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Juicy thick cut pork chops are simple to prepare and the result can rival any traditional beef steak. Learn how to make the perfect thick cut pork chops with this simple method. 
Thick cut juicy bone-in pork chop with a side of green beans
Juicy thick cut pork chops are simple to prepare and the result can rival any traditional beef steak. I’m not even kidding! And they are way cheaper to buy too. I call them my secret weapon when it comes to feeding a crowd on a special occasion.
Making a perfect pork chop is completely easy. If you haven’t had a thick cut pork chop before, well, prepare to fall in love with pork chops. Those thin, flimsy chops you see all over the grocery store dry out easily and lack the complete flavor pork chops have to offer.
Close-up of a think cut, juicy bone-in grilled pork chop on a plate with green beans
You can buy a thick cut chop at almost any grocery, but you’ll probably have to ask for it. Just head on over to the meat counter and ask for a 1 1/2 to 2 inch thick cut pork chop. If you’ve got a good butcher, they will probably smile at your request. Keeping the bone-in helps retain both flavor and moisture, and cutting it thick practically ensures a juicy result.
Have a smoker? I also have a post detailing How to Smoke A Thick Cut Pork Chop that you should check out. Smokers are an amazing way to cook almost any meat. If you don’t already have a smoker, you should seriously consider getting one.
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of this recipe. Once you cook a thick cut pork chop you’ll find yourself craving them all the time!
Thick cut juicy bone-in pork chop with a side of green beans
Juicy thick cut pork chops are simple to prepare and the result can rival any traditional steak.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  • Rub about a tablespoon of olive oil over each of your pork chops. Season all sides generously with salt. Pork needs a heavy amount of salt to bring out the flavor. Salt with a heavy hand when it comes to a thick pork chop. Season lightly with freshly ground pepper as well.
  • Heat an oven-safe heavy skillet over high heat. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sear the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer skillet immediately to the oven and cook until the internal temperature of the chop reaches 145 degrees, about 15 minutes.
  • Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 499mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thick pork chop

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Barry

I used a cast iron pan and boneless rib chops. Very simple recipe and I was extremely surprised at how juicy they turned out. I’ve always had problems with thick pork chops. Not anymore. Thank-you.

Christine Hollis

5 stars
I had two thick cut jalapeño pork chops to cook last night and used this method. They already had a jalapeño seasoning on them but I rubbed on the olive oil and followed the recipe to a “T.” They were absolutely amazing!!

Deanna Drew

5 stars
this was the best pork chop i have ever made. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!!

Rick Anderson

5 stars
My family loves this recipe! We use Tony Chachere’s instead of salt/pepper and it’s awesome! We like a little spice in it! LOL Thanks for the great recipe!

Ed Becker

5 stars
Excellent! I will not willingly go back to the thin and dry pork chips!

Footballmomma22

5 stars
Best Pork recipe

Judy

This was a great recipe!! I have tried forever to make good pork chops and this is the first time I would ever share a recipe!!! We loved it and it was so easy!

Joel Zucker

5 stars
Just amazing! Thank you for this simple, but delicious, recipe.

My boys, 6 and 8, can’t stop raving about how great it tastes. The keep asking how often we can eat this each week. 🙂

Lee

5 stars
Thank you so much!

James

Absolutely fabulous. The key was the Searing of the chops which locked in the juices. Your recipe is undoubtedly the result of being a Fearless cook lol. I can’t get that smile off my dad’s face he love your recipe that much.

Fremont Scott

helps if you brine chops for a couple of hours and let sit out for 30-45 minutes prior to cooking

Jeanne Everhart

5 stars
I will always cook my chops like this from now on. I always overcooked and they dried out. This recipe is easy and most delicious! 🙂

Brenna

5 stars
It’s so hard to not dry out thick pork chops. This recipe was great! They came out juicy and flavorful. The whole family loved them. Thank you!

Dorita Wolfe

5 stars
I’ve been using this recipe for almost a year! I only buy thick pork chops and they’ve never tasted this good! Best pork chops ever!

Kathy Brown

5 stars
The Best Pork Chops I’ve ever ate, Did this for my 90 year old Mum and she was amazed, and the best she’s ever had.
I did add a taste of Thyme leaves,. So happy I found your recipe.

5 stars
simple and direct. exactly what I look for and love. Thank you.

Janet

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