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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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
Keyword: caramelized oinions, easy pork chop recipe, easy pork recipe, gravy recipe, pork chops, pork dinner
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*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 377mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Responses
    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. 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!

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