Oven Baked Pork Chops

These oven-baked pork chops are one of my favorite recipes and end up on the dinner menu quite often. This is an easy recipe and perfect for busy weeknights that produce flavorful pork with just a handful of pantry staples.

These Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops are tender, juicy, and full of flavor. With just a few simple ingredients from your pantry, you can have dinner ready and on the table in no time. Savory and sweet with a bit of stickiness. Perfect for any night of the week.

Pork chops are always welcomed in our home. Most of the time, I grill them. But some nights, I just don’t feel like firing up the grill, and I make these delicious oven-baked bone-in pork chops.

Why You’ll Love These Oven Baked Pork Chops

Baked in the oven and covered with a sweet rub– I promise you won’t miss the grilled taste. The last few minutes in the oven give the chops a caramelized topping with incredible flavor. With just the right amount of brown sugar and seasonings, you will be licking your fingers and asking for more. Easy and full of flavor.

Great meal: This is one of my favorite pork chop recipes with tender and delicious chops.

Budget Friendly: Pork chops are reasonably priced and if you catch them on sale you can get a pack for dinner and one for the freezer.

An Easy Meal: This meal comes together fast. The baking time will depend on the cut of meat you are using.

Only 4 Ingredients: Only 4 Ingredients are needed for this recipe- plus salt and pepper.

Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops on a plate with text overlay.

Ingredients Needed for the Best Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops

For a complete list of ingredients see the recipe card below.

Basic pantry staples are needed for these pork chops – a straightforward recipe with just a few simple ingredients. A good cut of pork doesn’t require many ingredients or seasonings, so simple is enough.

  • Bone-In Pork Chops
  • Brown Sugar
  • lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt & pepper

My family enjoys tender pork chops. For more bone-in chops recipes, be sure to check out Fried Pork chops, creamy pork chops, and pork chops and rice.

How to make Delicious Tender Baked Pork Chops

For detailed instructions, see the recipe card below.

This is an easy dish to prepare. There is very little prep work, and the oven does all of the work for you. Plus, clean-up is a snap.


Pat dry Pork Chops with a paper towel.
In a bowl, mix brown sugar and seasonings.
Rub seasonings over pork chops on both sides, pressing into the meat.
Place in a foil-lined and sprayed baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Once pork chops have cooked, turn the oven to broil.
Broil for 3-4 minutes to caramelize brown sugar.

The Best Pork Chops for this Recipe

There are several cuts of pork chops that will work for this recipe. I usually find center cut pork chops on sale at the grocery store and use them. Thin pork chops, thick-cut pork chops, or even thin or thick boneless pork chops will work for this easy dinner recipe. Of course, the cooking time may vary according to the thickness of the meat. So adjust your cooking time accordingly.

Do you Bake Pork Chops Covered or Uncovered?

Pork chops are baked in an uncovered baking dish. An 8″ x11″ baking dish or a 13″ x 9″ baking dish will work nicely to bake the chops. I sometimes use a cast iron pan, and this works well.

Baked Bone-In Pork Chops on a plate with yellow rice and text overlay.

How Do You Know When Pork Chops are Done?
What is the Correct Temperature for Cooking Pork Chops?

Pork chops are done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Now the cooking time may vary according to how thick your pork chops are cut. I usually choose thin-sliced chops about 1/2 inch thick. Feel free to go thicker, but your cooking time will also need to be adjusted. Let your meat rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Tips for Making the Best Easy Baked Pork Chops

*Pat dry the pork chops before adding the seasonings. This step is necessary, so your seasonings will stick and not runoff.
*Line a baking sheet or baking dish with aluminum foil. This will make the clean-up super easy. I am all about easy clean-up.
*Use bone-in pork chops for this recipe. In my opinion, bone-in meats have more flavor than boneless.
*Season both sides of the pork chops. Slightly press the seasoning into the meat. Don’t be timid when massaging the pork chop. Go ahead and give it a good rub. 🙂
*Don’t overcook. No one likes a dry pork chop.
*Allow the pork to rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.
*Finish this recipe under the broiler for caramelization.
*Drizzle any leftover juices in the pan over the top of pork chops. Finger licking deliciousness!

If using thick pork chops, you may need to adjust the time accordingly.

What to do with Leftover Pork Chops

Cool pork chops to room temperature. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then, reheat in the oven for a few minutes when ready to eat again.

What to Serve with Oven Baked Pork Chops

Serve with salad and Mashed Potatoes or Macaroni Salad for a complete meal.
Au Gratin Potatoes are always a go-to recipe for my family. They never turn them down.

Be Sure to Try:

Creamy Coleslaw
Sauteed Mushrooms
Corn on the Cob

These pork chops are seasoned with an easy rub and cooked in the oven for a short time. This recipe is not only easy but produces a tender and juicy pork chop every time. A great recipe to have in your file and to cook on busy nights. If you are looking for another Easy Creamy Baked Pork Chop recipe, check out this link.

Baked Bone-In Pork Chops on a blue plate with yellow rice and text overlay.
Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops

Easy Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops

Gina Abernathy
These Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops are tender, juicy, and full of flavor. With just a few simple ingredients from your pantry, you can have dinner ready and on the table in no time. Savory and sweet with a bit of stickiness. Perfect for any night of the week.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 Bone-In Pork Chops
  • 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each Lemon Pepper, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Line a 13" x 9" baking dish with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Pat dry pork chops with a paper towel.
  • In a bowl, mix brown sugar and seasonings.
  • Rub seasonings over pork chops on both sides, pressing into the meat.
  • Place in prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  • Once pork chops have cooked, turn the oven to broil. Broil for 3-4 minutes to caramelize brown sugar.
  • **Adjust the cook time according to the thickness of the chops.

Notes

**Adjust the cook time according to the thickness of the chops.
Season both sides of the pork chops. Press the seasonings into the meat.
Watch closely as you broil. Don’t walk away.
Keyword Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops

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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I always love sweets with pork chops but never thought of brown sugar! What a delicious way to enjoy pork chops.

    1. Hi Anna, You could certainly add some honey if you so desire. I would add the honey to the pork chops and then add the dry mix on top. I’m sure it would be tasty.

  2. Always had a problem with dry chops when I oven baked them, until now. Great juicy chops. I added onion powder in place of the lemon pepper and used a commercial rub instead of the brown sugar. Excellent!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much – these were delicious for dinner last night! And so so easy! Minimal washing up too 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    These are some of the best pork chops I’ve ever made. I love the sweet and savory combo, and that caramelized exterior is great!

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