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Pan Seared Herb Crusted Pork Chops

Pan Seared Herb Crusted Pork Chops a simple and easy weeknight meal yet impressive enough for a company dinner!
Course Pork
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rob


  • 4 1/2 -3/4 in thick bone in pork chops
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt to taste


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°F Dredge the pork chops in the spices except for the sea salt. Let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours. 
    2. Heat frying pan over medium high heat with the oil and 2 tbsp butter. Sprinkle sea salt on both sides of pork chops. Place the chops into the heated pan and sear until golden brown (about 5 minutes each side).
    3.. Add the rest of butter in the pan and place the  pan into the oven for about 10 minutes or until chops reach 145 degrees.