Oven Baked Pork Chops

Now this sounds easy and it is, Oven Baked Pork Chops, are not at all hard to make. Here is how you do it.


  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the Pork Chops:
    • Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear the Pork Chops:
    • In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and sear them for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they develop a golden-brown crust. Remove the pork chops from the skillet and set them aside.
  4. Sauté the Aromatics:
    • In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and bell pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables become tender.
    • Add the minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook for another minute or until fragrant.
  5. Add Tomatoes and Broth:
    • Stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juices) and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  6. Bake the Pork Chops:
    • Return the seared pork chops to the skillet, nestling them into the tomato mixture.
    • Cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil and transfer it to the preheated oven.
    • Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through and tender.
  7. Serve:
    • Remove the skillet from the oven, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and serve the oven-baked pork chops alongside your cooked rice.

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