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Oven-Fried Pork Chop Recipe


Holle loves to cook. BBQ and BBQ sauce is something she and others in the Deep South take seriously.

These oven-baked pork chops taste amazingly like fried ones.

These oven-baked pork chops taste amazingly like fried ones.


  • 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


  • Preheat your 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 chops on both sides with garlic salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Rub the seasonings into the meat, then shake the seasoned chops in flour. Set them 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.
  • 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.

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

Question: Can I use margarine for this pork chop recipe?

Answer: Yes!

Question: Does the butter splatter in the oven when making this pork chop recipe?

Answer: I've never had a problem with that.


Abby Slutsky from America on July 08, 2020:

Your photos make the dish look yummy. I love that the recipe looks easy to make. A love of cooking combined with my desire to look at your writing style inspired me to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

Chef Regina on February 27, 2020:

I made this recipe pretty much exactly as written with one exception, I used my copperchef non stick skillet...no foil. Awesome!

CitiKitti on March 10, 2019:

I use Mrs. Dash and these are fabulously. I also use this same method for chicken. Very simple.

Ed Mercor on November 06, 2018:

There are a few different kind of pork chops. Which is the best cut ??

Pat on August 17, 2018:

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?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 07, 2018:

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

habee on March 07, 2018:

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

Nelly on March 05, 2018:

Do you need to cover with foil?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 17, 2018:

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

Robbie on January 17, 2018:

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!!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 03, 2018:

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

K. Mylz on January 02, 2018:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2017:

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

Renita on November 02, 2017:

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.

Teresa D. Canady on February 01, 2017:

Looks wonderful & delicious!!

jmollice on June 12, 2016:


Jen on February 17, 2016:

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

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on December 21, 2015:

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

Pam on November 03, 2015:

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!

Vivian Taylor Briggs on October 13, 2015:

These pork chops are awesome!!!

A.Wit on October 05, 2015:

Question do you cover the pork chops with foil too?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on September 28, 2015:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on September 28, 2015:

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

Angie on September 28, 2015:

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

davina on August 30, 2015:

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!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 15, 2015:

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

kimberly on August 15, 2015:

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

Dyanna on July 30, 2015:

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

Shawndra on April 26, 2015:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 16, 2015:

Great, April! Hope you like them!

April_blvd on March 16, 2015:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 02, 2015:

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

Deirdre on February 02, 2015:

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.

Tricia on November 12, 2014:

I am making these tonight!!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on September 25, 2014:

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

Teresa on September 25, 2014:

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

Tammi on April 28, 2014:

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!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on June 03, 2013:

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.

Kelsey on June 03, 2013:

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!!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on April 21, 2013:

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

Chris on April 21, 2013:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 18, 2012:

Glad you figured it out, Darrick!

Darrick on November 14, 2012:

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

Darrick on November 14, 2012:

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

Arlene on May 03, 2012:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on April 26, 2012:

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

Mrs Hawkins on April 26, 2012:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 19, 2011:

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

abrofford on November 19, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 07, 2011:

Cool, TR! Glad you enjoyed them!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 07, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 07, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 07, 2011:

Many thanks, random!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 05, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 05, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 05, 2011:

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.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 05, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by, Cardisa!

ThomasRydder on November 05, 2011:

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

jenubouka on November 04, 2011:

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).

Melissa from Canada on November 03, 2011:

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

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 03, 2011:

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!

GetInTheKnow on November 03, 2011:

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!

Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on November 03, 2011:

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.

Mike Teddleton from Midwest USA on November 03, 2011:

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

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on November 03, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 03, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 03, 2011:

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

ThomasRydder on November 03, 2011:

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

cmontijo from Somewhere in the World on November 02, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2011:

Thanks a bunch, getin!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2011:

Lo, Netlexis! Thanks for stopping by.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2011:

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

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 02, 2011:

drbj, hope you like my pork chops recipe!

rwelton from Sacramento CA on November 02, 2011:

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 ...



GetInTheKnow on November 02, 2011:

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

Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on November 02, 2011:

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

Katherine Koch from Southern California on November 02, 2011:

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

Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 02, 2011:

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

drbj and sherry from south Florida on November 02, 2011:

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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