Tender and Juicy Pork Chops [30 Minute Keto Meals]

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You can prepare these juicy pork chops in 30 minutes. So they are the perfect meal when you have to get dinner on the table fast.

If you are looking for more Easy Keto dinner recipes:

Then try our –

Ranch pork chops

And

The delicious side dishes – broccoli salad, stuffed mushrooms, and sesame kale. All quick to make. 

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Nutritional Value

The recipe serves 4 and the macros for one serving is as follows...

  • Calories - 498 
  • Net Carbs  -  1.4 gram 
  • Fat  -  36 grams
  • Protein  -  42 grams

These are estimates and will depend on the size of your chops and how much butter and spices you use. Always double check with a tool like MyFitnesssPal.

Pork chops can be dry, that is why I love how juicy and tasty these chops are.

It must be the butter and the beef broth. 🙂

Printable Recipe

Yield: 4

Juicy Pork Chops

Pork Chops with Gravy

Juicy on the bone pork chops...

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 on-the-bone pork chops
  • 1  teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of minced shallot
  • ¾ cup of organic beef bone broth
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the pork chops with the garlic powder, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste and set aside.
  2. Heat a large heavy-duty skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add olive oil and allow to warm.
  4. Add the minced shallot. Fry for approximately 3 to 4 minutes whilst occasionally stirring until it is soft and has a light brown color.
  5. Add the seasoned pork chops to the hot skillet and brown each side for approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Once browned, transfer the chops to a plate and set aside.
  7. Add the beef broth to the skillet and use a scapula to gently scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low and then return the browned chops to the skillet. Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until the chops are cooked through.
  9. Transfer the chops to a serving plate and cover them.
  10. Add the butter to the skillet and whisk to combine it with the remaining liquid in the pan. Cook over low heat for a few minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.
  11. Remove the sauce from heat and season with more salt and pepper, if needed.
  12. To serve, spoon the buttery sauce over the pork chops and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  13. Pair with your choice of sides and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1.6gNet Carbohydrates: 1.4gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0gProtein: 42g

Nutritional information can vary depending on the specific ingredients you use. Always double-check with a carb calculator like MyFitnessPal.

Tips to Cook the Perfect Pork Chop

These pork chops are tender. It is partly because of the butter and broth.

But 

They are also somewhat thick. If you want tender pork chops buy the thicker cuts. I don't like them too thick, but I always go for at least a medium cut.

So the right cut is the first step to a delicious tender pork chop. The next step is to make sure that you sear them properly.

Then round of your cooking by cooking them in butter and broth.

But

No matter how well you cook them, if you over cook them, they will probably still turn out to be tough.

I don't like rare pork, so I sometimes over cook them a bit because I don't want them raw. 

So, you'll have to experiment to get to the perfect point where your pork chop is cooked through, but not over cooked.

I prefer to cook pork chops with butter, but ghee is also a good and tasty option, especially if you are trying to cut dairy out of your diet.

Want to know more about the best ghee for keto? Then check out our ghee review.

Or if you want to know more about the benefits of ghee and whether it is keto, then read our article -

Is Ghee Keto Friendly?

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Noline
 

Noline is a chartered accountant and therapeutic reflexologist who converted to the keto lifestyle after losing 55 pounds without counting calories or starving herself. She is a student of Professor Tim Noakes and the Nutrition Network and feels compelled to share the low carb lifestyle with as many people as possible. She does this at Essential Keto where she shares resources, recipes and her experiences, whilst working on losing that last 10 pounds.