Easy Pork Chop Dinner Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published July 28, 2020
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This easy pork chop recipe will let you serve an amazingly simple yet elegant dinner. This recipe is incredibly easy and inexpensive to make! We can cook our chops like steak, but we’re going for simple home style cooking for this pork chop recipe. It takes you less than an hour to serve juicy, tender and moist pork chops on the table!

The golden brown crust of the chops and the soft and tender interior of its meat are irresistibly comforting. The flavor of the sauce makes it even better! This pork chop recipe makes your simply seasoned pork chops soft and tender by cooking them to golden perfection. You can definitely go for boneless chops but we suggest using bone-in ones because they absorb more flavor. Test it out with our Honey Barbecue Pork Chops and Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda and Bacon bone-in meat recipes.

This will be a staple weeknight dinner, with many sides to choose from. You can pair it with roasted veggies or some garlic mashed potatoes for a fuller meal. Whip up this quick and easy flavorful meal and enjoy every slice of chops that you’ll love in every bite!

How To Make Easy Pork Chop Dinner

A quick and easy pork chop recipe that perfectly cooks your chops and flavor it with a rich and savory sauce that’s simply seasoned. Perk up your day with a tasty dish that has your daily dose of protein!

  • 2-7 oz pork chops (bone-in)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed, skin-on)
  • Twigs of either fresh rosemary or thyme
  • 10 oz bell peppers of your choice (de-seeded & thinly sliced)
  • 3 oz red or yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & ground black pepper (to taste)

To serve:

  • Chopped parsley
  1. Make cuts into the fat section of the porkchop to prevent curling.
  2. Season the chops liberally with salt & ground black pepper. Set aside to allow the seasoning to penetrate through the meat.
  3. Heat up a skillet with vegetable oil until smoking.
  4. Add the porkchops, garlic,& rosemary or thyme twigs. Saute until evenly caramelized on both sides, roughly 3 minutes each.
  5. Add the butter & baste the porkchops while sauteing.
  6. Transfer all contents onto a container of your choice, & tightly cover with aluminum foil. This will allow the meats to rest.
  7. Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes. While waiting, you can cook your vegetables.
  8. Heat up olive oil on a saute pan. Add the onions & bell peppers. Saute until vegetables turn translucent.
  9. Add the vinegar & sugar. Continue sauteing until vegetables are tender & liquid has reduced.
  10. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly.
  11. Transfer the peppers towards a plate, place the porkchops on top, & spoon over any cooking juices from the cooking of the porkchop.
  12. Garnish with parsley & serve.

Make sure to let your pork chops rest before serving, the juices released will be reabsorbed by the meat, making them tender and juicy.

How To Make Easy Pork Chop Dinner

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A quick and easy pork chop recipe that perfectly cooks your chops and flavor it with a rich and savory sauce that’s simply seasoned. Perk up your day with a tasty dish that has your daily dose of protein!

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2-7 oz skinless pork chops, bone-in, 1-inch thick
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed, skin-on
  • 3 Twigs of either fresh rosemary or thyme
  • 10 oz bell peppers of your choice, de-seeded & thinly sliced
  • 3 oz red or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & ground black pepper , to taste

To serve:

  • Chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Season the chops liberally with salt & ground black pepper. Set aside to allow the seasoning to penetrate through the meat

  3. Heat up a skillet with vegetable oil until smoking
  4. Sear the pork chops until golden brown. Then, add garlic, rosemary or thyme twigs & butter. Baste the pork chops as you go
  5. Finish the cooking process in the oven, roughly 30 minutes
  6. Transfer all contents onto a container of your choice, once done, & tightly cover with aluminum foil. This will allow the meats to rest
  7. Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes. While waiting, you can cook your vegetables
  8. Heat up olive oil on a saute pan. Add the onions & bell peppers. Saute until vegetables turn translucent
  9. Add the vinegar & sugar. Continue sauteing until vegetables are tender & liquid has reduced
  10. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly
  11. Transfer the cooked vegetables towards a plate, place the porkchops on top, & spoon over any cooking juices from the cooking of the porkchop

  12. Garnish with parsley & serve

Recipe Notes

Make sure to let your pork chops rest before serving, the juices released will be reabsorbed by the meat, making them tender and juicy.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Calories: 473kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Fat: 41g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 467mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 21g
  • Sodium: 157mg
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Vitamin A: 4983IU
  • Vitamin C: 185mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Why are some pork chops tough?

Pork chops that are lean are quick to cook and are prone to overcooking. This is why they tend to become tough. Here are some ways to ensure you get a tender, juicy pork chop. Firstly, you can consider using bone-in pork chops instead of boneless ones, for the bone actually helps to keep the meat moist and also adds a richer depth of flavor. Otherwise, if you opt for boneless pork chops, make sure the slices are around 1 inch thin and not any thinner, if not they will overcook easily. Secondly, marinades are important. Low acid marinades like vinegar or wine, and dairy products like buttermilk and yogurt, are ideal marinades for lean meats like pork chops, as they help to tenderize the meat. Finally, one of the easiest ways to ensure your pork chop comes out soft and tender is by doing what we did, that is to let them rest for 2 to 3 minutes before cutting. 

Does pork become tender when you cook it longer?

It depends on the cut of the pork. If it is a pork belly high in fat and connective tissues, it tenderizes best under long slow cooking. Pork chops or loin roasts are leaner with fewer connective tissues, so they require careful cooking to crisp the edges, while ensuring the meat stays tender and juicy. It is best to cook them quickly by pan frying or roasting them.

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Conclusion

This satisfying weeknight meal will go straight to your list of go-to pork chop recipes. It’s incredibly fast and easy to make and you can even explore using other cuts of pork to cook and flavor! You can definitely toss in vegetables and spices to your pan mixture if you want some added personal flavor to your pork chop skillet dinner. It definitely feels like home with an incredibly tasty and filling meal made with this easy pork chop recipe!

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