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French Onion Pork Chops

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These Keto French Onion Pork Chops are an easy one pot meal! Using the same great flavors of French onion soup, the smothered pork chops are a delicious family skillet meal. #porkchops #keto #ketoporkrecipes
French Onion Pork Chops with the sauce in a large serving dish

These French Onion Pork Chops will be a hit for your whole family! Serve them up with vegetables, rice, or potatoes.

A spoon scooping a keto pork chop out of the dish

These keto pork chops are easy to make and use just one pot.

Keep them keto by serving them up with your favorite vegetables (I like broccoli).

The French onion sauce is perfect to drizzle over not only your pork chops, but also the sides!

Top view of a pork chop with potatoes and broccoli on a plate

There are so many ways you can cook pork chops for a quick and easy meal. And one pot recipes make them even better!

Your cooking time will vary slightly based on how large and thick your pork chops are, as well as whether they have a bone in them or not. Once they reach 145 degrees F, they are ready.

French Onion Pork Chops with the sauce in a large serving dish

French Onion Soup Inspiration

These skillet pork chops were inspired by the amazing flavors of a French onion soup.

Packed with onions and beef broth, the pork chops are seasoned with thyme and topped with melted cheese.

Traditionally, French onion soup uses Gruyere cheese which is very similar to Swiss.

Swiss is much easier to find and have on hand, and also a lower price point making it a great stand in.

You could also use any white melty cheese like Monterey Jack or mozzarella if preferred.

Serving up French Onion Pork Chops on a plate with sides

Cooking the Onions

To get a true, French onion soup impression in these keto pork chops, you want to really make sure that you cook down the onions.

When the onions start to caramelize, they become sweeter which adds to the flavor of the sauce.

I choose not to take the onions too far and leave them at a lighter brown, but the onions are still very soft.

If desired, you can cook the onions longer to a darker brown which also means they will be sweeter.

A close up of the chop in the onion sauce

Caramelized onions are also notorious for taking a long time to cook.

If your onions are cooking slowly, a trick I use is to add some moisture to the skillet like water or some stock.

This seems to help soften the onions faster.

Turning up the heat is just going to give them more of a char, which is not what we are going for.

A French Onion Pork Chop on a plate with potatoes and broccoli

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French Onion Pork Chops with the sauce in a large serving dish

French Onion Pork Chops

These Keto French Onion Pork Chops are an easy one pot meal! Using the same great flavors of French onion soup, the smothered pork chops are a delicious family skillet meal. #porkchops #keto #ketoporkrecipes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb, Pork
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 406kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large, deep skillet, heat the 1 Tablespoon of oil over medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and black pepper.
  • When the oil is hot, add the pork chops. Sear until browned, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Flip the pork chops and continue cooking until cooked all the way through, reaching the temperature of at least 145F in the middle.
  • Remove the pork chops. Set aside and cover.
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until softened and starting to caramelize, approximately 15 minutes. (You can cook longer to a true caramelization if desired).
  • Add the flour, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir to coat the onions and cook 1 minute.
  • Add stock and bay leaves. Simmer sauce over medium low until it starts to thicken, approximately 7 minutes.
  • Season as desired with additional salt and black pepper. If too thick, add additional water or stock.
  • Add the pork chops and any juices back to the skillet (or serve sauce separately). Top each pork chop with a slice of cheese.
  • Cover the skillet for the cheese to melt, approximately 1 minute. Remove bay leaves from the sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can use bone in or boneless pork chops.  I prefer bone in as it lends extra flavor.
I like to serve these with mashed potatoes and vegetables, using the sauce as a gravy. These are also great with rice!

Nutrition

Serving: 1chop | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 586IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
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By on January 31st, 2021

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15 thoughts on “French Onion Pork Chops”

  1. 5 stars
    So yummy! Kids absolutely loved it also. I swapped for Monterrey Jack cheese and next time I’ll cut the broth amount needed. overall a family favorite now!

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  2. Flavor was delicious but just wondering if anyone else had trouble getting 4 cups of broth to thicken with just 1 TBLS of flour? My gravy was very runny. I had to add a little more than 2 additional TBLS of flour. Still wasn’t as thick as I would have liked but it was thick enough to eat.

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    • Hi Vicki,

      It is not a super thick sauce. The goal is really just to make it not broth and more of a demiglace type consistency. Definitely feel free to add more flour if you want it thick. Glad you liked the flavors!

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  3. 5 stars
    This was really good! My pork that I bought was not good… so I ended up using chicken thighs and Wow! I did end up trying it again with porkchops and it was just as good. Thank you!

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  4. This was absolutely delicious!! I added. Splash of wine and cooked mine on the crock pot transferred to cast iron skillet to broil cheese. So much flavor!

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