How to Make Butter Garlic Pork Chops

This butter garlic pork chops recipe is simple and goes well with most dinners, particularly those that include vegetables and starchy foods. It creates a tasty, delicious, and juicy pork chop with golden seared edges that is butter- and garlic-flavored.

How to Make Butter Garlic Pork Chops

Tips for making delicious pork chops

Buy thick pork chops that are at least an inch thick to 1.5 inches thick to avoid them being dry and chewy (double-cut chops). Lean pork chops are simple to overcook and dry out, whereas thicker cuts are simpler to work with when cooking.

Do not overcook, the ideal cooking temperature for pork is between 145 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit, with a little resting period before serving. It is important to remember that meat will continue to cook even after being taken off the heat.

Add the minced garlic once the pork is almost done to avoid the taste of burnt garlic in your meal.

Chops with the bone are preferable and more flavorful, but you can still use boneless pork chops. Since boneless chop porks are so lean, the cooking time is likely to be shorter compared to bone-in pork chops.

Allow your pork chops to rest at room temperature before cooking as it allows for them to cook more evenly.

Making the honey and mustard sauce

If you need to make a sauce, consider using honey and mustard. To make the sauce add two teaspoons of Dijon mustard, one or two tablespoons of honey or brown sugar, and just enough chicken stock to thin it out then combine. After removing the pork chops from the skillet, add to the warm garlic butter sauce and heat through briefly.

Ingredients used in making butter garlic pork chops.

To make butter garlic you need these ingredients:

Pork chops: use pork chops cut to the size you want but know the differences between sizes and adjust the recipe accordingly.

Vegetable oil/ Olive oil: Although butter is the main ingredient in the sauce, a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil helps keep the butter from burning.

Butter: In this recipe, butter is equally as crucial as pork. Use salted butter, but if you want, you can substitute unsalted and add more salt to taste once the cooking is finished.

Garlic: A dish's flavor is always enhanced by using fresh garlic.

Fresh thyme: When cooking sauces, thyme is a preferred fresh herb to use. Feel free to use fresh coriander or sage in thyme’s place if you don't have any on hand.

Pepper and salt: adjust to your liking


2 bone-in pork chops, cut into 1 or 1.5-inch thick

6 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 springs of fresh thyme

6 cloves garlic - minced

Salt to season

Freshly ground black pepper


Remove your pork chops from the refrigerator and season them generously with salt and pepper.

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper or even additional seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.

Allow your chops to rest and come to room temperature for around 10-15 minutes.

Heat a little bit of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Once the skillet is hot, add the pork chops and sear them.

Add two tablespoons butter and 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme to the skillet.

Cook until the outside is golden brown for around 3 minutes on each side.

Add the remaining tablespoon of butter, the minced garlic, and chopped thyme to the skillet.

Use a spoon to drizzle the garlic butter sauce over the pork chops before flipping the chops over and spooning the garlic butter on the other side. Repeat for 1-2 minutes.

Feel free to add more butter to the skillet for even more garlic butter.

Remove the pork chops from the skillet right away and serve with your favorite side dish.