Savory Herb Pork Chops

Savory Herb Pork Chops
Savory Herb Pork Chops

Bathed-in-butter is never wrong, is it?

You’ll never have dry pork chops with this recipe. And it’s all because of the simplest stovetop process of searing them in a skillet in a pool of butter seasoned with garlic, aromatic sage, and rosemary. During this simmer, the pork chops sear and become coated in the amazing sauce until a crisp, beautiful golden brown crust develops.

And let’s face it: Garlic butter sauce makes anything better!

Savory Herb Pork Chops In Butter


  • 4 medium boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup butter (8 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  1. With a clean paper towel, pat dry the pork chops.
  2. Season the chops on both sides with salt and black pepper.
  3. In a heavy skillet (such as cast iron), over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the rosemary, sage, and thyme, stirring continuously for 1 minute—do not burn.
  4. Whisk in the garlic powder, onion powder, and Dijon mustard. Heat everything for another 2 minutes until the mixture is bubbly.
  5. Place the pork chops into the hot skillet and fry one side for 3 minutes only, until they are a rich golden brown color.
  6. Turn the pork chops over. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 4 – 5 minutes.
  7. Place the pork chops on a cutting board or serving platter to rest for 8 minutes.
  8. Serve with a garnish of rosemary, sage, and thyme sprigs.
  9. Serve with remaining garlic butter sauce and scraping of the pan bits.

Buon appetito!

About the author

Roz Corieri Paige is the author of La Bella Vita Cucina, a food and lifestyle blog where she inspires others to live life more deliciously and beautifully, whether in the kitchen or the garden. Find out more about Roz at

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