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Baked pork chops served on a large white platter and topped with cilantro sprigs.
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Baked Pork Chops

Make these perfect Baked Pork Chops in the oven.  Guaranteed to cook perfectly tender and juicy with just a few simple techniques.  No more dry oven baked pork chops!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oven Cooked Pork Chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More

Ingredients

For Brine

  • 1 tbsp salt to every one cup of water

For Chops

  • 4 half inch thick pork chops with bone in Make however many pork chops you need
  • garlic powder lightly sprinkled on both sides of chops
  • paprika lightly sprinkled on both sides of chops
  • salt and pepper lightly sprinkled on both sides of chops
  • oil for searing chops

Instructions

Brine the Pork Chops

  • Rinse and brine the pork chops in the brine solution for 30 minutes.
    If you don't have 30 minutes, brine for at least 15 minutes.
  • Remove pork chops from brine and rinse with cold water.
    Season and let seat for a few minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C)
  • In the meantime heat an oven proof skillet over medium high heat.  (I use a cast iron)  Add one to two tablespoons of oil.
  • Add the pork chops and sear on each side for a few minutes to give them color.
  • Finish cooking the pork chops in the oven.  Porks chops are ready when internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (62 C).  (Refer to notes)
  • Let the pork chops sit for a few minutes before serving to hold in the juices the same way you would with a steak.Done!

Notes

Serve with rice, potatoes or veggies or take a look at my other suggestions in the post.
Note:  If pork chops are half an inch thick, cook for 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.  (62 degrees Celsius).
If they are an inch, cook for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (62 degrees Celsius)

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 288kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 581mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg