Breaded Pork Chops Recipe : Deliciously Simple Steps

A man chopping meat using the Gladiator Series R Meat Cleaver 9" with Stand

Gladiator Series R Meat Cleaver 9" with Stand

Quick Steps Overview: Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

  1. Gather the ingredients 
  2. Start combining the ingredients
  3. Pat dry the pork chops
  4. Coat all sides of the chop
  5. Transfer to a plate
  6. Prepare the skillet
  7. Add the chops
  8. Transfer the skillet to the oven
  9. Remove and Rest
  10. Slice and Serve! 

Man slicing a raw pork chop

8'' Chef's Knife | Frost Fire Series Dark Ice Edition | Dalstrong ©

    Do you crave a decadent restaurant meal but are too lazy to get out of the comfort of your home? Worry not! Today, I will walk you through the simple steps to cooking up some delicious crispy breaded pork chops that are golden, crispy on the outside, and juicy and tender on the inside. 

    First things first, be sure to choose pork chops that are the center cut and at least 1-inch thick, as thinner chops will require less cooking time and can dry out easily. You will know the chops are ready when a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 145 degrees F. Do not skip this step as it is the only way to ensure that you haven’t under or over-cooked the chops in this easy dinner recipe. 

    1. Recipe: Breaded Pork Chops

    A man chopping meat using the Gladiator Series Meat Chopper 8" with Acacia Wood Stand

    Breaded Pork Chops

    Prep Time

    15 mins

    Cook Time

    16 mins

    Rest Time

    5 mins


    36 mins




    Pork Chops

    • 4 boneless center-cut pork chops (about 1-inch thick)


    • ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
    • 2 teaspoons Salt 
    • 1 large Egg (beaten)
    • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
    • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
    • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper (freshly ground)
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
    • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Gather the ingredients 
      • Assemble all the ingredients listed above. 
      • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 425 degrees F.
      2. Start combining the ingredients
      • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper. 
      • Add the egg to another shallow bowl. 
      • In a third shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, the remaining teaspoon of salt, dried parsley, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, and parmesan cheese. 
      3. Pat dry the pork chops
        • Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. 
        4. Coat all sides of the chop
          • Place the chop in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs, coating all the sides well. 
          5. Transfer to a plate
            • Transfer the coated chop to a plate and repeat with the remaining pork chops. 
            6. Prepare the skillet
              • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. 
              • Add the oil. 
              7. Add the chops
                • Once the oil shimmers, add the chops and cook until they are golden brown (about 1-2 minutes per side). 
                8. Transfer the skillet to the oven
                  • Transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chops reads 145 degrees F. 
                  • This will take about 10-13 minutes. 
                  9. Remove and Rest
                    • Once the chops have turned golden brown, remove them from the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. 
                    10. Slice and Serve! 
                      • Slice up the pork chops or serve as is with sides and sauces of your choice. 

                      2. Tips For Making The Perfect Breaded Pork Chops

                      A man chopping meat using the Gladiator Series Chef's Knife & Cleaver Hybrid 8"
                      • Well-trimmed, boneless pork chops are the best for this recipe. A bone-in chop will make it difficult for the breading to stick. 
                      • Remember to pat dry the pork well before proceeding with the coating.
                      • After breading the chops, let them sit for about 5 minutes. This will ensure that the coating has combined well and has attached firmly to the pork. 
                      • Make sure to use a non-stick and oven-safe pan
                      • Thicker chops take longer to cook, so make sure the chops you use are about 1 to 1½ inches thick. 
                      • Do not flip and move the chops a lot. Things like tongs will rip the breading. Instead, use a fork and stab the edges to keep a check on the meat.
                      • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chops are cooked. They are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

                        3. Nutrition Facts

                        Breaded Pork Chops



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                        4. Fry Breaded Pork Chops Serving Suggestions

                        A man slicing meat using the Shadow Black Series Cleaver Knife 9"

                        Shadow Black Series Cleaver Knife 9"

                        If you enjoy a serving of vegetables with pork chops, you can quickly stir fry almost any veggie that you like. Vegetables like corn on the cob, potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots, squash, onions, air fryer asparagus, zucchini, and broccoli pair well. If you are serving a larger crowd, then be sure to cook a salad or cornbread, rice pilaf, or mac and cheese along with it. 

                        And lastly, gravy! Everybody loves gravy. While this will add a few minutes to your cooking process, it will be totally worth the work as it pairs very well with Italian breaded pork chops. 

                        5. Dalstrong Tools You Will Need

                        1. 10” Frying Pan & Skillet | Oberon Series - Dalstrong

                        10” Frying Pan & Skillet | Oberon Series - Dalstrong

                        This high-performing, medium-weight piece of cookware excels are browning, searing, and braising food and cooks anything you place it in evenly. 


