Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

These Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe are juicy, flavorful and a perfect choice for a quick lunch/dinner. Ready on your table in just 30 minutes or less!

Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

We love pork chops in my household. I like to make it in many different ways, like my delicious Simmered pork chops in tomato sauce. Today I want to share these pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce with you. They are oven-baked and with just a few ingredients, you will have a delightful lunch/dinner. The ingredients are super simple, but the flavors get infused in even the bones. It’s so delicious.

How to make this Pork Chops:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350-degree temperature.

Step 2: Season the pork chops with garlic, salt, black pepper and chili powder (for that distinctive smoky flavor)

Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

Step 3: Place them in an oven-safe pan and bake them for roughly 20 minutes. (Or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit)

Step 4: Lastly, add 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon, and some white wine into the pan. Set the oven to broil and cook the pork chops on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes to get a nice crispy crust.

Pork-Chops

Tips and Tricks to make Juicy & Flavorful Pork Chops:

  • It is essential that the meat is at room temperature before cooking. This will help the pork chops cook evenly. If the pork chops are in the fridge, take it out and leave it on the counter for about 15 minutes before seasoning.
  • Obviously enough, try not to overcook your pork chops. It’s a huge disappointment to eat dry meat. My suggestion is to end the cooking process when the chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This is crucial as the pork chops will continue the cooking process even after it’s removed from the heat. The thicker the pork chops the faster it will reach that internal temperature.
  • Having a meat thermometer will help, as it is very difficult to tell by the look of when the pork chops reach a safe temperature to consume.
  • For me, it took 18 minutes in the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit because the pork chops were thin.
  • Let the chops rest for a few minutes before serving. The pork chops will distribute all the juices and maintain they’re moist and tender!

Let’s Talk Sauce!

  • It’s important to use unsalted butter to control the salt level.
  • Add white wine to make the sauce (the better the wine quality, the better the sauce). When alcohol reaches a high temperature, it will evaporate, keeping the sauce kid-safe.

I hope you give these Pork Chops in a Lemon Butter Sauce a try! Pair it with my Creamy and Smooth Mashed Potato or a Tasty and Spicy Yellow Rice.

Just garnish with some lemon wedges and enjoy!

Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

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Oven-Baked Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce

OVEN-BAKED PORK CHOPS IN LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

These Pork Chops in Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe is juicy, flavorful and a perfect choice for a quick lunch/dinner. Ready on your table in just 30 minutes or less!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops (bone-in)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I use kosher salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup white wine ( you can sustituted for water)

Instructions

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350-degree temperature.

  2.  Season the pork chops with 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon salt,1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon chili powder (for that distinctive smoky flavor).

  3. Place them in an oven-safe pan and bake them for roughly 20 minutes. (Or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit)

  4. Lastly, add 2 tablespoons unsalted butter and, the juice of 1 freshly squeed lemon into the pan. Set the oven to broil and cook the pork chops on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes to get a nice crispy crust.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks to make Juicy & Flavorful Pork Chops:

  • It is essential that the meat is at room temperature before cooking. This will help the pork chops cook evenly. If the pork chops are in the fridge, take it out and leave it on the counter for about 15 minutes before seasoning.
  • Obviously enough, try not to overcook your pork chops. It’s a huge disappointment to eat dry meat. My suggestion is to end the cooking process when the chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This is crucial as the pork chops will continue the cooking process even after it’s removed from the heat. The thicker the pork chops the faster it will reach that internal temperature.
  • Having a meat thermometer will help, as it is very difficult to tell by the look of when the pork chops reach a safe temperature to consume.
  • For me, it took 18 minutes in the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit because the pork chops were thin.
  • Let the chops rest for a few minutes before serving. The pork chops will distribute all the juices and maintain they're moist and tender!

Let's Talk Sauce!

  • It’s important to use unsalted butter to control the salt level.
  • Add white wine to make the sauce (the better the wine quality, the better the sauce). When alcohol reaches a high temperature, it will evaporate, keeping the sauce kid-safe.

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Nutrition Facts
OVEN-BAKED PORK CHOPS IN LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 1848mg77%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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4 Comments

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    Yanet chicaiza

    I love your recipes. My husband and I enjoy making it together!

     
  2. Avatar

    We love pork chops, too! Thanks for this nice variation. Definitely need something quick on weeknights 🙂

     
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    Some of my favourite things pork chops, lemons, butter and garlic. Can’t wait to try this. Your presentation was wonderful.

     

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