Easy pan fried boneless pork chops are a delicious dinner that can be made in less than thirty minutes.
The basic recipe turns out juicy pork chops with plenty of flavors and a short cooking time for those busy weeknights.
The Perfect Pork Chop Recipe
Pan fried pork chops are the perfect meal because they are budget-friendly, cook quickly, and taste fantastic.
And this is a great meal for bringing the family together.
The kids loved this recipe and have asked for it again. I loved that it got them out of their room and to the table quickly.
The recipe is great for dinner, holidays, barbecues, or anytime in between.
It’s a great recipe, and you won’t be tied to the stove because it’s a quick and easy meal.
DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association. As always, the opinions are honest and are all my own.
How Our Pork Purchases Support Local Farmers
I love to support farms across the country, and every time you buy pork, it supports one.
My grandfather had a farm and worked hard in Tennessee. They raised hogs, made their own sausage, and ate plenty of pork.
And I love to be able to give back to other farmers. It helps their families, spreads out to the community, and gives us the opportunity to know right where our food is coming from.
Plus, farmers and their families are invested in the community. They take part in 4H Club, fairs, and more. So many of these kids are learning a tremendous amount through these programs.
It helps to further their education and gives these kids a way to be a part of something.
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So, whenever you buy pork, you are giving your family a nutritious meal and giving back to the community and farms in Wisconsin and across the United States.
Ingredients Needed For Boneless Pork Chops
- Boneless pork chops
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
- Chili powder
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
Tools Needed For the Pan-Fried Pork Chops
- Skillet with lid
- Measuring spoon
One of the things we love about pork is that there are plenty of nutrients.
Wisconsin Pork Producers Association said that pork is sixteen percent leaner in seven cuts than 20 years ago.
The pork industry has changed, and we can be thankful for a much more nutritious cut.
Protein is one of the main nutrients in pork, along with B6, riboflavin, potassium, and thiamin. So, you can be confident your family will be getting plenty of nutrition.
The first step is to get the dry rub ready to put on the pork chops.
I created a simple rub that you can use or you can add your favorite seasonings.
First, add the chili powder and paprika to a bowl.
Next, add the onion powder and garlic powder.
Add the Italian seasoning.
Finally, add the salt and black pepper to the bowl.
Mix everything together well.
Cooking The Pork Chops
Place your pork chops on a plate and pat dry with a paper towel to get off any excess moisture.
For this recipe, I bought thick pork chops. You can get thin or thick ones as they will both work great.
However, if you get thinner pork chops, the cooking time will be less.
Sprinkle both sides with the rub and rub it into the pork chops. If you want it all over, add a little rub on the sides of the chops.
Add some olive oil to a large frying pan and heat on medium-high heat.
I used a regular frying pan, but you can also use a cast iron skillet. Both will work great.
Place the pork chops into the bottom of the pan.
Cover with a lid and fry for about five minutes.
The lid is going to keep the heat in and help the pork chops cook a little more evenly.
Flip the pork chops, cover with the lid, and fry for about five more minutes.
Check the temperature of the pork chops with a digital thermometer.
You can remove the pork chops when they get close to 145 degree internal temperature.
Allow the pork chops to sit for three to five minutes. Allowing them to sit helps keep the pork chops juicy.
The pork chops will be golden brown on each side.
To find the correct temperature, place the meat thermometer in the middle of the pork chop. If you get it too close to the edge, it will be an incorrect reading, so make sure it’s in the middle.
Once the temperature reaches 145 degrees and it sits for a few minutes, it is ready to serve.
The pork will be a touch pink when it’s done cooking. It’s tender, juicy, and so delicious.
Optional Seasonings And Ingredients
- Cayenne pepper
- Bread crumbs
- Brown sugar
- Seasoned salt
- White wine
- Store-bought spice rub
- Seasoned flour
How Long Does It Take To Pan Fry Pork Chops?
Pork chops can be fried pretty quickly. It only takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops.
Do I Put Oil In The Pan While Cooking Pork Chops?
Yes, I would add a little bit of oil to the pan when you fry pork chops. It will help sear the pork chops and add a little bit more flavor.
Searing is a great way to make tender pork chops as it will help seal in the juiciness.
You can also add a tablespoon of butter to add a little more flavor.
How To Store Pork Chops
Store the pork chops in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator.
What To Serve With Easy Pan Fried Boneless Pork Chops
Here’s a few sides to serve with pork chops that are easy to make and always a delicious addition to dinner.
- Green beans and bacon – the dish is a low carb side that everyone will love. And it’s the easiest way to fix green beans.
- Jiffy corn pudding – corn pudding is an easy recipe that can be prepped in a short time and is perfect for any meal.
- Moist Jiffy cornbread – cornbread is always a delicious side, and it’s perfect with this easy dinner.
- Loaded mashed potatoes – loaded mashed potatoes add plenty of extra flavor to plain old mashed potatoes, and they are a hit with the kids.
- Creamed corn – you only need a handful of ingredients for this delicious side.
- Pan fried potatoes – potatoes are one of the best side dishes. This recipe is easy to make and is perfect alongside pork chops after a long day.
- Cucumber salad from Plowing Through Life is a great side that is refreshing and easy to make.
Easy Pan Fried Boneless Pork Chops
Get the recipe for easy pan fried boneless pork chops below.
The recipe is not only easy and quick but incredibly delicious.
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 4 boneless thick cut pork chops
- Prepare the seasonings by adding salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to a small bowl and mix.
- Dry off the pork chops with a paper towel and rub the seasonings all over.
- Preheat the skillet to medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
- Place the pork chops in the skillet and cover with the lid. Cook for five minutes.
- Flip the pork chops, replace the lid, and cook another five minutes.
- Check the pork chops with a digital thermometer by sliding it into the center. When the pork chops reach 145 degrees they are done cooking.
- Let the pork chops rest for three to five minutes and serve.
Make sure the thermometer is inserted into the center of the pork chop, or you might get an incorrect reading.
The pork chops might take less time to cook if the chops are thin. If they are thicker it might take a few more minutes to cook. Be sure to use the thermometer to check the temperature.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1091mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g
Nutrition is approximate.