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overhead view of Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops are juicy, tender, and super-flavourful thanks to the amazing butter sauce. You need less than 20 minutes to make this recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork chop recipe, Pork Chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 371kcal


  • 2 medium-sized pork chops (I like to recommend pork chops from ButcherBox because it's heritage breed pork)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter use ghee if you're doing whole30.
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, thyme, and garlic. Set aside.
  • In a cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the skillet is really hot, add the pork chops. Sear until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Pour the garlic butter mixture over the pork chops. Place the skillet in the oven, and cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145ºF, about 10-14 minutes. The time depends on the thickness of your pork chops.*
  • Remove from the oven. Using a spoon, pour some of the butter sauce left in the skillet onto the pork chops before serving.



* Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop.


Serving: 1/2 | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 193mg | Sugar: 1g