Oven-Fried Pork Chop Recipe

Updated on March 17, 2016
These oven-baked pork chops taste amazingly like fried ones.
These oven-baked pork chops taste amazingly like fried ones.

Holle’s Oven-Fried Pork Chop Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 – 6 pork chops, about ½-inch thick
  • Lawry’s garlic salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground red pepper
  • Flour – plain or self rising
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a shallow baking pan with foil.
  • Rinse pork chops and shake to dry. You want to leave just a little dampness on the chops.
  • Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with garlic salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Rub the seasonings into the meat. Shake the seasoned chops in flour. Set the chops on a plate to rest.
  • Pour the melted butter in the baking pan and tilt the pan to make sure the entire cooking surface is coated with melted butter.
  • Shake the pork chops in the flour again. Arrange the chops in the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and spray the upturned side of the chops with baking spray.
  • Turn chops over and continue to bake for about 20 more minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

The Story Behind the Recipe

I made some great oven fried pork chops tonight!

We were having guests for dinner, so I was cooking twelve of them. I wanted to fry them, but they were big, and I didn’t want to have to stand over my skillet forever.

I decided to fry some of the chops in the traditional way and fry the rest of them in the oven. I was very surprised to discover that the oven-fried ones were actually better than the ones I made traditionally. They were super tender and juicy, with a wonderful flavor. I may never fry pork chops again!

I’ve used Bisquick for this recipe before, but I think I like the flour better. Tonight, I used self-rising flour on the chops, but I’ve also used all-purpose flour before, too, and I really can’t tell much difference.

You might want to adjust the seasonings by adding, subtracting, or substituting. Other herbs and spices you might want to try include:

  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • White pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Seasoned salt
  • Chili powder
  • Chipotle powder

Dousing the pork chops with hot sauce before coating them in flour is also tasty.

One more thing: I used regular aluminum foil for lining the pan, and one of the chops wanted to stick to the foil. I think next time I’ll use quick-release foil.

Questions & Answers

  • Can I use margarine for this pork chop recipe?

    Yes!

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      Pat 

      4 weeks ago

      Someone told me to fry in iron skillet then bake for 3 1/2 hours. But I missed the details. Bake at what temp and do you cover the chops? The pork chops she served were so fork tender they fell apart. Any thoughts on my question?

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      Holle Abee 

      6 months ago from Georgia

      No, Nelly. You don't need to cover the pork chops with foil.

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      habee 

      6 months ago

      No, Nelly. You don't need to cover the pork chops with foil.

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      Nelly 

      6 months ago

      Do you need to cover with foil?

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      Holle Abee 

      8 months ago from Georgia

      Robbie, thanks so much for your kind words. They gave me a big smile!

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      Robbie 

      8 months ago

      I just made these today and they are the most moist pork chops I have ever pulled out of my oven. Simple ingredients but big time flavor!! Thank You!!

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      Holle Abee 

      8 months ago from Georgia

      KMylz, so glad you enjoyed the fried pork chops! Thanks for letting me know!

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      K. Mylz 

      8 months ago

      So east...and thank you for the comment about the foil. Great Chops, easy prep and Delicious!

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      Holle Abee 

      10 months ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Renita! Glad you enjoyed the oven fried pork chops!

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      Renita 

      10 months ago

      Made this for dinner tonight very tender and juicy. I marinated for an in hot sauce and added dry ranch to my flour excellent will make again.

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      Teresa D. Canady 

      19 months ago

      Looks wonderful & delicious!!

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      jmollice 

      2 years ago

      I HAVE TO SAY THESE WERE VERY DELICIOUS AND VERY TENDER PORK CHOPS. WILL BE MAKING THIS AGAIN.AND WON'T BE FRYING EITHER

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      Jen 

      2 years ago

      I have made these twice now and we are just in love with the way these turn out! Thank you for the share!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      2 years ago from Summerfield, Florida

      Those pork chops look so delicious. I will be trying them.

