Juicy Ranch-Flavored Pork Chops: A Tantalizing Delight for the Taste Buds!

Ranch Pork Chops: A Must-Try Recipe

If you’re a fan of my famous Ranch Chicken recipe, then you absolutely cannot miss out on these mouthwatering Ranch Pork Chops! This recipe guarantees a burst of flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

In this recipe, we take the time to season the pork chops, allowing them to soak up all the delectable flavors. The result? Pork chops that are not only tender and juicy but also packed with incredible taste!

To achieve that perfect golden color, we sear the pork chops to perfection. This adds a rich fond to the skillet, which we enhance even further by deglazing it with white wine. However, if you prefer a non-alcoholic option, feel free to use chicken broth instead.

Preparing the sauce is a breeze – simply mix the ingredients together in just a minute. And remember, serving these delightful chops with mashed or baked potatoes is an absolute must!

How to Prepare Ranch Seasoned Pork Chops

For specific quantities and detailed instructions, refer to the recipe card below this post.

  1. Begin by sprinkling each side of the pork chops with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Let them sit for 35-45 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. If you’re short on time, just pat the chops dry and season them right before searing.
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Ranch Pork Chops

  1. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and sear the pork chops in batches until they turn a luscious golden brown. Set them aside for now.

  2. Deglaze the skillet with white wine (or chicken broth) and add minced garlic. Let the liquid reduce by half, and then stir in the ranch sauce mixture.

Deglazing a skillet with white wine and adding ranch sauce

  1. Allow the sauce to gently simmer and reduce for 5-7 minutes. Add the pork chops back into the skillet and spoon the sauce on top. Heat everything through for 2-3 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chops reaches 145°. Serve with a generous dollop of the sauce on top and enjoy!

Ranch Sauce in a skillet with pork chops added

The Perfect Choice of Pork Chops

To achieve the best possible flavor, opt for center-cut, bone-in pork chops, just like the ones pictured in this recipe. The bone adds extra richness to both the meat and the sauce. Remember, the thicker the cut of meat, the juicier the chops will be. Look for nicely marbled meat for the ultimate taste experience.

If center-cut, bone-in chops are not available, you can also try loin chops. They are a leaner cut, but they work beautifully in this recipe. Another option is boneless chops, although their leanness makes them more susceptible to dryness.

Ranch Pork Chops in a skillet with ranch sauce topped with parsley

Pro Tips for the Perfect Dish

  • When searing the pork chops, make sure not to overcrowd the skillet. This allows the edges of the chops to crisp up beautifully. To ensure even searing, prop the chops on their sides using kitchen tongs to sear the edges as well. Feel free to adjust the heat as needed during the searing process.

  • While Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc are my preferred choices for this recipe, you can use chicken broth instead of white wine. It’ll still yield fantastic results.

  • Don’t hesitate to make your own homemade Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken soup for this recipe. Both work wonderfully, although I must admit that cream of chicken complements the flavors just as well as cream of mushroom.

  • For the perfect meal pairing, serve your Ranch Pork Chops with creamy mashed potatoes and your choice of roasted broccoli or green beans.

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Storage Tips

You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months. These chops freeze remarkably well, making them a convenient option for quick microwavable lunches or dinners. For added convenience, freeze some baked potatoes and a side of veggies alongside the chops!

Ranch Pork Chops next to a scoop of mashed potatoes with green beans in the background

Recommended Tools

For a seamless cooking experience, make sure you have these essential items on hand:

  • Large/Wide Skillet: I recommend a 12-inch skillet to accommodate all the pork chops comfortably.
  • Meat Tenderizer: Use this tool to tenderize the meat and ensure a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Meat Thermometer: Make sure your pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145° before serving.
  • Kitchen Tongs: These make it easy to handle the pork chops while searing.
  • Ranch Seasoning: Stock up on ranch seasoning to use in various delicious ranch recipes.

Try These Next

If you’re craving more incredible recipes, here are a few suggestions to satisfy your culinary desires:

  • Spicy Ranch Chicken Wings: An irresistible combination of fiery spice and cool ranch flavors, perfect for game night or any gathering.

  • Ranch Potato Salad: A creamy and tangy twist on the classic potato salad that will leave everyone begging for the recipe.

  • Grilled Ranch Burgers: Elevate your burger game with these juicy ranch-flavored burgers that are bursting with flavor.

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