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How To Cook Thin Pork Chops In The Oven

Pork chops are one of the popular favorites on the list of go-to family dinners for a variety of reasons: they’re inexpensive, nutritious, don’t require any special ingredients, and when cooked properly, they’re tender and delicious. If you’ve never baked thin pork chops in your oven, now’s a good time to start.

In this article, we’ll teach you how best to cook thin pork chops in the oven to get delicious results. Be on the lookout for our special tips and suggestions to guide you through the process and timing guidelines that will ensure the best results.

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How To Cook Thin Pork Chops In The Oven

Tips for Cooking Thin Pork Chops in the Oven

Take note of the tips and guidelines in this section to achieve the best results when cooking thin pork chops in the oven:

Choose the right size – Choose pieces that are ½-inch thick, at least when trying to cook thin pork chops in the oven. Also, ensure that any excess fat on your boneless pork chops is trimmed away for the best results.

Don’t brine unless necessary – Some recipes call for bringing pork chops before baking; however, if your chops have been previously injected using a salt solution, bringing will be unnecessary. As such, it is important to find out if your chops are brined by checking the label of the pork chops you’re buying.

Consider using a spice rub – When cooking thin pork chops in the oven, using a rub is a good and quick technique to flavor your chops. Ideally, pork chops should be seasoned with ingredients that have a hot and spicy quality. The following ingredients are recommended for the rub:

After gathering all the ingredients, combine them in a small mixing dish. Afterward, coat your thin pork chops using this spice rub and bake them for the recommended amount of time on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Using a breadcrumb coating – Flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs are typically used in a three-step breadcrumb coating procedure. However, you might need a time-saver if you’re using thinly sliced pork chops. So follow these easy steps:

  • Olive oil should first be brushed on each chop.
  • ¼ cup of seasoned breadcrumbs and ¼ cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese should be combined in a small mixing bowl.
  • Each chop can then be coated completely in this breadcrumb mixture.
  • Afterward, place the

thin pork chops on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for the recommended amount of time.

Introducing dried herbs into your recipe – You may have a lot of dried herbs lying around in your cabinet but have no idea what to do with them. It should thus interest you to know that thin pork chops can benefit from being coated in fragrant dried herbs. To do this:

  • Mix ½ teaspoon of dried oregano, ½ teaspoon of dried thyme, ½ teaspoon of dried parsley, and ½ teaspoon of kosher salt in a small bowl.
  • Brush both sides of thinly cut pork chops with olive oil on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Afterward, sprinkle the herb topping on both sides of each pork chop. You can now bake your pork chops in your preheated oven.

Suggested temperature and timing – Ideally, thin pork chops should be baked for 20 to 25 minutes on a middle rack at 425 degrees Fahrenheit; however, because all ovens are different, it’s a good idea to check on your pork chops after the first 15 minutes of cooking.

When the internal temperature of pork hits 145 degrees Fahrenheit, it is considered done, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.


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Cooking Time for Thin Pork Chops in the Oven

The timing guidelines that are essential for desirable results with oven-baked thin pork chop recipes have been described in the table below:

Cooking Procedure

Cooking Time

Cooking thin pork chops in the oven at 425°F

20 to 25 minutes

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How Long to Cook Chicken Filet Mignon in Oven

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 6 oz fillet mignon
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest


  1. Pat the filet mignon dry with paper towels on a cutting board and set aside at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Pound one of the chicken thigh fillets between two sheets of baking paper with a kitchen mallet to make it thinner. Make sure to only use the smooth side of the mallet, or you’ll ruin the paper and chicken.
  3. Lay some onion, capsicum, garlic, and butter slices on the inside of the flattened chicken thigh. If you want, you can sprinkle some mustard to give it a little more flavour.
  4. Roll the chicken thigh and place it on a long piece of bacon rasher, then secure it with two toothpicks. Make sure to leave enough toothpicks sticking out so that people can see them and remove them before eating them.
  5. Place the chicken in an oven baking dish lined with baking paper (this makes cleaning the baking dish much easier later).
  6. On top of each, place a knob of butter. To keep it on top, I place it on a toothpick.
  7. Fill the dish halfway with chicken stock, up to the halfway point of the chicken. When the chicken cooks in this manner, it is immersed in chicken stock, which keeps the chicken moist and succulent.
  8. Bake in a moderately preheated oven, 180°C or 350°F, until the bacon on top golden brown and the chicken, is done thoroughly. This is determined by the thickness of your chicken mignons and their number in the baking dish.
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How To Cook Thin Pork Chops In The Oven

Easy Baked Thin Pork Chops (4 Servings)

  • Author: Bobby



For the Easy Pork Chop Marinade

  • One tablespoon of garlic powder, minced
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice

For the Easy Baked Pork Chops

  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of Celtic sea salt
  • One teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper
  • Four pork chops, ½-inch thick boneless chops


  1. Combine the lemon juice, two tablespoons of olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, pork chops, salt, and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Marinate the pork chops for at least 3 hours, but you can keep this up through an entire night.
  2. Heat your oven to 375°F, let it preheat, and set the cast-iron pan (or any other heavy oven-safe pan you possess) in the oven.
  3. When the oven reaches 375 degrees and the pan is blisteringly hot (ensure that it’s not smoking), swirl the olive oil in the pan until it shimmers.
  4. Pork chops should be seasoned with salt and pepper by this time.
  5. Add the pork chops to the pan without crowding it.
  6. Close the oven and cook the chops for 6 minutes or browned on one side.
  7. Return the pork chops to the oven after flipping them.
  8. Check the temperature of the meat after 6 minutes. Pork chops cook significantly faster if they are thinner, so you should check and ensure they are done regularly; they’re usually done when their internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
  9. If the pork chops aren’t done, continue to cook until they are (cooking time varies greatly depending on thickness and whether or not there is a bone; therefore, it’s advisable to go by temperature rather than time.)
  10. Remove the pork from the oven when it reaches 145 degrees inside, and let it rest for 5 minutes before you serve them.

This recipe for oven-baked thin pork chops yields delicious results, and it’s so easy to try at home. Just make sure you’re following all the steps correctly, and you’ll arrive at desirable results.

If you’d like to see even more recipe ideas for cooking thin pork chops in the oven, then we recommend that you check out this video recipe.

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