Buy the highest quality protein you can – you'll taste and see the difference. Buy local if possible! Here's how to sear pork chops for a crisp, crunchy exterior and a juicy, tender interior.
Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 5-6 oz. prepared pork chop.
Course Main Course
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250kcal


  • 4 bone-in pork chops, about six ounces each, (local if possible)
  • 1 T. olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly cracked


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring large cast iron pan to medium high heat.
  • Add oil to cast iron and spread with heat resistant utensil.
  • Rub seasoning into pork chops, then place on heated cast iron pan.
  • Sear pork for 3-4 minutes on the first side. Turn and sear for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. 
  • Move the pork chops to the oven to finish cooking. Finish cooking pork chop in oven until medium internal temperature (160 degrees F) or until desired level of doneness.
  • Remove pork chops from oven; allow to rest for about 5 minutes. Top chops with sauce or topping of choice.


Nutrition Information: Provides essential amino acids necessary for repairing muscle and supporting neurotransmitter production. Gluten-free, nut free, dairy free.
Calories: 250, Fat: 10g, Protein: 37g, Carbohydrates: 0g, Fiber: 0g, Added Sugar: 0g, Sodium: 340mg