Easy Baked Pork Chops with Rosemary are baked bone-in pork chops blanketed in a rich, garlicky, buttery sauce topped with fresh aromatic rosemary. And when I say easy, I mean easy! The most complicated part of this easy pork chops recipe is choosing a thick bone-in pork chop!
Why fuss with overcooked, shoe-leather pork chops when you can serve tender, baked pork chops which are juicy and full of flavor? Plus, you can have perfectly cooked pork chops on the table in less than 30 minutes with this best pork chops recipe. That’s right, half an hour!
Pair these amazing, simple baked pork chops with my Pearl Couscous with Preserved Lemon, Easy Southern Corn Salad, or Southern Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, and you will be in pork chop heaven! Need more ideas, check out all of my side dishes.
How healthy is a pork chop?
Today’s lean pork chops are as healthy as chicken breasts and just as versatile. According to Livestrong, “Some cuts of pork chops can be high in cholesterol-raising saturated fat and calories, but a lean pork chop, such as a sirloin or top loin chop, is the basis for a healthy meal. Braise, oven-roast or grill your chops instead of frying them to avoid adding excessive fat during cooking.”
How do I make tender pork chops in the oven?
This recipe for Easy Baked Pork Chops with Rosemary solves the problem of dried out pork chops because the chops are pan-seared first, which seals in the juice and then they are baked. The lower heat of the oven prevents the outside from getting tough and dry before the middle has finished cooking. Yes, it really is that easy!
What temperature to cook pork in the oven?
This recipe recommends cooking pork chops in an oven set to 375-degree Fahrenheit.
How long does it take pork chops to cook in the oven?
Pork Chops which are about 3/4 inch thick and that have been pan-seared first, usually take 10-12 minutes to cook in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven.
What temperature should pork chops be cooked to?
According to cooking guidelines from the USDA, pork can be consumed safely when cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest time.
How to cook Easy Baked Pork Chops
Gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix the melted butter, rosemary, and garlic together in a small bowl and set aside.
Season the pork chops on both sides with kosher salt and pepper.
Place a large cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the pork chops. Cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown on the first side, flip over and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
Use a pastry brush and brush the butter, garlic, rosemary mixture generously over the pork chops.
Place the skillet in the oven and cook the pork chops for 10-12 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 145 degrees F.
Remove from the oven, place on a plate or cutting board and cover with aluminum foil or a plate. Let the pork chops rest for 3 minutes and then serve.
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