Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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Genesis Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: September 29, 2021
Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

How To Make Smothered Pork Chops

Impress your family with this recipe. Pork chops are cooked until tender and braised in a cream-based sauce with onion, garlic, butter, and thyme.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 4pork loin chops,bone-in, 1-inch thick
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,coarse ground
  • 4tbspvegetable oil
  • 1yellow onion,sliced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2thyme sprigs,fresh
  • 4tbspbutter
  • 2tsbpflour
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • ½cupheavy cream


  1. Season the pork with the salt and pepper and add the vegetable oil to a cast iron skillet on medium high heat, searing on both sides for 4 to 5 minutes each side, until browned.

  2. Remove the pork from the pan and add in the butter and onions, cooking well for about 15 to 20 minutes or until caramelized, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add in the garlic and thyme, stirring for 1 minute until fragrant. Then, add in the flour and stir until it is fully absorbed before adding in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Whisk well.

  4. Add the pork back into the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the pork chops are tender and cooked through and the sauce has thickened and reduced by half.


  • Calories: 631.07kcal
  • Fat: 52.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.57g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.36g
  • Fiber: 0.94g
  • Sugar: 4.08g
  • Protein: 27.72g
  • Cholesterol: 148.60mg
  • Sodium: 715.08mg
  • Calcium: 65.73mg
  • Potassium: 637.12mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 226.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.30mg
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