Easy Oven Baked Pork Chops (bone in)

2014-12-04
  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

Learn how to make Easy Oven Baked Pork Chops (bone in)

“This pork chop recipe was perfect! Super easy to make and juicy and flavorful.” – Neil B., Schenectady, NY

Do you want to know how to make the PERFECT pork chops? Ever wonder how to cook pork chops in the oven? Here’s a recipe for quick and easy pork chops that you’re gonna love! With just a few easy steps, you can be on your way to delectable pork chops. Part of the secret is using brown sugar. The taste of brown sugar baked into pork chops brings out the natural pork chop flavors and is absolutely amazing!

This recipe uses bone-in pork chops, which are preferred by many because it is often more flavorful, juicy and tender. Pork chops can be grilled or pan fried, but this recipe is as easy as it gets and bakes right in the oven with little effort.

There are all sorts of ways to cook pork chops, different marinades to use, etc., but this recipe will give you the basics of how to make a delicious, bone-in pork chop right in the oven.

The perfect easy pork chop dinner recipe for two!

Easy baked pork chops

If you need to make more than 2 pork chops, please increase the time to cook, you’ll also need to make more rub too. Never increase the temperature when cooking meat! You will cook the outside too much and leave it pink in the middle, how long to bake pork chops for? Well, the average cooking (for Medium size pork chops) time is 30 minutes, and for each extra pork chop you’ll need to add 8 minutes more per side. Eg. Four pork chops would need 30 minutes per side, be sure to check on them as each oven is different.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops, bone-in
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

Step 2

Rinse pork chops and pat dry with paper towel

Step 3

Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray

Step 4

Coat both sides of pork chops well with salt, pepper and brown sugar. Rub it in good.

Step 5

Place coated pork chops in baking pan and cook for 15 minutes on center rack of oven. Turn over and cook an additional 15 minutes for a total of 30 minutes cooking time.

Step 6

Remove from oven and let pork chops rest on a plate for about 5 minutes before eating.

Comments (69)

  1. posted by Pat on May 17, 2015

    Love short ingredient lists! These look delicious. Can’t wait to try them!

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    • posted by Don Martin on March 6, 2017

      Is 48 minutes to long for six chops

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      • posted by Anna R on March 9, 2017

        I did 5 pork chops (bone in) 40 mins each side ( going by the 8 min per side per chop) they came out really good!!! Hope that helps

         
      • posted by redhead1943 on April 7, 2017

        Way too much. Just because you are cooking 4 or 6 instead of 2 DO NOT want to double the cook time unless they are stacked on top of each other. 30 minutes per side is 1 way to cover cook this meat Toe may want to in crease time by 5 or 10 minutes. Use your instant read to check the temp

         
      • posted by Tunya on May 24, 2017

        Can I do this in a casserole dish and keep covered? Or do I use a cookie sheet with foil down? Sorry I’m new to cooking!

         
      • posted by Sanders family on June 25, 2017

        Depends on the thickness of the chops! Always check internal temp before serving to be sure to get the best results.

         
    • posted by Kristinia E Berry on April 11, 2017

      Just tried this recipe. The ingredient portion was perfect amount when doubling for 4 thin chops. They are cooking, they smell great so far

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      • posted by Keith Nelson on June 24, 2017

        From some of the comments, it appears chops should be seared prior to baking. Should I apply the rub BEFORE or AFTER searing. Also, if I sear the chops, should I bake covered or uncovered??

         
  2. posted by Triina on November 10, 2015

    I made this for my boyfriend and I. He is a huge food critic and he LOVED it. He even picked up the bone with his fingers so he could chew all the meat off. It’s so simple but so good! This will be an easy “go-to” for me.

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  3. posted by Victoria Rose on November 20, 2015

    I only have boneless pork chops. Can I still make this? Or is there anything I could add to still be able to use this recipe?

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    • posted by Sid Hickey on October 21, 2016

      I used boneless and this was my first time using the recipe as well and this is sooo good I just think I can eat these chops all day everyday they are soooo good

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    • posted by Angelique on March 24, 2017

      Decrease cooking time 2mins per chop

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  4. posted by Cyd on February 3, 2016

    Me and my family loved this recipe! I usually dry them out and over cook them but not this time!!! It was so quick and easy! I paired it with scallop potatoes and green beans. Thank you

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  5. posted by Thankful on April 28, 2016

    Thank you so much!! Super easy, very tasty. My belly thanks you too.

