Creamy Skillet Pork Chops are one of the easiest low carb recipes to master!
With this simple recipe, chops come out juicy and tender, smothered in a rich and smooth garlic herb pork chop pan sauce. Cast iron skillet pork chops are super simple and make a tasty entree to serve alongside almost any vegetable side dish!
Best Skillet Pork Chops Recipe
- For those new to the low-carb lifestyle, cast iron skillet pork chops make a main dish and a sauce with lots of flavor possibilities!
- This 4-ingredient pork chop pan sauce doesn’t take long to make! Use this easy sauce recipe for chicken, beef, and even roasted vegetables!
- From the skillet to the plate, seared pork chops can even be fried in a cast iron pan and taken straight to the table for a rustic presentation!
Ingredients And Variations
PORK CHOPS: Choose thick chops equal in size so they cook at the same rate. Boneless chops are fine too, but bone-in makes for a better plate presentation! Pre-season simply, or try one of these homemade mixes: Italian seasoning, or keto dry rub.
OIL: Choose vegetable oil over butter for searing the chops because of its lighter flavor and higher smoke point. Bacon grease can be used because its smoke point is close to vegetable oil but will impart a smoky, bacon flavor!
PAN SAUCE: Here’s where the butter comes in! Use fresh, full-fat butter and cream. Fresh herbs are always best, especially for the garnish. Other fresh herbs to use are rosemary, thyme, or oregano. For a more savory brown gravy, whisk in some beef broth in Step 7.
EXTRAS: Top chops with sauteed onions, mushrooms, or spinach.
How To Cook Pork Chops in A Skillet
This recipe makes tender and juicy chops!
- Heat oil in a skillet and sear seasoned pork chops on each side.
- Lower heat and cook until internal temp reads 140°F.
- Remove chops from heat and let them rest.
How To Make Pork Chop Pan Sauce
Cook garlic in butter until just fragrant. Add cream and scrape any brown bits (this is where the flavor is). Simmer until thickened and stir in parsley and salt and pepper.
Arrange pork chops on serving plates. Stir the leftover juices from the chops into the cream sauce and serve over or on the side of the pork chops.
What Goes with Skillet Pork Chops?
Try these low-carb side dishes to go with creamy skillet pork chops: mashed cauliflower with cream cheese, oven roasted radishes, keto scalloped & potatoes (Daikon), or air fryer brussel sprouts. Add a crisp cucumber salad with a tangy vinaigrette, and a creamy chocolate mousse for dessert.
Keep leftover creamy skillet pork chops in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and reheat on the stovetop, or covered with foil in the oven.
More Pork Recipes To Try!
- Pan Seared Pork Chops – succulent chops
- Crispy Pork Bites – a crispy appetizer
- Best Pork Loin Roast Recipe – juicy and delish!
- Keto Pork Tenderloin – so tender
Creamy Skillet Pork Chops
- 2 bone in rib pork chops or thick pork chops bone-in, 1 ½" thick, 12 ounces each
- ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- Season pork chops with a generous amount of salt & pepper.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear pork chops in skillet for 2 minutes on each side.
- Reduce heat to medium, and cook chops about 6-8 minutes more, until internal temperature reaches 140°F.
- Remove pork chops to a plate to rest.
- Add 1 tablespoon butter to warm skillet. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add cream to the skillet and scrape up any brown bits. Simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper.
- Place the pork chops on serving plates. Pour the juices left from the chops into the sauce. Stir and serve the sauce over the chops or on the side.
Do not overcook the chops. Remove from the pan early as they will continue to cook as they rest.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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