Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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Smothered Pork Chops – Juicy and delicious pan-seared pork chops cooked in a rich onion gravy. A super easy dinner recipe, perfect for any night of the week!

Pork chops and gravy in a skillet.

SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

A simple recipe for golden and tender Smothered Pork Chops served in a deliciously creamy and EXTRA flavorful gravy. A pork chops recipe that is low carb, Keto-friendly, gluten free, and very easy to make.

If you are a pork fan, you are going to LOVE this saucy pork chops recipe. Add some Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and a veggie, and you’ve got a complete meal in no time that the entire family will enjoy.

Raw Pork Chops.

HOW TO MAKE SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

Most recipes for gravy-smothered-anything call for flour, but to keep this recipe lower in carbs, we are going to eliminate the flour, completely. Butter and heavy cream stay.

  • First, for the best golden and juicy results, we’re going to start with searing some bone-in pork chops in butter and oil for 5 minutes per side.
  • Transfer pork chops to a plate and keep covered.
  • Next step is to thinly slice the onion and add to the skillet. Cook onions in butter for about 12 minutes over medium-low heat. You are looking for very soft and caramelized onions.
  • Then, we stir in chicken broth and scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Finally, whisk in some heavy cream and add the pork chops back into the skillet. Continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until pork chops’ internal temperature reaches 135˚F. Use a meat thermometer, please.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Caramelized Onions in a skillet.

When you don’t have much time to spare, and you need to get dinner on the table soon, just whip out your skillet and try these scrumptious pork chops – you won’t be disappointed.

We keep coming back to this recipe because it’s just so delicious and quite easy to make.

Pork chops cooking in onion gravy.

DO I HAVE TO USE HEAVY CREAM

  • No. You can use whole milk or Half & Half, as well, but the gravy won’t be quite as creamy.

CAN I USE BONELESS PORK CHOPS?

  • Absolutely, but you will need to reduce the cooking time to about 3 to 4 minutes per side. DO NOT overcook because you will end up with tough pork chops.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store completely cooled pork chops in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Gravy smothered pork chops in a skillet.

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5 from 12 votes
Pork chops and gravy in a skillet.
Smothered Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Juicy and delicious pan-seared pork chops cooked in a rich onion gravy. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 353 kcal
Ingredients
  • FOR THE PORK CHOPS
  • 1 pound bone-in pork chops, 1-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • FOR THE ONION GRAVY
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Season pork chops with seasoning salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter is melted.
  3. Add pork chops to skillet and sear for 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. If skillet isn't big enough, cook the pork chops in batches.
  4. Transfer to a plate and keep covered.
  5. Return skillet to heat and add a tablespoon of butter; melt over medium heat.
  6. Stir in sliced onions and add a pinch of salt.
  7. Cook onions for 12 minutes, or until very soft and caramelized, stirring frequently.
  8. Add garlic and fresh thyme; continue to cook for 30 seconds.
  9. Pour in chicken broth and using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  10. Whisk in heavy cream and simmer for 1 minute.
  11. Return pork chops and all the pork juices to the skillet.
  12. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 3 more minutes, or until pork is completely cooked through and sauce has thickened.

  13. Remove from heat; garnish with parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12

  • Reduce points down to 10 by using Half & Half in place of Heavy Cream, and use extra virgin olive oil instead of olive oil.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store completely cooled pork chops in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Smothered Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 Responses
  1. Michelle

    This was so delicious. It is going to make into the regular rotation of dishes. Served over mashed potatoes so the gravy was all over everything and just perfect. Thank you for this. I have a lot of Celiac family members that will enjoy this.

  2. Bridget Hemmeline

    Omg, this was delicious. I usually grill my pork chops so this was a nice change. Simple, easy and amazing. I used different seasoning but the base was the same.

    1. Hi!
      Thanks SO much for pointing this out to me. I think the nutritional analysis calculator didn’t recognize the “Low-Sodium” in the chicken broth – will fix it, asap.
      Edited to add: It was actually the Seasoning Salt that was miscalculated … it came up as over 2500 mg for 1 teaspoon, but it’s really 360 mg per 1 teaspoon. Again, thanks so much for the heads up!

    1. Gave this a try and honestly have to say it is good. I went pretty much according to the recipe. I added a can of mushrooms drained and some pepper flakes for a bit of heat yummy. Yes I will be making this again, just when the Texas weather cools down some

  3. Cheryl S

    Whenever I ask my husband what he wants for dinner this week, he always asks for pork chops!! thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Tdurst

      This was sooo good! The poultry seasoning added a great flavor. I didn’t dice the onion. Instead cut in slices and right before caramelized added baby bella mushrooms. Family loved it!!

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