Here is another simple recipe that is perfect for whole30 meal prep (or any other meal prep, of course). These oven baked pork chops are really easy to make. All you need are pork chops and a little bit of seasoning, and the rest is up to the oven.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like my oven baked pork chops. I like prepping them in a batch during my weekly meal prep. Then I serve them throughout the week with different side dishes and sauces.
When baking your pork chops, they stay tender and soft. Especially if you get them thicker, about 2.5 cm (1”). That way you can be sure they won’t dry out in the oven.
If you’re going to make them in a batch, like I do, and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge, then you’ll have to know how to heat them up before serving. What I like to do is to make some kind of sauce/gravy and add the oven baked pork chops in. I add them while the sauce is still too runny. As soon as the sauce thickens, the pork chops are warm enough for serving.
Now all you need is some simple side dish, like cooked broccoli, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice. If you’re looking for some non-whole30 side dish, you can always serve your oven baked pork chops with some fluffy clove and parsley rice and a nice salad.
What is your favorite way to eat the pork chops? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
This is a simple recipe for baked pork chops that will be soft and tender every time.
5 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 1 kg (2 lbs) pork chops
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
- Crushed black pepper
- Dried herbs or other spices (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F) and line baking tray with a parchment paper.
- Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil, season both sides with salt and crushed black pepper, and any other spices you want. Place pork chops on the baking tray and put in the preheated oven.
- Cook your pork chops for 20-30 minutes (depends on the thickness), turning them half way through.
- They’re done when the internal temperature reaches 65°C (149°F) or higher.
- Serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!
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