How To Cook Thin Pork Chops – Ready To Eat In Just 15 Minutes!

Recipe for cooking thin pork chops

Thin pork chops are one of my favorite things to cook for dinner. They are cheap and when cooked well, they are moist and delicious. But best of all, they can be at the table, ready to eat, in just 15 minutes!

And we can all use a quick and easy recipe like that! As much as I love cooking pork chops in my air fryer and instant pot, there are times that cooking them in the pan makes more sense.

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especially true when your air fryer or pressure cooker is already in use! And that was exactly the case for me this week. I already had baked potatoes in the air fryer and was deciding how to make the pork chops. So I decided to take out my pan and make this delicious recipe for pork chops with honey and mustard.

Because thin pork chops have too little fat, they can be cooked too easily. However, by cooking them in the pan, you can keep a close eye on them and away from the fire just in time to make sure they remain moist and delicious.

The Importance of

a Digital

Thermometer In fact, I can’t stress enough how important it is to use a digital food thermometer when cooking meat. And this is especially true when cooking pork. You want the center of the meat to reach an internal temperature of 145°F and no more. Otherwise, the meat will become hard and chewy.

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And if you buy thin chops, this will only take a few minutes to happen! However, when cooked using the method described below, you’ll have a new favorite way to make this inexpensive cut of meat!


Best Way to Cook

Thin Pork Chops


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first step in

making this recipe is to dredge the pork chops into a mixture of flour, salt and pepper. You can use standard, all-purpose flour or a gluten-free flour.

Beat the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish and then cover each side of the chops, shaking off any excess. Reserve.

Dry the pork chops

Now heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil and butter. As soon as the butter melts and the oil is nice and hot, add the thin pork chops.

Seal for 60-75 seconds, then flip and continue sealing for another minute. Remove the pork from the pan to a plate and reduce the burner heat to medium.

Make the

honey and mustard sauce

In that same pan, add the cream, mustard and honey and beat to combine. I love my silicone-coated mixers because I never have to worry about scraping the bottom of my nonstick pans.

Bring the mixture to a simmer and then add the scorched pork chops back to the pan. Be sure to push the pork chops down into the pan so that they are dipped in the honey mustard sauce.

Once the pork chops are added, cover and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes. Although it is not necessary, I prefer to turn the thin pork chops in half the simmering time so that the top also has a chance to absorb the sauce.

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Remove the pork chops from the

pan and drizzle with some of the remaining sauce.

Serving Tips

So what can you serve with thin pork chops? Because pork chops are a very soft cut of meat, you can add almost any side dish to make it a complete meal.

However, here are some of our favorite dishes that pair well with pork chops covered in mustard and honey.

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