Looking for new ways to cook pork chops? Baked, pan fried, grilled pork chops and more, these are the best pork chop recipes to make for dinner!

Pan fried pork chop with bite on a fork served on a plate with mashed potatoes.

How to Cook Pork Chops

My family loves pork chops for dinner, and over the years I’ve created a pork chop recipe for every craving. Whether you want to cook your pork chops on the stove, in the oven, on the grill, or in the air fryer, Instant Pot or crock pot, I’ve got you covered with these easy pork chop recipes!

Pork chops are a versatile, family-friendly dinner idea. Cook them the right way and they’ll turn out juicy and flavorful, every time.

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Pork Chop Recipes

Four baked boneless pork chops on a baking sheet.

Baked Pork Chops

Pork chop recipes don’t get any easier than these baked pork chops! The pork chops are seasoned with a flavorful spice rub and then baked in the oven until perfectly juicy. You’re going to want to make these again and again.

Smothered pork chops in creamy sauce in cast iron skillet.

Smothered Pork Chops

When it’s comfort food you’re craving, these smothered pork chops are sure to satisfy. Bone in pork chops are browned in a skillet and smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce. There’s so much to love about this indulgent pork chop recipe.

Two pan fried pork chops in a cast iron skillet with a spoon.

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Simple yet satisfying, these pan fried pork chops are cooked in a skillet for that crave-worthy flavorful browned crust. They’re finished with a simple pan sauce made from butter and fresh thyme. These pork chops are perfect for a weeknight dinner and so good served with mashed potatoes.

Grilled bone-in pork chops stacked on a plate.

Grilled Pork Chops

Just look at those flavorful grill marks! These grilled pork chops are incredibly juicy, and so flavorful thanks to the best marinade. You’ll want to make this pork chops recipe all summer long!

Four bone-in pork chops sealed in a zip-top bag with pork chop marinade.

Pork Chop Marinade

No list of pork chop recipes would be complete without a go-to pork chop marinade. This simple marinade infuses pork chops with incredible flavor. It’s made with just six ingredients and can be used to marinate pork chops for grilling, baking or air frying.

Three air fryer pork chops on a plate with parsley and lemon garnish.

Air Fryer Pork Chops

If it’s healthy pork chop recipes that you’re looking for, then these easy air fryer pork chops are for you. They’re juicy inside, deliciously seasoned on the outside, basically pork chop perfection! Serve them with a few healthy sides like this kale salad and devour!

Four boneless slow cooker pork chops with mushroom gravy on a serving plate.

Crock Pot Pork Chops

These slow cooker pork chops are a lifesaver on busy days! There’s nothing better than getting dinner prepped early in the day and then letting the crockpot do the rest of the work. These tender pork chops are cooked in a rich and flavorful mushroom gravy. You’re going to want to make this pork chop recipe on repeat!

Pork chop stuffed with apple celery stuffing served on a plate with corn casserole.

Stuffed Pork Chops

This is a secretly easy meal that’s sure to impress. Boneless (or bone in) pork chops are stuffed with a flavorful breadcrumb stuffing made with apple, onion, celery and fresh herbs. While this recipe exudes fall flavor vibes, it’s so good that we make it year-round. Add them to your list of pork chop recipes to make this week!

Four instant pot pork chops with honey garlic sauce on a serving plate.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

A quick cook time, juicy pork chops, sweet and savory honey garlic sauce… this pork chop recipe has it all. These Instant Pot honey garlic pork chops are sure to be met with rave reviews around your dinner table. As one reviewer commented, “Sauce was incredible!” It’s no secret that Instant Pot recipes are some of my favorites for getting quick meals on our table, and this pork chop recipe is one of the best.

Breaded pork chop partially sliced and served with roasted potatoes and green beans.

Breaded Pork Chops

One of the best pork chop recipes for a quick and easy dinner, these breaded pork chops are coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and then baked in the oven. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for busy days!

Pan seared pork chops in a cast iron skillet with honey mustard sauce.

Pan Seared Pork Chops

Ready in less than 30 minutes, pan seared pork chops are a tasty answer to the “What’s for dinner?” question. These chops are served with a honey mustard sauce that’s so good you’ll want to eat it with a spoon! Serve green beans and roasted potatoes on the side for an easy, healthy dinner.

How to Make Juicy Pork Chops

Follow these tips to ensure that your pork chops turn out incredibly juicy and tender, every time.

  • Choose thick-cut pork chops whenever possible. They’ll be less likely to dry out when cooking.
  • Bone-in pork chop recipes vs. boneless pork chop recipes: Follow the tips in the recipe you’re making. As a general rule, bone-in pork chops will be more juicy than boneless because the bone helps to keep the meat from drying out. Boneless pork chops cook more quickly.
  • Don’t overcook them! Overcooking pork chops is a sure-fire way to dry them out. How long to cook pork chops is going to depend on your cooking method and the thickness of the pork chops.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to check when pork chops are done. The internal temperature of pork chops should be 145 degrees F after cooking, according to the USDA.
  • Let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing or serving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat; otherwise the juices will run out all over the plate or cutting board.
  • Use a pork chop marinade or pork rub to add flavor.

Once you’ve mastered these pork chop recipes, try out other cuts of pork for dinner with these delicious Pork Recipes.

Pan fried pork chop with bite on a fork served on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

Best Juicy Pork Chop Recipes

Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
The best pork chop recipes, including these pan fried pork chops. How to cook pork chops that are juicy and flavorful.


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 bone-in pork chops, at least 1-inch thick, see note for boneless
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme


  • In a small bowl, stir together the salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne.
  • Place the flour in a wide, shallow dish.
  • Heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet, such as a cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat.
  • Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. Rub the seasoning mixture over the pork chops. Coat pork chops in the flour and add them to the hot pan. (Cook in batches or use two pans if they won't all fit in the pan at once.)
  • Cook the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side to get a nice golden brown sear. Then reduce the heat to medium, flip and continue cooking for 5-10 more minutes per side, or until the pork chops register 145° F in the center when measured with an instant read thermometer. Be careful to not overcook them as this will dry them out. (If your pork chops are thin they will likely cook in less than 5 minutes per side.)
  • When the pork chops are almost cooked through, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and the fresh thyme to the pan. Allow the butter to melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Spoon the butter and thyme sauce over the pork chops.
  • Let pork chops rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Two large bone-in pork chops will provide 2 large servings or 4 smaller servings. You can use 4 pork chops to serve more people. You may need to cook them in two batches if they won’t all fit in the pan.
  • To use boneless pork chops, keep a close watch on them so that they don’t overcook and dry out since boneless chops cook faster. Using thick cut pork chops (at least 1-inch thick) also helps to prevent them from drying out.
Serving: 1pork chop, Calories: 538kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 147mg, Sodium: 1260mg, Potassium: 668mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.3g, Vitamin A: 955IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 3mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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