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A beautiful skillet of Weeknight One-Pan Apple and Herb Pork Chops tied off with a black and white gingham hand towel, with a pile of fresh apples off to the side.
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Weeknight One-Pan Apple and Herb Pork Chops

An easy one-pan meal featuring juicy bone-in pork chops, apples and loads of fresh herbs. It’s a family-friendly meal that will be on the table in 30 minutes or less!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 445kcal

Equipment

  • Chef's knife
  • Large cast iron skillet (12-inch)
  • Plate or meat-friendly cutting board (for seasoning meat)
  • Tongs
  • Butter knife

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus more whole sprigs for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more whole sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 onion, cut into small wedges
  • 3 small Fuji apples, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic glaze (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place cast iron skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet and let melt.
  • While skillet is warming up, season both sides of the pork with salt, pepper, chopped rosemary and chopped thyme.
  • Once skillet is piping hot, place pork chops on it and sear for about 3 minutes each side. Now that the pork chops are seared, turn the heat down to low.
  • Add the onions and sliced apples. Pour the apple cider vinegar over top and divide the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over the top of each chop.
  • Place skillet in the preheated oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and garnish with additional rosemary and thyme sprigs. Let cool slightly and drizzle with balsamic glaze (if using) before serving.

Notes

  1. DISH DENSITY: Low
  2. Be sure to cut your onion and apples into small enough pieces so that they will cook sufficiently with the allotted cooking time for the pork chops.
  3. You could also use a round, shallow stovetop- and oven-proof dish (like a Lodge or Le Creuset) instead of the cast iron skillet, you just won't get as nice of a sear on the pork chops.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg