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Roasted Boneless Pork Chops

Roasted boneless pork chops– a super easy and delicious recipe to make when you have no inspiration on what to cook for dinner.

I don’t know about you, but I associate the roasted pork aromas with holidays, cold seasons and comforting foods.

Born in Eastern Europe, more precisely in Romania, I grew up eating pork. Pork is a popular item in Romanian cuisine. Therefore there are plenty of recipes to choose from.

Roasted Boneless Pork Chops on a baking tray

Baked boneless pork chops and why you should make this recipe

  1. It is economical– Pork is relatively cheap to buy, and I cook with it quite a bit.

2. Perfect for any occasion– This is a super easy and delicious recipe to make when you have absolutely no inspiration on what to cook for dinner.

OR, it is the middle of the week, and you have to come up with a fast dinner for your family. You can absolutely make this center-cut boneless pork chops recipe for a romantic dinner or a Sunday meal.

3. It is easy to make– You don’t need many ingredients, pork has a lot of flavor, it is healthy and also very delicious. Serve it with a green salad, and you are here for a feast. Leftovers are great too.

If you love boneless center cut pork chops, you’ll obsess over how delicious and super easy they are to make.

4. You can make this recipe choosing different pork cuts. 

I regularly cook boneless pork chops because they’re inexpensive, low in fat, and high in protein. They are also versatile and can be grilled, roasted, or fried. You can also choose slices of pork shoulder or pork tenderloin.

5. Wine and garlic sauce– I cook with wine quite a bit, and I also love the taste of roasted meat in the oven with a sauce made out of garlic, spices, and red wine. You can also skip the wine if you prefer.

6. Pork chops fit in many dietary categories as they are low carb, gluten free and also paleo.

The conclusion is that this recipe is very versatile and allows you to make it casually, for a regular dinner or fancier, for entertaining. It looks good and it works to feed a crowd if you plan on the right amount of meat per person.

How thick the pork chops should be, and how long do I cook them:

As I said before, I used boneless center cut pork chops.

Boneless Pork Chops Raw on a cutting board

However, the thickness of the pork chop matters and can make or break the recipe. I prefer a pork chop that is about 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Anything thinner or thicker than that will require a different cooking time.

If you use  thin pork chops and bake them in the oven for 30 minutes, you will dry the life out of them. 

If you go with a pork chop  thicker than 1 1/2 inch, it will require more minutes in the oven.

For that matter, I do recommend you use a thermometer. The cooked pork chop should have an internal temperature of 140-145F to be safe for consumption.

My recipe gives you an approximate cooking time based on my experience in the kitchen. However, it is up to you to adjust that time, based on your environment and experience in the kitchen.

As someone told me once, you need to build a relationship with your oven, before you start baking like a pro. 

How to make these baked center-cut pork chops:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

I  used a 9×13 inch baking pan.(Come visit my “one stop shop” on Amazon for more fun and useful products) .You will need a pan the size I used, or one big enough to accommodate the meat in one layer.

Step 2. Place the meat in the pan and dress it with the rest of the ingredients.

Calculate one or two pieces of meat per person, based on the size of the pork chop.

Tip: The pork chops need to be close together in the pan. This way, the meat will not dry out.

Pork Chops in a baking tray
Center cut pork chops in a baking dish

Sprinkle the pork chops generously with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary on each side.

Slice a medium onion and toss it together with the meat. You can skip the onions if you don’t like them.

Chop the garlic cloves in half and add them to the meat.

Boneless Pork Chops with onion and garlic on top on a baking tray

Add the oil and red wine. See how pretty the pan looks already? Yum!

Boneless Pork Chops with onion and garlic on top, on a baking tray with red wine

Step 3. Bake.

Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

Pork Chops covered with aluminum foil ready for baking

Uncover the pan and return it to the oven for another 10 minutes.

Roasted Boneless Pork Chops with Red Wine baking uncovered

The liquid will slightly reduce, the onion will caramelize and the pork chops will nicely brown.

Check the internal temperature of the pork chops and make sure it is 145F.

Roasted Boneless Pork Chops- out of the oven

It definitely looks awesome, don’t you think? And the smell…oh my, the smell of roasted meat is divine!

Roasted Boneless Pork Chops with Red Wine- close up

While the pork chops were in the oven I made some mushrooms with garlic and served them as a side dish, with a glass of red wine.

This was a simple meal that did not require a lot of preparation and it was everything we needed for a Saturday dinner.

Roasted Boneless Pork Chops with Red Wine served with mushrooms and a glass of red wine

Mushrooms are not a must for this recipe, we like them and they were also available in my fridge, so I used them.

What other spices can I use on these roasted boneless pork chops?

I used thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. You can also use oregano, paprika, garlic powder, or Za’atar(zaatar).

You can serve roasted or mashed potatoes, French fries, new potatoes with dill and butter, salad, steamed vegetables or anything you like. 

In the fall, roasted squash is awesome or a red cabbage salad.

Roasted Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops with Red Wine- in a baking tray- close up

What do you think? Best oven boneless pork chops, if you ask me!

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Baked Boneless Pork Chops

Roasted Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops with Red Wine1010

Roasted boneless pork chops a super easy and delicious recipe to make when you have no inspiration on what to cook for dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless pork chops count 2/person
  • 1 medium onion sliced julienne
  • 3-4 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine your preference
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lay the pork chops on a 9x13 baking pan or a pan big enough to accommodate the meat in one layer and sprinkle them generously with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary on each side.
  3. Slice an onion and toss it together with the meat.
  4. Chop the garlic cloves in half and add them to the meat.
  5. Add the oil and red wine.
  6. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145F.
  8. Serve with roasted potatoes, salad, roasted vegetables or anything you like.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 810Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 74g

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Paul

Sunday 11th of July 2021

Simple to prepare and simply awesome results. Didn’t have any win, compensates with more onions 🥳

Susan

Monday 9th of September 2019

Everything about this was good except the texture of the pork chop, I prefer my pork chops to be fork tender, but these had to be cut with a knife and were hard to eat. Maybe next time I'll try this, but in the pressure cooker.

The Bossy Kitchen

Monday 9th of September 2019

Hi Susan, The pork cut and the thickness of it are very important in this recipe. If you use a 1/2 inch thick pork chop for example, as I explained in the article, the meat should be quite tender. Maybe it was supposed to be in the oven a little bit longer? Sometimes, it happens with different cuts. Covering the meat with foil it also mandatory if you are looking for tenderness. Sorry it did not work for you as you expected.

Ema

Thursday 18th of July 2019

This is one of the best articles ever. So many details and even a video. Great job I cant wait to cook this by myself. Thank you.

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