I used to always think that I needed to share more complex recipes. I had a mental block where I imagined that none of you guys would want to see the simple recipes that I make on a weekly basis for Kyle and I.
I’m realizing that that’s pretty ridiculous since I’m sure what everyone wants in a recipe is for it to be easy, simple, and delicious! Why over-complicate a good thing?
So here I am, sharing what might be the easiest recipe ever. All it takes is 4 main ingredients (pork chops, olive oil, onions, and garlic salt) and doing a little switch-a-roo from the stove top to your oven. I serve this with ricearoni (#classy) and steamed veggies and I can have everything done and ready to eat in less than 15-20 minutes. Which is perfect when you’re feeling lazy, but still want something home-cooked!
The reason these pork chops come out tasting like 💯💃🏼👌🏼 is because they get a nice caramelized and brown exterior from searing on the stove top, then get transferred to the oven with aluminum foil or a lid to keep in the moisture. This results in the most (sorry for this word) MOIST, flavorful pork chops ever! They are just so juicy and not dry or cardboard-y like a lot of other, more complicated recipes I’ve tried.
I definitely suggest getting a thick cut pork chop (not the measly, 1-inch width cuts) that have a little fat on them. It doesn’t make a huge difference on the healthiness, but makes a big difference in terms of flavor and moisture.
Every time I make them, Kyle always exclaims “You make the best pork chops EVER! I could eat these all the time!”. And, well, we basically eat them all the time haha. Try them out for yourself!
- 2 tbsp olive oil, separated
- 1 onion, sliced
- 4 thick cut pork chops
- garlic salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil on medium-high heat in a large pan. Add in the onions and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Season the pork chops generously with garlic salt and pepper.
- Move the onions to the side of the pan and add in the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil. Sear the pork chops until nicely brown on the outside, flipping to cook both sides.
- Transfer the pan to the oven, covering it with a lid or aluminum foil. Let bake for 8-10 minutes, or until no longer raw. Let rest for a few minutes covered, then serve hot!