Cajun Smothered Pork Chops (Whole30 & Paleo)
These Cajun Smothered Pork Chops are incredibly tender and flavorful! They have the perfect blend of spices. This one skillet meal is great for any night of the week! It is always a huge hit and great for leftovers too.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These Paleo pork chops require only one skillet. Say goodbye to a pile of dirty dishes!
- A simple Gluten Free Cajun seasoning elevates the flavor of the pork chops.
- These pork chops are NOT dry.
- The pork chops are made with without flour, without eggs, without breadcrumbs, without a grill and without butter.
- The creamy sauce is reminiscent of a smooth and spicy gravy!
- This is a great healthy meal prep option.
- Check out these AIP Pork Chops for another option!
- This recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Sugar Free.
First, season pork chops with Cajun seasoning.
Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
Once oil is hot, add pork chops to skillet. Cook for 5 minutes. Then, flip and cook another 5 minutes. Remove pork to a plate.
Next, add in onions and peppers to skillet.
Cook vegetables for 5 to 6 minutes or until softened.
Add pork chops back to skillet. Add in minced garlic, coconut aminos, and water.
Bring to a boil. Then, lower heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
When pork is done cooking, remove from heat. Garnish with green onions if desired. Serve Cajun smothered pork chops!
Slice peppers and onions into similar sized small pieces. This ensures even cooking.
Cook vegetables until they have softened.
For a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon tapioca flour (or cornstarch) and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Pour this into skillet while pork is simmering.
Cook pork chops until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, remove from heat. Do not over cook.
Serve pork chops with sauce.
When storing leftovers, store pork chops with sauce to retain moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cook pork chops until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, remove from heat. Overcooking pork chops yields dryness. In addition, the creamy sauce in this recipe helps to retain moisture.
Vegetables with subtle flavors go well with smothered pork chops. Serve these with mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice.
A meat thermometer is necessary for knowing when pork chops are done!
It is not necessary to wash pork chops before frying.
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Get the Recipe: Cajun Smothered Pork Chops (Whole30 & Paleo)
- 4 pork chops, boneless
- 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning, see note
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 1/2 cup red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 cup green pepper, sliced
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos, see note
- 1 cup water
- green onions, to garnish
- First, season both sides of pork chops liberally with Cajun seasoning.
- Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is heated, place pork chops in skillet.
- Cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 minutes. Remove pork to a plate.
- Next, add in onions and peppers to the same skillet.
- Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on low or until vegetables begin to soften.
- Add pork chops back into skillet. Add minced garlic, coconut aminos and water into skillet.
- Then, turn heat to medium high and bring mixture to a light boil.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened and pork is cooked through.
- Finally, remove from heat and garnish with green onions if desired.
- This is my recipe for Gluten Free Cajun seasoning.
- Coconut aminos can be replaced with gluten free soy sauce for a non Whole30 and Paleo option.
- If using bone in pork chops, cooking time will increase. Pork is done when its internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- For a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon tapioca flour (or cornstarch) and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Pour this into skillet while pork is simmering.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- To reheat, add pork chops and sauce to skillet over low heat. Cook until warmed through.
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7 Comments on “Cajun Smothered Pork Chops (Whole30 & Paleo)”
This was delicious. I have made it three times since I found your recipe a couple of weeks ago. Thank you!
Hi Brenda! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I am very glad you enjoy this recipe so much!
This recipe is going on my menu rotation for sure! Looks so delicious!
Loved the mix of spices in this and how tender the meat was! It was also big hit with my husband.
I love this quick take on the slow-cooked flavors of cajun cooking. Thank you for sharing!
Yum! This was such a quick and satisfying recipe that the whole family loved!
This was a hit with me and my husband! Definitely would make again.