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 like Creamy Whipped Potatoes or Green Beans Almondine. 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.
Ingredients in Baked Breaded Pork Chops
To make these pork chops, you will need:
- Pork chops
- Eggs: whisked eggs are used to help the breading adhere to the pork chops
- Flour: used as a dredge. The pork chops are coated in flour before they are dipped in the eggs and bread crumbs. The flour helps the breading adhere to the pork chops.
- Breadcrumbs: I use plain breadcrumbs and then season them myself. You can also use seasoned breadcrumbs and skip or reduce the seasonings.
- Parmesan cheese: You can skip this is if you wish to keep this recipe dairy free but I personally love adding a bit of Parmesan cheese to elevate the flavor.
- Seasoning: dried oregano, dried thyme, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Olive oil (optional)
Note: Ingredient quantities and full instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this recipe.
How to make Baked Breaded Pork Chops
- Prep the pork chops: Pat pork chops down with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
- Prep the breading: Gather 3 shallow bowls or baking dishes. In one dish, place the flour. In a second, place the whisked egg. For the last bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, dried thyme, and salt and pepper.
- Bread each chop: 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.
- Bake: 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.
What to serve with baked breaded pork chops
Baked pork chops go with a variety of side dishes so you can definitely change up the meals each time you enjoy these as a family. Some of our favourite sides to serve alongside this meal include:
- Potatoes: Creamy Whipped Potatoes, Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes (so good!!), Greek Lemon Potatoes, or Baked Potatoes (Baked Sweet Potato is great too!) are some great options we have enjoyed.
- Rice: Baked Rice is always a great option. We also highly recommend Coconut Rice.
- Veggies: There are a lot of great options here. You can steam or roast your fav vegetables. Some great options include Corn on the Cob, Roasted Sugar Snap Peas, Asparagus with Parmesan, Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots.
- Salads: Mediterranean Couscous Salad, Corn, Bacon and Arugula Pasta Salad, Green Bean Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette, Radish Cucumber Salad. Healthy Caesar Salad.
Storing leftovers and reheating
The breading for these baked pork chops is definitely at its best when it is fresh out of the oven. That said, you can still reheat leftovers and have a delicious reheated meal in the future.
To store leftovers, allow them to cool completely and then transfer them to an airtight container. Store them in the fridge for a few days.
To reheat these, you can reheat them in the oven again. Alternatively, you can heat a little bit of oil in a skillet and heat them over medium heat. I don’t recommend heating them in the microwave as the breading will become soggy.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
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Baked Breaded Pork Chops
- 6 pork chops
- 2 large eggs whisked
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (can omit for dairy free recipe)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon 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, 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.*