A mouth watering, juicy skillet pork chop recipe that is so easy to make! I love using pork chops as my main dish for a quick weeknight meal. They can be cooked pretty fast and are most delicious when made simply.
Mouth Watering Pork Chops!
I’ve been using this method of cooking pork chops for a while now – especially when I want a quick and easy main dish.
I prefer cooking the chops in a skillet instead of the oven. They come out juicer, it’s quicker, and there’s less of a chance they will dry out.
Serve these with a side of zucchini fries for a healthy weeknight meal.
These pork chops are soooo easy and take less than 20 minutes start to finish.
First, Season With Salt
The first thing you’re going to want to do is take the pork chop out of the fridge. Season them with salt on both sides. You can let them sit while we make the flour and seasoning mixture. It’s best to let them rest for at least 10 minutes.
Combine a few tablespoons of flour with you seasonings. I used 2 tsp of each salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground oregano, paprika, ground red pepper, and onion powder. If you don’t have these specific spices, don’t worry, you can season with whatever you have on hand.
Next, sprinkle the flour mixture on both side of the pork chops.
Bring A Pan To Medium Heat
With your oil of choosing (I used Avacado Oil), drizzle about 3 tbsp into the pan and turn to medium.
Let your pan get hot before adding the pork chops.
TIP: Use a stainless steel pan for these skillet pork chops. Only flip them when they are no longer sticking to the bottom.
Add The Chops
Add your pork chops to the hot pan. Depending on the thickness of your pork chops, you’ll want to sear them for 4-5 minutes on the first side.
You want to get a nice golden crust!
Once the first side has the crispy brown edges, you can flip them over.
On the second side, let them cook for just a few minutes (2-3 minutes). Then, turn the heat down and cover the pan. This is going to allow the second side to also get a nice crisp, while cooking the inside and keeping in all the juices of the pork chop!
Next, remove the pork chops from the pan and put them on a plate to rest. Cover them with tin foil while you make the 5 minute pan sauce.
5 Minute Pan Sauce
(This is optional for this skillet pork chop recipe.)
In the same pan that you just took the pork chops out of, there should be some of the juice. On medium heat, add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 2 tbsp honey, and 1 tbsp of better.
Bring this to a light boil then remove from the heat.
I also had some roasted garlic that I threw in the sauce. This is totally optional and I just happen to have it made.
Plate It Up
On a plate, drizzle the pan sauce over your pork chops.
I paired this with a lemon herb cous cous and balsamic roasted string beans with mushrooms.
OH, And Wine.
Can’t forget about wine with a delicious meal! I opted for a nice Pinot Grigio to go with mine.
- For The Chops
- 1.5 pounds Pork Chops
- 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- 1 tbsp Ground Oregano
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Ground Red Pepper
- Salt & Pepper
- For The Sauce
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Butter
For The Pork Chops
Season pork chops on both sides with salt. Let rest for 10-20 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix flour and spices together.
Sprinkle the mixture on both sides of the pork chops.
Drizzle oil in a pan. Once hot, add the pork chops.
Cook the first side until golden brown – about 5-6 minutes
Flip the pork chops over. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove the chops from the pan and let them rest for 5 minutes.
For The Pan Sauce
In the same pan that you removed the chops from, add apple cider vinegar, butter, honey, and chicken stock.
Bring to a light boil then reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Drizzle the pan sauce over the pork chops. Serve over couscous, rice, or with a salad!
How Did Your Skillet Pork Chops Turn Out?
Did you love these pork chops as much as I did? Leave me a comment below!