Delicious Boneless Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic & Herb Wine Sauce One Skillet dish is low on carbs, easy to prepare and ready in less than 30 minutes! Made with dry white wine, juice of a fresh lemon, garlic and thyme, these pork chops are packed with flavor and so juicy!
Thick or thin boneless pork chops?
Thick boneless pork chops are ideal for this dish. Thin cuts will work too – the only thing is that they cook very quickly. And that’s why I personally prefer thick boneless pork chops, just because they’re easier to cook properly.
Before you season and cook the chops, make sure to take them out of the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking. They need to warm up slightly in order to cook more evenly. You don’t want to put a cold chop in a hot pan.
I recommend that you eat these boneless pork chops with mashed potatoes so that you can spoon the sauce over them as well! It’s such a comfort food dish and an easy dinner that takes just 25 minutes to prepare!
Special Diet needs?
While the recipe you are reading is very low carb at 13 grams of carbs per serving, you can reduce the number of carbs even further by making it gluten free. So if you are looking for a gluten free version of this recipe that is also Keto friendly with only 7 grams of carbs, you can check it out here: Keto Friendly Gluten Free Pork Chops in Creamy Sauce. The main difference is in the number of carbs as well as usage of flour (Almond flour instead of regular flour).
Seasoning boneless pork chops
In this recipe, the boneless pork chops are seasoned first with salt and pepper. Then, they are dredged in a seasoned flour mixture. Dredging the chops in flour will give them somewhat of crispy texture once they hit the hot pan.
Next, you pan sear the pork chops on each side until browned and then make a simple creamy wine sauce for the pork that is spooned on top as well!
Safe cooking temperature for boneless pork chops
Safe internal cooking temperature recommendation for pork is 145 degrees. Pork cooked to 145 degrees might still have a pinkish hue, but it’s safe to eat. Since here pork chops are both seared and then reheated in the sauce, chances of under-cooking them are pretty slim.
Searing boneless pork chops
I seared the pork chops on medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side and my pork chops were pretty thick. Make sure to leave them slightly underdone as they tend to dry out rather fast. Remember that you will be reheating these boneless pork chops in the sauce later on and they will cook there for a little bit as well.
I always err on the side of under-cooking them, especially if chops are too thin. All you need to do is make a small cut to check for doneness. Look for faintly pink meat – that’s what we want. When you remove them from heat, the chops will continue cooking a bit more with heat momentum still going.
Creamy garlic & herb wine sauce
The amazing creamy white wine garlic sauce is made with a few simple ingredients: white wine, juice of a fresh lemon, chicken stock, thyme, garlic and cream. A little bit of flour is added for thickening, but if you are gluten free, use rice flour instead.
To make the base of this creamy garlic & herb sauce: Add 2 tablespoons butter and minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Add flour to the butter mixture and start pouring in wine while still on medium heat. Squeeze lemon into the pan and add chicken stock.
And it’s at this point that you add heavy cream, followed by the leaves of fresh thyme and Italian seasoning. Next season with salt and pepper, taste it, adjust seasoning and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Taste the sauce again and add more seasoning, if necessary. By the way, for wine, I used Pinot Grigio.
To substitute wine if unable to tolerate alcohol:
- White Wine Vinegar: This is an ideal substitute for dry white wine. Made from white wine, it has many of the same flavor characteristics, minus the alcohol. In this recipe use half of what the wine portion calls for and substitute the remainder with chicken stock: 1/4 cup vinegar + 1/4 cup chicken stock.
- Rice Vinegar works too in the same proportion as White Wine Vinegar.
- Chicken or vegetable stock: Substitute stock for white wine entirely if not a fan of vinegar or sensitive to sulfites in vinegar. For extra flavor, try mixing a tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of stock.
To lighten up this recipe: use half-n-half instead of heavy cream, or omit it altogether and replace with chicken broth.
To make it gluten-free: Replace regular flour with almond flour or do not dredge pork chops in flour at all and instead simply season them with the same spices. In the sauce, replace wheat flour 1:1 with rice or corn flour, or 1/2 cupParmesan cheese, or omit it completely.
Hungry for more pork? I have several tasty and quick recipes here:
Honey Balsamic Pork Chops
Bone-In Pork Chops in Garlic, Brown Sugar and Wine Sauce
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Delicious Boneless Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic & Herb Wine Sauce One Skillet dish is easy to prepare and ready in less than 30 minutes! Made with dry white wine, juice of a fresh lemon, garlic and thyme, these pork chops are packed with flavor and so juicy!
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp flour (or use leftover flour from pork chops dredging)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 lemon (juice of fresh lemon)
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme (leaves only)
Pork Chop Dredging Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and season generously with salt and pepper.
Cooking Pork Chops: Dredge pork chops thoroughly in dry mixture, then heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add pork chops and sear them by cooking for 3-4 minutes per side for a total of 6-8 minutes. First side is cooked on medium high, but when cooking on the second side, reduce the heat to medium. Remove pork from heat and transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm.
Creamy Garlic & Herb Sauce: Return skillet to heat, add 2 tablespoons butter and minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Add flour to the butter mixture and start pouring in wine while still on medium heat - about 1 minute. Next squeeze lemon into the pan, add chicken stock and heavy cream. Add fresh thyme and Italian seasoning, season with salt and pepper (to taste). Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Taste the sauce and add more seasoning, if necessary.
Final Assembly: Reduce heat to low and return pork chops to pan. Depending on the thickness of your pork chops, you might just need to heat them up a bit to make sure they are done. Drizzle some of the sauce over pork chops and reheat on low for 2-3 minutes or until pork chops are done.
Make sure to use a good heavy skillet here, such as cast iron and make sure it’s a large one too. I used 12 inch Lodge Pro-Logic Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet in this recipe – it’s well designed, has a helper handle and sloped sides – very sleek looking for cast iron! And it’s one of my most used kitchen tools!
A more traditional looking cast iron skillet that is also very well made is this 12 inch Lodge Cast Iron Skillet – it never sticks or leaves weird black dots like other cast iron skillets do. And it has over 9,000 positive reviews on Amazon:
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