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      Pam 

      2 years ago

      I am going to try these tonight! We are tired of my husbands(of 25 yrs) "bachelor" pork chop recipe smothered in mushroom soup with onions and mushrooms! Can't wait to try these..... Found you on Pinterest!

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      Vivian Taylor Briggs 

      2 years ago

      These pork chops are awesome!!!

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      A.Wit 

      2 years ago

      Question do you cover the pork chops with foil too?

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      Holle Abee 

      2 years ago from Georgia

      Angie, that's awesome! Glad you can once again make great pork chops.

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      Holle Abee 

      2 years ago from Georgia

      davina, I sure hope you enjoy this pork chop recipe!!

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      Angie 

      2 years ago

      I have struggled for years to make a pork chop that's not dry!!! This recipe nailed it; my son said why don't you make them like this every time. I used bacon grease instead of butter. It was amazing, I've been saved to cook pork chops again..TY

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      davina 

      3 years ago

      They are in the oven now!! I Can't wait to see how they turn out! Crossing my fingers that they look as good as yours! Will let you know how they turn out!

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      Holle Abee 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      Kimberly, I always use foil, but if you have a non-stick sheet and grease it first, I think it would be okay.

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      kimberly 

      3 years ago

      DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE TIN FOIL FOR THIS? Can I just put them in a greased baking pan?

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      Dyanna 

      3 years ago

      Fantastic I have found a recipe that makes my taste buds happy. This will be my go to recipe for oven fried Pork Chops!

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      Shawndra 

      3 years ago

      I'm making them tonight! Can't wait...I'll let you know how they turned out!

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      Holle Abee 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      Great, April! Hope you like them!

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      April_blvd 

      3 years ago

      Looks amazing, I've got them in the oven as we speak. I'll pop back in after the family's reaction.

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      Holle Abee 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      Deirdre, I'm so glad the recipe worked out for you! And thanks so much for your kind comment!

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      Deirdre 

      3 years ago

      I made these two weeks ago because my husband ended up needing me to cook pork chops he had planned on cooking, but even after 25 years I still can't fry pork chops right (they're either burnt or still raw somewhere!) I was hoping a baked recipe would work for me and yours did! I found the recipe on Pinterest. They were such a hit that my husband just asked for the recipe so he could cook them again.

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      Tricia 

      3 years ago

      I am making these tonight!!

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      Holle Abee 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      Teresa, that's great! I made them last night. Thanks!

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      Teresa 

      3 years ago

      Just made these for dinner. I will never fry pork chops again. My husband licked em' clean!

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      Tammi 

      4 years ago

      I just made these for supper and they were a huge hit! Not only were they delicious, they looked beautiful too. Golden brown, crispy. Yum! I added all of the spices mentioned as we like our food a little on the hot side. Will be making these again real soon!

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      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Kelsey, are you leaving the pork chops a little damp before dredging in flour? Try that. Once the flour gets a little pasty on the meat, you might want to give them a second dredging, too. As you can see from my photos, I don't have that problem.

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      Kelsey 

      5 years ago

      I have made these multiple times and I keep having trouble with the flour just falling off the pork and I end up with plain baked pork chops. If you could help me I would appreciate it!! Thanks!!

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      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Chris, I'm happy your family enjoyed the oven fried pork chops!

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      Chris 

      5 years ago

      OMFG! These were delicious. My kids absolutely loved them!

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      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Glad you figured it out, Darrick!

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      Darrick 

      5 years ago

      Disregard last question..I see where it says to flip them over..silly me! This is why I need your help for cooking...ty!

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      Darrick 

      5 years ago

      The flour on top doesn't seem to be cooking for me? Should I move the pan to the broiler?

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      Arlene 

      6 years ago

      We LOVE this recipe!!! Thank you soooo much!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Mrs. Hawkins, you're making me hungry! That sounds awesome!

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      Mrs Hawkins 

      6 years ago

      Love pork chops and love this recipe. I took it a step further and smothered them.. Fabulous...¡!!!!!!!!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      That's great, abrofford! Hope you like them!

