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14 Pork Chop Recipes

Oh you are going to love these pork chop recipes! Easy dinner ideas, juicy and tender with great recipes!

Before we get to the recipes there are some facts you will need to know.

Ok let’s get started.

Pork chops can be:

  • Glazed
  • Boneless
  • Bone in
  • Creamy
  • Moist
  • Braised
  • Crispy
  • Spicy
  • Fried
  • Stuffed
  • Breaded

Are Pork Chops Low In Saturated Fat

It contains 3.5 grams of fat, and 1 gram is saturated fat, in a 3 oz serving.

1) Choose lean cuts. Lean white-meat pork is as healthy as chicken.

2) Remove fat off the meat before cooking.

3) Skim any saturated fat before reheating leftovers.

How Long Can Pork Chops Stay In The Fridge After Thawing

3 to 5 days.

Should You Salt Pork Chops Before Cooking

Season with salt brings out the meat’s natural flavours. It will improve the taste and texture of the meat.

What Spices Pair Well With Pork

Herbs that go well with pork are:

  • Salt and pepper
  • Caraway seeds
  • Garlic powder
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Curry powder
  • Dill
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Fennel
  • Savory
  • Thyme
  • Cloves
  • Chilies

How Do You Tenderize Pork Chops

Tenderize pork by using a meat mallet hitting it evenly across the surface of the meat to break up the tough muscle.

If you want your pork to be extra tender, marinate it with marinade such as citrus juices, vinegar, or wine.

How Do You Tenderize Pork With Vinegar

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to your cooking liquids. Or pierce the pork with a fork all over, then soak it in vinegar for 1 to 2 hours before you cook it.

How Can I Tenderize Pork Quickly

Soy sauce or apple cider vinegar.

Why Do You Soak Pork Chops In Milk

Milk is the most effective in tenderizing meat than any other marinades.

How Long Should I Marinate Pork Chops

At least 1 hour.

Should You Marinade Poke Meat

No. This actually drains out the juices.

How Much Salt And Sugar Do You Put In A Brine

Mix 1 cup of salt for each gallon of water you use in your brine.

For a sweet brine, mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 1 cup of salt per gallon. If you plan to only use 1/2 or 3/4 gallon of water adjust your salt and sugar accordingly.

How Long Should I Brine My Pork Chops

Thick cut, bone-in chops should be brined for 1-4 hours. Thinner boneless pork chops are fine with just 15-30 minutes. After brining is complete rinse the pork chops. Discard the brine solution and pat dry.

Should I Season Pork Chops After Brining

Do not season the meat again with salt. Feel free to season with your favourite dry rub after brining.

How To Cook Pork Chops In The Oven

Pork chops can also be cooked in a pan on your stove top, cast iron skillet, instant pot, slow cooker, crockpot or air fryer.

Should I Cover Pork With Foil When Cooking

Yes. Covering pork chops helps preserve its juicy flavours and also reduces shrinkage.

How Long Does A Pork Chop Take To Cook

Roast until the pork chops register 140°F to 145°F in the thickest part of the meat with an instant-read thermometer.

Cooking time will be 6 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the chops. Even 15 minutes or 20 minutes.

Cooking Method

  • Baked
  • Fried
  • BBQ
  • Grilled
  • Pan seared or fried

What Internal Temp Should I Use for Pork Chops

The rule for pork chops is to cook them to an internal temperature of 145°.

How Do You Cook Pork Chops In The Oven

Place baking sheet with pork chops in oven. Cook until the thermometer inserted in the center of the chops registers the desired temperature, whether you seek well cooked, medium-rare, or medium cooked.

How To Cook Pork Chops Without Drying Them Out

  1. Add a marinade
  2. Use bone-in pork chops
  3. Before cooking the chops thaw meat to room temperature
  4. Start pork chops on the stove then finish them in the oven
  5. See above buy a meat thermometer to prevent over cooking

Why Are My Pork Chops Tough

This is partly due to over cooking. Different cuts of meat require shorter or longer cooking times. Stick to the recipe instructions.

How Do You Know When A Pork Chop Is Done

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that pork is cooked to 145 degrees Fahrenheit (medium-rare), and has a 3-minute rest after you take it off the heat.

You will know when they are done cooking when they are golden brown and no pink juices remain.

How Long Should Pork Chops Rest After Cooking

Rest for 2 to 3 minutes.

What Vegetables Go Well With Pork

  • Mushrooms
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kale with lemon & garlic
  • Creamy spinach and dill
  • Sesame-ginger roasted broccoli
  • Green salads
  • Lemon-pepper asparagus

What Else Goes With Pork Chop Recipes

See short list below and other healthy side dishes as ideas you can pair with pork chops as well.

  1. Creamy corn casserole
  2. Sliced grilled apples
  3. Grilled pineapple
  4. Sautéed mushrooms
  5. Cranberry sauce
  6. Butternut squash
  7. Brussels sprouts
  8. Healthy salads
  9. Arugula salads
  10. Baked onions
  11. Olive oil
  12. With parmesan
  13. Butter Beans
  14. Fall salads
  15. Green beans
  16. Apple sauce
  17. With rice
  18. Gravy
  19. Pasta
  20. Grains

Types Of Pork Chop Cuts

  • Shoulder
  • Blade chops
  • Rib chops
  • Loin chops
  • Sirloin chops

Breaded Coating For Pork Chops

  • Flour
  • Panko
  • Parmesan cheese

International Cuisine Type

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Vietnamese

Dietary Type

  • Paleo
  • Low carb
  • Gluten free

14 Healthy Pork Chop Recipes

See below the compiled list of quick and easy recipes, that literally takes minutes to cook on each side, typically over medium high heat.

Add pork to the specified recipe and continue to cook based on the instructions.

Scroll down to the end. We also include a list of other popular recipes at the end of the post!

One Pan Ranch Pork Chops And Veggies

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One Pan Maple Glazed Pork Chops

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Mustard Balsamic Pork Chops

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Pork Chops in Creamy White Wine Sauce

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Garlic Butter Pork Chops

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French Onion Smothered Pork Chops

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Pork Chops with Pistachio Salmuera

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Grilled Lemon Honey Mustard Pork Chops

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Cast Iron Skillet Pork Chops

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Baked Ranch Pork Chops

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Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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Oven Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes

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Pan Roasted Brown Butter Pork Chops

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops

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