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cooked sliced zucchini and cooked pork chops in a skillet with wooden spoon to the side

Garlic Butter Pork Chops with Zucchini

Made with a creamy garlic butter sauce, these Fried Pork Chops with Zucchini are a tender and delicious dinner recipe. These easy and healthy pork chops are going to become a family favorite weeknight meal!

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 508 kcal


For the Pork Chops & Zucchini

  • 4 bone-in pork chops, up to 1/2-inch thick
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 zucchini, sliced into half moons

For the Garlic Butter

  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and paprika.

  2. Cut a few slits in the fat surrounding the pork chops. This will help with keeping the chops from curling up while frying.

  3. Heat butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the pork chops to the hot oil and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Pork chops are cooked through when internal temperature reaches 140˚F. Use an instant read thermometer for best results.

    Also, cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pork chops; they should be up to 1/2-inch thick.

  5. In the meantime, prepare the garlic butter by combining butter, garlic powder, dried basil, dried parsley, and dried oregano; mash with a fork until thoroughly incorporated.

  6. Remove pork chops from skillet; keep covered.

  7. Set skillet over medium-high heat and add remaining oil.

  8. Add zucchini slices to the hot oil; season with salt and pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender. Remove from skillet.

  9. Transfer pork chops and zucchini to a serving plate.

  10. Add a dollop of garlic butter to each pork chop and serve!

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Pork Chops with Zucchini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 874mg25%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 967IU19%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.