Saturday, August 7, 2021

Juicy Pork Chops #Recipe @PegCochran


I'm always looking for ways to cook pork chops that will keep them moist and juicy.  I like pork chops but there's always a danger that they will turn out dry and tough.  This isn't a recipe so much as a method of cooking pork chops that comes from the blog Inspired Taste.  It's easy and creates a tasty sauce for the pork chops at the same time.

 There weren't any specific measurements included so I used my judgment.  You can easily vary this if you are making a bigger batch of pork chops.


Pork chops (I prefer bone-in)
Salt to taste
Spice rub of your choosing
Olive oil
Apple cider vinegar
Chicken broth

 First remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and salt them.  Let them sit and warm up for 30 minutes.

Mix your chosen spice mix with a bit of flour (this helps to form a nice seared crust).  I used a rub I purchased in the grocery store, but if you have a favorite rub recipe, mix it up and sprinkle both sides of the chops liberally.

Heat some olive oil in a skillet and when hot, add chops.  Sear the first side until golden brown and then flip the chops.  Lower the heat and cover the pan.  Cook until the chops reach 145 degrees.


Remove chops from pan and keep warm.   Meanwhile, make the sauce.  Mix chicken broth, apple cider vinegar and honey and add to the pan. Cook, stirring, until reduced and thickened slightly.  Off heat, swirl in a bit of butter.

Return pork chops to pan, coat with sauce and serve.

NOTE:  I could see adding some chopped shallots or onion and garlic to the pan and sauteing before adding the sauce mix.

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  1. This looks like a great way to maximize pork chops. it's so disappointing to cook them and have them turn out dry and tough.

  2. These pork chops look amazing! Tender and juicy. Thank you!

  3. Agreed! Which is why I like to buy a frozen pork shoulder and have the butcher slice it into 1-inch steaks, when I then keep in the freezer till I need one. Being thick like that (not to mention having lots of marbled fat!), they're much less likely to dry out.

    These look delicious, Peg! Gonna have to try that glaze!