Kitchn readers love pork chops a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. Since we published our tutorial on how to make tender, juicy pork chops a handful of years ago, it's been one of our most popular recipes. There are currently 150 comments on the recipe itself, many which talk about the ease of the technique. "Just created an account here to tell you this is my go to porkchop recipe," said Crystal Z.
The tutorial itself is pretty basic. It creates great results, but there's no crispy-crunchy cheese coating, and they aren't smothered in a fancy basil-plum situation. So it got me thinking: What other recipes are there out there for pork chops that go above and beyond?
That's where Pinterest comes into play. The most popular pork chop recipe on the social platform is slow cooker angel pork chop from Plain Chicken — it was saved 77,000 times in 2017 alone. The pork chops totally take a back burner to the pasta and sauce.
The blogger behind Plain Chicken says this is "such a great weeknight meal," and that it "couldn't be any easier." And it really does sound incredibly easy to make. You put your pork chops in a slow cooker and cover them with a mixture of Italian dressing, cream cheese, butter, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. You let that cook for eight to 10 hours and serve over angel hair pasta.
See It on Pinterest: Slow Cooker Angel Pork Chops from Plain Chicken
I'm not going to pretend that I think this recipe sounds very good. The Italian dressing mixed with the cream cheese and cream of chicken soup just doesn't sound very appetizing to me, but I think creamy pork chops over pasta could be delicious. Take, for example, this recipe for pork chops in a creamy garlic and herb wine sauce from blogger What's in the Pan? She uses heavy cream, white wine, and Italian seasoning for a similar taste profile.
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What's your favorite pork chop recipe?