Cajun-Style Smothered Pork Chops

cajun pork chops
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
497 Calories
33g Fat
13g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 497
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 1166mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 692mg 15%
*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.


  • 4 boneless pork chops

  • 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 tablespoons 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.