Best 5 Pork Chop Recipes



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In many homes, chicken bears the brunt of being the dinnertime protein, thanks to its easy versatility and quick cooking time. But it no longer needs to be the go-to main dish. Instead of resorting to everyday chicken breasts, try cooking pork chops instead.

Depending on their size, most pre-cut chops require less than 20 minutes of cooking time, and like chicken, they’re a blank canvas on which to showcase your favorite marinades, flavorful herbs and bold sauces. Try Food Network’s top-five pork chop recipes below, each an easy, can-do dinner that will impress kids and grownups alike.

For a salty bite and crunchy texture, coat a pork loin with crushed potato chips and fresh herbs, then roast until juicy and serve with a creamy pesto-herb sauce.

In a tried-and-true pairing of apples and pork, Rachael Ray tops caramelized pork chops with a sweetened applesauce made with fresh ginger and golden raisins.

After filling bone-in pork chops with a cornbread-bacon mixture, use toothpicks to secure the opening shut, then grill the meat for just a few minutes per side.



Giada De Laurentiis' Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops for Food Network

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Made with just a few ingredients, these simply sauteed chops are breaded with a light mixture of Italian-style breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and served with lemon for a bright, fresh flavor.

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©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Tyler Florence quickly sears his top-rated pork chops to achieve a crispy, golden brown crust, then he simmers them in a smooth buttermilk gravy until they’re moist and tender.

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