My staple recipe for the most delicious pork chops that require only 6 ingredients. These pork chops are incredibly tender with a caramelized crust and the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.
Servings: 3 servings
- 1 – 1.5 lbs bone-in pork loin chops
- 1 ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients (olive oil, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic and thyme) in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add pork chops and rub marinade evenly over flesh.
Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-HIGH heat. If using a cast-iron, add a tiny dab of butter or coconut oil. Once hot, add pork chops and cook for ~5-6 minutes, until flesh has caramelized. Flip on opposite side and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Place skillet in oven and bake for ~5 minutes. Remove from oven, slice into pork to assure flesh is no longer pink. Transfer to plate and top with juices from pan. Add additional thyme, if desired, and serve!
1.25 lbs should amount to about 3 bone-in pork loin chops. Nutrition data is representative of 3 chops plus all marinade ingredients. If using boneless, data will slightly vary.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 270mg | Sugar: 7g