If you think pork chops are only good for roasting, it may be surprising to learn there are other excellent ways to prepare them. Check out these delicious pork chop recipes and you won't believe how versatile the cut of meat can be. We bet you'll find something the whole family will love.
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Oven Roasted Skillet Pork Chops
Break out your cast iron skillet for these versatile oven-roasted pork chops. Adding apples, pears, onions, or some combination thereof contributes a sweetness that pairs perfectly with the chops. You can use either bone-in or boneless chops for this recipe as well. Once you master the technique, feel free to get creative!
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Tangy Braised Pork Chops
Braising these pork chops allows the vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, and brown sugar mixture to marinate the meat into tenderness. While it takes about an hour for the chops to finish, these tangy braised pork chops need only a few minutes of active cook time, so they still make a simple weekday meal.
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Southwest Style Skillet Pork Chops
Go south of the border with these Southwest style skillet pork chops. Tomatoes and green chiles give these shoulder chops a little kick and they don't even require turning on the oven. Add a little more chili powder for additional heat or go scant on it for a milder version.
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Skillet Barbecued Pork Chops
This stovetop recipe makes tender, succulent skillet barbecued pork chops that you can dress with barbecue sauce for an easy, quick dinner that's also gluten free. Use bottled sauce to keep it simple or whip up your own for a fully homemade meal.Continue to 5 of 29 below.
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Simple Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Set it and forget it until suppertime with this easy simple slow cooker pork chops recipe. The juices combine while everything cooks to make a delicious sauce that you can simmer on the stovetop to your preferred thickness. Serve them alongside mashed potatoes, rice, and your family's favorite veggies.
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Paprika Pork Chops
Paprika adds a smoky, slightly spicy flavor to mild pork chops without much effort. You may think of paprika as the bright red powder in your cabinet, but there are actually many kinds, from mild to bittersweet, smoked, and more. Try different varieties to discover the versatility you can make with just one shaker. This paprika pork chops recipe tastes especially delicious with a sweet accompaniment like mango chutney or fruit salsa.
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Teriyaki Pork Chops
The key to glazing pork chops on the grill is keeping an eye on it so the sugar in the sauce doesn't burn. Soy, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic creates a teriyaki sauce that will have you going back for seconds. While these teriyaki pork chops work well on the grill, you can also make them in a skillet or the oven.
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Pork Chop and Hash Brown Casserole
Hash browns for dinner? You bet! This homey pork chop and hash brown casserole uses frozen hash browns and French fried onions to pump up center-cut pork chops to make a one-dish meal that will satisfy the entire family. Add broccoli or peas for a little greenery.Continue to 9 of 29 below.
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Perfect Seared Pork Chops
Searing these pork chops before cooking them through in the oven prevents the lost of juices. That helps keep them nice and tender while you raise the interior temperature to a safe level. Once you master the technique, add whatever spices or sauce you like best to these perfect seared pork chops.
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Brined Pork Chops With Caramelized Onions
Brining these pork chops first keeps them juicy while they pan roast in the oven. Adding caramelized onions imparts a lovely sweetness that complements the meat perfectly. Serve these brined pork chops with caramelized onions alongside rice or potatoes to soak up all those luscious juices.
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Smothered Cajun Pork Chops
Get a taste of the Bayou with these smothered cajun pork chops made with chopped vegetables and spices. These are perfect for a Mardi Gras meal or any time you want to enjoy a hint of Southern flavor. They're great by themselves or with macaroni and cheese for extra substance.
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Pork Chops With Peppers
Use pork loin chops for this quick-cooking method for pork chops with peppers since they won't be on the heat long enough for tougher cuts to become tender. The peppers bring a bright color and sharp flavor to the dish, but you can also use green beans, asparagus, or even zucchini in addition or as a substitution. For a nice change, this recipe can also be made with boneless chicken breasts.Continue to 13 of 29 below.
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Instant Pot Pork Chops
Put your Instant Pot to good use with this pork chop recipe. The chops along with onions and mushrooms are browned on the saute setting; stock and herbs are added and pressure cooked. Afterword, a flavorful cream sauce simmers in the Instant Pot before being spooned over the chops.
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Vietnamese Pork Chops
Lemongrass is a fragrant ingredient commonly used in Vietnamese cuisine that adds a subtle, fresh citrus flavor to a dish. Here it is combined with fish sauce and hoisin sauce, turning standard pork chops into something special. The pork chops sit in the sweet and tangy marinade before being pan-fried. Serve over rice or rice noodles for a satisfying meal.
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Orange Glazed Pork Chops
Sweet and citrusy orange juice and marmalade go great with pork and these orange glazed pork chops are ideal for a family meal or a dinner party. Simmer them in the juices until they reach a safe temperature and pair them with potatoes or rice to round it out. Thicker chops will come out juicier, so ask your butcher to slice them to about an inch in thickness.
