Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops

Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops

These pork chops fried in the cast iron skillet are easy to make and yields the juiciest and most tender pork chops.

Looking for an easy way to cook your pork with out making them tough or dry? This easy pan fried pork chop recipe is one you are going to want to try!

pan fried pork chops

How to cook pork chops?

Have you tried making pork chops different ways but just never quite satisfied with the results? The trick to cooking pork chops is a good meat thermometer and making sure that they aren't over done. You can make pork chops on the grill, in the oven, or pan fried on the stove top.


  • 4 pork chops, bone in
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, or other cooking oil (note)


  1. Set the pork chops on the counter fifteen to thirty minutes before you plan to cook them. This way they can come to room temperature. 
  2. Salt and pepper the pork chops on both sides and set aside. 
  3. In a small bowl mix together flour, bread crumbs, and Italian seasoning. 
  4. Heat cooking oil in the cast iron skillet. You want it hot but not so hot that it is smoking. 
  5. Coat the pork chops with the flour mixture on both sides and then set into the skillet. Make sure they have plenty of room and all of the pork chops are touching the bottom of the skillet entirely. 
  6. Cook for about 8- 10 minutes on each side or until they have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees. 
  7. Let rest for five minutes before serving. Enjoy plain or with your favorite sauce! I also made pasta con broccoli to serve as a side.

pork chops

Tips for Cast Iron Skillet Fried Pork Chops

  • The best way to ensure your pork chops are going to be tender and juicy is to purchase high quality pork to start with. 
  • Choose the bone in options for added flavor and tenderness.
  • If frozen, thaw the pork chops completely in the refrigerator. Then, bring them out of the refrigerator for fifteen to thirty minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature. This will help them cook more evenly.
  • Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Then, bread with flour, bread crumbs, and Italian Seasoning for the best flavor.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the pork is done but not over cooked. 
  • Allow your pork chops to rest for five minutes before eating. They will actually continue to cook off of the heat and the chops will reach a consistent internal temperature. Resting will result in the juices retaining inside the pork chop therefore making it more juicy and tender. 

bone in pork chops

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