Herb Smothered Pork Chops

Herb Smothered Pork Chops is bright take on a classic comfort food. Pork chops are seared until golden brown, and then simmered in a white wine, herb cream sauce until perfectly smothered. The result: a tender pork chop recipe full of flavor!

What Cut of Pork to Use

One of the beauties of this recipe is that it can be very adaptable depending on what cut of pork you have on hand. Let’s talk about the different kinds:

  • Bone-in Pork Chops – this is the cut I used for this recipe because it just adds extra decadence and flare. But, this option can be purchased in multiple ways too! Thick cut, regular cut, or thin cut. Any option will work, but cook time will need to be adjusted longer for the thick cut and shorter for the thin cut.
  • Boneless Pork Chops – the perfect option if you don’t want to worry about cooking a bone-in pork chop! Yet again, there are several variations of this option. Same cooking rule applies here: longer cook time for thick cut and shorter cook time for thin cut. Boneless pork chops come in regular, thick cut and thin cut

Whether you choose bone-in or boneless pork chops, I recommend going for the thick cut or regular cut options. The reason being, they need a bit longer cook time than thin-cut, which gives the sauce a chance to thicken and “smother”. I mean, this is a smothered pork chop recipe, right? Give me all the saucy goodness!

Let’s Talk Smothered Pork Chops

Traditionally, Smothered Pork Chops are breaded pork chops that are seared until golden brown and simmered in an onion gravy. 

But, we’re changing things up here! I’m brightening the sauce with the addition of fresh herbs and white wine. The pork chops aren’t breaded, but are still seared until golden brown. The result is equally as decadent, but loaded full of bright, beautiful flavor. I’m not saying that the traditional version isn’t good though, because you can never go wrong with a breaded pork chop!

How to Serve

After the pork chops are cooked through and perfectly smothered in the sauce, it’s time to dig in! This recipe is great for a weeknight family dinner, date night, dinner party or holiday option. Personally, I think it is best served with fluffy cloud of mashed potatoes to sit on and soak up all that wonderful sauce. Here’s some side dish options to serve it with:

Sounds like the perfect dinner option to me! PS: isn’t this serving platter from Target the cutest?

Cooking pork chops can seem daunting because they have a reputation of being dry and tasteless. Solve your pork chop blues with this Herb Smothered Pork Chop recipe! Insider tip: spoon additional sauce over your sliced pork chop before digging in – so worth it!

 

Looking for other Pork Recipes? Check these out!

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork
Simple Smoked Pulled Pork
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Herb Smothered Pork Chops


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Herb Smothered Pork Chops is bright take on a classic comfort food. Pork chops are seared until golden brown, and then simmered in a white wine, herb cream sauce until perfectly smothered. The result: a tender pork chop recipe full of flavor!


Ingredients

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  • 4 bone-in pork chops (thick or regular cut)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Pat the pork chops dry and sprinkle with the seasoned salt on all sides. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Working in batches, add in two of the pork chops at a time to sear on both sides until golden brown, should be a few minutes per side. Set the seared pork chops aside.
  2. Add the garlic and shallot into the skillet and sauté until fragrant, about a couple minutes, avoiding any dark browning or burning. Pour in the white wine to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir in the thyme and parsley. Bring to a simmer and nestle all the pork chops into the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the tops of the pork chops.
  4. Simmer the pork chops on low heat for about 15 minutes, periodically spooning more sauce over the tops of the pork chops until the pork chops are cooked through and the sauce has thickened. This time may vary depending on the thickness of your pork chops. Cook the pork chops to 145-150 degrees.
  5. Serve the pork chops with the sauce spooned over the top. Garnish with additional fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The cook time of this recipe will depend on the thickness or thinness of your pork chops. If using thin-cut pork chops, allow the sauce to simmer for about 5-8 minutes on it’s own to thicken before adding the pork chops back in as they cook faster.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dinner

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 637
  • Fat: 36.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2g
  • Protein: 62.2g
  • Cholesterol: 241mg

Keywords: Herb Smothered Pork Chops

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