These Blackened Pork Chops with Garlic Aioli are to die for! They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The creamy garlic aioli pairs oh so nicely with it. With this recipe, you can have dinner on the table within 15 minutes! The flavor and versatility of this dish makes it a dinner party favorite or for busy weeknights.
If you are like me I was afraid of cooking pork for so long! I always thought it would be dry or tough. This recipe will give you the confidence that pork can be neither! These simple ingredients and low cook time make it the perfect recipe to help you gain the confidence in cooking with this cut of meat.
Since gaining confidence in cooking with the different cuts of pork I have developed numerous recipes. Some of my favorite pork recipes include: paleo pork tenderloin with sweet chimichurri, apple ginger pulled pork, sticky honey ginger pulled pork, instant pot pork butt with honey mustard, and pork belly on the grill.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- First off, it is super simple to make.
- Secondly, the pork chops are hassle free and oh so crispy yet juicy on the inside.
- Kids will love this dish!
- It can be either a dinner party crowd pleaser or a weeknight meal.
- I love to pair this dish with my go to Mashed Potato or Crockpot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese recipe.
- To make this dish even easier you could bulk make the seasoning mix to keep on hand whenever you want this meal.
- Boneless pork chops-I like getting mine from Butcher Box! Use my link HERE and get free meat every month with your order.
- Ghee-To help with the pan searing.
- Chili powder, paprika & cayenne-Give these blackened pork chops a nice kick!
- Garlic powder, oregano, and sea salt-Add some nice flavoring.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- If you have more time, you could use this seasoning mix on a pork loin as well.
- I use a similar seasoning mix on my Easy Blackened Cod recipe as well.
- For additional spice and flavor, you can add black pepper to your dry spice mixture.
This recipe has not been with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turns out in the comments below!
Step by Step Instructions
Photo 1: First, melt your ghee or butter and place it in the case iron skillet or non-stick skillet on medium heat. Then, mix together your spices in a small bowl and run them over the pork chops on both sides.
Photo 2: Place chops into the pan for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the pork chops reach 145 degrees F. Remove from the pan and allow to rest on a plate or cutting board before cutting in so the juices can redistribute.
- Tip # 1: Cast iron skillets hold in heat more than a non-stick skillet. You may have to adjust the heat on your stove if using a cast iron pan.
- Tip # 2: If your pork seems to be starting to stick to the pan, you can add additional ghee to help prevent it from sticking. Ensuring that your cast iron is wiped with cooking oil, such as olive oil or vegetable oil, after washing will also help to prevent sticking.
- Tip # 3: The best way to know if the meat is cooked through is to use a meat thermometer to check the pork chops internal temperature.
- Tip # 4: Before seasoning your pork chops, pat dry with a paper towel to help more of the seasoning stick to the meat for a more even crust.
I suggest reheating in the oven at 350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes.
Yes they are! They are also keto, low card, and paleo friendly!
I love to use a cast iron to cook pork chops! It helps give a great crust without losing too much liquid. Make sure to use a large skillet to prevent overcrowding in the pan which can cause uneven cooking of the meat.
This dish can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
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Blackened Pork Chops
- cast iron pan or non-stick pan
- 3 boneless pork chops
- 1 tbsp butter or ghee if you are dairy free
For the cajun seasoning:
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Melt your ghee or butter. Place it in the cast iron pan or non-stick skillet on medium heat. Then, mix together your spices and rub them over the pork chops on both sides. Add to the pan for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 more minutes or until the pork chops reach 145 degrees F. Remove from the pan.
Nutrition: The nutrition for this recipe is an estimate and the calorie count is not guaranteed. It is based on 3 servings. Servings: This recipe should yield 3 servings.