Smothered Pork Chops

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


An American classic, Smothered Pork Chops are a quick and easy way to get a delicious comfort food meal on the table any night of the week.


  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 center-cut, bone-in pork chops, 1 to 1 1/2-inches thick
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Remove pork chops from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Season both sides of the pork chops with the salt mixture.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  5. Add the pork chops and sear 4 – 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean plate.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the flour to the pan, stirring constantly incorporating the flour into the melted butter. Cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken broth to the pan, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 3 – 4 minutes.
  8. Add the buttermilk, stirring until incorporated.
  9. Add the pork chops and any accumulated juices into the skillet. 
  10. Simmer until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork chop reads 145˚F for medium-rare, about 7 – 10 minutes.
  11. Serve the pork chops with gravy over the top.