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
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Remove pork chops from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Season both sides of the pork chops with the salt mixture.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
- Add the pork chops and sear 4 – 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean plate.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the buttermilk, stirring until incorporated.
- Add the pork chops and any accumulated juices into the skillet.
- 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.
- Serve the pork chops with gravy over the top.