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  6. posted by Ellen Gutierrez on May 18, 2016

    I used 2 bone in apx 1-1/2 thick center cut chops. Followed the recipe except no black pepper (hubby can’t have) came out very good! I will make these again!

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    • posted by Anna on July 19, 2017

      Glad to know my hubby can’t have the black pepper

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  7. posted by missmissymm on December 5, 2016

    Omg! Thank you as our family loved it..even my little picky eater was a fan of this recipe.

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  8. posted by Debbie on January 4, 2017

    Try basting with honey about 15 mins b4 they are done, flipping and repeating other side half way thru the last 15 mins. Helps with carmelizing too. Very yummy.

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  9. posted by David Atterberry on January 4, 2017

    Came out perfect. Highly recommended. Now a definite addition to our diet. Plus about 25% the cost of beef

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  10. posted by Janice on January 10, 2017

    Was great! I will be making this again!

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  11. posted by Kevin on January 29, 2017

    Omg delicious :-):-) will be making them again. Thanks

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  12. posted by Sherrie on January 30, 2017

    Made these a few days ago. They were delicious. Didn’t do the rub just regular seasonig. Loved them! Thank you so much.

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  13. posted by Manzi on January 31, 2017

    Delicious! My new ‘go to’ for chops! Thank you

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  14. posted by Mary on January 31, 2017

    Made this for my family. We have 3 boys all under age of 9. They gnawed on the bones like cavemen. My go to bone in pork chop recipe.

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  15. posted by Malikah on February 28, 2017

    Do you bake uncovered?

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on March 5, 2017

      Cover it for most of the baking time and if you like it crispy just uncover it for the last 10 minutes.

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    • posted by Dianne on March 19, 2017

      Do you have calorie, fat gram, etc on this recipe?

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  16. posted by Toni on March 4, 2017

    Wht if u dont have any brown suger to put on the bone in pork chops

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on March 5, 2017

      You can put white sugar as well

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    • posted by David Atterberry on March 11, 2017

      Maybe substitute honey

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    • posted by Sandie on June 6, 2017

      You know…. I have always made pork chops the way I was taught….
      Sprinkle generously with Lawry’s Season Salt then pour some liquid smoke. Even the bone tastes yummy. I am making half my way and half the way this recipe says. We will see what my husband thinks. He usually cooks because I tend to burn myself lately when cooking. LOL. He will never know it’s on purpose. Anyway, I will let you know how it turns out.

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  17. posted by Crystal on March 5, 2017

    I made these tonight for dinner.
    They were good but I wouldn’t say amazing like other people 🙁

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  18. posted by Daniel on March 5, 2017

    Any idea on how many calories in this?

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  19. posted by Bridgetadair on March 6, 2017

    Would boneless pork chops work as fine as bone in porkchops?

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  20. posted by Lyle on March 12, 2017

    What about thick cut pork chops? I’m making this for dinner for the 1st time and we like a thicker chop…

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on March 13, 2017

      If you like them thicker just keep them in the oven 5 to 10 more minutes. Depends on the degree of doneness you like.

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  21. posted by Deb Miller on March 14, 2017

    Why do you line the pan with foil, do you cover the pork chops

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  22. posted by Deb Miller on March 14, 2017

    Also why do you increase baking time with more chops if they are laid in a single layer on the pan, why would they not all cook the same. In the time given

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  23. posted by A. J.Mitch on March 17, 2017

    Are the pork chops cooked with cover on baking dish?

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  24. posted by Easy Recipe Depot on March 19, 2017

    Yes they are covered and if you like them crispy you should take off the cover for the last 5-10 minutes.

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  25. posted by J on April 3, 2017

    flavor was decent. I followed recipe and cooking instructions exactly. 1st, not nearly enough seasoning, the recipe will work for one pork chop. 2nd, 325 for 30 min they were still raw, 3rd did not brown/ glaze at all like the picture. Next time I would pan sear at a hot temp then in over at 350 for about 8 min to finish.

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    • posted by Cynthia Cotton on May 7, 2017

      Agreed…pan-searung locks the flavor in before putting them ub the oven. I cooked my boneless chops with brown sugar uncovered 15 minutes on each side and they were excellent

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      • posted by Laura on May 14, 2017

        I should have read this first. I was skeptical of the low temp ability to brown, and I am finding that to be true. I’ll try throwing them under the broiler quicky to brown the tops, next time – pan sear first!

