Pan seared pork chops in a cast iron skillet.
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Pan Seared Pork Chops

Pan seared pork chops with an incredible marinade are perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Family friendly food, delicious over salad or something else!
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword pan seared pork, pan seared pork chops
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 407kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


For the Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt and pepper

For the Chops

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 6-8 thin cut pork chops
  • 3 tablespoons butter cold
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped, optional


  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a mason jar and shake until combined.
  • Place pork chops and marinade in zipper top bag and let marinate 6-24 hours.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until the oil is shimmering.
  • Add half of the pork chops to the pan, letting the excess marinade drip off into the bag.
  • Cook until dark and seared, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip, and repeat until the chops are cooked through, the temperature should register about 160 degrees F.
  • Remove from pan and tent with foil.
  • Repeat steps 3-7 with the remaining pork chops.
  • After all the chops are cooked, turn heat to low and pour remaining marinade in the pan.
  • Bring to a simmer and scrape the bottom of the pan. It should reduce very quickly, if too much of the liquid evaporates out, add a few tablespoons of chicken stock to keep it liquid.
  • Once the marinade is reduced, turn off the heat and add the cold butter, gently stirring as you add it.
  • Add chops back into the sauce, basting lightly.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.


• This marinade is also a salad dressing, see the video and full post here: 4 Easy Homemade Salad Dressings • I use thin cut pork chops. If you are using thicker chops, you will need to cook them on medium low heat for 6-7 minutes per side.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg