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Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

This lemon pepper pork chops recipe features tender, juicy pork chops, and a flavorful coating of lemon pepper and mustard.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon pepper pork chop, thick cut pork chop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 248kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron or Nonstick skillet

Ingredients

  • 3 Boneless Pork chops thick cut, 1.5”
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • ½ tablespoon lemon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients needed to make Lemon Pepper Pork Chops.
  • Allow pork to come to room temp before cooking. (About 20 minutes) this assures an even cook and tender/ juicy flavor.
  • Preheat a frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Brush mustard over the pork chops.
    Mustard brushed over the pork chops.
  • Then season both sides with lemon pepper and garlic salt.
    Mustard coated pork chops seasoned with Lemon pepper and garlic salt.
  • Add butter to the pan.
    Butter melting in a frying pan.
  • Once melted, juice the lemon into the butter.
    Adding fresh lemon juice to melted butter in the frying pan.
  • Add pork to the pan. Top each with minced garlic and a lemon slice. Cook for 4 minutes.
    Pork chops added to the frying pan. Each pork chop is topped with minced garlic and a slice of lemon.
  • Remove the lemon slices and place them into the center of the pan when ready to flip. Flip the pork chops and season with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook for 4 more minutes.
    Cooked lemon pepper jack pork chops in a frying pan.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on exact thickness of the meat. Check internal temp has reached 140 degrees before removing pork. Remember pork will continue to rise in temperature as it rests to 145 degrees.
  • Remove and place onto a wooden cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy every bite!
    Closeup photo of Lemon Pepper Pork Chops on a white plate. One pork chop is sliced. Fresh parsley and slices of lemons next to the pork chops.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg