These oven-fried pork chops are a homestyle classic the family will fall in love with!
Juicy, flavorful, and easy to prepare, these pork chops together with just a few simple ingredients.
You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to make a comforting protein centerpiece.
All you need is my 30-minute recipe.
It’s just about the easiest way to prepare pork chops. And it does so impeccably!
That means you can say goodbye to dry and bland pork chops once and for all.
The crunchy coating adds texture and flavor, while the tender meat makes this meal irresistible.
Plus, they’re healthier than fried because you cook them in the oven.
Whether on its own or part of a hearty family dinner, these oven-fried pork chops will become an instant family favorite.
Oven-Fried Pork Chops
Trying to feed the family wholesome home-cooked meals night after night can be hard.
But with oven-fried pork chops, it’s so easy.
It’s a timeless family staple that has long been gracing dinner tables.
Not only is it budget-friendly, but it’s great for weeknights, too.
Did I also mention they’re crispy, succulent, and lip-smackingly irresistible?!
I know there are a ton of juicy pork chops recipes out there. Yet none are this foolproof, flavorful, and beginner-friendly.
All you need is six straightforward ingredients. Most of them are pantry staples hiding in your kitchen right now.
Eggs, milk, pepper, and dry stuffing take care of the coating. All that’s left is your favorite cut of pork chops!
The herb-seasoned stuffing mix gives the pork chops the most tantalizing texture.
Plus, the oven-fried method is so simple and it’s way healthier too.
Speaking of healthy, if you need a nutritious veggie side dish, try green beans and garlic.
Roasted veggies, or broccoli with cheddar cheese work well, too.
Although, I don’t think anything goes better than creamy mashed potatoes!
Okay, okay. I know I’m getting ahead of myself.
But comfort food like this is something to write home about!
Get ready to make the best pork chops you’ve ever had!
- Pork Chops – The star of the show! I tend to use center-cut boneless pork chops and trim the fat around the edges. However, you can use any cut you like. Just remember, the thinner the chops, the faster they cook.
- Butter – For greasing the baking dish. And because everything tastes better with butter!
- Egg – You’ll need this as a binding agent for the breading.
- Milk – Another ingredient you’ll need for dredging the chops. It helps to thin out the binding mixture, making it a little less eggy.
- Pepper – You can’t season pork chops properly without it!
- Herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix – This is the secret to getting the most flavorful coating and crispy texture. And, it’s super convenient.
How to Make Oven-Fried Pork Chops
With just six ingredients and 30 minutes, you can throw together these mouthwatering pork chops!
- Grease the baking dish. Fully coat it with melted butter so the chops don’t stick.
- Prepare the dredging station. In a shallow dish, mix together an egg, milk, and pepper. In a separate shallow dish, add the herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix.
- Dredge the chops. Dip both sides of a pork chop into the egg mixture, then coat both sides with the bread stuffing mix. Repeat until all the pork chops are dredged.
- Bake. Place the pork chops in the greased baking dish. Bake them at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t forget to flip them at the halfway point!
Tips for the Best Pork Chops
- Pat the pork chops dry. This simple trick will help you get the crispiest pork chops around!
- Use a meat thermometer. Forget the guessing game, play it safe and let the meat thermometer tell you when the pork chops are ready. They need to be at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit to eat safely.
- Watch the clock! While thick chops are great, thinner ones cook faster. So keep an eye out because the cooking time can vary.
- Pepperidge Farms herb stuffing mix is one of the best!
- Is the stuffing mix too chunky? Crush it! You can do this in seconds with a food processor. Or, you can toss it in a resealable plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
- Swap out the stuffing mix for Italian breadcrumbs or Shake ‘n Bake. They’re both delicious!
- Skip the egg mixture and go with mayo. The breadcrumbs will still stick all the same and it adds a great flavor. You can even toss in some spices like garlic, paprika, or onion powder if you like.
- Use parchment paper and a baking sheet. It eliminates the need for greasing a baking dish for an even healthier take. Plus, the pork chops won’t stick to the pan.
How to Store and Reheat
Have some leftovers? No problem!
You can store those pork chops away for a quick meal some other day.
Here’s how to do it:
Store in the Fridge: Simply place them in an air-tight container and pop them in the fridge.
They’ll last for about 4 to 5 days. But the sooner you eat them, the better!
Store in the Freezer: If you won’t eat them anytime soon, store the pork chops in the freezer.
Let them cool down completely and place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag.
Give them a date and label, then stash them away.
It’s best to eat them within 3 months. Wait longer than that, and you’ll likely notice the quality declining.
Reheat: You can reheat pork chops in the microwave or the oven.
If you want them to have the best consistency, though, go with the latter.
Be sure to defrost them if you take them out of the freezer.
Otherwise, just place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re warm.
It should take about 15 minutes.
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