Simple Skillet Pork Chop Recipe

Pork has to be one of my family’s favorite meats to eat. I think any night that I make a great pork recipe, my family gobbles it up.

And, if I can make it in a hurry, like this quick skillet pork chop recipe, then all the better!

Let me tell you how this really easy skillet pork chop recipe came to be a favorite around my house.

Last week as I was making my list for the grocery store and farm stand, I asked Little Buddy what he would like from the store. His reply included, “chocolate milk, Oreos, and some more maple syrup.” While those were items I felt sure he wanted, I decided I needed to ask my question just a bit differently.

So, I quizzed, “Okay, what fruits would you like?”

“Apples, bananas, grapes, and watermelon,” he blurted.

Now we’re talking! My Mama was right when she told me that it’s all in how you ask the question.

We went through the major food groups one by one to get insight into the items that he would like and then we reached the meats. I asked him what meat he’d like for supper this week and he eagerly replied, “pork chops, but without anything on them.”

Alrighty then. Now I had a plan. I knew just what items he wanted to eat for the week and he’d even gone so far as to tell me how to prepare on of the meals! I was in business.

I decided to make the pork chops really, really simply with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a big cast iron skillet.

After he’d gobbled up his supper, he said, “Mama, that was exactly what I wanted for supper. Can we have those again sometime?”

Mission accomplished.


Here’s how I make my skillet pork chops recipe.



Pour about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil into a skillet over medium heat.

Add your pork chops and season well with salt and pepper.

Cook on one side for about 3-5 minutes.

Turn and cook other side.

Remove from range and place into an oven preheated to 350. Allow to cook for 15 more minutes.


Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.


Here’s my son’s favorite pork chop recipe. I hope you love them as much as he does!

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Skillet Pork Chop Recipe

Pork recipes make a great quick-fix meal! Get this easy skillet pork chop recipe for your busy weeknights.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 6-8 pork chops bone in, thick sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour olive oil into skillet over medium heat.
  • Add pork chops and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side, until each side has browned well.
  • Place skillet in oven for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

I have to remember the tip of asking my son what he’d like from each of the food groups when making my list for the store or farmer’s market.

What would your family say if you asked them?

27 comments on “Simple Skillet Pork Chop Recipe”

  1. That is smart….I’m going to ask kiddo the same questions. Ps….delicious looking pork chops!

    • It sure made the difference. And you know, he’s loved everything we’ve made since he picked it out! Amazing how that works, huh?

  2. LOL, that’s too funny. Well you did ask him what he wanted, I’d probably answer the same way. How sweet is he that he thanked you for making the pork chops the way he wanted!

  3. Mmm, these look awesome. I love a nice thick pork chop smothered in apple sauce myself 🙂

  4. You know, other than deep fried which he loves, really, this is one of my husband’s favorites. Sometimes frankly simple is the best! Looks delicious Robyn!

  5. Love that you asked him “What fruits do you want at the store…” That is a great idea!

    And, I am dreadful at cooking pork – so I’m excited to try this quick and easy recipe…in fact I need to go to the store today! I have never started them on the stove and finished them in the oven – genius!

    Thanks so much!

  6. For something so simple these look fantastic!!! I’m not usually a plain pork chop lover, but you got me hooked on these! Gotta try ’em soon (maybe apples on the side!) Thanks again!!!!

  7. We LOVE pork chops around here, though I haven’t made them in awhile..these are going on the list!!

  8. i luv little buddy . . . he’s a smart one that kid is . . . he definitely knows how to work a mama’s heart!!

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  11. I saw this recipe yesterday and I decided to try it. These are the best, most tender pork chops ever! If you haven’t tried it, do yourself a favor and do so! I’m going to make it again with a different seasoning blend. Thanks for the recipe, Robyn!

  12. I brought this email back to life. Yum. Thanks. Picky kids.

  13. My family loved it – with blackeyed peas, cornbread, smashed potatoes. Yummy! Thanks

  14. Made this tonight. Great. Chops were juicy and tender
    Made a little au jus from dripping, husband enjoyed. With bowl of mustard greens on the side.

  15. This may seem a bit unusual, but you know what goes great with pork chops? A side of applesauce with plain or toasted sesame (sp?) seeds sprinkled liberally on top. I think your son will really like this simple, but interesting addition.

  16. P.S. My chops are cooking, according to your recipe, as I write. ????????

  17. Very quick. Tender and a simple but good flavor recipe. Thanks , will make again!!

  18. I recommend adding a few more spices to your liking and pounding the pork, which makes it more tender and soft to cut through. Thank you for the recipe, turned out great. 

  19. Love this recipe! I add garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

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