Keto pork chops are a delicious and easy one-pan meal your family will love. Cook your main dish, side dish, and sauce all in one pan!
Keto Pork Chops In A Butter Garlic Sauce
Pork chops are a tasty meal that can quickly be thrown together to make a whole meal. For this recipe, I am using bone-in pork chops, but you can also use boneless cuts to make this meal.
If you want to make this meal, but do not have pork or simply do not like pork you can also make this recipe using chicken breasts or thighs.
You may have to simmer your sauce a little longer to thicken since the chicken will release more juice, but your meal will still turn out delicious.
Seasoning Pork Chops
Seasoning your pork chops before cooking them is key to making a tasty pork chop. You will want to generously season your meat, but don't go too heavy on the salt since bone-in pork naturally has a saltier flavour.
Keep your seasoning simple when making pork chops. I will usually add basic seasonings like salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and onion powder to my meat. Be sure to cover both sides of your meat with your seasoning.
Cooking Keto Pork Chops
Now that your meat is seasoned it's time to start cooking.
Place a large skillet on the stove on high heat. When the pan is hot melt your butter and add minced garlic to the pan. Saute the garlic for a few seconds, just long enough to make it fragrant, then arrange the pork chops in your skillet.
Sear your pork chops for a few minutes on both sides. Since you are cooking the meat in hot butter the outside of your pork chops will become crispy and golden.
Making Butter Garlic Sauce
Once your pork chops are crispy and golden it is time to make your garlic butter sauce. Add your broth, lemon juice, and cream to your pan. Move your pork chops around to mix the ingredients in.
Bring the liquid to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium. If you want to add a vegetable to the pan now is the time. I like to add chopped asparagus to the pan as a delicious low-carb side.
Let your sauce and pork chops simmer uncovered for 7-10 minutes or until your sauce thickens. If you pork chops finish cooking before the sauce thickens, remove the pork chops and set them aside until your sauce has finished thickening.
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Healthy Pork Chops in Butter Garlic Sauce
When your sauce is done serve the porks with the vegetable on the side and drizzle a spoonful or two of the sauce over your meat and vegetables.
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator to be eaten for lunch the next day. This meal is also perfect for meal prepping lunches for the week. Enjoy!
Keto Pork Chops in Butter Garlic Sauce
- Season your pork chops on both sides with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and onion powder.
- Melt your butter in a skillet on high heat. When the butter is melted and your pan is hot add your minced garlic and quickly saute a few seconds until your garlic is fragrant. Add your pork chops and sear your pork chops for a few minutes on both sides.
- Next pour your broth, lemon juice, and cream over your pork chops. Move the pork chops around a bit to mix in the ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce your heat to medium heat.
- Add the asparagus to your pan. Let your meal simmer for 7-10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. If your pork chops cook fully before your sauce thickens remove them and set them to the side while your sauce finishes. Serve and enjoy!
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