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Cajun smothered pork chops in a cast iron skillet

Get the Recipe: Cajun Smothered Pork Chops (Whole30 & Paleo)

These Cajun Smothered Pork Chops are bursting with bold flavors! The pork is incredibly tender and perfectly seasoned. The peppers, onions, and sauce add the right amount of kick!
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  • 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.
Calories: 332kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 527mg, Potassium: 771mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 3983IU, Vitamin C: 42mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 2mg