These pork chops are seared in a skillet until golden brown on both sides then served with this mint chimichurri which makes for the perfect low carb meal. However, you can serve it with so many different side dishes!! These pork chops are tender and juicy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Mediterranean
Keyword Low Carb, mint chimichurri, Pork chops, skillet pork chops
0.5tspred pepper flakesadjust for more spice or less to taste
1tspred wine vinegar
Use a food chopper to chop finely mint, parsley and garlic. Add to olive oil. Then add red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar and salt. Mix well! Set aside to use with the pork chops when serving dinner.
Mince the garlic.
Mix garlic, parsley, marjoram, salt and black pepper together. Rub is ready!!
Prepare the Pork Chops
It's very important for pork chops to be thawed properly and meat to be room temperature before cooking.
Tenderize the pork chops on a cutting board with a meat tenderizer.
Rub the pork chops on both sides with the rub your prepared earlier.
Heat the skillet and oil.
Place the pork chops in the skillet using tongs. Let cook on high without moving them much around the skillet for about 4-5 minutes. The timing really varies a bit on the thickness of the pork chops. Flip with tongs once the chops are golden brow. Cook the same amount of time on the other side. These bone in pork chops are thin enough than cooking them on both sides for about 4 minutes is enough time. However, if you are cooking boneless pork chops that are thick, you might have to cook on the sides as well!!
Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving!! Add the mint chimichurri on the side. Serve with a salad or steamed veggies for low-carb meal or any side dish of your choice if you have no carb limitations. Enjoy:))
Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. I highly recommend using a meat thermometer for checking if the chops reached the perfect temperature.
If you'll sear more than one rounds of pork chops, then I recommend using a different oil other than olive oil. Or wipe the skillet clean and add few tbsps of olive oil before your start cooking another round.
It's totally normal to start cutting on the chops with fork and knife then end up eating them with your fingers:). Bone in pork chops will do that to you!! I guess that's one of the benefits of making gourmet pork chops at the comfort of your home!! Enjoy:))