Pan Seared Pork Chops

"This is a good recipe for a quick pork chop dinner. It is simple yet still delicious. My family loves this recipe with roasted garlic potatoe bites and veggies."
photo by Reba L. photo by Reba L.
photo by Reba L.
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  • Marinade chops in oil and vinegar (for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours).
  • Season chops and heat a black iron skillet or shallow fry pan.
  • (Medium/High heat) When pan is hot sear chops (do not turn for 3 minutes) then flip and sear other side.
  • (searing will seal in the juices so chops will not dry out).
  • As soon as chops are done remove them and put butter and onions into pan.
  • Cook till onions are done to desired consistency.
  • Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you use lime juice instead of balsamic vinegar
  2. How long are the chops in the pan? 3 mins on each side? Bone in. Thanks
  3. Could you use bone-in chops for this recipe?
  4. When not frying them I've been bbq pork chops in the oven under the broiler since my Mom made them that way & I've been doing this since I'm 61yrs old. All she taught me to do was slap on some sauce on one side and set them under the broiler setting in your oven. Depending on thickness etc I use center cut about 1/2in to a little more than an inch & after they broil sauce side up for about 9-14 min flip them and repeat. Watch them and don't 4get 2 leave the oven door cracked a little when broiling. My question is can I use the searing method to seal in juices before I broil. They do come out most half the time & a bit dry off I'm not paying attention. Just curious about the sear 1st idea
  5. My husband hates onions. Should I add garlic or another seasoning to the chops before I cook them? Please help they are currently marinating! Thank you!!!


  1. Great recipe, even my picky 10 year old and 3 year old triplets gobbled it up. I will definitely make this again.
  2. Delish...easy, and so flavorful. My entire family loved it. We'll be having this for the 2nd time tonight. Yum!
  3. Very easy and tasty! I marinated for only 30 mins and it still tasted great! I served with corn on the cob and baked beans all witin 45 mins! I've added this one to my favs!
  4. A very easy delightful recipe. I marinated the chops for 2 hours and cooked the onions until soft and browned. I served the chops with Creamy Dill Potatoes #61073. So much flavor with only a few ingredients ! Thanks HappyVal and welcome to Zaar.
  5. Very easy and works as written. I suggest deglazing the pan with some white wine before adding butter and onions. Saves all those wonderful brown bits from the pork.


<p>Hi, I'm Val. And yes, I am happy :) I live in one of the beautiful suburbs of Houston but I am from Southern Louisiana, Cajun Country. Although I truly enjoy cajun food, I also enjoy other cultural foods. I love to try different recipes, that's why I love recipezaar. My family and I enjoy dining at Thai, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Indian restauraunts. I also enjoy coming home and finding recipes of our favorite dishes we try at the restauraunts. <br /> <br />I have a terrific husband of 22 years, and 2 wonderful children- a 21 year old son and an 20 year old daughter. They are the loves of my life. Oh, I can't forget the other 3 precious members of the family- our 3 mini schnauzers, Ollie,Emmie and Charlie. They keep us all laughing. We are huge animal lovers. <br /> <br />I am a stay-at-home mom so I can log on to recipezaar in the morning and try to decide what I can cook for dinner. We all enjoy trying different recipes I find here. I'll keep searching for recipes so everyone keep on posting. (I try to post recipes when I can.) <br /> <br />Have a great day!!!!!</p>
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