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Pan Seared Pork Chops

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These easy pan seared pork chops are the juiciest pork chops you’ll ever try. Boneless pork chops are salt and peppered, then seared with olive oil, butter, and fresh oregano to create the perfect main dish.

Serve these pork chops next to some bacon green beans almondine, crispy parmesan roasted potatoes, or a quick side salad

Pan seared pork chops on a plate next to green beans and mashed potatoes.

With this pan seared pork chops recipe, there’s no need to finish them off in the oven. Using a cast iron pan will give you the beautiful caramelization on the outside, and keep the pork chops juicy as ever! 

How To Pan Sear Pork Chops

To make these pan seared pork chops:

  1. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning over both sides of the pork chops.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  3. Sear each pork chop for about 3 minutes on one side.
  4. Flip pork chops and sear for an additional 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F (medium rare) or 160°F (medium). 
  5. While second side cooks, add butter, garlic cloves, and oregano sprigs to pan.
  6. Use a spoon to baste pork chops with oil/butter mixture to coat, and allow pork chops to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. 

A process shot of pork chops being seared in a cast iron pan.


How Long Do You Need To Pan Sear Pork Chops?

These pork chops cook quickly, and need about 7-10 minutes total. According to, pork is best served medium rare – medium, which is the equivalent of 145°F – 160°F

If you’re making pan seared bone in pork chops, the cooking times will need to be adjusted with a few extra minutes. 

Always remember to rest the meat before slicing or serving to allow the juices to settle back into the cut of meat. 

Pan seared pork chops in a pan with oregano and garlic.

What To Serve With Pan Seared Pork Chops

Pork chops are one of the easiest main dishes to create sides for! Anything from grilled asparagus to green beans almondine works. Pork chops are great over pasta with a quick pork gravy, or served next to roasted potatoes. 

These pork chops are also great for meal prep, if you’re looking to save some time and money. Try serving pan seared pork chops with a quick tossed salad! 

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Pan seared pork chops on a plate next to green beans and mashed potatoes.
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Pan Seared Pork Chops

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Bailey
These easy, garlic and oregano seared pork chops are a quick and delicious dinner!
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  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 4 sprigs oregano fresh


  • Generously season both sides of each pork chop with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Trim off excess fat.
  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium high heat with olive oil and butter.
  • Sear each pork chop for 3 minutes on first side.
  • Flip pork chops and sear for an additional 4-5 minutes. Add smashed garlic cloves, and fresh oregano.
  • Tilt pan and use a spoon to baste pork chops with pan juices while cooking.
  • Rest pork chops for 5-7 minutes before slicing or serving.
Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg

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31 thoughts on “Pan Seared Pork Chops”

    1. These were simple to make and oh so tasty! I’m so glad that we have enough left over for dinner tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. This is the 2nd time I make them because my husband really liked it. So did I, especially because they were such easy condiments.
      Thank you

  1. I’m not really known for my cooking but that being said this recipe was easy and really good! Thank you!!

  2. These were great. My husband doesn’t care for pork chops but said he would eat these again. Delicious

  3. I told my son to pick out a pork chop recipe on pinterest and he immediately picked this one! I’m excited to try it. however my guy hates rosemary, do you have any substitute suggestions? also how thick are the pork chops you used to get the correct timing? Thank you!!!

  4. Omg soooo good. I shy away from making pork chops but after reading reviews I thought I must try this one. I did it! I made a perfect pork chop!!! Although not a fan of Italian seasoning so I cut it down. But what a great dinner!! Thx

  5. These were amazing and so very simple!! The perfect combination. I will be making them over and over again. I did not have fresh garlic or rosemary on hand but used garlic salt and rosemary leaves and it was great. Probably would be better with the fresh ingredients but I don’t know how! Thanks for posting!

  6. I made this dish tonight and it was absolutely delicious. The pork chops were moist. Definitely adding to my dinner list. My little one thought it was a little spicy, but that is because of the smashed garlic. Next time I won’t smash it.

  7. The first time I’ve ever managed to make good pork chops…all thanks to you, Bailey! Thank you for a great recipe! 🙂

  8. Typically, I don’t pan fry pork chops because I’m afraid they will become tough. This recipe changed my mind. My family loved them- juicy and flavorful!

  9. Hi Bailey! I would love to try these however, the pork chops I have are only 1/2”-3/4” thick. How long do you recommend cooking on each side for this thickness?

  10. I could never pan fry pork chops without drying them out. This is now my go-to recipe and my family loves them – great recipe!

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