Cajun-Style Smothered Pork Chops

cajun pork chops
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
695 Calories
41g Fat
20g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 695
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 2028mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 59g
Calcium 108mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These smothered pork chops make a tasty family meal. It's a quick and easy preparation, perfect for a busy day. The pork chops are seared and then simmered with chicken broth and Cajun-style chopped vegetables and seasonings. 

Use boneless or bone-in loin pork chops in the recipe. 

Serve these tasty pork chops with potatoes or macaroni and cheese for a fabulous everyday family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops, boneless
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning (add salt to taste if the seasoning is salt-free)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter or more olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Combine 3 tablespoons of flour and the Cajun seasoning. Coat the pork chops thoroughly with the seasoned flour.  

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. 

  4. When the oil is hot, add the pork chops to the skillet—Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.

  5. Remove the chops to a plate and add the butter to the skillet. Add onion, green pepper, and celery and cook, stirring, until the onion is softened. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes longer.

  6. Add the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Add the pork chops, cover, and reduce heat to low.

  7. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pork is tender. 

Expert Tip: If you are using pork shoulder chops, add 15 to 25 minutes to the braising time.