Super Tender Juicy Pan Seared Pork Chops
Recipe type: Made Ahead Dinner Plans
Cuisine: American
Incredible flavor and tender pork chops makes for the perfect busy weeknight dinner
  • 4 cups of water ( Add water to the container the pork will live in the refrigerator )
  • 12-15 Sprigs of fresh Thyme, Dried works also, just crush the thyme in your hands first to release the natural oils
  • 5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Cup of Salt ( The salt is really the main ingredient that creates the addition moisture in the pork, crazy right? But works all so well…and the pork will not be salty
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whole Black Peppercorns, ground works, use ½ Tbsp
Cooking the Pork:
  1. This is so easy people. Set your oven to 200 degrees or the lowest setting. Generally, pork chops over- cook in seconds and the reason for the low temperature of 200 degrees. On the stove top, heat a pan to medium-high heat, closer to medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan ( 3-4 Tbsp). Butter will burn. Note: Remove as much of the marinate pieces as you can from the pork chops so they do not burn. Add the pork to the pan one at a time. The “one at a time” reason is the heat from the pan is reduced each time you add another piece of pork chop. 10-15 seconds apart when adding to the pan. Sear one side, about 2 minutes then flip them over and start basing the pork chops with a spoon covering the pork chops with the olive oil already in the pan. After both sides are seared place the pork into the oven for 4 to 6 minutes. The timing will vary depending on how thick the pork chops you purchased are. Once out of the oven, remove the pork chops from the cooking tray or pan and place on a room temperature plate and rest the pork for 4-6 minutes covered with aluminum foil.
Recipe by Butter-n-Thyme's Kitchen at