beacuse it is HOT. Don’t worry though if you don’t like too spicy, I’ve added notes in the recipe card that will help you taylor the spice level to your liking.

To make this seaoning I combine the following spices: Nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. So simple and full of flavor. It is great on chicken, steak, pork and even veggies!

Buffalo seasoning in a bowl

Pro Tips for These Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops?

  • Buying the Right Pork Chop: From experience, the best pork chops to buy are thick, boneless chops, somewhere between 1 ½ inches to 2 inches thick. I love Butcher Box’s pork chops. They are so amazing. Click here to grab Butcher Box’s latest offer.
  • Tenderize: Pierce each side of the pork chops multiple times with a fork. Make sure the pierce marks are distributed evenly among each side.
  • Room Temp: Allow the pork chop to come to room temperature before cooking. Never cook straight from the refrigerator. Leave out around 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Cooking Method: Cooking pork chops in the air fryer is hands down the best way to cook them. It is quick and they always, always turn out super tender and juicy.
A close up photo of the pork chop cut in half

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Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops

By: Ashley McCrary
5 from 2 votes
These Air Fryer Buffalo Pork Chops are rubbed with homemade buffalo seasoning and cooked to perfection. Cooks in only 12 minutes and clean up is a breeze! Whole30, Keto, and Paleo.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork chops 1 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Buffalo Seasoning

  • 1 tablspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes
  • Tenderize each pork chop with a meat tenderizer or use a fork to poke holes on both sides.
  • In a small bowl, mix together all the buffalo seasoning ingredients.
  • Coat the pork chops with olive oil and rub in the mix liberally.
  • Cook pork chops in air fryer at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, flipping pork chops over after 6 minutes. The internal temperature should read 155-160F.


  • Store any leftover seasoing in a small jar with a lid.


Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 350mg | Fiber: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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  1. 5 stars
    This looks FANTASTIC! We’re making this recipe today! Just FYI, I think you forgot to add Cayenne to the ingredient list on the recipe card. It was clear from reading the entire post to add anywhere from 1 Teaspoon to 2 Tablespoons of Cayenne based on the heat level you want, but if people skip directly to the recipe, they might forget to add the cayenne. I’ll come back and let you know how this works out for my family. I’m so excited to now have an easy buffalo dry rib to put on everything! Thank you! I’m a huge fan of Healthy Little Peach! (When in doubt, clean your house and make a frittata! LOL!)

    1. Ella, thank you so much for this catch. I just added it into the recipe card. Sometimes I get in a hurry and I miss something. I hope you enjoy. Keep me posted 😉

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice now and both times have been amazing! Not only is this recipe super quick and easy to throw together, but the pork chops turn out SO tender which can usually be tricky for me. So glad I stumbled upon this recipe!

  3. Is the nutritional yeast a must I don’t have it , Can I substitute it with something else ?

    1. Absolutely……if you’re not focusing on being dairy free, just use cheese. Thanks Heather!!!