This recipe for oven baked bone-in pork chops is an absolute all-time favorite! With just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes in the oven, we’ll make the most delicious pork chops you’ll want to make time and time again.
An easy pork chop dinner recipe
I love making oven baked pork chops because they’re super easy to make and require very little prep, very little cleanup, and since they cook in the oven, you can take care of other things without having to pay constant attention to them. No need to fire up the grill and mess around with a pan. If I have frozen pork chops, I just let them defrost in the refrigerator before work, and they’re ready to cook when I get home.
Delicious pork chops with only 4 simple ingredients
For this recipe we’ll use bone-in pork chops, which naturally are more flavorful and juicy than boneless. The pork chops get seasoned on both sides with some salt and pepper, then rubbed with brown sugar. The brown sugar lends itself perfectly to the natural flavor of the pork to create a sweet and savory flavor you will absolutely love.
Easy to Make Pork chops in the oven
The pork chops will cook low at only 325 degrees F, for 25 minutes, then spend 5 minuted under the broiler. This final step caramelizes the brown sugar and gives the pork chops an awesome flavor and color.
I recommend pork chops that are about 3/4″ thick. Also, be sure to pat them dry with a paper towel before you add the seasonings. This is important. Bake them in a shallow baking dish lined with aluminum. This way cleanup will be easy when those sweet juices drip down.
- 2 bone-in pork chops
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Rub a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides of each pork chop. Then put a ½ teaspoon of brown sugar on each side of the pork chops. Be sure to rub it all well into the meat.
- Place pork chops on a foil lined shallow baking dish and bake on middle rack at 325F for 25 minutes. Then, place pan in broiler (or top rack with oven on broil) for 5 minutes.