Best Pork Chops

I have to admit…I’m usually not that big a fan of pork chops.

Best Pork Chops

Nothing against them personally — I just typically find them to be too dry, under-seasoned, tough or bland.  Guess it’s more in the preparation than the actual chop.

Now, I do love my Rye-Stuffed Pork Chops with Apple-Thyme Pan Sauce recipe and there are a few restaurants we like where I will actually order the pork chops because of how well they are cooked, though this is rare.

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When I cook my pork chops, I have a few requirements: (1) must be thick pork chops, (2) must be pan-fried (3) must be bone-in and (4) must be flavorful.

Simple and reasonable requirements, right?

I kid you not: these are the best pork chops ever.

You read right.  Best.  Ever.

Best Pork Chops

We just had them and I can’t stop thinking about how good they were.  Perfectly juicy with a crunchy, flavorful coating.  The right amount of salt with a hint of garlic and some mild heat.  So.  Good.  Enjoy them with some Garlic Parmesan Green Beans and you have yourself a very tasty meal.

I think thick-cut chops are the only way to go, especially if they will be pan-fried, because you more easily ensure the chops will be juicy and succulent.

Best Pork Chops

This recipe has revolutionized my beliefs in pork chops.  I now look forward to our next pork chop dinner (home-cooked, of course) because  I know I have a delicious and easy way to prepare them.  I now believe in the pork chop.  Hallelujah!  (Sorry, got a bit carried away there.  You’ll understand soon enough.)

Please try these.  I hope to make a believer out of you.

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4.79 from 14 votes
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Best Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
These are the best pork chops. Ever. Hence the name.
Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: best pork chop recipe ever, best pork chop recipe in the world, best pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 2 center-cut thick cut, bone-in pork chops
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tsp sea salt plus more to coat chops
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper plus more to coat chops
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp organic, grass-fed unsalted butter
  1. Pat chops dry and generously coat with sea salt and ground black pepper.

  2. Combine chickpea flour, arrowroot starch, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish.

  3. Heat butter over medium-high heat in large skillet until hot.

  4. Dredge chops, individually, into seasoned flour mixture to entirely coat and then shake off excess. Add chops to hot pan, careful not to overcrowd. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until nicely golden brown. Test the chop by poking with a fork to make sure the juices run clear. Be careful not to overcook the chops, as this will make them dry and chewy.
  5. Drain on plate lined with paper towels. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Best Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 303
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.7g52%
Saturated Fat 10.3g52%
Cholesterol 167.8mg56%
Sodium 586.6mg24%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 43.7g87%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

60 thoughts on “Best Pork Chops

  1. 5 stars
    I have been making these for the last 3 years and every time they are a hit with everyone. My husband’s favorite!!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Ive been making these pork chops for several years and totally agree, they are the best I’ve ever tasted, bar none. The only problem is the grease splattering makes such a mess on my stove top, even when I’ve used a screen cover on the pan. Have you ever tried to replicate this recipe by cooking the chops in the oven?

  3. My husband has NEVER enjoyed pork chops. I made these and he flipped out over them. The subtle crustlike coating was just perfect. The seasonings didn’t take over, they just enhanced the flavor. They weren’t tough either. Just plain good! And I NEVER comment like this. True story!

  4. 4 stars
    I loved it at first but honestly after about 10 minutes it loses its moisture. but even though it does just add some sauce and it is perfect. overall the is a great recipe that i think you will love

  5. 4 stars
    I loved it at first but honestly after about 10 minutes it loses its moisture. but even though it does just add some sauce and it is perfect. overall the is a great recipe that i think you will love

  6. 5 stars
    Wonderful! Better than any restaurant served pork chops that I have ever had and I have had some good ones. Throw out all of your other pork chop recipes. This is the one!

  7. 5 stars
    I have never had any luck with pork chops. This was so delicious – it was first time I tried brining. I guess it really works! Fantastic results!

  8. 5 stars
    These were fabulous! We just butchered a Berkshire pig, so we have lots and lots of pork chops! I’m sure I will use this recipe on many, many of them. The flour and corn starch mixture makes such a beautiful crust and the mixture of spices is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    I’m so thankful I came across the recipe tonight! I was going to bake them, which typically turn out dry. This by far was one of the most simplest, yet the most delicious pork chops I’ve made yet! Thank you for sharing.

