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Pork chops and gravy in a skillet.

Smothered Pork Chops

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

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

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.