These Oven Baked Pork Chops are a welcome addition to the weeknight dinner rotation! They’re pan seared until golden brown and baked to juicy perfection, and they’re ready in about 20 minutes!

Oven baked pork chops in a cast iron skillet

Sometimes I feel like I should be fired, because I get into the biggest dinner ruts.

I make some of our favorite recipes like ground beef tacos and baked salmon far too often, and while nobody complains, it’s good to change things up.

I often forget about pork chops and have no idea why.  They’re always well-received by everyone in my family and they cook up so quickly!

My air fryer pork chops and pork chops with mushroom sauce are great when the weather is warm and I don’t want to turn on the oven.

These Oven Baked Pork Chops make it worth turning the oven on, however. They’re pan seared until golden brown, then baked in the oven to juicy perfection.

They include the warm flavors of cumin and coriander, which are balanced out with the pungency of garlic powder and rosemary. 

It truly makes an addictive flavor combination and one delicious dinner. 🙂

Baked pork chops in a skillet with rosemary sprigs

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Oven baked pork chops are pan seared until golden brown and crispy, then baked until tender and juicy.
  • They include a simple spice rub that can be customized a number of ways.
  • This is an easy dinner recipe that’s on the table in about 20 minutes.

Recipe ingredients

There are just a few simple ingredients required for these easy baked pork chops, and they can be customized based on the spices, rubs or herbs that you have on hand.

Oven baked pork chops ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Pork chops. This recipe includes boneless pork chops that are roughly 1 1/2″ thick. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your pork chops, and whether they’re boneless or bone-in.
  • Herbs and spices. A blend of cumin, coriander, garlic powder and rosemary complements the baked pork chops perfectly. The herbs and spices can easily be customized with your favorite.
  • Olive oil. Substitute the olive oil with what you have on hand.

How to make pork chops in oven

These baked boneless pork chops couldn’t be easier to make.  They’re prepped in less 5 minutes, and are on the table in about 20 minutes.

Pro tip: Be sure to cook the pork chops in a skillet or dish that’s just big enough for them.  This ensures that they’ll cook in their juices, which makes for a nice tender pork chop.  Be sure to pour those juices over the chops just before serving!

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make baked pork chops
  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then combine the oil and spices.
  2. Coat the pork chops generously with the spice mixture.
  3. Heat olive oil in a cast iron or oven proof skillet over medium high heat, and sear both sides of the pork chops until a nice golden brown crust has formed.
  4. Bake in the oven for 8-15 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer registers 145 degrees. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the pork chops.

FAQs

What temperature should pork chops be cooked at?

This oven baked pork chop recipe requires cooking the pork chops at a temperature of 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer registers 145 degrees.  

Should you cover pork chops when baking?

There’s no need to cover the pork chops with a lid or with foil while baking in the oven.   

When cooking in a pan that’s just large enough to hold the pork chops, the juices in the pan will keep them nice and moist during cooking.

Are you supposed to flip pork chops in the oven?

There’s no need to flip the pork chops in the oven as they cook nice and evenly.

Can you eat pork chops a little pink?

Pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees, which produces nice juicy chops that are a little pink inside. 

Baked pork chops with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Serving suggestions

These baked boneless pork chops can be served a multitude of ways as follows:

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip: Be sure to cook the pork chops in a skillet or dish that’s just big enough for them.  This ensures that they’ll cook in their juices, which makes for a nice tender pork chop.  Be sure to pour those juices over the chops just before serving!
  • Pan searing the pork chops on the stove top is essential for a crispy crust, but this step is optional. If you prefer to skip this step, bake for a total of 15-18 minutes in the oven or until an instant read thermometer registers 145 degrees.
  • These baked boneless pork chops were 1 1/2″ thick and they took 18 minutes total time to cook. If using bone-in pork chops, the cooking time will be longer.
Easy baked pork chops

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Oven baked pork chops in a cast iron skillet

Oven Baked Pork Chops

Oven Baked Pork Chops are pan seared until browned then baked to juicy perfection. They're an easy dinner recipe that's ready in about 20 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 4 1 1/2" boneless pork chops trimmed of excess fat
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or sub with 1 teaspoon dried
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste.
    4 1 1/2" boneless pork chops, salt and pepper to taste
  • Combine the cumin, coriander, garlic powder, chopped rosemary and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on all sides of the pork chops.
    2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons ground coriander, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast iron skillet or oven proof sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the pork chops and sear for 2 minutes on each side, or until a nice golden brown crust has formed. Remove from heat.
  • Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 8-15 minutes, or until an internal thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop registers 145 degrees.
  • Remove from heat, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Pro tip:  Be sure to cook the pork chops in a skillet or dish that’s just big enough for them.  The ensures that they’ll cook in their juices, which makes for a nice tender pork chop.  Be sure and pour those juices over the chops just before serving!
  • Pan searing the pork chops on the stove top is essential for a crispy crust, but this step is optional. If you prefer to skip this step, bake for a total of 15-18 minutes in the oven or until an instant read thermometer registers 145 degrees.
  • These baked boneless pork chops were 1 1/2″ thick and they took 18 minutes total time to cook. If using bone-in pork chops, the cooking time will be longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chop, Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 123mg, Fiber: 1g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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**This recipe was originally published in September 2019. Step by step photos have been added and the text has been modified to include more recipe information.

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