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Two cooked bone-in garlic butter and thyme pork chops.
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Garlic Butter Pork Chop Recipe

Easy Pork Chop Recipe made with garlic, butter, and fresh thyme. Ready in just 15 minutes, enjoy this crazy delicious and juicy recipe with all your favorite side dish recipes for a fast and flavorful dinner the whole family will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 pork chops
Calories: 403kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • coarse salt to season
  • freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon butter divided
  • 2 springs fresh thyme (plus 1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme, stems removed)
  • 6 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  • Season - Generously season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Cook - Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, and the chops, 2 tablespoons butter, and 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme to the skillet. Cook the pork chops for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the outside is golden and the internal temperature reads 145°F (or a little below) with a digital meat thermometer.
  • Add the remaining butter, garlic, and thyme - Add the remaining butter, minced garlic, and chopped thyme to the skillet. Use a spoon to drizzle the garlic butter sauce over the pork chops before flipping the pork chops over and spooning the garlic butter over the pork chops on the other side. Repeat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve - Immediately remove pork chops from the skillet and serve with all your favorite sides. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pick a thicker cut - It's easy to overcook and dry out a lean cut of pork. Thicker pork chops are more forgiving to accidental errors in cooking, so try to purchase double-cut pork chops (approximately 1 1/2 inches thick).
  • Use a digital meat thermometer to avoid overcooking. It is recommended to cook to a temperature between 145-160 degrees F allowing them to rest for a few minutes before serving. Keep in mind that meat will continue to cook even after it's been removed from heat, so I typically remove my pork as soon as it reaches 145 degrees, tent with foil for about 5 minutes, and serve.
  • Wait to add the minced garlic until the pork is nearly cooked. Why? The last thing any of us want is burnt garlic.
  • Bone-in pork chops are great (and have more flavor), but boneless is ok, too. Just remember that boneless pork chops are super lean, so keep that digital meat thermometer handy and be sure to pick thicker cut chops.
  • Allow them to rest at room temperature before cooking. Not for too long, of course, but a little bit of time to take the chill off will help your pork cook evenly.
Originally posted August 21, 2020

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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