These AIP Pork Chops are so tender, hearty and flavorful. This easy one skillet meal takes less than 30 minutes to make. The pork has a crispy sear and melt in your mouth meat!

Pork chop and asparagus on white plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These AIP pork chops are made in one skillet in under 30 minutes.
  • There are only 5 ingredients needed.
  • This recipe is made without bread crumbs, without eggs, without marinade, and without flour.
  • Pork chops can be dry and boring, but these are tender and delicious!
  • This recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Keto, Low Carb, AIP and Sugar Free!

AIP Spices

There are many spices that are allowed on the AIP diet. Unfortunately, there are numerous spices which are not allowed. This makes AIP cooking challenging at times.

Both thyme and rosemary are AIP compliant. These two spices pack a ton of flavor. The sea salt adds a touch of saltiness, but otherwise the pork chop flavor really shines.

How To Make

Step 1

First, add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Season both sides of meat with thyme, rosemary and sea salt.

Seasoned pork on pan

Step 3

Once oil is hot, place pork in skillet. Cook for 4 minutes.

Pork in skillet

Step 4

Then, flip and cook an additional 4 minutes.

Pan with AIP pork chops

Step 5

Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature of meat. If pork has reached 145 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from heat. If not, reduce heat to low and cook until 145 degrees is reached.

Step 6

Finally, allow pork to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Rub seasonings all over both sides of pork. Use hands to massage seasonings in.

Allow olive oil to get hot before adding pork to skillet. This yields seared pork.

Cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer for best results.

Allow pork to sit for 5 minutes before serving. This allows the pork to retain its juices.

Pan seared pork chops

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my pork chops not tender?

Overcooked pork chops are not tender. Use a meat thermometer to check temperature.

How do you keep pork chops tender?

Allowing pork chops to sit for 5 minutes after cooking will yield tender pork chops. This allows them to retain their juices.

Do you season both sides of the pork chops?

Yes, season both sides of the pork chops.

Can I use different seasonings?

Sure! Use desired spices and seasonings. I recommend using seasonings that are more subtle in flavor. The pork chops really shine here and don’t need a ton of added flavor!

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What to Serve With

These pork chops are hearty and savory. They go well with so many different side dishes.

Some ideas include mashed sweet potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus, roasted veggies, sweet potato fries, and side salads.

AIP pork chops on plate

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Pork chop and asparagus on white plate

Get the Recipe: AIP Pork Chops

These AIP Pork Chops are pan seared to perfection! They have a crispy sear and tender meat. The seasonings really elevate these pork chops!
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  • While the oil heats, pat pork chops dry with paper towel.
  • Rub rhyme, rosemary and sea salt all over both sides of pork chops.
  • Once oil is hot, carefully place pork chops in skillet.
  • Cook for 4 minutes. Then flip and cook another 4 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Check temperature of pork chops with meat thermometer. Once internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from pan.
  • Allow pork to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • I used thin sliced boneless pork chops.  They only need 4 minutes on each side.
  • Sear on both sides before checking internal temperature.
  • Once meat thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from heat.
  • Allow pork to rest for 5 minutes after they are finished cooking.  This ensures the meat retains its juice.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, add pork to a skillet over low heat until warm.
  • If using bone in pork chops, cooking time will increase.
Calories: 270kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 501mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

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