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Easy Pan Seared Pork Chops

Learn how to cook a pork chop to perfection!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook pork chops, pan seared pork chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 238kcal
Author Olya


  • 4 pork chops (thick in size)
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for searing


  • Pat chops dry with the paper towel and sprinkle them very generously with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  
  • Heat your skillet (I recommend cast iron one) to medium high and add the olive oil. When it's shimmering hot and not a moment before, add your chops.
  • Sear on one side, without moving them at all, until they are nice and golden brown on the first side, about 3-5 minutes. Flip and sear the other side until browned. 
  • The easiest way to check if the pork chop is done is to use meat thermometer. When they reach an internal temperature of 135 F degrees they are done. 
  • Remove them from the skillet and let them rest on a plate for 10 minutes, during which time they will continue cooking with the residual heat and will eventually reach 145 F degrees.
  • Do remember that cooking time can vary based on the thickness of the pork chops.


Calories: 238kcal | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 499mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg