Crispy Baked breaded pork chops are tender and juicy inside with a yummy crunchy coating.
With just a handful of ingredients, these chops are really easy to make! Simply coat the pork chops in an Italian bread crumb mixture, quickly brown them in a pan and bake until the crust is golden.
Perfect Pork Chops
We LOVE these old fashioned pork chops because they’re tender and juicy but so easy to make!
To make pork chops juicy you really want to ensure they aren’t overcooked. Like pork tenderloin, center loin chops are very lean and can dry out if overcooked.
To ensure the crust is crispy is to quickly brown them on the stove first. This not only ensures the crust is crispy, but the brown bits are flavorful. These are finished in the oven to keep them juicy.
Bread Crumbs I use seasoned breadcrumbs for this recipe because they’re already salted and flavored. If you’re using plain, homemade breadcrumbs or Panko breadcrumbs, be sure to add some Italian seasoning and salt & pepper to them.
Pork Chops This recipe uses lean boneless center loin chops about 1″ thick. You can use any chop you’d like but keep in mind different types of chops will have different cook times. Thinner chops will cook faster.
Eggs & Flour These ingredients help the crumbs stick to the pork. Season the flour with a bit of salt or seasoned salt.
How To Make Breaded Pork Chops
To get the breading to stick to the chops, they will be quickly dredged in flour and then dipped in egg. The flour egg mixture really helps the bread crumbs stick!
- Dab the pork chops with a paper towel to absorb the extra moisture. (This also helps the egg mixture to stick.)
- Dredge in flour and then dip in egg.
- Add a pork chop to the bread crumb mixture and gently press the crumbs so they stick.
How Long To Bake
When chops are browned and crispy on the outside, they are ready for the oven!
- Place chops evenly on a parchment-lined tray and bake. No need to turn them over.
- Bake 3/4″ chops (that have been browned) at 425°F for about 12-14 minutes.
- Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness. Breaded pork chops should register at 145°F.
How to Tell When Pork Chops are Done
Use a meat thermometer! They are not expensive, the investment is anywhere between $10-20 and it will ensure you cook meats to perfection every time. Money well spent!
Pork chops are cooked when they are 145°F, I usually take them out of the oven a few degrees sooner and let them rest a few minutes as the temperature will continue to rise as they rest.
A little bit of pink inside is totally ok, (in fact it’s encouraged if you want juicy chops)!
What To Serve With…
Breaded pork chops are such a universal entrée, they can go with nearly any kind of side dish!
Veggies: Homemade creamed corn, steamed beans or broccoli,
How To Reheat
Reheating breaded pork chops is easy! Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to reheat.
- Oven Place them on a greased baking sheet and warm them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees
- Microwave They can be reheated in the microwave but they will stay crispier on the outside if they are reheated in the oven.
Either way, be sure to season with a dash of salt and pepper before serving!
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Baked Breaded Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops boneless center loin, 1" thick
- 1 egg whisked
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or as needed
- Preheat oven to 425°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow bowl combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt and black pepper.
- Season flour on a shallow plate with salt to taste. In another shallow bowl add the whisked egg.
- Dab the pork chops dry with a paper towel and lightly dredge in flour. Dip the pork chop into the egg, making sure to coat all sides. Dip the pork chop into the bread crumb mixture.
- Heat olive oil In a frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops for 1 minute per side.
- Add to the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Do not overbake.
- Rest 5 minutes before serving.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)