Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe

Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe – juicy, tender pork chops, seasoned with flavorful four ingredient dry rub and quickly baked in the oven to perfection.

 

baked bone-in pork chops on a plate with green beans side

A quick, simple and effortless weeknight meal for busy people. Thin cut bone in pork chops baked in the oven. Without marinating. No fancy seasoning. And no searing. A guide on how to prep, season and bake pork chops.

These baked pork chops are served with a side of baked green beans, but any vegetable of your choice can be added instead of green beans.

It is not a secret that I use pork in my recipes quite often, I cook with it at least once a week.

Most cuts of pork, like these bone-in pork chops cook fast, combine well with various seasonings and sides and also taste delicious.

What ingredients do I need to make baked bone-in pork chops?

  • bone-in pork chops (about 1 inch or less thickness)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • oil

How long does it take to make baked bone-in pork chops?

This Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe is ready in 30 minutes total, including preparation, baking and resting time.

So easy to make, with minimal prep work and minimal ingredients.

Serve these chops with a side salad, mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.

I personally love the combination of green beans and pork, so I baked some green beans in the oven together with the pork chops.

This created the perfect sheet pan dinner for any day of the week.

Can you grill bone-in pork chops?

I chose to bake these pork chops, but you can also grill them. It is still quite cold around here, this is why I have not started grilling yet.

Grill pork chops on medium-high for 4-5 minutes per side, until the internal temperature is 145 F.

 

oven baked bone-in pork chops on a white plate

What seasoning to use for bone-in pork chops?

You can marinade or dry rub the chops.

Since I’m usually busy, have limited time and often times I don’t even realize that it is 5 o’cock already, so I have to quickly make dinner, I just use olive (or vegetable) oil and dry spices.

I used:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • and paprika (a mix of smoked and regular paprika tastes delicious!)

You can also add cumin, oregano, dried parsley, some garlic, cayenne pepper or any other seasoning of your choice.

I brush the pork chops with oil, then add the seasoning on both sides and bake.

Oven baked bone-in pork chops on a baking sheet

How to cook bone-in pork chops? How do you make tender pork chops?

I personally prefer the oven baked method, but you can also grill or pan fry them. Time for cooking depends on the thickness and method of cooking you choose.

Pork chops are considered safe for consumption if the internal temperature of the meat has reached 145 F.

Marinating Pork Chops

These baked bone in pork chops are quickly seasoned and baked, but if you’d like to take the extra step, you can marinate them. For thinner cuts of pork that also contain the bone, I rarely marinate. I like this technique for thicker cut, boneless pork chops, because they generally lack the flavor bone-in pork chops do.

For the marinade, you can use:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika (or smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)

Why do I prefer to cook these pork chops in the oven?

Because they cook quickly and stay juicy.

With grilling and pan frying you have the risk of the meat drying and turning into something very hard to chew.

bone-in pork chops on a plate cut

How long do you bake pork chops in the oven for?

It depends on the kind of oven and pan used, but also the thickness of the meat, but I usually bake pork chops at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.

You can turn them once half way through, but you can also let them roast without turning.

What temperature should I cook pork chops to?

The internal temperature of the meat should be 145F and you need to let the chops rest for 3 minutes, before serving.

What to serve these oven baked bone-in pork chops with?

For the baked green beans – I used frozen (defrosted ) green beans, that I seasoned with salt and pepper and baked in the oven at the same time with the meat.

The only thing is that you do need to keep an eye on the green beans and remove them from the oven if they are done before the chops.

I usually remove them at the same time, but in some cases the beans may cook faster than the meat.

Side dishes for pork chops:

Servings: 3

Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
resting time:
3 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Oven Baked Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe - juicy, tender pork chops, seasoned with flavorful four ingredient dry rub and quickly baked in the oven to perfection.
Baked bone-in pork chops on a white plate
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Ingredients

For the pork chops:

  • 1 1/2 lb Bone-In Pork Chops
  • 4 tbsp olive or vegetable oil — divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika — can use 1/2 tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the green beans:

  • 3 cups green beans
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

    Brush the pork chops with oil, reserving 1 tbsp of it for the green beans.

  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika. Season the bone-in pork chops with the seasoning. Place on a baking sheet. Add the green beans on the side, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake pork chops and green beans for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145F. The green beans should be soft and cooked through. You may need to take out of the oven the green beans first, if they cook faster and continue cooking the pork.

  4. Let the pork chops rest for 3 minutes, then serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional info includes the side green beans.
You do not need to turn the chops while cooking, but if you prefer, turn them once half way through.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork chops

Nutrition Information

Calories: 492, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 876mg, Potassium: 833mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 37g, Vitamin A: 22.7%, Vitamin C: 16.3%, Calcium: 7.3%, Iron: 13.7%

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