Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops

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Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops are a delicious and easy weeknight meal made in less than 30 minutes!

These Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops are packed with flavor and a perfect 30 minute meal for busy nights!

Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops on a plate with broccoli and mashed potatoes

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When life is crazy and you are busy and tired, go-to meals of 30 minute recipes are a life saver. 

I know that when I’m in that place, I jump to things that are easy to make and don’t require much thinking. But it can get boring sometimes.

These Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops are a perfect addition to your simple and easy pork chop recipes for busy nights. Ready in just 30 minutes on the stove.

Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops in a serving dish with sides

The flavors of these skillet pork chops also make them versatile for any other flavors or side that you want to cook.

My favorites are rice, broccoli, Italian green beans, or potatoes.

The garlic black pepper pan sauce is completely optional but a great way to add moisture and more flavor, especially if you want to spoon it over your sides!

A close up of two pork chops with broccoli and potatoes

Selecting Pork Chops

You can use any size and type of pork chop that you want here, you just might need to adjust cooking time a little.

Bone in pork chops tend to take just a little longer than boneless. 

I prefer bone-in for the extra flavor they bring. But if you use boneless, just reduce cooking time by approximately 1 minute per 1/2 inch thickness.

A close up of Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops


Freshly cracked peppercorns bring a fresh and spicy crunch to the pork chops. Black or multi blend peppercorns will work well!

If you do not have peppercorns, coarse ground black pepper is the best substitute as it still has a little of that texture and will also let you still get pockets of the pepper spice when you eat them.

Finely ground pepper is not recommended, but will work well enough. Use as much or little as preferred.

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Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops

Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops are a delicious and easy weeknight meal made in less than 30 minutes!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb, Pork
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 368kcal


Pan Sauce (Optional)


  • In a large, deep skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • When the oil is hot, add the pork chops. Sear until browned, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Flip the pork chops and continue cooking until cooked all the way through, approximately another 3 minutes, reaching the temperature of at least 145F in the middle. Be careful not to overcook.
  • Remove the pork chops. Set aside and cover until ready to serve.
  • To make the sauce: Reduce heat to medium. In the same skillet, add the additional oil and warm. (First remove anything that might look burnt, but keep all of the bits that are left in the pan!)
  • Add the garlic, black pepper and cook until fragrant, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add stock and thyme, and simmer sauce over medium low until it starts to thicken, approximately 7 minutes. Scrape up the bits stuck to the pan to incorporate them into the sauce.
  • Add the vinegar and stir. Season as desired with additional salt and black pepper. If too thick, add additional water or stock.


You can use bone in or boneless pork chops.  I prefer bone in as it lends extra flavor.  Boneless will require 1 less minute of cooking time per 1/2 inch thickness.
The higher heat helps give you browning on the chops without a long cook time to prevent overcooking. If you feel it is too hot, you can reduce the temperature.


Serving: 1chop | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
By on October 18th, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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2 thoughts on “Peppercorn Garlic Pork Chops”

  1. 5 stars
    Wasn’t too sure when reading the recipe but I had all the ingredients. I made it exactly how the recipe said using bone in pork chop and it took under 20 minutes to make. My husband and I thought it was very good. Would definitely make it again.


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