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Quick Thick Cut Pan Seared Pork Chops

You're 30 minutes from amazing pork chops. Pan-seared and finished in the oven basted with fragrant herbs and butter.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 208kcal


  • 2 - 4 1" thick pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives minced


  • Pat the pork chops dry. 
  • Heat 2 tbs butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, until melted, swirling to coat. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.
  • Cut hash marks into the pork chops and season with salt and pepper.
  • In the prepped skillet, place the pork chops in gently to hot skillet and brown for 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Flip when a nice golden crust has formed, sprinkle the garlic over top and cook 2 to 4 minutes longer. 
  • Dollop the remaining butter over top each chop and slice into the broiler to finish cooking until the pork temps at 140 degrees. 
  • Remove from oven, baste in the melted butter. Cover and let rest for 2 to 4 minutes before sprinkling with the chives and serving hot. 


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 203mg | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 12mg