25+ Recipes That Deliver Juicy, Tender Pork Chops Every Time
There’s a reason we love slotting pork chops into our meal plan. Much like chicken breasts, this inexpensive, mild-mannered cut of meat is super-versatile. It can be cooked a ton of different ways — in the oven, on the stovetop, over a grill, or in the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or air fryer — and it pairs well with ingredients and flavors that range from roast veggies to apples to mustard and soy sauce. Let’s not forget that it’s also pretty quick-cooking.
In the grocery store, loin chops and rib chops are the most common cuts you’ll see in the meat case. Both work well for just about any of these recipes, though it’s worth seeking out slightly tougher cuts of meat, such as blade or sirloin chops if you’re planning on using the slow cooker — they will end up tender and delicious.
Personally, I like to cook my pork chops in my cast-iron skillet, but whatever your favorite method is, we have a recipe for you.
Oven-Cooked Pork Chops
If you’re looking for set-it-and-forget-it ease, crank up the oven, toss the pork chops on a sheet pan, set the timer, and go read a book until everything is ready.
Stovetop Pork Chops
For that crispy-sear outside and tender inside, nothing beats a skillet on the stove. The extra benefit: It’s super fast.
One-Skillet Pork Chops
For an even easier stovetop experience, use one of these recipes, which keeps everything contained to a single pan.
Saucy Pork Chops
Dry pork chops are a thing of the past with these saucy recipes. Give the meat a good sear, and then let it soak in one of these delicious sauces.
Grilled Pork Chops
There’s something about an open flame that just makes meat taste extra delicious.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Break out the slow cooker any time you don’t want to turn on the oven, but you’re still looking for that extra-tender, slow-heat taste.
Instant Pot and Air Fryer Pork Chops
Relative newcomers to the kitchen appliance game, both the air fryer and the Instant Pot have proven themselves more than capable of making a fantastic-tasting chop.
Stir-Fries with Pork Chops
If you’re looking to change things up a little, try using pork chops in a stir fry. The thinly sliced, marinated meat, dusted in cornstarch cooks up crispy and delicious in mere minutes.
Stuffed Pork Chops
For an especially delicious treat, try stuffing a pork chop. This combo of pine nuts and mushrooms adds an earthy flavors to the mild pork that just has to be tried.