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Pan Fried Boneless Pork Chops

Pan Fried Boneless Pork Chops - a family-friendly meal which is an easy and quick fix for lunch and dinner,  seasoned with pantry staple ingredients then pan fried to perfection and served with its orange zesty sauce. Easy yet it hits the spot everywhere!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320kcal
Author Imma


  • 4 (1/2 -3/4 inch-thick) boneless pork chops , trimmed
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 orange zest , finely grated
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons parsley


  • Thoroughly dry pork chops, then season with salt and generously rub with creole seasoning. 
  • Heat about 2 Tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high until hot. Then carefully add pork chops.
  • Pan fry pork chops on both sides until golden brown — about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until no pink juice. Remove chops from the pan and set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet , followed by garlic and thyme; saute for about one minute or less, add orange juice, orange zest, cumin, and mustard , stir and scrape up any brown bits from the side of the pan.
  • Simmer until reduced by about half, another 1 to 2 minute, adjust seasonings. Return pork back to the pan,along with any liquid from the pork chops. Stir to coat  cook for about another minute or two and add parsley.  Remove immediately from the heat and serve with the pan sauce.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 593mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.2mg