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Baked Apple Pork Chops
This two-ingredient baked apple pork chops recipe comes together quickly for a weekday meal that takes under an hour. Use tart apples like Granny Smiths that have a firm texture, so they won't turn into mush in the oven. You can also add onions and garlic or potatoes for a slightly different flavor or to turn it into a one-dish meal.Continue to 17 of 29 below.
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Rice
Parboiled rice works best in this slow cooker pork chops and rice recipe. Check the rice after four hours to ensure it doesn't get too soft. You can also use wild rice or a mixture for a slightly different texture. Feel free to add green peas or other vegetables or mix up the flavor profile to suit your tastes.
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Ranch Dressing Marinated Pork Chops
A bottle of ranch dressing is all you need for these tender and simple ranch dressing marinated pork chops. Just marinate for 30 minute and up to eight hours, and then put these on the grill for a meal that couldn't be easier. Pair these with a green salad, salt potatoes, or your favorite veggies.
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Air Fryer Pork Chops
The air fryer makes crispy pork chops in just minutes without all of the oil and fat of pan-frying. While your main dish cooks in the air fryer, your stove and oven will be freed up for making side dishes. A healthier option than most pork chop recipes, this recipe is done in under 30 minutes. Adjust the spices to suit your tastes and the rest of your menu.
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Quick and Easy Smoked Pork Chops
When you've got a craving for ham, but want something a little different, these quick and easy smoked pork chops save the day. Buy them fully-cooked and toss them under the broiler, on to the grill, or even use a skillet for just 10 to 15 minutes. They don't need much seasoning, but you can serve them with a glaze or a sauce like you would a ham steak.Continue to 21 of 29 below.
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Easy Chicken Fried Pork Chops
Make these easy chicken fried pork chops by dipping them in an egg wash, milk, and flour before frying until golden. To keep your hands clean, use the "two-hand method." Dip the chops in the milk and egg with hand, then transfer them into the other hand to dredge in the flour. A simple cream gravy completes the package.
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Fruit-Topped Pork Chops
Fruit-topped pork chops is both delicious and beautiful. While this recipe calls for apples and cranberries, they go well with pears, peaches, or just about any fruit you prefer. Add chopped walnuts or pecans for a little texture. If you can't find fresh or frozen cranberries, canned cranberry sauce works, too.
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Pork Chop Alabama
Inspired by the state of Alabama, this budget-friendly pork chop Alabama recipe uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. Tomatoes, garlic, and thyme give it a nice, mild flavor. Feel free to add rosemary, fennel, basil, or oregano to mix it up a bit. The dish also tastes great with Louisiana or Creole seasonings.
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Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake
This easy pork chop and stuffing bake makes a great one-dish meal, but you can add a side of potatoes or vegetables for extra heft. Apples add a nice sweetness, but you can use pears or even dried fruit like raisins to add additional interest. Use pre-seasoned herb stuffing mix or tear up bread that's going stale for the stuffing. If you use your own bread, toss in your own thyme, rosemary, oregano, or fennel for flavoring.Continue to 25 of 29 below.
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Spice-Rubbed Broiled Pork Chops
Heat things up with these spice-rubbed broiled pork chops that can be broiled or pan-grilled for a nice crust that keeps the juices inside. Chipotle, chili powder, and Creole seasoning give them a hearty kick, which you can adjust to suit your individual tastes. Add a green salad or your preferred vegetables to make a whole meal.
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Baked Pork Chops With Ginger Ale
You won't believe the flavor that ginger ale and ketchup lends to these simple baked pork chops with ginger ale. The slightly sweet sauce thickens as they bake and you can also use barbecue sauce or add red pepper flakes for a spicier, smokier flavor. These chops taste great over rice or with a side of potatoes or pasta and a steamed vegetable.
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Sauerkraut and Pork Chop Bake
This tangy sauerkraut and pork chop bake will transport you to Germany with this hearty supper dish. Add sliced apples or make your own applesauce for sweetness and some matchstick carrots and sliced onions to punch up the flavor. Caraway seeds add spice and authenticity, but you can leave them out if you don't like anise, or slice in a fennel bulb to increase that element.
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Pork Chops
Neither pork chops nor prosciutto are all that fatty, but combine the two to keep the chops juicy and tender and make a dinner that looks like more work than it really is. You can also cook these prosciutto-wrapped grilled pork chops in the oven if you don't want to fire up the grill. Kids and guests alike will love it.Continue to 29 of 29 below.
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Pineapple and Soy Pork Chops
Soy sauce and pineapple are a match made in tropical heaven with this grilled pineapple and soy pork chops recipe. Marinate both the meat and the pineapple slices in soy sauce, onion, garlic, and a little brown sugar to infuse them both with sweet and salty flavor. Allow about two hours for marinating before grilling up this dynamic duo.