Easy Pan-Roasted Pork Chops Recipe

Easy Pan-Roasted Pork Chops Recipe
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Pork Chops

Yasmin Fahr

Pork Chops

Pork chops are extremely easy to make and have tender, juicy meat. You can cook them in a variety of ways, searing them on the stove, finishing them in the oven, or cooking them with vegetables and sides. This recipe is great served over kale and white beans (as pictured), but can also be used with salsas or a simple salad. Luckily the spices give it enough flavor so that it doesn't need a lot else, especially when you have good-quality meat.

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry the chops well. Season generously with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika (using more than a pinch if you need to). Let sit for a few minutues as the oven heats up.

In a large, ovenproof pan, heat the olive oil over high heat. Reduce to medium high, then add the pork chops to the pan, making sure not to crowd them. Press them down gently with a spatula, then cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until there is a nice, brown color. Then transfer the pan to the oven, and cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until the center of the chop reads about 155 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Let rest for about 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve with Kale and White Beans, a fresh green salad or a salsa.


Calories per serving:

458 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 31g 48%
  • Carbs 0g 0%
  • Saturated 8g 39%
  • Fiber 0g 0%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 17g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 41g 82%
  • Cholesterol 137mg 46%
  • Sodium 110mg 5%
  • Calcium 39mg 4%
  • Magnesium 50mg 13%
  • Potassium 687mg 20%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 417mg 60%
  • Vitamin A 6µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 64%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 66%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 69%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 11%
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