Easy Smothered Pork Chops
Smothered Pork Chops are a classic American dish that is easy to make and full of delicious flavor. Thick cut pork chops are covered in a perfect, savory gravy with onions and mushrooms. So good!
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 center cut bone-in pork chops 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches thick
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt *
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large white onion halved and sliced
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a heavy, oven safe skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork chops on both side generously with salt and pepper.
Sear the chops for 3 to 4 minutes per side over high heat. For thick chops (over 1-inch thick) transfer them to a 9x13 pan and finish cooking in the preheated 350 degree oven until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, about 15 minutes.
Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add in the olive oil, onion, and mushrooms and saute for 5-7 minutes until mushrooms and onions are soft and translucent.
Add in butter and garlic and cook garlic for 60 seconds.
Sprinkle in flour and stir until all white specks have disappeared, about 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer, stirring until the sauce thickens.
When pork is cooked through, return the pork to the skillet. Serve hot smothered with the onion and mushroom gravy.
* The exact amount of salt you use to season your pork chops will depend on their size and thickness. Season generously.
THICK CHOPS vs. THIN CHOPS
This recipe is written for thick cut pork chops that are 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. For thin pork chops, you can cook them in the skillet without transferring them to the oven. Chops that are less than 1/2 inch thick can cook as quickly as 4 to 5 minutes per side. For best results, use thick cut pork chops.
Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1421mg | Potassium: 829mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.5mg