baked breaded pork chops recipe

Baked Breaded Pork Chops

Make crispy baked, breaded pork chops with this easy oven-baked recipe! This healthy recipe comes together in just 30 minutes for an quick weeknight meal!

I love to cook and being in the kitchen is my happy place! That said, weeknight dinners can sometimes feel stressful. Time is a luxury we don’t always have nor is the energy required to whip up a luxurious meal. Weekends are where that magic happens. But we have to eat 7 days a week and so the question that’s always circulating in my head on a weekday is ‘what will I make for dinner tonight’. Whatever it is, it needs to be quick and easy to do.

Today, that answer is these tender, juicy pork chops! That’s what’s for dinner tonight! Crispy, breaded pork chops that are healthy because they are baked, not fried! Baking them also means that once they are in the oven, I can let them be and tend to some quick sides. Before I know it, dinner is ready to go!

Not only are these pork chops quick and easy, but they are a delicious and filling meal. It satisfies us and, although it was easy to do, it doesn’t feel like a ‘weeknight meal’. Its good enough for Sunday dinner too! My hubby is definitely a meat and potatoes kind of guy and so this definitely pleases him.

How to make Baked Breaded Pork Chops

To make these pork chops, you will need:

  • 6 pork chops
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano and dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pat pork chops down with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.

Gather 3 shallow bowls or baking dishes. In one dish, place the flour. In a second, place the whisked egg. In the last bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, dried thyme, and salt and pepper.

Working with one pork chop at a time, dip the chop in the flour to coat it. Then dip to coat it in the egg and finally in the breading.

Spritz with oil or drizzle with oil (optional, but helps achieve a nice golden colour) and bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes or until they are cooked through and golden brown.

My pork chops were about 5″ long and 3/4″ thick and took about 18 minutes to cook up. Be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on the size of your chops.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

-Cathy

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Baked Breaded Pork Chops

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops

  • 2 eggs, whisked

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • olive oil (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pat pork chops down with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Gather 3 shallow bowls or baking dishes. In one dish, place the flour. In a second, place the whisked egg. In the last bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, dried thyme, onion powder and salt and pepper.
  • Working with one pork chop at a time, dip the chop in the flour to coat it. Then dip to coat it in the egg and finally in the breading.
  • Spritz with oil or drizzle with oil (optional, but helps achieve a nice golden colour) and bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes or until they are cooked through and golden brown.*

Notes

  • Cooking time will depend on the size of the pork chops. My pork chops are about 3/4″ thick. Check on them at about 15-16 minutes for smaller, thinner chops and use a meat thermometer to ensure they are fully cooked.
 

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