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Oven baked bone-in pork chops recipe
Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A simple yet powerful recipe for delicious and juicy oven baked bone-in pork chops.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Donna Harrison
  • 4 Bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • 2 tsp Raw sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 160-180 degrees Celsius (320-350) degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes (depending on thickness of pork chops).

  2. 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.
  3. Rinse the pork chops and dry them with a paper towel and place them in the pan.

  4. 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.
  5. Sprinkle the raw sugar and black pepper (and the optional salt) evenly over both sides of the pork chops, followed by the paprika.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

Recipe Notes

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. Keep in mind though that the soy sauce also creates a bit of saltiness and it's best to not overdo it.

I would recommend to start this recipe as stated above and apply changes when you try this recipe a second time.