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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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.





4.96 from 21 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
  • 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
  • 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
  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


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


  • 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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53 Responses
  1. Sophia

    First time making this, this is the best recipe bar none! I do everything low carb so trying all these recipes and finding yours was just the cherry on top. My new fav. I like a little thicker sauce so I just added a small amount of cornstarch. Again, my thanks for an awesome recipe.

  2. Janet Bradley

    FYI, to the person wanting the picture with the recipe, I sometimes just. copy and paste the entire recipe into an email and send it to myself. That way I also have the picture.

    Now to my thoughts, on this Recipe……..CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE IT!!!!!! SOUNDS AMAZING!!!!!! Love all the reviews.

  3. Gina

    This recipe is fantastic and an easy winner for my entire family, including the picky ones! I’ve added mushrooms and peas which is tasty and I’ve also tried it with chicken. Yum!

  4. Michele

    Tried this tonight, turned out GREAT! Didn’t have chicken broth….substituted beer!! And used frozen, diced onions that I had in the fridge! Seasoned w/a little salt & pepper, & worcestershire sauce. Everyone LOVED it! Will make this again! Thank you!

  5. DW

    This has an amazing flavor and I will make it again, but the cooking time is waaay too much. 3/4 “ chops turned into shoe leather. 2 minutes sear on each side and return to gravy to rewarm for a quick 1-1 1/2 minutes.

    1. Robin

      Hubby and kids (age 6 and 7) approved this recipe. They devoured it. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will be making it again tomorrow per hubby and kids request.

  6. Sandi

    How can I get this recipe to print with the photo – like is on the screen. When clicking on the print button, the format changes and no picture.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      No, I’m sorry, there’s no option for printing it with the picture. Pictures use up a lot of ink and I know that most people would be pretty upset for wasting their ink on a picture. 😊

      The one thing I can think of to do is, you can take a screenshot of the recipe with your phone and the picture will be included.

  7. Adrienne

    Tried your pork chop recipe tonight and throughly enjoyed every bite!
    My daughter also loved it and she is not a pork fan at all.
    Thanks for the recipe! It was fast and ever so easy to make!

    1. Glenn Marsh

      OMG, great recipe for pork chops and so easy! My wife loves it! I think I make my neighbors jelouse when I make this.

  8. Stevie Gibbons

    These were super yummy! I had 6 chops and increased ingredients accordingly. Hubby raved. I served with scalloped potatoes and peas. I’m low carb so I had a simple salad with champagne vinaigrette. This will be made again!

  9. Devon

    I bought pork chops from Costco
    Cut them in half
    Use a meat tenderizer to flatten them
    Cook a few at a time and place in dish to keep warm
    It was so delicious

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Michelle Goth

    Genius to cut out the flour! You really don’t need it with the heavy cream and some extra time. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      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. Zina I.

      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

  13. 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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