The Best Skillet Pork Chops Recipe
I love all kinds of pork chops such as baked pork chops and Instant Pot pork chops.
This garlic butter pork chops recipe cooks on a skillet, with simple ingredients of garlic butter sauce, thyme, salt and pepper.
It’s so easy, quick and takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, and the end result is juicy, tender and absolutely delicious!
This main dish is a great dinner entrée for busy weeknights and best with side dishes.
I used bone in pork chops for this garlic butter pork chops recipe. You can also use boneless but the bone adds so much extra flavors.
This recipe calls for only a few simple ingredients and it’s important to buy good quality pork chops for tender, juicy, moist and flavorful results.
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Ingredients for This Recipe
- Unsalted butter.
- Minced garlic.
- Herb such as thyme or rosemary.
- Salt and ground black pepper.
- Lemon wedges.
Bone-in or Boneless?
I love bone-in pork rib chops or center cut as the fat and bone marrow infuse the dish with extra flavors, making the chops juicier. It’s also cheaper in price.
You may use boneless chops if you want leaner meat as the fat has been removed. The end result will be drier and less juicy.
how to Cook Pork Chops?
To make pan fried pork chops, you can use a skillet and cook on the stove.
It’s an easy dinner that takes 15 minutes to make!
Start out by adding cooking oil and butter to a skillet and then pan-sear the pork until each side turns golden brown. Add the garlic, thyme, salt and black pepper for seasoning and dinner is done.
What Tastes Good with Pork Chop Recipes?
Side dishes goes well with pork, for examples:
- Roasted carrots
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted potatoes
- Sauteed asparagus
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Roasted cauliflowers
Pork Chop Calories per Serving
This pork chop recipe is low in calories and healthy; it’s 663 calories per serving.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve this dish with pasta or rice. For a healthy meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
For a healthy meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
How to Make Pork Chops?
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Garlic Butter Pork Chops (The Best!)
- 1 lb. bone-in pork chops
- Coarse salt
- ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 pinch salt
- Lemon wedges
- Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and ground black pepper.
- Heat up a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the cooking oil, melted butter and thyme. Pan sear and cook the pork chops for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the surface turns light golden brown.
- Add the garlic to the skillet. Continue to flip the pork chops around and saute the garlic until light brown. Add a pinch of salt. Remove the pork chops from heat and serve immediately with lemon wedges.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
This is the best pork chop recipe for pan frying I’ve ever tried. Follow the recipe exactly and treat yourself to a great meal. Also highly recommend using bone in chops. The fat adds so much flavor. Thanks Bee!
This recipe made very moist and delicious pork chops! I served them over quinoa with some butternut squash on the side. Thank you for the easy weeknight meal idea :)
This pork chop recipe was the BEST!!!!!
Loved, loved, loved
Lovely, best pork chops ever.
Good evening Bee,
I tried this Juicy and Tender Pork Chops tonight for dinner. It came out excellent. Everyone enjoyed the chops. Instead of pork chops I used Pork Loin Steak. Your recipe was spot on and quick to make.
Thank you again for the recipe, Bee.
Thank you Bee.
I’m planning on making this for dinner but everyone always wants a good side! So I was wondering if you had any ideas of what kind of side dish will go well with this? Thank you in advanced!
Please check and read the post. There is a section called “What to Serve with This Recipe?”
I served parmesan cheese spinach orzo.
A family favorite.
how many minutes, exactly? In step 3, continue to …until garlic is brown, how many minutes in case I try without so much garlic?
About 30 seconds to 1 min.