Garlic Roasted Pork Chops

Do you have these FIVE ingredients? These healthy Garlic Roasted Pork Chops take less than 25 minutes and only need 5 ingredients. This easy roasted pork chop recipe is super fast, flavorful, and really easy to prepare. 

Garlic Roasted Pork Chops | These simple garlic roasted pork chops are super fast, flavorful, and really easy to prepare. | A Sweet Pea Chef

I hate it when dinnertime rolls around and I don’t have any plans for dinner.

Which is weird, when that happens, since I spend so much of my days making, writing, photographing, eating and, well, dreaming about food.


Raw pork chops, seasoned with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and ready to be used for garlic roasted pork chops dish Uncooked pork chops, ready to be flavored with sea salt, ground black pepper, and whole peeled garlic cloves for garlic roasted pork chops dish

But, when it happens, I take a look in the fridge, pantry, and freezer and hope to find some quick inspiration.

Please, oh please, let it be quick and tasty!

Then I see the pork chops.


Tonight is gonna be alright!

Sorry, kids.  No sugary cereal tonight 😉

Garlic roasted pork chops pan roasting in a skillet—a healthy way to cook pork chops

Healthy Pork Chops Recipes

If you’re looking for healthy pork chop recipes, look no further. By using lean pork chops and pan-roasting them with a bit of olive oil, this is a really healthy way to cook pork chops.

The other wonderful thing about these healthy pork chops is that they come together in less than 25 minutes (assuming you don’t have to let the chops defrost!) and they are FULL of flavor.

Oh, and you’ll only need 5 ingredients.  That’s right: five.


: Garlic roasted pork chops, placed on a serving plate and ready to be enjoyed

Good Side Dishes for Pork Chops

What to serve with pork chops, you ask? I like to have these garlic roasted pork chops with my Sautéed Red Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes or even some sort of green vegetable side like Garlic Sautéed Spinach or Parmesan Green Beans.

Luckily, these healthy pork chops go great with tons of different sides so it just depends on what you feel like or what ingredients you have available.

: Close up photo of garlic roasted pork chops on a turquoise serving plate

If you haven’t tried pan-roasting yet, I totally recommend it.  Not only does it provide tons of added flavor to your meat, it’s super duper simple and fast.

Garlic Roasted Pork Chops

If you’re interested in trying pan-roasting with other meats than pork chops, too, I recommend one of these tasty recipes: Dijon-Roasted Chicken And Carrots, Pan-Roasted Salmon, and/or Easy Pan-Roasted Ribeye.

All good.  All easy.  All fast.

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4.75 from 4 votes
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Garlic Roasted Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These simple garlic roasted pork chops are super fast, flavorful, and really easy to prepare. 

Categories: 30 Minute Meal, Baking, Clean Eating, Easy Weeknight Dinner, gluten free, High-Protein
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: healthy pork chop recipes, pork chop recipes healthy, pork chops recipes healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless center-cut pork chops
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, peeled and whole
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In an oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat.

  3. Season the pork chops with the salt and pepper.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops to the skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes, until golden-brown.
  5. Flip the chops over, toss in the garlic cloves, and place the pan in the hot oven.
  6. Roast the chops for 2 minutes.
  7. Then, carefully flip the chops and the garlic over and roast for another 2 minutes, or until they are cooked through.
  8. Carefully remove from the oven. Allow the chops to rest, out of the hot pan, for about 5 minutes, and then serve. Serve the roasted garlic alongside.

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Roasted Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 pork chop)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5.1mg2%
Sodium 693.6mg29%
Carbohydrates 31.9g11%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

16 thoughts on “Garlic Roasted Pork Chops

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was so delicious!! They were the juiciest pork chops I have ever had. I didn’t have an oven safe frying pan so I had to switch dishes before putting it in the oven, but I heated the dish up before putting the pork chops in the dish to put in the oven. Worked out great!!

  2. Wow. I have never managed to make such juicy pork chops. EVER. I had no clue that pork chops could cook in about 7 minutes. That’s insane to me and I’m so grateful to you for sharing!! I wasn’t sure if I should set the oven to broil or bake at 400 so switched from bake to broil halfway through. Needless to say, it worked out wonderfully regardless.

    I thawed my chops in lukewarm water for 30 minutes and then set them on the counter with salt, pepper, pressed garlic and light soy for a couple of hours until I was ready to cook them. Such a wonderful flavor and cooking method. Thanks again!

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  4. This recipe looks delicious however I am hesitant to make it because of the 31.9 grams of carbs in the nutrition information. I can not figure out where the carbs are coming from in this recipe. Am I missing something?

  5. 5 stars
    Fantastic and easy recipe! I used salt, pepper and roasted garlic powder to season my chops and I added mushrooms because I had some in my fridge that needed to be used. I also sauteed arugula and spinach in the same pan after I removed the cooked chops and garlic. I didnt even have to add any additional oil to the vegetables. Will definitely make this again.

  6. I had to cook my chips waaaay longer! I’m assuming it’s because they were thicker than yours.

  7. Followed directions to a “T”. I used a cast iron skillet. The pork chops were juicy, flavorful, and fragrant. Thank you for posting!!

  8. I used a frying pan and then roasted it. I had to cook for a lot longer bec they were still undone after the time you said. Is that because I didn’t have the oven ready skillet? I never made pork chops before

  9. 5 stars
    Awesome! Quick, easy, delicious! Husband and my 1 year loved it! Thanks! Will definitely make again. Pinned!!

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