                        • The stunning 3-ply aluminum-cladded skillet boasts impeccable conductivity to quickly heat up and cook a wide range of culinary delights. 
                        • This skillet is compatible with all types of stovetops and is oven-safe which makes this the perfect cookware for baked breaded pork chops. 
                        • The skillet is also very easy to maintain as it is dishwasher safe, saving you the hassle of cleaning it by hand. 
                        • It's oven safe, perfect for oven fried loin chops. 


                        • A 10” skillet can be a little small if you are cooking for a large party. In that case, you can take a look at the other skillets and pans available. 
                        • The skillet comes with 1 all-steel handle, which can get slightly difficult to lift and transfer, especially if the skillet is hot. 

                        2. 12” Frying Pan & Skillet | Avalon Series - Dalstrong

                        12” Frying Pan & Skillet | Avalon Series - Dalstrong

                        The epitome of stunning design and high performance, this skillet allows for precise searing, browning, sauteing, deep-frying, quick boiling, baking and even cooking jams and sauces. 


                        • It boasts premium conductivity that heats 5 times better than iron and 20 times better than stainless steel, cooking the food placed inside it evenly. 
                        • This heavy gauge cookware is built to ensure that it does not dent or warp under prolonged heat. 
                        • It comes with 2 handles which ensures a comfortable and secure hold while cooking or transferring the skillet from the stove to the oven. 


                        • It comes with a slightly heavy price tag, however, it is worth the investment if you are a passionate cook that steps into the kitchen every day. 
                        • The skillet comes with an all-steel lid that might not be the preferred choice of cooks who like to keep a check on what is cooking inside the pan. 

                        3. Chef’s Knife 6” | Shadow Black Series - Dalstrong

                        Chef’s Knife 6” | Shadow Black Series - Dalstrong

                        This knife is not simply a cutting-edge, high-performance tool but is also the center of attention in any kitchen. This ruthlessly sharp knife is perfect for tasks like trimming and slicing meat. 


                        • The short blade length gives excellent control and maneuverability, especially when performing delicate cooking tasks like trimming or peeling. 
                        • The blade of this knife is nitrogen-cooled for enhanced hardness, flexibility, and durability. 
                        • The anti-slip properties of the textured handle of this knife allow the user to have a firm grip over the blade. 


                        • The all-black knife can be a little too bold for chefs who have a minimalistic sense of style. 
                        • The pointed edge of this blade can cause injury. However, the blade comes with a black sheath that solves this issue. 

                        4. Chef’s Knife 7” | Gladiator Series - Dalstrong

                        Chef’s Knife 7” | Gladiator Series - Dalstrong

                        Simple yet effective, this mid-length chef’s knife offers you ultimate control as you trim. Slice, dice, chop and mince your way through any culinary challenge.


                        • The razor-sharp edge of this knife is hand sharpened to 16-18 degrees per side, making it a ruthless culinary partner. 
                        • The handle of this place is designed to provide maximum comfort and minimum wrist fatigue. 
                        • The blade and the handle of this knife clean easily, making this a low-maintenance tool. 


                        • A chef who works with large chunks of meat, fruits, or vegetables might need a slightly longer blade to minimize effort and maximize slicing efficiency. 
                        • The blade might be too simple for a cook with a bold sense of style. In that case, you can take a look at some of these other stunning chef’s knives

                        5. Corner Cutting Board | Teak Wood - Dalstrong

                        Corner Cutting Board | Teak Wood - Dalstrong

                        Enhance your kitchen and culinary craft with this cleverly engineered cutting board. The board is designed to reclaim space where you need it most and fits snugly into the inner corner of your countertop, ready to assist with everyday kitchen tasks. 


                        • The low-maintenance surface of this board is naturally moisture and bacteria-resistant. 
                        • This cutting board is hard enough to offer precision for clean cuts and big enough to assist you with large volumes of meal prep. 
                        • The tight-wood grain makes this cutting board highly durable and long-lasting.


                        • This board is not the easiest to maintain and requires some work. 
                        • It can be challenging to store this cutting board in a small or compact kitchen. 
                        • The cutting board is slightly expensive. If you want a more pocket-friendly cutting board, you can find them here

                        6. Frequently Asked Questions About Pork Chops

                        How do you get breading to stick to pork chops?

                        To make sure the breading sticks to the chops, dredge the chop in flour and dip it in egg. The flour - egg mixture helps the bread crumb mixture stick. Dab the pork chops with paper towels to absorb any extra moisture. 

                        How do you tenderize pork chops before breading?

                        The quickest way to break down the meat is to flatten it with a meat tenderizing mallet or the bottom of a frying pan. You can also use a meat tenderizing powder on the chops, although this usually requires some resting time. 

                        Check Out Dalstrong Cookware Today!

                        Written by Himani Vaid

                        Toronto-based food nerd turned food storyteller, Himani is a connoisseur of all things delish. Currently, busy thinking about what to eat next.

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