Baked Pork Chops

These juicy baked pork chops are well-seasoned and so easy to make. The seasoning mix is savory and versatile: make a double batch to save time the next time you make baked pork chops, or use the extra on chicken or steak.

Baked Pork Chops
Photo: Photographer: Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Karen Rankin
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup unsalted chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle pork chops evenly with salt and the paprika mixture on all sides (they will be heavily coated).

  2. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown on 1 side, about 2 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk broth and mustard together in a small bowl.

  4. Flip the pork chops and immediately pour the broth mixture in the center of the pan, making sure not to pour it over the chops. Transfer to the oven; bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 145°F, about 9 minutes. Remove from oven; let rest for 5 minutes. Place 1 pork chop on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 tablespoon pan sauce. Serve the remaining sauce alongside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 40g 80%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Vitamin A 585IU 12%
Vitamin D 27IU 7%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 668mg 14%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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