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      abrofford 

      6 years ago

      Mine are cooking in the oven. I hope they look as yummy as your pics do.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Cool, TR! Glad you enjoyed them!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      jenu, lots of us in the South use lard for frying!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Missin, if you make the pork chop recipe, let me know how it goes!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Many thanks, random!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Getin, awesome! I've used bread crumbs before with this pork chop recipe, too, and the chops were great. Thanks for letting me know!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Great, Clover! Let me know how you like the oven fried pork chops.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Lol, Mike. I used to make a huge mess in the kitchen while I was cooking, but as I got older, I learned to clean up as I went.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by, Cardisa!

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      ThomasRydder 

      6 years ago

      These turned out so good, I was half expecting the police to bash down my door. Wow! Added to my home made cookbook. :)TR

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      jenubouka 

      6 years ago

      Great alternative for fried, and they do look easy too. But I love the fact they looked fried, very cool...I am a bad bad pork cooker when it comes to chops..I fry them in manteca (pork lard).

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      Melissa 

      6 years ago from Canada

      These porkchops look very yummy. I'm going to have to make them sometime. voted up.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      You have such great recipes! My husband and I love pork chops, and I enjoy experimenting with different ways to cook them. I'll have to give this a try sometime. Thanks!

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      GetInTheKnow 

      6 years ago

      Just had to stop back in and let you know that I made this recipe tonight(had to substitute bread crumbs for the flour, as I didn't have any) and it turned out really good... Thanks again for this easy recipe!

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi habee, my hubby is a huge fan of pork chops and I think he'd love this recipe. I'll surprise him and make these at the weekend. Thanks so much for posting this.

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      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Woo wee, oven fried pork chops, makes me think about homemade applesauce, corn on the cob, green beans and mashed potatoes. Oh, let's not forget the homemade pecan ice cream and red velvet cake.

      Shoot, look out freezer here I come, the kitchen will be a mess before I'm done.

      Thanks for wetting my taste buds.

      Oh shoot, I almost forgot the sweet tea, now that would be a crime.

      Best wishes and happy cooking. Mike

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      I love pork chops and now I am hungry. Looks delicious.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Great, TR! Let me know how you like the pork chops.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      cmontijo, thanks! Don't you just hate it when you get those late-night cravings?

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      ThomasRydder 

      6 years ago

      Whoa...this sounds great Habee..it so happens I have some chops in the frig I was going to do tonight. Gonna give it a shot....thanks!! :)TR

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      cmontijo 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the World

      O my that looks delicious and it's 1AM here and I'm so hungry :O!!!! Delicious Hub, keep up the good work habee

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Lol, rwelton! I got used to keeping a camera in the kitchen when I started my cooking website.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks a bunch, getin!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      HI, Rochelle! Think I'm going to go warm up one of those pork chops for a midnight snack!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Lo, Netlexis! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Sorry, Mary - my mama taught me not to allow anything around me to be hungry, and that includes people and animals!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      drbj, hope you like my pork chops recipe!

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      rwelton 

      6 years ago from Sacramento CA

      Should I now keep a camera in the kitchen...? I already keep a laptop to replace (all but the flour fingerprinted favorites)my cookbooks ... that were optioned to my son's kitchens..

      I resolve to not read your hubs before dinner.. ha. voted up ...

      thnx

      rlw

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      GetInTheKnow 

      6 years ago

      This sounds so good. I know what's for dinner tonight - thanks for another great recipe!

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      Rochelle Frank 

      6 years ago from California Gold Country

      They DO look good-- and I'll bet they are less caloric than fried.

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      Katherine Koch 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Even though I just had dinner, those still look mighty good.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Habee, there should be a law against you writing these Hubs where the food looks so good! These pork chops are actually sizzling! I've done "shake and bake" pork chops, and they're fairly good, but I just know yours are better. Do me a favor, and stick to writing about dogs like Prince, etc. until I lose a little weight, OK? Your Georgia friend, Mary

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Oooh, Holle, pork chops are my favorite food - next to ribs of course. This seems to be an easy recipe so I will give it a try. Will let you know the results.

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