Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops, a Quick and Easy Recipe
Pork chops are often a hit-and-miss when it comes to turning them into a nice meal. They are notoriously easy to get wrong: too dry, too hard, or not enough flavor. This has happened to most of us at some point in our cooking lives.
But if you use a simple, yet flavorsome seasoning recipe and if you stick to the right cooking time, oven baked bone-in pork chops will become your favorite meal.
Here is a very quick and easy recipe that will have you serve delicious, juicy pork chops within one hour, with very little effort. So even if you have very little cooking experience, you can still prepare a healthy and delicious meal for you and your family and friends.
The combination of soy sauce and raw sugar in this recipe are the secret to adding that special flavor to your oven baked pork chops. This recipe caters for 4 people (or 2 very hungry people).
- 4 Bone-in pork chops
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil or cooking spray
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Raw sugar
- 1 tbsp Ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes.
- Place a layer of aluminum foil in an oven baking pan and cover the aluminum foil with oil or spray (not too much). If you don’t have a suitable pan, you can simply place the aluminum foil on an oven tray.
Rinse the pork chops and dry them with a paper towel and place them in the pan.
- Coat both sides of the pork chops with soy sauce until they look nice and brown. Don’t use too much soy sauce as we don’t want to make this the dominant flavor.
- Sprinkle the salt, raw sugar and black pepper evenly over both sides of the pork chops, followed by the paprika.
Place the pork chops in the oven and let them bake for 15 minutes. Then turn them over and bake for another 15 minutes. Make sure you don’t go over the 15 minutes time-frame because pork chops easily dry out when left in the oven for too long.
When both sides are evenly cooked with a light brown color, take the pork chops out of the oven and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Cover the pork chops with aluminum foil while resting.
Try to find pork chops that are about the same size. This is important just so that they can be baked evenly in the same amount of time.
Please note that you can vary the amounts of the different ingredients. If you like things sweet, add a bit more sugar. Or if you like a salty flavor, simply add a bit more salt. I would recommend to start as stated above and then apply changes when you try this recipe a second time.
These juicy pork chops will surely satisfy your taste buds, but to maintain a healthy nutritional balance, it’s best to add some vegetables.
Personally, I love cooked broccoli or broccolini on the side, or pan-fried mushrooms. What also works well are cooked or grilled (sweet) potatoes with a nice gravy sauce and perhaps some steamed carrots. Or even better, all of the above!