Savory Pork Chops

by Lana Stuart on June 21, 2011 · 14 comments

Savory Pork Chops

Are you as busy as we are right now? I love long summer days. So much more daylight hours to get things done. Seems like having those extra hours just creates more things to do, though, doesn’t it? This week we’re getting ready for a weekend trip to a ship’s reunion where BeeBop will get to see some of the guys he served with the in the Navy over twenty years ago. It’s going to be so much fun! Oh, and we’re having dinner guests tomorrow night, too. And, oh yeah, we’re having overnight guests next week. As I said, we’re just a little busy right now.

It’s days like these that I appreciate quick and simple recipes like these savory pork chops. Quick to prepare, they cook while you get everything else ready for dinner. To get started, trim any extra fat from four nice, large pork chops. Set the fat aside and sprinkle both sides of the chops generously with salt, pepper and dried Italian seasoning.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray and add a small amount of the reserved fat that you trimmed from the pork chops. You only want enough to render about a tablespoon of fat in the pan. When the fat has rendered, add the pork chops to the pan and brown them well on both sides. Add the chicken broth in with the pork chops and bring it up to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until chops are done throughout. Approximately 20-25 minutes.

Remove the pork chops from the pan and set them aside. Increase the heat to bring the liquid to a boil. Continue cooking until the pan juices are reduced to a thin sauce. Spoon the pan sauce over the chops and serve.

Enjoy!

Savory Pork Chops

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Savory Pork Chops

Pork chops seasoned with Italian herbs and braised stovetop

Ingredients

  • 4 pork loin chops, bone-in
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tblsp. Italian seasoning
  • Cooking spray
  • ¾ cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Remove any excess fat from chops.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of chops generously with salt, pepper and dried Italian seasoning.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray and add a small amount of the trimmed fat from the pork chops. You want enough to render about a tablespoon of fat.
  4. When the fat has rendered, add the pork chops to the pan.
  5. Brown well on both sides.
  6. Add the chicken broth and bring up to a boil.
  7. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.
  8. Simmer until chops are done throughout. Approximately 20-25 minutes.
  9. Remove the pork chops from the pan. Increase the heat to bring the liquid to a boil. Continue cooking until reduced to a thin sauce. Spoon the pan sauce over the chops and serve.

Notes

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alison @ ingredients, Inc. June 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I love these ease of these. Simplicity is key

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2 Lana June 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

Everybody needs a little simplicity in their lives during the summer :-)

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3 Cookin' Canuck June 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm

These pork chops look so easy and very moist (dry pork chops are always a worry). I’d love if you’d consider sharing this on our online Get Grillin’ & summer barbecue event (it’s entree week).

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4 Lana June 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

Thanks, Dara, and yes these do stay moist. I’ve been following your event and it’s lots of fun!

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5 Blog is the New Black June 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

THese look delicious! Love pork chops!

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6 Shar June 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I want to come to your house for dinner. I have always loved pork chops.

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7 claudia lamascolo June 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Oh Lana these are scrumptious my dear!

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8 Aggie June 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I love how you turn the cooking liquid into a sauce…I bet it tastes delicious!

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9 Lana June 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

Yes, Aggie, just boil down the cooking liquids and pour over. Easiest sauce ever.

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10 Jennifer @ Jane Deere June 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

These look moist and delicious! YUM!

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11 Raquel @ Erecipe Free Nutritional Calculator June 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

Looks sooo tasty, love it. I should definitely try this pork chop.

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12 Drick June 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

now this is an easy one, and sounds mighty tasty too… hope all goes well this weekend

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13 Lana June 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Thanks, Drick! We’re so looking forward to this reunion and, most of all, some time away from work.

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