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Crispy Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

These breaded pork chops are baked to juicy perfection and ready in about 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 531kcal

Ingredients

Pork

  • 4 boneless pork chops about 1" thick
  • salt and pepper to taste

Breading mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.  Set aside.

Season pork

  • Dry pork chops well with paper towels and season lightly with salt and pepper, to taste.

Make breading mixture

  • In a shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs, salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed, and Parmesan cheese.  Stir to combine well.

Bread pork chops

  • Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of a pork chop, then add, mayo side down, to the breadcrumb mixture.  Press gently to coat well.
  • Spread another thin layer of mayonnaise on the other side of the pork chop and sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.  
  • Add pork chop to prepared baking sheet and repeat steps 1 and 2 with remaining pork chops.

Bake

  • Once all chops are on the baking sheet, spray pork with cooking spray, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until pork has reached an internal temperature of 145°F.

Serve

  • Let pork chops rest a few minutes, then serve, sprinkled with a bit of fresh minced parsley and lemon wedges.

Notes

  1. This recipe makes 4 pork chops, but can easily be doubled if needed.

Pan-Fried Pork Chops Directions:

  1. No changes needed to ingredients.
  2. Add vegetable or peanut oil to a large heavy bottomed skillet, enough to be about 1/4" deep, over MED/MED HIGH heat.
  3. Once oil is hot, add breaded pork chops (don't overcrowd the pan), and fry for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through to an internal temperature of between 140-145°F.
  4. Remove chops from oil and add to a wire cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off.

Air-Fried Pork Chops Directions:

  1. No changes needed to ingredients.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.  
  3. When air fryer is preheated, spray the basket lightly with nonstick cooking spray, then spray both sides of the breaded pork chops with cooking spray as well.
  4. Cook 6 minutes, then flip over and cook another 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through to an internal temperature of between 140-145°F.
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 if your air fryer isn't large enough to accommodate all the pork chops.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3mg