Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops Recipe

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops Recipe

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Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops Recipe

You’ll make this recipe many times since it’s the fastest and easiest way to make pork chops in the oven. In only 5 minutes, you’ll prep everything, and in 10-12 minutes, this recipe will be done and ready to eat. And the butter sauce is super easy to make as well.

How do I make tender pork chops in the oven?

  • First, preheat the oven to 375°F. Then, season the pork chops well with salt and pepper. The amount of salt and pepper depends on your taste.
  • Prepare the butter sauce by melting four tablespoons of butter in the microwave or stove. Once it’s melted, add the chopped thyme and garlic. Stir well, and set aside.
  • In a cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat, and when the skillet is really hot, add the pork chops, and sear them until they have a nice golden brown look, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Pour the garlic butter mixture over the pork chops, and place the skillet in the oven. Cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145ºF.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven, and using a spoon, pour some of the delicious butter sauce left in the skillet onto the pork chops before serving. Enjoy!!

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops are juicy, tender, and super-flavourful thanks to the amazing butter sauce. You need less than 20 minutes to make this recipe.

Ingredients

  •  2 medium-sized pork chops — (I like to recommend pork chops from ButcherBox)
  •  kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •  4 tablespoons butter — melted (use ghee if you’re doing whole30)
  •  1 tablespoon fresh thyme — chopped
  •  2 cloves garlic — minced
  •  1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, thyme, and garlic. Set aside.
  4. In a cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. When the skillet is really hot, add the pork chops. Sear until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Pour the garlic butter mixture over the pork chops.
  7. Place the skillet in the oven, and cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145ºF, about 10-12 minutes. The time depends on the thickness of your pork chops.*
  8. Remove from the oven. Using a spoon, pour some of the butter sauce left in the skillet onto the pork chops before serving.

Recipe Notes

* Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Amount per serving (1/2) — Calories: 371, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 478mg, Potassium: 193mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 14g