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Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

Pan-Grilled Pork Chops are so easy to make and so good. Your family will love this dish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pan-Grilled Pork Chops
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 4



  • 4 pork chops 1/2 to 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 -2 tablespoon oil



  1. Sprinkle the salt, thyme, and pepper on the pork chops. Let sit on the countertop for 30 minutes.

  2. Place oil in a large cast-iron skillet (or heavy stainless steel skillet and heat until medium-hot.

  3. Place chops in the pan, placing them so they don't touch each other. Cook each side slowly (lower heat if necessary) until nice and golden brown on each side. This will take about 4 minutes per side.

  4. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.

  5. Turn off the heat, and let the chops sit for about 8- 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops.

  6. After removing chops, you can de-glaze the pan with a little water, wine or broth and a touch of butter and serve as a sauce.