Herb Crusted Pork Chops – Whole30 and Paleo friendly. A quick and easy but flavorful way to prepare pork chops or any kind of cut.
I got inspiration for this herb crusted pork chops from The Piggery’s dry rub pork chops. It’s so simple, but packed with so much flavor. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was when I ate it so I had to recreate it.
I almost feel silly sharing it as a recipe because there are only a few ingredients and it’s seriously so easy to make. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for the pork chops to marinate. Marinating is always the hard part for me because I’m impatient, but it’s 100% worth the wait.
I also love this recipe because it’s a great freezer recipe. You can dry rub your pork chops, put it in a zip lock baggie, and throw it into your freezer until you’re ready to use it. Thaw it overnight in your refrigerator and cook it using whatever method you like, and enjoy. You have a quick meal in less than an hour!
If you are a meal prepper, you can definitely make this ahead of time as one of your main protein source throughout the week. It’s perfect for any meal of the day, and can be used to different recipes as well. I have been having it with roasted broccoli with a side of garlicky mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash.
You can throw it on top of a salad. Add it to a veggie base soup. It’s even great in stir fry. This recipe is super versatile and I am pretty sure it’ll be a part of your weekly menu …or at least dry rub a bunch and throw it in your freezer. Future you will definitely thank past you for do it. Trust me.
Herb Crusted Pork Chops
- 4 half inch thick boneless pork chops
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme finely chopped
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- ½ tbsp fresh cracked black pepper
- Avocado oil
In a bowl, mix the rosemary, thyme, kosher salt, and black pepper together.
Pat dry the pork chops on both sides.
Rub herb mixture onto the porkchops making sure both sides are well coated.
Marinate the pork chops in the refrigerator for at least an hour or put in a ziplock and freeze until ready to use.
Once marinated, cook pork chops using your preferred method: grilled or pan fried.
Preheat grill or skillet over medium-high heat. If using skillet, add about ½ tablespoon of avocado oil.
Grill and/or pan fry pork chops on each side for 5-7 minutes depending on thickness or until internal temperature is at least 145F-150F followed by a 5 minute rest period.
Slice and serve immediately.
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