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Pan Fried Pork Chops Recipe (+Video)

These Pan Fried Pork Chops are a scrumptious pork chop recipe that’ll be on your dinner table in 15 minutes using just 5 ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried pork chops, pan fried pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 361kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 4 pork chops boneless or bone-in, 1-inch (2.5cm) thick *
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt**
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground
  • 2 tablsepoons olive oil
  • fresh parsley minced - optional


  • Remove the pork chops from the fridge 15-20 minutes before cooking to approach room temperature for even cooking and juicier chops.
  • Pat dry the chops with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Rub the chops on all sides with 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture on all sides of each pork chop.
  • Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Once the pan is hot and the oil is shimmering, add the pork chops.
  • Fry for 7-8 minutes for 1-inch thick pork chops, flipping every minute to prevent overheating. For other thicknesses, see recipe notes*.
  • Insert an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the chop. When it reads 140°F (61°C), the pork chops are done***.
  • Remove the chops to a plate and rest for 5 minutes covered with foil or a plate. This is to let the juices retreat back into the meat for juicier chops.
  • Garnish with optional minced parsley and serve.



  • * Cook 4-6 minutes for 3/4 inch thick chops; 8-10 minutes for 1 1/4 inch thickness; 10-12 minutes for 1 1/2 inch thickness. 
  • **If you brine your chops, then reduce the salt by at least half.
  • ***It's ok if the center of your pork chop is slightly pink after cooking, as long as the internal temperature reaches 140°F (61°C). The temperature will keep rising to the safe level of 145°F (63°C) while resting.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg