These garlic parmesan pork chops are an easy dinner to prepare for the family! These parmesan crusted pork chops take only 10 minutes of prep time, and are ready in 25 minutes!
My family and I love a good pork chop dinner. And I’m always trying to come up with new fun ways to cook it up. But a baked breaded pork chop is such a classic that can’t be beat. Why mess with a classic right?
And if you’re a fan of Shake-n-Bake (it’s OK, I won’t judge. I’m a fan too!) then you are going to love this recipe. Of course, it uses all real ingredients and is a much healthier version. No mom guilt here!
So a delicious pork chop dinner that cooks up in one pan with tons of flavor that my whole family loves? You. Can’t. Beat. That.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Ok so you know why I love this recipe. But here a few more reasons that I know will make you fall in love with it as well.
- Simple Ingredients – Nothing fancy here. You might even have everything in your pantry to whip up these garlic parmesan right now!
- Quick To Prep – It only takes about 10 minutes to throw these baked garlic pork chops together.
- Quick To Cook – Not only is it quick to prep, they cook quickly too. So that means dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!
Ingredients For This Baked Parmesan Pork Chop Recipe
- Pork Chops – You can use either bone-in or boneless.
- Parmesan cheese – Make sure it’s finely shredded
- Breadcrumbs – Your choice, but we like to use gluten free chickpea bread crumbs. I use the Watusee brand. But you can use regular bread crumbs, Panko, or even almond meal.
- Seasoning – We used a combination of salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
- Egg – This is use to dredge the pork chop in so the bread crumbs will stick to the pork chop.
- Water – Mixed with the water and used in the dredging process. You can use milk too.
- Oil – Your choice. This is used to sear the pork chops.
Why kind of pork chops are best for this recipe?
You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops. Bone-in pork chops do have better flavor, but I love using boneless because it’s easier to cook and cut up for the kids.
I do recommend thicker pork chops rather than thinner pork chops. Thicker pork chops tend to retain their moisture (aka they end up being a bit juicier!)
How To Make These Parmesan Pork Chops
You want to start by patting the pork chops dry. This will help the breading mixture stick better. And then sprinkle the chops with a little salt and pepper. After that you want to prepare the breading mixture.
Mix the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl. And in a second bowl combine the egg and water.
You want to dip each pork chop first in the egg mixture, making sure to let any excess drip off.
And then dip the pork chops in the bread crumbs.
You can set each pork chop aside onto a baking sheet as you continue to dip each pork chop.
Now that they are all breaded…it’s time to cook! Go ahead and heat a skillet with the oil over medium high heat. You want to saute each pork chop for about 1-2 minutes on each side until the breading gets golden brown.
Then we will finish cooking the pork chops in the oven. Depending on the thickness of your pork chops, this could take up to 12 minutes. You want your pork chops to have an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Tips For Making These Baked Parmesan Pork Chops
- Pat your pork chops dry. This always helps get a better sear, and helps the breading stick.
- Get thicker pork chops. If you can! Thicker pork chops tend to retain their juices better.
- Go for boneless. Sure bone-in pork chops are more flavorful, however, boneless are easier to cook up and cut up for the kids.
- Use an Instant Read Thermometer. Different thicknesses of pork chops will cook differently. Thinner pork chops can take as little as 7 minutes, and thicker ones can take up to 10-12 minutes. So I highly recommend getting and using an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature accurately.
Can I Make This Recipe With Chicken?
You definitely could make the switch and use chicken instead. I would just pound the chicken breasts so they would be an even thickness and cook evenly.
What Can I Serve With These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops?
Of course a simple arugula salad is lovely to serve with this. But you might also like trying this Early Spring Salad or this Farmer’s Market Salad.
How long are leftovers good for?
I always recommend putting any leftovers, covered, in the fridge for up to 4 days. After that, it’s time to toss!
More Pork Recipes Your Family Will Love
- Easiest Pulled Pork, Ever
- Braised Asian Pork Recipe
- Easy Slow Cooker Posole With Pork
- Pork Sausage, Chestnut & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Perfect Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Tools To Make This Recipe
- Cast Iron Skillet (or a deep frying pan)
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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Baked Pork Chop
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Instant Read Thermometer (I like Thermapen)
- 4 Pork Chops Can be bone-in or boneless
- ⅓ Cup Shredded Parmesan
- ⅕ Cup Breadcrumbs Your choice, although I prefer gluten free Chickpea Bread Crumbs
- ½ tablespoon Garlic Powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Egg
- 1 tablespoon Water
- 2 tbsp Cooking Oil Your choice, for searing the pork chops
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Pat dry pork chops and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in one shallow bowl, and whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water in another shallow bowl.
- Dip each pork chop in the egg and let excess drip off, then dredge in the bread crumb mixture. Set aside.
- Add oil to the cast iron skillet or deep frying pan on medium high heat. Saute the pork chops approximately 1-2 minutes on each side, until the breading is golden brown.
- Place skillet in the oven and cook until the internal temperature on an instant read thermometer reads 145, approximately 7 minutes for thinner pork chops, up to 10-12 minutes for thick pork chops.