At Bring Home the Bacon we believe in simple fuss-free recipes and these garlic butter oven-baked pork chops are no exception. These juicy pork chops are drenched in a delicious garlic herb butter sauce and roasted to beautiful golden brown perfection. This recipe is a quick meal that your friends and family will love.
Pork chops are an easy weeknight meal that can be cooked in a variety of ways. From stuffed pork chops to grilled pork chops to these tender and moist easy baked pork chops, the ways to cook pork chops are endless. Make this meal complete by adding a side of mashed potatoes, rice, or a vegetable, and get ready to receive rave reviews from your family.
Pork chops are easy to cook and this garlic herb baked pork chops recipe is filled with tons of delicious flavour. This recipe combines two cooking methods into one and will yield excellent results every time you make it.
How to Make Oven Baked Pork Chops?
The star of this show is bone-in pork chops. These pork chops are seared in olive oil until they develop a beautiful golden-brown crust then transferred to a plate to rest while you make your luscious garlic butter sauce. Place the pork chops back in the skillet and spoon the sauce on top. Finish the pork chops in the oven and you will have a meal that people will praise for weeks to come.
Tips For To Cook The Perfect Pork Chops
- Buy bone-in pork chops. Bone-in pork chops are less likely to dry out than boneless pork chops. The bone directs heat while helping the meat to retain moisture. As the pork chops cook the marbling will provide flavour as well as a source of moisture. Look for bone-in pork chops no less than 1 1/2 inches or thicker with a pink color and a bit of marbling.
- Enhance the flavour of the pork chops with a marinade. Most individuals think pork chops are a dull flavourless piece of meat, but it all boils down to how you cook the chops. Properly cooked pork chops are a juicy and delicious treat while overcooked pork chops are typically dry. Marinate the pork chops to build the flavour as well as seal in the moisture. A simple blend of acid like vinegar or lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and your desired herbs and spices will do. The acid will penetrate the protein bonds and tenderize the meat. Let the meat marinate for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator then cook as desired.
- Let the pork chops come to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. This will allow the pork chops to cook evenly, develop a lovely crust, and help with moisture retention. In addition to this, dry the surface of your pork chops with a paper towel to get rid of the marinade as this can cause your pork chops to burn.
- This is important, it's the secret to the perfect pork chop. Searing the pork chops quickly over medium-high heat will cause a golden-brown crust to form that seals in all of those gorgeous flavours and juices. Completing the cooking process in the oven will keep the meat nice and tender in addition to preventing the chops from overcooking.
- Before you place the chops in the oven add a dash of chicken stock to ensure the pork chops do not dry out. Another trick is to add a few pats of butter which will combine with the meat drippings and the chicken stock to create a lovely sauce.
- A meat thermometer is the only safe way to tell if the meat is completed cooking. A meat thermometer will also act as a guide and help you estimate cooking times during the cooking process. Remove the chops from the oven when the meat thermometer reads 140 -145℉. Pork chops are finished cooking when they reach an internal temperature of 145 ℉. However, they will continue to cook when you remove them from the oven bringing the temperature up to 145 ℉.
- Cover the pork chops with foil and allow them rest for 10 minutes. This will allow the juices to be redistributed back into the meat and give you a juicy, tender, and flavourful product.
Oven-Baked Pork Chops
These oven-baked pork chops are seared to a beautiful golden colour, painted with delicious garlic butter, and roasted to perfection in the oven. Pork chops will be a juicy and tender meal that your family will love.
Prep Time:10 minutes | Cook Time:25 minutes | Total Time:35 minutes | Servings: 4
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- Preheat the oven to 400 ℉. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper on each side.
- Add the olive oil to the pan. Place the pork chops to the hot pan in a single layer. Cook the pork chops 2-3 minutes per side until a golden crust develops.Remove the chops from the skillet, transfer them to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Add the butter to the pan. When it is melted add garlic and Italian seasoning. Cook for 30 seconds stirring frequently. Place the pork chops to the back into the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top. Add the chicken stock to the pan.
- Transfer pork chops to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 ℉.Cover the pork chops with foil and then rest for 10 minutes. Brush the pork chops with the sauce and garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.9g | Protein: 29.4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11.6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1510mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 1.3g | Vitamin D: 8mcg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Despite popular belief, pork chops are easy to cook. With a little finesse, you can create pork chops that your entire family will love. Use this fuss free oven-baked pork chop recipe to get a succulent, tender, and moist pork chop every time.