What is the secret to making tender pork chops?

How to Make Tender Pork Chops

  1. Opt for Thick-Cut Bone-In Pork Chops. Thin-cut pork chops won’t sear properly in the time it takes to cook them through.
  2. Skip the Brine, but Season Liberally.
  3. Let the Pork Chops Rest.
  4. Sear Pork Chops Over Medium-High Heat.
  5. Baste the Pork Chops.
  6. Let the Pork Chops Rest, Again.
  7. Serve.

How do you make pork chops so not dry and tough?

How To Cook Pork Chops Without Drying Them Out

  1. Buy bone-in pork chops.
  2. Add a flavor boost with a simple marinade.
  3. Bring the meat to room temperature before cooking.
  4. Start them on the stove; finish them in the oven.
  5. Add a splash of chicken stock to prevent the meat from drying out in the oven.

How do you fry pork chops to make them tender?

Allowing any meat to rest after cooking allows for the meat itself to relax and soften and keeps the juices inside the meat. So if you want tender and juicy pork chops, don’t forget to let them rest on a plate after cooking for about 5 minutes. I like to place a piece of foil on top to keep them warm while they rest.

How do you make thin pork chops not dry?

Add your oil or cooking fat, and when it’s shimmering, add your pork chops. Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the pork has reached the internal temperature required by your recipe. If you cook on a hot enough pan and pay close attention to the temp, your pork chops shouldn’t be overcooked.

How do you make thick and juicy pork chops tender?

How do you cook tender pork chops?

  1. Marinade the pork chops in 1/3 cup steak marinade and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Allow the chops to marinade at least one hour, up to 24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Heat an oven safe skillet over high heat, add one tablespoon of olive oil.

Why do you soak pork chops in milk?

Milk is more effective in tenderizing meat than other marinades. The milk enzymes break the proteins, softening the fibers and making the meat more tender. And the milk-tenderized pork chops will remain juicier, the risk of them drying out during cooking reduces.

Is it better to fry or bake pork chops?

Breaded pork chops: For a different take on baked pork chops, try this classic breaded baked pork chops recipe. We call them oven-fried because they still get that delicious golden outer coating you get from fried thanks to the breading, but baking keeps them healthier.

Should I cover pork chops when frying?

Add meat. Do not add any liquid and do not cover the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until internal temperature registers 145°F on an instant-read thermometer (for ¾- to 1-inch-thick chops, plan on 6 to 10 minutes as your answer to how long to fry pork chops), turning meat occasionally.

How do you fry pork chops without drying them out?

Heat your skillet (I recommend cast iron one) to medium high and add the olive oil. When it’s shimmering hot and not a moment before, add your chops. Sear on one side, without moving them at all, until they are nice and golden brown on the first side, about 3-5 minutes. Flip and sear the other side until browned.

Why are my thin pork chops tough?

Because pork chops are such a lean cut, they are relatively quick-cooking and prone to overcooking. When they’re cooked for even a few minutes too long, whether it’s in the oven or on the stovetop or grill, they’re quick to dry out, and — you guessed it — become tough, chewy, and less than appealing.

How do you cook thin pork chops in the oven?

When baking thin pork chops in the oven, choose cuts that are at least 1/2 inch thick. Trim extra fat off your thin boneless pork chops. Bake on a center rack at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes — all ovens are calibrated differently, so keep an eye on them after 15 minutes of baking.

How do you make a juicy pork chop?

For Juiciest Pork Chops, Use a Quick Brine (30 Minutes!) After you bring your pork chops home, time to brine! Brining pork chops is one of the best ways way to guarantee a juicy cooked pork chop. Even a quick 30-minute brine (or up to four hours) makes a big difference.