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A bone-in pork chop surrounded by fresh herbs with a pile of onion and apple on top.

Skillet Pork Chops

Katerina | Diethood
These juicy Skillet Pork Chops are crusted in a tart apple cider glaze and topped with tender sautéed apples and onions. With a perfect golden-brown sear on the outside, these restaurant-quality pork chops explode with fresh fall flavor.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 1/2-inch-thick bone-in pork chops (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup apple cider (NOT vinegar)


  • Rub pork chops on all sides with prepared sage, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add pork chops to the skillet and sear on both sides; about 4 minutes per side.
  • Remove pork chops from skillet and set aside.
  • Add the remaining olive oil and stir in the apples and onions; season with rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.
  • Stir in the cider and scrape the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits.
  • Return pork chops to the skillet; cover and cook, turning once, for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat; rest for 5 minutes and serve.


  • Stove


  • To Store: Store leftover pork in an airtight container in the fridge up to 2 days.
  • To Freeze: Freeze apple and onion mixture separately from pork chops. Let cool completely before sealing in double-lock freezer bags. Thaw both bags in fridge overnight 1 day before reheating.
  • To Reheat: Add 1 tablespoon butter to a cast iron skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Add pork chops to skillet and cook each side for 4 minutes. Pour apple mixture into skillet and cook everything until heated through. 


Serving: 5 ounces | Calories: 284 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 78 mg | Sodium: 69 mg | Potassium: 592 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 14 g | Vitamin A: 50 IU | Vitamin C: 6.6 mg | Calcium: 36 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan seared pork chops, pork chop dinner ideas, stove top pork chops