Easy and Quick Way to Broil Pork Chops for Your Family

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This easy and quick way to broil pork chops will solve a lot of problems for you and your family.  When you come home after a busy day, the last thing you may want to do is cook a major meal. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste or quality for the sake of time – you can make yummy meals quickly that are also healthy. One such meal is broiled pork chops. If it sounds complicated, don’t fret – it’s actually relatively simple. You can have a delicious and nutritious meal in mere minutes. Keep reading below to find out step-by-step instructions on how to make perfect broiled pork chops.

If you’re a busy mother with young children, you know how tight schedules can be. You come home after a hard day at work, but you still need to cook a dinner that is appealing to everyone in the family: husband and children alike. This is where the pork chop recipe comes in handy. For example, if your kids keep coming into the kitchen to see what’s for dinner, or when it will be ready, you can use this trick to make prep time go quickly. Check it out below:

MCCORMICK PORK CHOP SEASONING RECIPE

1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon thyme leaves
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Even the busiest of moms can make that seasoning work its magic on plain pork chops. Once it is ready, and your oven is set to broil, you are ready to cook the food. Before you know it, your husband and children – along with yourself! – will be enjoying a flavorful meal around the dinner table. Easy and effective? Sounds like the perfect plan for a weeknight meal!

Now, you may be wondering: How do I go about doing this? Perhaps you’re wondering about your oven settings, or how to broil bone-in or frozen pork chops. Whatever the question, not to worry, we’ve got you covered with the answers below!

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Can I broil pork chops?

You certainly can broil pork chops. In fact, it’s one of the healthiest ways to make them, as it keeps the meat succulent. It’s recommended to actually cook them in the oven first, then switch it to broil about ¾ of the way through to get that perfect crust.

What temperature/time setting do I use?

As far as the temperature and time settings, it may vary by oven, as well as by the thickness of your cut of meat. If you need a frame of reference, the standard setting is usually: 500° F. If you begin by cooking them in the oven first, you’ll want to set your oven at 375° F.  For every ounce of meat you have, add 10 minutes to the cook time. 

How-to broil pork chops in a convection oven?

The tricky thing with convection ovens is that there’s a different amount of time for the thickness of meat. The USDA recommends an estimated cooking time of 8-9 minutes, or 12-16 minutes for ¾ inch and 1.5 inches, respectively.

How-to broil them in a toaster oven? And for how long?

Yes, if you don’t have a regular or convection oven in your kitchen, you can use a toaster oven in a pinch. You will want to broil the pork chops for about 12 minutes on the first side, then 6 minutes on the other side. If you’re using a toaster oven, the temperature is usually 375°.

*Healthy Alternative* You can also cook pork chops in an air fryer.  Learn how here.

raw pork chops for broiling
What about bone-in? How long would broiling those take?

Start with 4 minutes on the standard oven temperature of 375° F; then be sure to check it with a meat thermometer. 145° F internal temperature is a good frame of reference; and look to see if the pork chop has begun to brown. You’ll want to flip the pork chops over and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes.

Can you broil pork chops from frozen?

For pork chops that are frozen, you will want to broil them at 350-400°F, for about 30-40 minutes. You’ll want to make sure to season the pork chops before you put them into the oven.

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Easy and Quick Broiled Pork Chops Recipe

Ingredients
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon thyme leaves
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Raw pork chops (as many as you want)

Directions
Prepare seasoning in a dish mixing all ingredients together.
Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on to your raw park chops on both sides
Place pork chops in a glass baking dish
Place in oven and broil on medium to medium-high heat for 6 – 8 minutes per side if it’s thin
For thicker pork chops, broil from 8 – 10 minutes on each side

Beware! Do not overcook or they will be too dry.

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Side Dish Recipe
If you want a side dish to go with your pork chops, try classic baked macaroni and cheese. It’s another dish anyone in your family, from husband to kids, will be sure to love! In this recipe from Southern Living, you’ll put milk and butter together, whisking until it’s smooth. Salt, pepper, and cheese will go in next, along with the pasta. All of this will go into a baking dish, where you will bake it 400° F for 20 minutes, or until it’s golden brown.

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