This easy pork chop recipe is is absolutely delicious and is perfect quick meal any day of the week. The perfect way to make pork chops is to give them a good sear on the stovetop, and then finish them off in the oven. With just a little olive oil and some salt and pepper, you can make fresh pork chops in just minutes with little effort.
You’ll want to start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. A cast iron pan works perfectly for this recipe as it is able to go from stovetop directly into the oven. This way, the meat has the chance to cook evenly without getting too tough from being on the direct heat. And by searing it before going in the oven, it seals in all the good country fresh flavor, while making the meat juicy and tender. I like to use bone-in pork chops for this recipe but you can certainly use boneless as well.
By using this easy pork chop recipe, you can make the most delicious pork chops with just a few steps and ingredients. Go from stovetop to plate in only 20 minutes.
- 4 bone-in pork chops, ¾ to 1 inch thick
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat both sides of pork chops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place a cast-iron skillet over medium heat on stovetop and let it get good and hot - about 3-4 minutes. Make sure you've got exhaust fan on. Place pork chops in hot skillet and sear on one side for about 3 minutes. They will be a nice golden brown. Now flip pork chops over in pan and place entire pan with pork chops directly into oven. Cook for about 6-9 minutes or until internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
- Remove pan with pork chops from oven and place pork chops on a plate and let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving.