Thin pork chops are an excellent choice for those who want to prepare a quick and delicious meal. Not only are they affordable, but they are also a great source of protein and always taste incredible. These chops can be cooked in various ways and are incredibly versatile, making them a great addition to your recipe collection.

Thin pork chops are not only easy to cook, but they also absorb flavors beautifully, making them an ideal choice for different marinades and sauces. You can experiment with a wide range of spices, herbs, and seasonings to make the pork chops taste like anything you want. Whether you are in the mood for something savory or sweet, you can create a delicious meal that is perfect for any occasion.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the best thin pork chop recipes that you can make in the comfort of your home. From classic dishes like breaded and fried pork chops to more modern recipes like pan-seared chops with a maple glaze, there’s something for everyone. 

1. Mustard Balsamic Pork Chops

These succulent Mustard Balsamic Pork Chops require only 5 minutes of preparation time, followed by 20 minutes in the oven, and then straight to your dinner table! They are incredibly easy to make and simply melt in your mouth, delivering perfect tenderness and delectable flavors. It’s no surprise that this thin pork chop recipe has been so popular, as the delicious flavors in each bite are sure to tantalize your taste buds. One bite and they will instantly become a new favorite.

2. Creamy Keto Ranch Pork Chops

This recipe is ideal for pleasing even the most finicky of eaters, especially if you’re cooking for a family. The thin pork chops are covered in delectable ranch seasoning and cooked in a creamy sauce, which ensures that they remain moist and flavorful. Additionally, I adore the fact that these pork chops can be used in a variety of other dishes throughout the week, making it an excellent recipe for meal prep. You can transform this versatile meat into an array of dishes, including low-carb pasta (such as zoodles) or keto cauliflower fried rice.

3. Peking Thin Pork Chops Recipe 

Delicious Peking Pork Chops are made from thinly sliced pork chops that are fried to perfection and coated in a tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce. This Chinese buffet favorite can be easily prepared at home. Peking-style recipes are typically sweet and sour, originating from Wuxi and gaining popularity in Cantonese and Chinese restaurants worldwide. The name “Peking” is derived from the sweet and sour style of cooking that originated in Nanjing, China’s capital. For this dish, thin pork chops are marinated in a delightful red sauce that leaves them firm, crispy, and glazed with just the right amount of sweetness to complement the tender pork.

4. Pork Chops with Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce

Pork Chops with Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce are a classic dish that combines the richness of pork chops with the tangy flavor of lemon and the earthy aroma of thyme. The dish is easy to prepare, yet the resulting flavors are sophisticated and elegant, making it a great option for a special dinner. The thin pork chops are seared to perfection and then topped with a creamy sauce made with fresh thyme, lemon zest, and heavy cream. The sauce perfectly complements the meat, giving it an extra boost of flavor and adding a touch of brightness to the dish. This recipe is sure to impress your family and guests with its delicious taste and elegant presentation.

5. Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Garlic and Rosemary

This Juicy Pork Chops Recipe is loved for several reasons. Firstly, it takes only a few minutes to grill the meal, and with the marinade prepared beforehand, it can be made any night of the week. Secondly, the ingredients are easily found in the pantry or fridge, making it a simple and convenient recipe. Thirdly, this recipe is family-friendly and bursting with flavor, satisfying everyone’s taste buds. Fourthly, the recipe is adaptable, allowing for adjustments of black pepper, salt, and other ingredients to achieve the perfect flavor profile. Finally, the recipe yields great leftovers, which can be enjoyed hot or cold, making it a perfect meal for another day.

6. Maple Glazed Pork Chops


Introducing the perfect dinner recipe that can alleviate anxiety and stress from your life – one-pan maple glazed thin pork chops! This recipe is sure to leave you drooling for more, as the sauce on the pork chops is just the right blend of sweet, sour, and garlicky. What’s more, the recipe is incredibly easy to make, and you can have it ready in 25 minutes or less. The best part is, it only requires one pan to cook and serve, leaving you with minimal cleaning up to do afterward. This recipe guarantees a stress-free and delicious dinner for everyone!

7. Drunken Stove Top Pork Chops

For busy families, Drunken Stove Top Thin Pork Chops is one of the easiest dinner recipes that promise both low-maintenance cooking and a delicious meal. The recipe uses thin-cut pork chops that are tender and easy to fall apart. Despite its name, this recipe is also kid-friendly because the alcohol used will cook off during the cooking process. This recipe offers a great option for families who want to enjoy a tasty dinner without spending hours in the kitchen. Plus, the ease and convenience of the recipe make it perfect for any night of the week.

8. Thin Pork Chops With Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce 

We love cooking thin-cut chops on the stovetop by searing them, making a pan sauce, and simmering them until cooked through. This cooking method is quick, easy, and allows for variation in the pan sauce each time. In this recipe, a creamy honey mustard sauce is created to accompany the chops. This sauce adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish, making it a delicious and satisfying meal. Overall, this simple and versatile cooking technique is a great way to prepare thin-cut chops for a tasty dinner in no time.

9. Crispy Pork Milanese

Looking for a way to spice up your dinner routine? Try out these scrumptious pork Milanese chops! Featuring perfectly seasoned pork chops that are coated in crispy breading and pan-fried to a delectable golden brown, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings for something new and exciting. Pair this thin pork chop recipe with your favorite sides to create a full and fulfilling meal that everyone at the table will love. Say goodbye to bland pork chops and hello to a bold and delicious new culinary adventure!

10. Panko-Crusted Thin-Cut Pork Chops

Although not a diet food, this fried thin pork chop recipe is an exceptional culinary experience. The dish includes dipping super-thin, center-cut pork chops in a blend of buttermilk, egg, and garlic, followed by coating with fluffy Japanese panko breadcrumbs, and then shallow-frying in pure olive oil until golden brown and crispy. It is essential to use super-thin pork chops to ensure the crust doesn’t burn before the meat cooks through. The quick, shallow fry method ensures that the pork chops remain moist and juicy. This recipe is undeniably one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time.

11. Simple Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Looking for a quick and tasty dinner option? Try making these delicious breaded pork chops! Not only are they easy to prepare, but the breading also stays intact while cooking, making for a satisfying and visually appealing meal. Plus, these pork chops are a great gluten-free option, perfect for those with dietary restrictions. Your family is sure to love these flavorful thin pork chops, and they’ll quickly become a go-to for weeknight dinners.

12. Pioneer Woman Pan-Fried Breakfast Pork Chops

This breakfast chop recipe is a delicious and easy way to kick off your morning with a hearty meal. Using very thin bone-in pork chops, you can enjoy tender meat that’s coated in a seasoned flour mixture, with a hint of cayenne pepper for some added kick. Cooked in canola oil and butter, these chops will have a perfect, crispy exterior and juicy interior. Top off with extra salt and pepper to taste, and you’ve got a satisfying breakfast that will keep you going throughout the day. This thin pork chops recipe is a great way to mix up your morning routine and try something new!

13. Ritz Cracker Pork Chops

These Baked Ritz Cracker thin Pork Chops are a mouthwatering delight, with succulent pork chops coated in a crispy, buttery Ritz cracker crust. They are not only incredibly easy to make but also guaranteed to leave your taste buds tantalized. This a must-try recipe for anyone who enjoys a quick and effortless dinner. As someone who values convenience, I highly recommend this dish. Its simple preparation and flavorful results make it the perfect option for busy weeknights or impromptu gatherings. Get ready to indulge in a delectable meal that requires minimal effort!

14. Keto Pork and Cabbage in Creamy Bacon Sauce

Bacon-topped pork chops are a delectable treat for food enthusiasts. This recipe is ideal for individuals who enjoy the taste of cabbage too! The parmesan cheese and bacon sauce is outstandingly mixed in. Dryness is a common issue with pork chops, but this can be avoided by either marinating the pork chops or cooking them in a thick sauce. With these tips, you can ensure that your pork chops remain moist and tender, delivering an excellent taste experience. Try out this thin pork chops recipe for a delightful meal that you’ll savor with each bite!

15. Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious thin pork chop recipe, look no further! This recipe is incredibly easy and will be on the table in no time. Using thinly sliced boneless pork chops, you can have dinner ready in just minutes. The best part? You can pair it with any side dish you’d like! All you need is some salt and pepper – no fancy spices necessary. Trust us, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next mealtime. The leftovers make great sandwiches, wraps, and even salad toppings too. 

16. Garlic Butter Pork Chops 

This garlic butter thin pork chops recipe is a top favorite for good reason. The flavor is incredible, and the pork chops are tender and juicy, dispelling any notions of dryness. The recipe involves coating the meat in a straightforward spice blend, followed by stovetop cooking in a skillet. With thin-cut pork chops, the cooking time is a quick 4 minutes, making it an ideal choice for a speedy yet satisfying dinner. This dish belongs to the list of quick dinner ideas that you’ll love and make again and again.

17. Garlic Mushroom Pork Chops

Indulge in the delectable taste of Pork Chops drenched in a creamy garlic mushroom sauce, all in less than half an hour! This post will guide you through the preparation of succulent and tender pork chops in no time. This recipe requires only one pan, making it an ideal choice for fast and hassle-free weeknight dinners. These juicy thin chops are perfect for those looking for a quick, delicious, and effortless recipe.

18. Smothered Pork Chops

Indulge in a delightful dinner with creamy smothered thin pork chops cooked in delectable onion gravy. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for a satisfying meal tonight. If you’re a fan of juicy, tender pan-fried pork chops, you’ll absolutely adore this dish. It’s a versatile recipe that pairs well with just about anything, be it mashed potatoes or white rice to soak up the rich sauce or roasted veggies to complete your meal. Brace yourself for a heartening experience with these smothered pork chops!

19. 30-Minute Pork Milanese

If you haven’t already, make sure to give the thin Pork Milanese recipe a go! The succulent pork chops are coated in a crunchy blend of breadcrumbs and parmesan that creates a mouth-watering contrast with its tender meat. The dish can be whipped up in under half an hour, making it an effortless and satisfying meal option. You won’t be disappointed! One bite and it will surely put a smile on everyone’s face. 

20. Grandma’s Easy German Schnitzel


For an authentic and crispy German or Austrian schnitzel recipe, the easiest technique is to cook thinly sliced, breaded meat in a frying pan. My preferred method is to use bone-in, tenderized pork chops that have been thinly sliced and coated with panko bread crumbs. However, for quick substitution, tenderized chicken breast can also be used. Regardless of your choice of meat, the result is a deliciously crispy schnitzel that is sure to impress.

21. Honey Garlic Pork Chops

These Chinese restaurant-style honey garlic pork chops are incredibly delicious and easy to make, using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. The thin and crispy texture of the pork chops, combined with the sweet and savory flavors of the honey garlic sauce, will make this dish a crowd-pleaser for any dinner occasion. Plus, it can be easily adapted to be gluten-free for those with dietary restrictions. Try this recipe today and enjoy a unique and exciting flavor that will have everyone asking for more!

22. Pork Piccata

Pork Piccata is a delightful alternative to the classic chicken piccata, with the added benefit of being gluten-free and low in carbs. The recipe calls for thinly cut pork chops coated with almond flour and fried in a pan. The pork chops are then finished off with a tangy, lemon and caper butter sauce, making it equally delicious as the original. The preparation is a breeze, making it a perfect meal for busy weeknights. It is guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family and is sure to become a new household favorite!

23. Glazed Air Fryer Pork Chops 

If you want a scrumptious dinner that’s both simple and speedy, these air fryer glazed pork chops are an excellent option. I’m always on board when I can whip up a tasty dish that pleases my loved ones in less than 20 minutes. And that’s precisely what this recipe for glazed pork chops accomplishes. Anytime I whip out my air fryer I know I’m about to make a lip-smackin’ dish. 

24. Gluten Free Pork Schnitzel

Looking for a new pork chop recipe to add to your dinner rotation? Look no further than this Gluten Free Pork Schnitzel! This dish has quickly become a favorite in our household, and my partner and I can’t get enough of it. With its delicious flavor and gluten-free ingredients, it’s the perfect meal for those with dietary restrictions or anyone looking for a tasty and satisfying dinner option. Give it a try and see for yourself why it’s quickly becoming one of our go-to recipes for dinner!

25. Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu is a delectable Japanese dish consisting of a crispy fried thin pork chop cutlet coated with panko bread crumbs. With this straightforward homemade recipe, it is effortless to prepare and tastes just like the one served at restaurants. The dish is known for its distinct crunchiness and is a perfect blend of flavors. Try out this recipe to enjoy an authentic Tonkatsu experience without having to go to a restaurant. It’s absolutely one of my favorite thin pork chop recipes ever.

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