Pan Seared Pork Chops (Cast Iron Skillet)
Learn how to cook pork chops in a cast iron skillet, juicy every time! This pan seared pork chops recipe is an easy 15-minute skillet dinner.
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Use a paper towel to pat the pork chops dry.
Season pork chops with pork chop seasoning on both sides, about 1/2 tablespoon per pork chop.
Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, until shimmering. Add the pork chops in a single layer. Sear for 3-5 minutes per side, without moving except to flip, until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Use a probe thermometer for best results, but here is a guideline for pork chop searing times:
* 1" thick boneless pork chops: 4-5 minutes per side
* 1/2" thick boneless pork chops: 2-3 minutes per side
* 1" thick bone-in pork chops: 4-6 minutes per side
* 1/2" thick bone-in pork chops: 2-4 minutes per side
Transfer pork chops to a plate. Rest for 5 minutes before serving (internal temperature should rise to 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) during resting).
Serving size: 1 seared pork chop
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