How to Make Juicy Oven Baked Pork Chops

How to Make Juicy Oven Baked Pork Chops

December 5, 2019 3 By Luis Garrison


We’re Adam and Joanne from inspiredtaste.net
and welcome to our kitchen. We are showing you how to make our juicy oven
baked pork chops! These are delicious and so simple. For the best, juiciest chops, dry brine them. It doesn’t take long. To do it, take the pork chops out of the refrigerator
and season with salt on both sides. After seasoning, set them aside for about
30 minutes. Meanwhile, prep the other ingredients. I’m slicing a lemon into wedges and prepping
some fresh thyme. To do it, strip the leaves from the stalks
and roughly chop. Other herbs, fresh or dried, work here, too. The full recipe is on Inspired Taste and includes
other herbs and spice blends we recommend. When you are ready to cook them, pat the chops
dry so they brown nicely, grab a heavy oven-safe skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add a little oil, and then add the pork. This step adds a lovely and flavorful golden-brown
crust to the pork. The middle will still be raw and will finish
cooking when we place them into the oven. While the pork sears, scatter half of the
thyme over the side of the pork chops that are facing up. If there is a fattier side of the pork, you’ll
want to sear that, too. Just use kitchen tongs to hold the chops,
fat-side-down until it sizzles and browns slightly. Just before placing into the oven, flip the
pork so that the seared side is facing up, add the rest of the thyme, scatter a few lemon
wedges around the pork, loosely cover with foil or parchment paper, and then slide the
pork into the oven to finish cooking. By covering the pork, we make sure they stay
extra juicy and moist in the middle. When the chops are cooked through, take them
out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes. You can serve them straight away or make a
quick pan sauce. To do it, place the skillet without the chops
over medium-high heat, remove the lemon wedges, but squeeze them first to release their juices. Add some stock, a little sweetness with maple
syrup (or other sweetener), and then bring everything to a simmer. When the liquid has reduced, taste the sauce
and adjust with salt or more maple syrup. Turn off the heat and swirl in a little butter
to make the sauce velvety. We love to serve the chops in the sauce and
when we have some in the kitchen, a handful of fresh herbs on top. And that’s it, juicy, flavorful, beautiful
oven baked pork chops. Enjoy! Thanks for watching. If you love this video we have lots more. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel
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