This super fast Weeknight Skillet Pork Chops recipe could not have come at a better time. For some reason, I was on a serious chicken kick and didn’t realize it until I couldn’t bear the thought of eating chicken ONE MORE NIGHT! Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken, but eating the same thing every night for dinner can get old. This pork chop recipe is super quick, under 20 minutes!
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Make sure to chose your sides and have them prepped and ready to go when these chops are. We enjoyed ours with my Truffled Whole Roasted Cauliflower, it was perfect!
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You only need a few ingredients to make these Weeknight Skillet Pork Chops: 4 bone-in chops, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, salt and pepper to taste, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
Begin by cutting 2 small slits about 2 inches apart through the fatty side of each chop. Coat each side of the chops with the vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp sugar on one side of each chop. Place the chops sugared side down in a 12″ nonstick skillet. Place over medium heat. You should hear sizzling within the first 2 minutes. If you do not, increase the heat slightly. Cook the pork chops for about 6 minutes, flip, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 4 minutes. Temp test your chops to at least 140°F. Turn the heat off, remove the pork chops to a platter and tent with foil. Do not discard the liquid in the skillet. Allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes. Return the juice that accumulates in the platter to the skillet and heat over high heat for 30 seconds. Off heat, return the chops to the skillet and rotate to coat each side in the reduced juices. That’s it! Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
As I mentioned above, these Weeknight Skillet Pork Chops went beautifully with Truffled Whole Roasted Cauliflower. Click the photo for the recipe!
Below you will find some of the equipment I found useful while preparing these Weeknight Skillet Pork Chops. I only recommend items that I actually own and use.
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