These pan-fried Boneless Pork Chops are a juicy and flavorful meal that’ll be on your table in just 15 minutes, with no marinating or breading required. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!

We make these pork chops when we want a quick meal the entire family will enjoy, picky eaters included! There are never any leftovers, so it’s become one of our go-to boneless pork chop recipes.

Easy Boneless Pork Chops

Boneless pork chops are great for so many reasons: they’re high in protein, low in fat and inexpensive to boot. The issue is to ensuring they turn out juicy and tender instead of dry and chewy.

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When it’s too hot to turn on the oven, look no further than sautéed pork chops! You can use this recipe for boneless pork chops; bone-in chops are cooked differently, so follow this Bone-in Pork Chops recipe for bone-in meat.

You can serve them with rice, mashed potatoes or even quinoa along with a green vegetable like broccoli or green beans the same way as for baked boneless pork chops.

Easy Boneless Pork Chops

How to Cook Boneless Pork Chops

You can make these boneless pork chops with a few simple ingredients from your pantry:

  • Olive oil
  • Paprika (regular or smoked)
  • Onion powder (or garlic powder)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper (coarsely ground if possible)

You won’t need to bother with breadcrumbs or brown sugar for this simple recipe. The flavor stands on its own!

There are a few simple tricks for getting tender and juicy pork chops:

  • Select thick cut pork chops that are 1 – 1 ½ inches (2 ½ – 4 cm) thick
  • Let the meat warm slightly for 20-30 minutes at room temperature
  • Season with salt before cooking to tenderize the meat
  • Cook only to an internal temperature of 145°F / 63°C
  • Let the pork chops rest for 3-4 minutes after cooking, so the juices can retreat back into the meat

When you’ve done this once or twice, it’ll become second-nature and you can bid farewell to dry pork chops forever!

Easy Boneless Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet

When Are Pork Chops Done?

Pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F / 63°C, and you let it sit for a few minutes after cooking before cutting into it.

The meat can still have some wisps of pink in the center. Cooking until it’s completely white usually indicates over-cooking.

Equipment for Making Sautéed Pork Chops

Make Ahead Tips

Boneless pork chops can be cooked ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Since it’s lean meat, best to reheat gently in a pan over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Alternatively you can microwave on 50% power for 3-4 minutes.

Easy Boneless Pork Chops
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15 Minute Easy Boneless Pork Chops

These pan-fried Boneless Pork Chops are a juicy and flavorful meal that’ll be on your table in just 15 minutes, with no marinating or breading required. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 305 kcal
Author TipBuzz

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops 1 - 1 1/2 inch thickness
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • fresh parsley and thyme optional, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place pork chops on a work surface and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper. Rub the seasoning mixture over all sides of each chop.
  3. Brush each chop with 1-2 tbsp olive oil, and then rub in the seasoning mixture evenly on all sides.

  4. Place a cast iron pan over medium-high heat and add remaining oil. When the oil is shimmering hot, add the pork chops.

  5. Sear for 2-3 minutes until starting to brown. Then flip and sear 2-3 minutes on the other side.

  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook another 5-7 minutes.

  7. Remove from heat and let rest for several minutes. 

  8. Garnish with optional minced parsley and thryme. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

Cooking time depends on thickness, and I recommend using an instant-read meat thermometer to check doneness. Once the internal temperature reaches the 145°F / 63°C, remove from heat.

Boneless pork chop thickness

Total cooking time
¾ inch6-8 min
1 inch8-10 min
1 ¼ inch12-14 min
1 ½ inch14-18 min

 

Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Easy Boneless Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 937mg 39%
Potassium 522mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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