Best Skillet Pork Chop Recipes includes easy weeknight fried pork chop skillet dinners using a fry pan with bone-in or boneless pork chops.
Easy Pork Chop Skillet Dinner Recipes
This is a roundup of the best skillet pork chop recipes that we have on this site. All delicious and all are still in our regular dinner rotation and always will be.
I have loved pork all of my life. We grew up eating pork chops regularly and I can't imagine life without them frankly. Neither can my husband or family.
Everything from pork chops, pork roast and pork tenderloin are favorites of ours and you can't forget about bacon. Oh bacon. If you enjoy pork you've definitely come to the right place.
These easy pork chop skillet dinner recipes are all definitely worth a try. You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops for all of these amazing recipes.
Fry pan pork chops are simply super easy. They're perfect for when you need dinner in a hurry on a busy weeknight or to entertain and impress.
I'm sure you'll enjoy these fried pork chop recipes as much as we do.
Fry Pan Pork Chops
Making pork inside your fry pan or cast iron skillet could not be easier. Take the first recipe listed here, our Easy Skillet Fried Pork Chops, for example.
This super simple recipe uses only a few pantry staples to make the best, basically plain, pork chops. My husband absolutely loves this recipe and he would tell you that this is his favorite pork chop recipe I make.
He says the flavors of the meat speak for themselves. No fancy sauces and only beautifully seasoned pork chops, ready whenever you need them.
This is the first way my son learned to make pan fried pork chops and he still makes them this way to this very day.
No more boring or bland pork chops.
You'll learn how to make a pork chop that will taste delicious enough to compete with steak as a dinner option. Yep I just said it. Just as good as steak but so much leaner and cheaper.
When pan-frying your pork chops your goal is to keep them moist and juicy. No one wants dry pork chops. EVER.
Some believe you need to buy thick, bone in pork chops to prevent dry pork chops. Bone in pork chops have more fat and tissue around the bone which add flavor and moisture.
This will help you keep your pork chops from drying out but isn't a requirement. That is for sure.
If using boneless pork chops you need to be aware of timing and your pork chop's internal temperature. A thermometer is so helpful.
Boneless or Bone-in Pork Chop Recipes
You can definitely use boneless or bone in pork chops for any of these pork chop recipes.
Years ago we learned a little trick to make your pork chops stay flat while they fry. I urge you to make your slices as directed in each recipe to achieve the best results too.
While you are here, take a moment to check out our little trick to keeping your pork chops from curling while cooking them inside your skillet.
We ate curled and bent pork chops for years but don't any longer.
Simply cut slices into the side of each of your pork chops. You know, the edge with all of the fat and silver skin.
Make cuts every 1 ½ to 2 inches along that edge. The cuts should be no more than ½ an inch deep at any given point.
That is all it takes to end up with a flat, perfectly cooked pork chop.
I'm telling you. If you're a fan of pork chops you'll be so glad you found this post. I kid you not.
Fried Pork Chop Recipes
All of the best pork chop recipes will require paper towel to dry each pork chop off before adding to the skillet.
There is no flour mixture necessary and so many of the recipes are gluten free.
We always try and buy pork chops that are between 1 and 1 and ½ inches thick and are cooked over medium to medium high heat as a general rule.
Cooked pork chops need to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Depending on how thick your pork chops are, you might have to adjust cook times accordingly.
If your pork chops aren’t all the same thickness or size, you are best to check the temperature of each pork chop before removing them from the pan and considering them cooked.
Always allow your cooked pork chops to rest for at least 5 minutes. The juices inside the meat settle and you'll be so glad you did it.
Whether you use boneless or bone-in pork chops to make these recipes you need to remove your pork chops from the fridge at least 30 minutes before you start to cook 'em.
Your results will be better if your pork chops are starting to cook at room temperature which promotes even cooking. No mater which protein you're using.
Another pro tip is to season your pork chops with some salt while they are coming to room temperature. Adding salt will assist in creating the most flavorful, well textured pork chops.
Otherwise, I hope you enjoy this pan fried pork chop post. I'm hoping you can find a recipe you want to try or are looking for. I encourage you to try something new and different for dinner!