Skillet Pork Chops Recipe


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These simple Skillet Pork Chops are so juicy and delicious! Ready in 30 minutes, this pork recipe is a family favorite and perfect for busy weeknights!

These Skillet Pork Chops are absolutely scrumptious, so simple to make and loaded with amazing flavor. They are perfectly easy to add to any weeknight supper. Pork has to be one of my family’s favorite meats to eat. Any time that I make a great pork recipe such as this one, I know my family will love it!

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

Skillet Pork Chops

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

Some time back when I was making my list for the grocery store and farm stand, I asked my then young son which foods he would like to eat. His reply included, “chocolate milk, Oreos, and some more maple syrup.” While those were items I felt sure he wanted, I focused next on the major food groups and quickly got a list of fruits he wanted, such as apples, bananas, grapes and watermelon.

Then I asked him a meat he’d like for supper that week and he eagerly replied, “pork chops, but without anything on them.”

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 he’d prefer that I prepared one of the meals! And when you are making a meal for a somewhat picky youngster, this information is golden!

After he’d gobbled up his supper the night I made these pork chops, 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.

How to Make Skillet Pork Chops

I make these Skillet Pork Chops really simply with a few ingredients and a big cast iron skillet.

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

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

Cook on one side for about 3-5 minutes.

Turn and cook other side for about 3-5 minutes as well, making sure each side has browned.

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

Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.

We love these pork chops with so many different side dishes such as Skillet Mac and Cheese or Mashed Potatoes with green vegetables like Green Beans or Skillet Zucchini and many more.

Don’t forget dessert! It can be anything as simple as my Homemade Applesauce, or classic favorites such as Southern Banana Pudding or Easy Peach Cobbler.

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

Skillet Pork Chop Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes
These simple Skillet Pork Chops are so juicy and delicious! Ready in 30 minutes, this pork recipe is a family favorite and perfect for busy weeknights!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6-8 pork chops, bone in, thick sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • ground black 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.


Calories: 249kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 500mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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  1. Mimi says:

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

  2. Natalie says:

    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!

    1. Pete says:

      5 stars
      I just made these tonight for me and the Mrs. They turned out awesome! And yes, I know we are resurrecting a zombie thread LOL! Darn good!

    2. Robyn Stone says:

      So glad you enjoyed them!!!

  3. SMITH BITES says:

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

  4. Cookbook Queen says:

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

  5. Mary says:

    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!!!!

  6. Stacey says:

    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!

  7. Mary at Deep South Dish says:

    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!

  8. Georgia Pellegrini says:

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

  9. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    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!

  10. Bridget says:

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

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      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. Lor says:

      For one pork chop. Would I keep it in the oven that long?

    3. Robyn Stone says:

      You need to leave it in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 145º F. It may take the 15 minutes.