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!
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