Juicy broiled pork chops cooked in under 10 minutes in the oven are perfect served with easy side dishes for a simple weeknight dinner.
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- Pork chops. I always use bone-in pork chops but boneless pork chops can be used instead. Thicker pork chops may require slightly longer cooking but are more likely to be juicy and tender than thinner pork chops.
- Spices: I used smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Other seasonings like onion powder, cayenne pepper or dried herbs like oregano, thyme, sage or parsley can all be used.
- Extra-virgin olive oil.
How to broil pork chops
For quick cooking, preheat a griddle pan, broiler pan or large skillet in the oven on the highest oven rack under a hot broiler for 10-15 minutes. Combine all the spices together and mix well. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels then drizzle with olive oil. Season generously on both sides with the dry rub. Carefully place the pork chops on the preheated pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on thickness, per side. Remove the chops from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
When is pork done?
Pork is cooked when it reaches 145°F/62°C internal temperature on a meat thermometer. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pork chop. Thinner pork chops will need 1-2 minutes per side while thick pork chops will need 3-4 minutes per side. The pork should be slightly pink (medium) and juicy once cooked.
Can I make this ahead?
The pork chops can be seasoned and kept in the fridge overnight before cooking. Any leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in a hot pan before serving.
Pork chops are delicious served with mashed potatoes and a side of vegetables like green beans, broccoli or asparagus.
Cooking pork chops at high heat for a shorter amount of time will result in juicy, tender pork chops. It’s also essential that you allow the pork to rest once cooked. Place cooked pork chops on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil for 5 minutes before serving.
Depending on the thickness of the pork chop, 3-4 minutes per side should ensure a fully-cooked pork chop.
Pork chops are a quick-cooking protein and can be served medium so higher heat will result in golden brown, juicy pork chops as opposed to lower heat which could over-cook the chops.
Pork Chop Recipes
Easy Broiled Pork Chops
- 4 5oz/150g bone-in pork chops
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 500°F/250°C and place a griddle pan on the highest rack in the oven.
- Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels then drizzle with olive oil.
- Mix together the spices then sprinkle the dry rub over the pork chops, coating both sides.
- Carefully place the pork chops on the pre-heated pan and broil for 2-3 minutes per side (depending on thickness) until the pork chops are golden brown, juicy and tender.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.