  10. I made this this evening for 3 boys that sAid ” oh no, I don’t like pork chops” who then promptly tasted, smiled and wolfed done the lot !
    Perfect flavours ! Thank you do much !

  11. I have made pork chops for years, in every way you can think of. Baked, grilled, smoked, fried, stuffed, you name it, I’ve made it. I don’t know what it is about this relatively simple recipe, but I made it tonight, and they were fantastic! Absolutely loved them! Crispy outside, moist flavorful inside, the perfect chop! Thank you for the great recipie, they will be enjoyed for years to come!

  12. 5 stars
    No kidding….these are the best pork chops!! I am a fairly good cook but shied away from pork chops.( too many very bad chops in my childhood!) When I cook meat I want to taste the meat and this fit the bill; it was juice, flavorful and tender. Your going to want to make this.

  13. 5 stars
    These were amazing!! As always, your recipes are the best. I have made several and they have all been a huge hit! Thank you Lacey!

  14. Ok, i am going to attempt this tonight, though my husband isn’t a big fan of pork…my 5 yr daughter is a picky meat eater…i am looking for them to enjoy this. Thanks

  15. Made these tonight for dinner. I’m with you – pork isn’t usually my first choice, but hubby likes it so I make it occasionally. This was a simple and delicious recipe. Added to the rotation for sure! Thanks 🙂

  16. This looks amazing and I’m excited to try it! But I cook for a picky eater, and I’m curious if the cayenne pepper in the recipe makes these spicy or has a strong bite to it?

    1. Hi Amanda! The cayenne definitely gives the pork chops a bit of heat, but it’s quite mild and not strong or spicy. You can always make the seasoning, split it in half and add half the cayenne to one and none to the other for preparing it just to be safe. Best of luck!

  17. I made these tonight! And they were a hit, even with my picky 4 year old. They are a definite keeper. Yum! And thank you so much for such a fabulous recipe.

  18. Oh my! My faith in pork chops is restored! These were very tasty, and not all that intimidating to a rank amateur. Thanks so much!

  19. I’ve been meaning to come back and let you know how awesome those pork chops are. I originally bought pork chops just to try this recipe and its definitely the one I’ll continue to use. Thank you very much for an amazing recipe!

  20. I hope you don’t mind if I post a link to this recipe on my blog. I tried this recipe last night and was blown away. Please let me know if you want me to remove the link.
    Thank you for the great new recipe to add to my dinner list. 😀

  21. I made these tonight for my husband and son and they liked them..they thought they had a good taste and were juicy.
    Thanks for posting.

  22. Made these tonight. They were delicious!! My husband said it was one of his favorite dinners I’ve made EVER, and I love to cook. I served it with mashed butternut squash and sautéed asparagus with onion, mushroom, garlic and Parmesan. It was really, really yummy 🙂

  23. These sound delicious! I am planning to cook them tonight along with your mashed sweet potatoes and garlic green beans. Any suggestions for an easy dessert to pair with this meal?

  24. Wow! Those look so tasty. Great job on the photography. I’m going to have to give this a try and see if they really are the “best ever”, though. That’s a pretty tall order!

  25. A sweet pea. A fantastic recipe with all the right seasonings. May i add one thing, if you brine the chops first in water and kosher salt, they will be beyond juicy and tender. Brining is an amazing way to add juice and flavor to meats. Your chops are to die for!!!

  26. I just love how your recipe ingredients are things I have handy. I think I will make an entire meal with only your recipes to celebrate Savannah’s impending arrival!!! Congrats!!

  27. Lacy, I love your web page. I was taught to make pork chops this way by my father. They always come out juicy and tender. I prefer to use thick rib chops if I can find them. I also use boneless sirloin pork steaks with flour,egg wash and panko. I just discovered a lemon pepper panko that is to die for. So much lemon flavor. It’s made by progresso. Anyway, now that I starving for pork chops……
    Thanks for your great recipes.

  28. I actually just wrote pan fried pork chops on my cooking list for the coming weekend. I think I’ll be referring to this recipe when I make them. They sound delicious!!

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