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Have you wondered How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven? It is so easy! These easy baked pork chops have a breadcrumb and parmesan cheese crust that helps create a tender, juicy piece of pork. These will quickly become one of your favorite pork chop recipes! 

How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven on white plate

HOW TO BAKE PORK CHOPS IN THE OVEN 

Cooking pork chops in the oven couldn’t be easier!

And today’s recipe isn’t only easy it tastes really good.

It has a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese crust that creates a nice layer to help seal in the juices and create a tender pork chop.

You might remember my posts showing you How to Make Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker and How to Make Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker.

You guys have told me that those posts were helpful, so I figured we should talk about How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven too!

And if you like pork chops you also have to check out my BBQ Baked Pork Chops

I love pairing my baked breaded pork chops with my favorite pasta and sauce.

These pork chops also work really nicely on their own with a simple side dish like this Roasted Broccoli and a Lemon Arugula Salad.

The Ohio Pork Council and I are here to fill you in on how easy it is to bake pork chops in the oven to create a quick and easy weeknight meal for your family! 

How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven on wire rack

This method will work with whatever type of pork chop you want to make in the oven.

You could take these Honey Mustard Pork Chops or these Apple Pork Chops and use my method to bake that recipe in the oven.

It is a versatile way to make pork chops, especially in the winter.

We all love a good grilled pork chop recipe but in the winter we need to be in the comfort of our heated homes, unless you are my husband who grills year-round!

 

HOW TO BAKE PORK CHOPS IN THE OVEN

Baking pork chops in the oven is my preferred way to make them in the winter. Here are the steps below to get you that tender, juicy pork you love! 

    • Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F.
    • Combine the panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, Parmesan, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
    • Place the pork chops in a ziplock bag or a large Tupperware container. Toss the pork chops in 2 Tablespoons water. Add the breadcrumbs into the ziploack bag with the pork chops. If there isn’t enough room to coat all of the pork chops, remove two and work in batches. Close the ziploack and use your hands to work the breadcrumbs over the pork chops.
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    • Set a wire rack on a baking sheet. Place the pork chops on a wire rack set. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper and any leftover breadcrumbs if you like.
    • Bake the pork chops until the breadcrumbs are turning golden and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. This will take about 12-14 minutes for 1/2 inch/ 1 cm inch thick pork chops, or 20 to 22 minutes for 1inch/ 2 1/2 cm thickness. Let rest for 3 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with tomato sauce and pasta.

Breaded Baked Pork Chops with pasta

HOW LONG DO YOU BAKE PORK CHOPS at 400 DEGREES F?

I get a lot of questions asking how long to bake bone-in pork chops in the oven for.

This is a great question, especially because no one wants their pork to be dry and tough.

If you are wondering if you should use bone-in or boneless pork chops, either is fine.

I do think that bone-in has more flavor though! 

To ensure you have a juicy, tender piece of pork you want want to cook your bone-in pork chops to the correct temperature.

The temperature for pork chops is 145 degrees F with a three minute rest which takes about 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees with the bone-in. 

 

Here is a nice chart for how long to cook pork chops with the bone-in:

Pork Chop Oven Temp Bone In Pork Chop Bake Time
½ in / 1 cm thickness 1 in / 2½ cm thickness
350°F  16-18 min 25-30 min
375°F  14-16 min 23-25 min
400°F  12-14 min 20-22 min
425°F  8-10 min 18-20 min

How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven on platter

HOW LONG DO YOU COOK BONELESS PORK CHOPS?

Like I mentioned you can use either bone-in or boneless pork chops for this recipe.

If you pick boneless just make sure you watch the pork chops so they don’t overcook.

I find that boneless pork chops can cook quicker and become dry easier.

I suggest you cook them around the 375 degree temperature or even 400 for a crispier skin.

See below for how long to cook them based on their thickness. 

Pork Chop Oven Temp Boneless Pork Chop Bake Time
½ in / 1 cm thickness 1 in / 2½ cm thickness
350°F  10-12 min 20-22 min
375°F  8-10 min 18-20 min
400°F  7-8 min 15-18 min
425°F  6-7 min 12-15 min
 

How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven on white plate

How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Have you wondered How to Bake Pork Chops in the Oven? It is so easy! These easy baked pork chops have a breadcrumb and parmesan cheese crust that helps create a tender, juicy piece of pork. These will quickly become one of your favorite pork chop recipes! 

Ingredients

  • Four 3/4-inch bone-in pork chops (about 2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs {or regular breadcrumbs}
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • 4 cups of your favorite tomato sauce
  • Pasta for serving

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Combine the panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, Parmesan, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
    3. Place the pork chops in a ziplock bag or a large Tupperware container. Toss the pork chops in 2 Tablespoons water.
    4. Add the breadcrumbs into the ziploack bag with the pork chops. If there isn't enough room to coat all of the pork chops, remove two and work in batches. Close the ziploack and use your hands to work the breadcrumbs over the pork chops.
    5. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet. Place the pork chops on a wire rack set. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper and any leftover breadcrumbs if you like.
    6. Bake the pork chops until the breadcrumbs are turning golden and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. This will take about 12-14 minutes for 1/2 inch/ 1 cm inch thick pork chops, or 20 to 22 minutes for 1inch/ 2 1/2 cm thickness. Let rest for 3 minutes.
    7. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with tomato sauce and pasta.

Notes

If you see a blush of pink that is ok as long as the internal temperature is 145 degrees F.

If you want extra flavor you can sear your pork chops first on the stove in a skillet. I would heat a small amount of olive oil and brown all sides. This will also cut the cook time down by 2 to 3 minutes.

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Mary

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

What do you mean by toss the pork chops in 2ts water? Add the water to the ziplock bag, before coating? And if you fry them first in a skillet, I suppose that means fry them first before coating? And coating after they've been fried? Thank you

Julia

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Yes that is correct- you can use olive oil too in the place of water. Then add the breadcrumbs to cast the pork. The coating comes before the cooking party- here is what it says after the ziplock bag where you coat the pork chops: Set a wire rack on a baking sheet. Place the pork chops on a wire rack set. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper and any leftover breadcrumbs if you like. Bake the pork chops until the breadcrumbs are turning golden and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. This will take about 12-14 minutes for 1/2 inch/ 1 cm inch thick pork chops, or 20 to 22 minutes for 1inch/ 2 1/2 cm thickness. Let rest for 3 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with tomato sauce and pasta.

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Hi Julia, Thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe & for the pork chop baking charts. You are So Helpful in my kitchen, My Friend!!! Happy Baking!! <3

Julia

Thursday 25th of February 2021

I am glad it is helpful!

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