5-Ingredient Pan Fried Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Simple is best! These 5-Ingredient Pan Fried Pork Chops come together with about 5 minutes of prep for an easy weeknight dinner that your family will love!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pork chop recipe, pan cooked pork chops, pan fried pork chops
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 475 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 1 – 1 ¼ - inch thick, about 12 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley or sage
  1. Place flour in a shallow dish.
  2. Season pork chops liberally on both sides with seasoned salt and pepper. Dredge pork chops in flour, shaking off the excess.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chops to the hot skillet and cook until browned on both sides and a meat thermometer registers 140 degrees F (about 7-10 minutes per side). Smaller bone-in pork chops will cook in 5-6 minutes per side, so just keep an eye on your chops and use the thermometer to know when they’re done. The internal temperature of the pork chops will continue to rise after you remove them from the pan.
  5. Transfer pork chops to a plate, tent with foil, and allow to rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving.
  6. Note: Depending on the size of your pan (and pork chops), you might need to cook the pork chops in batches of two. Just make sure that you don't overcrowd your pan by trying to squeeze too many chops in at once!
Recipe Notes

Cooking Just for Two? I buy my thick-cut pork chops in packages of 2, so this is a very easy recipe to scale down to serve a smaller family.  Just cut the ingredients in half and follow the same cooking instructions.

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Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Pan Fried Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 (12 ounce) pork chop)
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 237
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.3g40%
Saturated Fat 10.4g65%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 1978mg86%
Carbohydrates 4.5g2%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 50.1g100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.