4.67 from 21 votes
Skillet Braised Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Braising is the best method around to ensure your pork chops will be fork-tender and delicious. After a quick sear, these Skillet Braised Pork Chops are cooked low and slow in a balsamic pan sauce to create an incredibly savory meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 456 kcal
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided ( or as needed)
  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add the pork chops. Cook the chops for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned, seasoning both sides with salt, fresh ground pepper, and fresh thyme. Transfer browned chops to a plate and set aside.
  2. Drain grease from pan and add remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Reduce heat to medium and add onions to pan. Cook and stir for about a minute and then add garlic. Cook until onions are softened and lightly browned, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the chicken broth, Dijon, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce to the pan and cook, stirring for about a minute. Add the chops back to the pan, nestling them into the sauce. Increase heat and bring mixture to a boil. Cover the pan tightly, reduce heat, and cook over low heat for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pork chops are fork-tender.
  3. If you prefer to use the oven, cover the skillet (ovenproof) or transfer to a baking pan and cover tightly with foil. Braise the pork chops at 325 degrees for about 45 to 55 minutes, until tender
  4. Adapted from About.com
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Braised Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 745mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.