Cajun-Style Smothered Pork Chops

cajun pork chops
Diana Rattray
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. Add the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Add the pork chops, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  2. 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.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 695
Total Fat 41 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 22 g
Cholesterol 171 mg
Sodium 2,028 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 59 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)