Garlic & Herb Skillet Pork Chops

January 27, 2021OffTheWheatenPathTT

Dinner recipes has to be one of my most searched recipe themes. For me I can have eggs for breakfast and a sandwich or salad for lunch. But when it comes to making dinner for me and the family, I’m always on the lookout for easy delicious recipes. And these Easy Garlic and Herb Skillet Pork Chops are the perfect quick and tasty dinner.

Close up of garlic and herb chops in skillet

I’m not a pork person, but the rest of my family is. So when I’m planning dinner ideas, I like to add in a recipe every so often that they will enjoy. And these pork chops were a hit!

What you need for our Easy Skillet Pork Chops?

The ingredients for this recipe are simple but when paired together give great flavour.

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Fresh Herbs: Rosemary, Parsley &
  • Thyme
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 12” Cast Iron skillet

With these simple ingredients, you can create a delicious skillet dinner.

pouring butter on pork chops

As you know, pork is considered the other white meat. So when it comes to cooking it, you treat it similar to how you would cook chicken breast to make sure that it isn’t over cooked. 

When making these pork chops, follow the cooking directions. You definitely want to ensure that your meat is cooked well. (Raw pork carries bacteria) But you also don’t want to over cook the meat that it ends up tough.

That is actually what led me to creating this recipe. One evening my mum decided to try baking the pork chops and left it too long, making it rubbery and tough. Definitely not what you want to enjoy for dinner.

Fresh Herbs vs Dried Herbs

In all the times that I’ve made this recipe I’ve always used fresh herbs because we have tons in the garden. However you could try making it with dried herbs by reducing the amount that you use. Dried herbs are more potent than fresh herbs. Learn more about fresh and dried herbs here.

Herbs for garlic and herb skillet pork chops

Dairy Free

This dish is naturally gluten free. If you want to make it dairy free as well, use you favorite dairy free butter in place of the regular butter.

Skillet

I love my cast iron skillet  but I know many you may not have one. Not a problem, simply use an oven safe skillet that you can sear the meat in and then bake after.

seared pork chops
garlic and herb pork chops with butter before baking
finished gluten free garlic and herb pork chops flat lay

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients it time to make dinner. And to make a complete meal you can serve these chops with our Easy Parsley Potatoes with a side salad.

pork chops with potatoes and salad

Happy Cooking my Gluten Free Foodies
Love always,

Easy Garlic and Herb Skillet Pork Chops
Yield: 4-5 servings

Easy Garlic and Herb Skillet Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes 20 seconds
Total Time: 35 minutes 20 seconds

Looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe? Look no further than these Easy Gluten Free Garlic and Herb Skillet Pork Chops. Moist, tender and delish!

Ingredients

  • 4 - 5 Boneless Pork Chops (roughly 1.5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely grated or minced
  • 1/2 cup butter or dairy free substitute, melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil for searing
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Season pork shops with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine melted butter, rosemary, thyme, parsley and garlic, mix until well combined then set aside.
  4. In a large cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet) add olive oil, heat over medium high until hot and shinny. Add seasoned pork chops and sear for about 4 minutes on each side until golden. If you need to do them in bathces, remove the chops, add a little more oil as needed and continue. seared pork chops
  5. Once all the pork chops are seared, return them to the skillet. Generously coat each pork chop with the garlic and herb blend.
  6. Bake in the skillet, in the preheated oven for 10 -15 minutes turning them half way through until done.
  7. Remove from oven, and serve warm with any remained garlic & herb butter and a spinkling of fresh herbs.

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