Air Fried Hot Cheetos Pork Chops

A picture of cooked hot cheeto pork chops

Do you love Hot Cheetos? I love these things. By themselves, dipped in hot queso, I even enjoy  the Kraft cheese noodles that are hot cheetos flavored. Needless to say when my husband suggested making a hot cheeto flavored pork chop I was up for the challenge. I knew that I wanted them to be crispy, and full of flavor. I also knew that I wanted to use my air fryer instead of oil. 

A traditional fried pork chop is fried in oil, and has a breaded mix on it that usually incorporates breadcrumbs.  They have a crunchy exterior, and are full of flavor. Pork chops are a great protein for any dinner especially if they are served with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. An air fried pork chop is the same, just slightly healthier. 

In the past I have made air fried pork chops out of pork rinds. Crunched up pork rinds replaced my typical bread crumb coating. They were crunchy and moist on the inside just like you would expect from a traditional fried pork chop. These Hot Cheeto pork chops use a similar method and actually turned out just the same. 

To make these Hot Cheeto Pork Chops you only need a handful of ingredients, an air fryer, and of course a small amount of time to prep. Your family will love these Hot Cheeto Pork Chops especially if they enjoy Hot Cheetos. You can also make these with normal Cheetos, but my taste tester enjoys spice.  They are full of flavor, and perfect! Here’s how to make them. 

Here are the ingredients you will need: 

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 egg
  • Cooking spray (I prefer olive oil)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2-3 cups of Hot Cheetos***

** These pork chops can be made low carb and keto by subbing cheetos for spicy pork rinds.

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Pat pork chops dry and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and garlic. 
  2. In a medium size bowl beat egg, and dip pork chops in egg wash. Set aside for the time being.
  3. In a gallon zip lock back place 2-3 cups of Hot Cheetos. Zip the bag, and crush with your hands. You don’t want Cheeto dust, but make sure they are crunched up nicely. (You can also use a food processor). Open the bag of crushed cheetos and place egged pork chops in the bag. Zip the bag back up, and shake the bag around making sure the pork chops are nicely coated.
  4.  Pull the chops out and set on a tray or plate. Spritz with olive oil, and place the coated pork chops  in the freezer for about ten minutes. Doing this allows for the bater to set on the pork chops a little better. 
  5. While the pork chops are in the freezer, preheat your air fryer to 350°F. 
  6. Pull the pork chops out of the freezer and put them in your preheated air fryer. Set time for 15 minutes and flip halfway through. 
  7. Pull out of the air fryer, cool for about 5 minutes and enjoy. 

Notes: Depending on the size of your pork chops , you may need to adjust time by a few minutes either up or down. 

If you choose to make these low carb with pork rinds you will want to add parmesan cheese to the crushed up pork rinds to make the batter more full.

A picture of cooked hot cheeto pork chops

Air Fried Hot Cheeto Pork Chops

If you love Hot Cheetos then you will love these air fried Hot Cheeto Pork Chops.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 egg
  • Cooking spray I prefer olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2-3 cups of Hot Cheetos***

Instructions
 

  • Pat pork chops dry and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and garlic.
  • In a medium size bowl beat egg, and dip pork chops in egg wash. Set aside for the time being.
  • In a gallon zip lock back place 2-3 cups of Hot Cheetos. Zip the bag, and crush with your hands. You don’t want Cheeto dust, but make sure they are crunched up nicely. (You can also use a food processor). Open the bag of crushed cheetos and place egged pork chops in the bag. Zip the bag back up, and shake the bag around making sure the pork chops are nicely coated.
  • Pull the chops out and set on a tray or plate. Spritz with olive oil, and place the coated pork chops in the freezer for about ten minutes. Doing this allows for the bater to set on the pork chops a little better.
  • While the pork chops are in the freezer, preheat your air fryer to 350°F.
  • Pull the pork chops out of the freezer and put them in your preheated air fryer. Set time for 15 minutes and flip halfway through.
  • Pull out of the air fryer, cool for about 5 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

** These pork chops can be made low carb and keto by subbing cheetos for spicy pork rinds.
Depending on the size of your pork chops , you may need to adjust time by a few minutes either up or down. 
If you choose to make these low carb with pork rinds you will want to add parmesan cheese to the crushed up pork rinds to make the batter more full.

13 Comments

  1. Air fried and coated in hot cheetos? Win! Easy recipe. I like the rich red colour they keep after cooking.

    1. Thank you I liked the color too!

  2. Oh…my…goodness! My family will LOVE this pork chop recipe! Can’t wait to try it!!!

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  4. So, this title had me intrigued… and the recipe doesn’t look that hard.. I am tempted to try it, thinking my kids will like this meal

    1. My nieces and nephews definitely like them!

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