So we can’t really get to the grill right now, it’s still buried under a couple feet of snow. So we are missing our steaks and pork chops! Fortunately, I’ve got a backup way of skillet-baking pork chops in the oven. Oven-baked pork chops are really simple and as long as you have a seasoned cast iron skillet, you can have them on the table in under a half hour.
I always think of my sister when I make these, because she is the one who taught me how to oven-bake them in the skillet like this. I didn’t get too specific on the seasoning recipe below, because everyone will have their own taste. We just use minced onion and salt and pepper, but do it however you like!
You’ll sear them for a minute on the stove top first, and finish up the baking in the oven. Just read on, it’s simple!
- 4 Boneless Thick-Cut Pork Loin Chops
- Seasoning to taste. I like 2 tsp. minced onion and salt and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees and turn on your oven vent. (Sometimes oven-baking can get a little smoky and you don't want to set off the smoke detectors!)
- Spray cast-iron skillet with cooking spray and heat it on the stove top on high.
- Season your chops however you like. Sear them for 30 seconds per side.
- Put the entire skillet into the preheated oven. Oven bake for about 16 minutes, turning your chops every 4 minutes. (For thinner chops, 13-14 minutes will be sufficient, but you still want to turn them frequently so they char evenly.)
- Serve hot!