Lemon Thyme Pork Chops Recipe
Lemon, thyme and pork … YUM. This is a great combination of flavors that really makes this pork chop dinner amazing. Pork chops are a reasonably priced cut of meat so this meal should save money on the family food budget.
This lemon thyme pork chop recipe is definitely easy enough for a weekday meal and does not require a lot of prep work. Pork chops are actually one of our favorite weekday meals to prepare.
Make sure you cook the pork chops and get them nice and brown before removing them to a plate.
You will want to serve these delicious chops with a side of baby potatoes or our favorite parmesan crusted potatoes and green beans. Start the potatoes first before you start cooking the chops and everything should be ready at the same time.
Lemon Pork Recipe Ingredients:
Bone-In Pork Chops
Butter – Olive Oil
Quick and Delicious Pork Dinner
- 4-6 bone-in or center-cut pork chops
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 large lemon
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt & pepper
Lightly salt and pepper both sides of your pork chops.
Mix flour with thyme and place in a shallow dish. Coat both sides of pork chops with flour mixture.
Using a large skillet, melt oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops on both sides and let cook for about 3 minute. Remove pork chops to a plate.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter and the garlic to the pan and cook garlic for about 1 minute.
Add chicken broth and the juice from 1/2 of the lemon to the pan. Let cook for about 2-3 minutes until sauce has reduced and then return the pork chops to the pan.
Slice the other half of the lemon and lay slices on top of the pork chops. Continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes until sauce has thickend and pork is cooked through.
Make sure to brown the pork chops well before removing them to a plate.
What is the Best Cut of Pork for This Recipe?
For this recipe we use both bone-in and center cut pork chops. Both work well for this recipe, but you can also use pork tenderloin for this recipe as well.
What to Serve with Lemon Thyme Pork Chops:
We are big salad eaters and love to serve a healthy tossed salad with pork. Here are some healthy salad topping ideas.
Parmesan Potatoes are the best and your family will gobble them up.
You will love these easy family-style canned green beans with bacon.
Tips for Better Pork Chops :
- Pat both sides of pork chop with a paper towel and then lightly salt & pepper both sides.
- Let pork chops come to room temperature before frying.
- Don’t over cook pork.
We sure hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! Pork is a healthy addition to any diet and packed with protein. These Lemon Thyme Pork Chops are a great change of pace from traditional fried pork chops.