Smothered Pork Chops

Photo by Heather S.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 inch thick)

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 3/4

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 2

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1

    tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1

    large onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 1/2

    cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2/3

    cup buttermilk

  • Store-bought biscuits, for serving (optional)

Directions

Sprinkle the pork chops all over with salt and the Cajun seasoning. Pour the flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge the chops in the flour, turning to coat, and tap off any excess. Reserve the remaining flour. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add the butter, onion, thyme and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved flour to the skillet and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by one-third, about 2 minutes. Add the buttermilk and return the chops to the skillet. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chops are just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with biscuits. Per serving: Calories 417; Fat 27 g (Saturated 9 g); Cholesterol 104 mg; Sodium 468 mg; Carbohydrate 12 g; Fiber 1 g; Protein 30 g

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