         
  26. posted by Diane T on April 4, 2017

    I Am trying these tonight. 3 with bone in and 1 without as my daughter is very picky and also on Atkins. I made hers with salt pepper and splenda. Cant wait to try them

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  27. posted by Cristina on April 4, 2017

    Cooked 6 pork chops for 40 min on each side and were Finger licking good. 😉

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  28. posted by Denis D on April 4, 2017

    I will make these pork chops today with two additions. I will cut a clove of garlic and rub it on the chops before the rub and I will also add half teaspoon of dried thyme crushed.

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    • posted by Denis D on April 6, 2017

      What does it mean awaiting moderation?

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  29. posted by Susan on April 7, 2017

    I have 10 palm sized boneless chops. What is my cooking time?

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on April 13, 2017

      20-25 Minutes

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  30. posted by Denis D on April 8, 2017

    Tried the chops and something was missing. Next time I will add garlic powder and a bit more Guyana dried thyme. Now it’s only 4 out of 10.

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on April 13, 2017

      Hi Dennis, Sorry to hear that. You can send us a PM and we’ll try to see what happen there

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  31. posted by Ruby on April 9, 2017

    Great idea. I found my Sunday dinner. Brownsugar. Who knew

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on April 13, 2017

      Hahaha You welcome 🙂

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  32. posted by Bev on April 13, 2017

    The recipe looks good and I would love to try it. My problem is I’m waiting to start fdinner and I have them in the refrigerator with a sauce on them from another recipe I got here on line. I have 4 pork chops but they are huge. They take up my whole cookie sheet . I have potatoes waiting to go with it but they may not fit ! I plan to try it. I have cooked they before and used mustard and honey on them. It was super. The good news is I’m done talking !!! Thanks.
    S

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    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on April 13, 2017

      Great Work Bev!.

      In case the pork chops you huge, you can cut them in half so they’ll fit 🙂

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  33. posted by Amanda on April 14, 2017

    Would this recipe pare well with country gravy ?

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  34. posted by Rebekah on April 18, 2017

    Hi, I’m making this tonight. I have 6 bone-in (kind of thin). How long do I cook on each side?

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  35. posted by Lisa on April 21, 2017

    Ive got 4 pork chops? What would be my cooking time for each side?

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  36. posted by Francine Poitras Jones on April 30, 2017

    I fixed these tonight and my husband said they are the best pork chops I’ve ever made! We’ve been together 17 years!

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  37. posted by Dixie Taylor on May 2, 2017

    Made 8 bone in chops in oven (had marinated them earlier to grill but was too stormy outside so used the oven). THESE WERE AWESOME! Cover for first 15-20 minutes then uncover for last 15-20 for crispier finish. Will def do this again! Very moist and tender.

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  38. posted by Kathy on May 4, 2017

    My husband loved these. Made exactly as directed and they were perfect. Yum

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  39. posted by Joshua on May 8, 2017

    I cooked these bone in porks.. I cooked 5 of them for 40 minutes per side.. they came out awesome..the only thing I will change is less black pepper in the sauce.

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  40. posted by Laura on May 14, 2017

    I’m not thinking 15 minutes per side at 325 degrees is long enough to brown the chops. Did anyone sear them in a skillet first?

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  41. posted by Melissa Reep on May 26, 2017

    This recipe was absolutely amazing. It was a huge hit with my husband and 2 kids. I made 8 boneless pork chops that were rather thick so I made the time 35 minutes on each side and they came out nice and browned as if they had been seared. I probably could have gotten away with 30 but I wanted to be safe. They were so tender and juicy and the flavor was out of this world. Such an easy and delicious recipe. I will definitely be making this again.

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  42. posted by Brittany on June 3, 2017

    I have 3 bone-in kind of thick. What’s my cooking time for both sides?

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  43. posted by Ike on June 7, 2017

    Delicious! I prefer thick pork chops, but my local store only had thin cut tonight, maybe half inch with bone in. I bumped up the temp and shortened the cook time, then hit them with full broiler for a minute or so each side. Very moist! I added a few shakes of chili powder to add a kick, which was perfect.

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  44. posted by Nadia on June 17, 2017

    Can I use white sugar?

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  45. posted by Pete on June 28, 2017

    To the person that added 8 minutes more per chopped note: she said if you cook more chops add 8 minutes to cook time per side. NOT per chop
    And no don’t use white sugar

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  46. posted by Debbie on June 29, 2017

    I did this with just two pork chops and 30 minutes was not enough. even with 15 on each side it does not look anything like the picture so I am doing 45 on one side and 15 on another.

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