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Easy Baked Pork Chops Recipe

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If you're looking to make juicy pork chops with simple ingredients, these baked pork chops are it!

Made with mostly pantry staples and fresh ingredients from the local grocery store, these flavorful pork chops couldn't be easier to prepare.

A baked pork chop next to steamed broccoli and lemon slices on a white plate with a fork.
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This recipe is a great weeknight meal! It requires so little hands-on time - you'll make a mix of seasoning to add to the meat, then let the oven do the work. The result is juicy, delicious pork chops that are ready in under 30 minutes. 

Ingredients

Pork chops, olive oil, and spices on a marble background.

Pork chops - Using bone-in pork chops can help keep them juicier, but you can use boneless pork chops if you prefer. 

Olive oil - Olive oil will help the seasonings stick to the pork chops as well as help with a nice browning. If you don't have olive oil, you can use another neural cooking oil like avocado oil or vegetable oil. 

Seasonings - You'll combine smoked paprika, brown sugar, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and cumin to get the best seasoning for these pork chops. I think the sugar adds a necessary sweetness that brings out the flavors, but if you prefer not to use it, you can leave it out, or use about 3 tablespoons of this Pork Tenderloin Rub instead. 

Fresh lemon juice - The lemon juice is optional here, but I love how it brightens up the flavor in this recipe. 

See the recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Brush both sides of all pork chops with olive oil. Reserve some olive oil if possible.

Mix the paprika, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cumin in a small bowl.

A pork chop spice blend in a small bowl with a silver spoon.

Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over both sides of the pork chops.

Place pork chops on a rimmed baking sheet or in a large baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining olive oil.

Seasoned pork chops on a sheet pan before baking.

Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven. Remove the pork chops from the oven and flip. Drizzle with any pan sauces.

Baked pork chops being flipped on a sheet pan.

Bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes until the center of the pork chops reaches 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. 

Baked pork chops on a metal sheet pan.

Remove from the oven and place on a plate or cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pork chops resting after baking on a black cutting board.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Cooking time may vary slightly depending on your oven. When the pork is fully cooked, your meat thermometer should read 145 degrees.

Baking time will also depend on the thickness of the chops. If your chops are thick (closer to 2 inches), they may need an additional minute or two of baking time. If your pork chops are on the thinner side (1-inch thickness), check them after 16 to 17 minutes of total baking time to see if they are ready.

Storage

Store leftover pork chops in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

You can use leftover chops in this delicious pork chop sandwich

A sliced baked pork chop on a white plate with a silver fork.

What to Serve with Pork Chops

If you're looking for side dishes you can serve with these pork chops, check out some of my favorites:

  • Parmesan Green Beans - These delicious parmesan green beans are topped with panko bread crumbs and roasted to perfection. They make an excellent side dish with this pork chop recipe. 
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad - This salad is easy to pull together and makes for a great side dish. It's bursting with fresh strawberries and a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette. 
  • Grilled Zucchini with Feta & Pine Nuts - This delicious grilled zucchini recipe is a fabulous, flavorful side dish with just a few ingredients. You're going to love this fresh summer zucchini grilled to tender perfection, topped with fresh herbs, mellow feta cheese, and toasted pine nuts.
  • Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes - Roasted potatoes are one of the best side dishes for any meal - especially these pork chops. They taste phenomenal. I'll show you how to get the crispiest roast potatoes with a few easy steps.

More Delicious Pork Dishes

  • Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin - This is the best way for cooking pork tenderloin that's fast, easy, and results in the juiciest pork loin! With only 10 minutes of prep time, this is another easy recipe great for weeknights. 
  • Grilled Juicy Pork Chops - These juicy grilled pork chops are an absolutely delicious meal! I'll show you step-by-step how to get the best flavor and texture from grilled pork chops.
  • Ground Pork Stir Fry- This delicious ground pork stir fry recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will love. It's so savory, and the combination of aromatics with the stir fry sauce, which is made up of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil, is the best. 
  • 25 Delicious Ground Pork Recipes - If you're looking for more pork recipes, I've rounded up 25 of my favorites. You're sure to find the pork recipe you're looking for in this roundup. 

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Baked Pork Chops

A baked pork chop next to steamed broccoli and lemon slices on a white plate with a fork.

These delicious baked pork chops are juicy and seasoned to perfection!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bone-in pork chops*
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Optional - freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Brush both sides of all pork chops with olive oil. Reserve some olive oil if possible.
  3. Combine the paprika, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cumin in a small bowl and stir together.
  4. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over both sides of the pork chops.
  5. Place pork chops on a rimmed baking sheet or in a large baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining olive oil.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the pork chops from the oven and flip. Drizzle with any pan sauces.
  7. Bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes until the center of the pork chops registers 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
  8. Remove from the oven and place on a plate or cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

*You can use boneless pork chops as well, but they may need 2 to 3 minutes less baking time, depending on their thickness. Check the chops after a total of 15 minutes of baking time with an instant-read thermometer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 584Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 59g

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