The Best Broiled Pork Chops
If you’ve never tried broiled pork chops before, you’re in for a real treat. These chops are incredibly juicy, bursting with flavor, and boast a perfectly seared outer layer. In fact, it’s safe to say that this might just be one of the best pork chop recipes you’ll ever come across!
Not only do these delicious pork chops taste amazing, but they’re also incredibly easy to make, even if you’re new to broiling. With just a simple spice rub and a few minutes under the broiler, you’ll have a mouthwatering dish ready in no time.
What’s great about this recipe is that it comes together with everyday ingredients you probably already have at home. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 bone-in pork chops, approximately ¾-inch thick
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
As you can see, the ingredient list is wonderfully simple. While bone-in pork chops are recommended for the best results, you can also use boneless chops; just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
How To Make Broiled Pork Chops
Let’s get to the fun part—the cooking!
Step 1: Season the Pork Chops
To start, preheat your oven to 500°F (260°C) on the broiler setting. Then, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, and dried oregano to create a flavor-packed dry rub. Massage the rub onto both sides of each pork chop and arrange them on the prepared wire rack.
Step 2: Broil the Pork Chops
Now, it’s time to cook! Slide the baking sheet with the pork chops into the oven and broil for about 7-8 minutes on each side. If your chops are thicker, they may require a few extra minutes per side.
Once the chops are beautifully seared, check the internal temperature. They should reach at least 135°F (64°C) at the thickest part. Remove them from the oven, allow them to rest for 5 minutes, and then transfer them to a plate.
Step 3: Rest and Serve
Give your chops a well-deserved rest for five minutes before serving. Now, it’s time to dig in and savor the irresistible flavors!
How To Store Cooked Pork Chops
This recipe yields four servings, perfect for a family dinner. If you happen to have leftovers, storing them is a breeze. Simply keep the pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where they’ll stay fresh for 3-4 days. Alternatively, if you want to store them for longer, place them in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container and freeze for up to three months.
How To Reheat Pork Chops
When you’re ready to enjoy your leftovers, follow these steps to reheat your pork chops:
- Place the chops in a roasting pan or on a baking rack set on top of a sheet pan.
- Cover them with foil.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until they’re warmed through.
FAQs About This Broiled Pork Chop Recipe
What is the best way to cook pork chops without them drying out?
For juicy pork chops, the key is to cook them at high heat for a shorter period. Broiling, specifically, is an excellent method to achieve this, making the chops both tender and flavorful.
Should I broil or bake pork?
You can’t go wrong with either method. Broiling is perfect for chops that are 1 inch thick or less, as it sears and cooks them simultaneously. However, for thicker chops, you can sear them briefly on a cast-iron pan before finishing them off in the oven for equally fantastic results.
Should you flip pork chops in the oven?
Absolutely! Flipping the pork chops ensures even cooking on both sides, resulting in a uniformly delicious meal.
How to Charbroil pork chops?
To make charbroiled pork chops, grill them over medium heat for 6 minutes per side. Then, transfer them to the oven and broil for an additional minute, or until they reach an internal temperature of at least 135°F (64°C).
Wrapping It Up
That’s all there is to it! You now have the recipe for incredibly flavorful broiled pork chops. Trust me when I say they’re juicy, tender, and bursting with mouthwatering flavors. In fact, they taste just as good as something you’d order at a steakhouse, if not better!
But don’t just take my word for it—give this broiled pork chops recipe a try and experience the deliciousness for yourself. And if you do, remember to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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- Stuffed pork chops
- Sauteed pork chops
- Air fryer pork chops
- Bacon-wrapped pork chops
- Thick-cut pork chops
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Remember, cooking should always be enjoyable and delicious. So, grab your ingredients, fire up the broiler, and get ready to savor the best broiled pork chops you’ll ever taste!