Oven Baked Pork Chops
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.
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.
Ingredients Needed for the Best Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops
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
*lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt & pepper
How to make Delicious Tender Baked Pork Chops
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.
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 skillet, and this works well.
How Do You Know When Pork Chops are Done?
What is the Correct Temperature for 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 Oven 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 pan or baking dish with 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!
What to do with Leftover Pork Chops
Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then, reheat in the oven for a few minutes when ready to eat again.
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Why you’ll love these Oven Baked Pork Chops
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.
Easy Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops
- 4-5 Bone-In Pork Chops
- 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon each Lemon Pepper, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper
- 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.
Look here for a grilled pork chop recipe.