This delicious recipe for keto pork chops shows how to make perfect pork chops with a crunchy carb-free coating.
Keto pork chops always come out tender and juicy with a crispy & buttery seasoned crust.
Cook up a pan of these tasty pork chops for a quick, midweek dinner or prep for meals all week long.
Juicy Pork Chops!
- Pork, AKA “other white meat,” is as tasty and healthy as chicken and is often sold in larger packs making it extra budget-friendly!
- This quick & easy recipe has stovetop, oven baked, and air-fried options so you can make them any way you please.
4 Ingredient Recipe
Pork – Bone-in or boneless chops work, just make sure the chops are the same size and thickness so they’ll cook evenly.
Butter – Real butter is guilt-free on the keto diet! Healthy fats and tons of flavor elevate keto pork chops! If you have leftover bacon grease, use that instead for a smoky bacon flavor.
Variations – Add a scoopful of parmesan cheese to the breading mixture for an even more crispy and flavorful coating!
How to Make Keto Pork Chops
- Prepare keto crumbs per recipe below.
- Pat chops dry and season with salt and pepper.
- Dip chops in beaten egg, then into keto crumbs.
- Pan-fry pork chops in a skillet until they reach 140°F.
- Rest chops before serving.
In the Oven:
- Prepare chops as directed in recipe below.
- Bake in a single layer on a baking sheet set to 400°F for 16 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Bake until the internal temp reaches 140°F.
- Let rest before serving.
In the Air Fryer:
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
- Prepare chops as directed in recipe below.
- Place chops in a single layer in the air fryer and cook until they reach 140°F internally (about 10-12 minutes).
- Turn off the air fryer and let pork chops rest for 5 minutes before serving (this makes them extra juicy)!
For a full meal deal, serve some tasty low carb appetizers before dinner. Have keto pork chops alongside low carb sides, such as parmesan roasted cauliflowee or broccoli, sauteed kale, or oven roasted radishes. Add some extras like a creamy mushroom sauce topping and a spring mix salad. And don’t forget to serve a keto dessert or two, like pumpkin pie or keto cheesecake!
- Keep leftover keto pork chops covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat as desired in the microwave, air fryer, or on the stovetop.
- Use leftovers in an egg roll in a bowl recipe or add to a simple stir fry.
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Keto Pork Chops
- ¾ cup crushed pork rind crumbs
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 center cut pork chops ½-inch thick
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a shallow dish, combine pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
- Dab the chops dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
- In another shallow dish, beat the egg. Dip each pork chop into the egg and then into the pork rind mixture. Gently press the crumbs into the pork chop.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
- Add the chops to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until browned and crisp. Flip the chops over and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked to 145°F.
- Remove from the skillet and rest 5 minutes before serving.
- Place seasoned pork chops in a single layer in an Air Fryer and cook at 400°F for 12 minutes, flipping over halfway through (add an extra minute for bone-in chops).
- Internal temperature should be 140°F. Remove chops from the Air Fryer and rest for 5 minutes, allowing the temperature to reach 145°F.
- Place seasoned pork chops on a baking sheet at 400°F for 16 minutes.
- Flip them over and broil the chops 4-6 inches from the heat for another 2-4 minutes, until they reach an internal temperature of 140°F.
- Rest chops for 5 minutes, allowing the temperature to reach 145°F.
- Watch the chops closely to avoid overcooking. Ensure they get a nice browned crust before flipping.
- Pork chops can and should be a little bit pink inside for delicious and juicy chops.
- Use a meat thermometer, inserted into the thickest part of the chop. It should read 140°F, and with a 5-minute rest time, the temperature should rise to 145°F.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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