How Long to Cook a Boneless Pork Chop


Cooking meat is hard. There’s no way around it. But pork chops are one of the best meats to cook, because they’re easy and quick to prepare. You can pan-sear them or broil them without much fuss and then enjoy juicy, tender bites of pork at the end of your meal. The only problem? Figuring out how long to cook a boneless pork chop can be tricky! The good news is that this handy guide will help you understand how long different kinds of pork chops should cook so that you can make sure the meat inside stays juicy and tender every time.

Prep Time


To prep the pork, remove any visible fat and cut the chop into even pieces. If you’re planning on grilling or broiling it, place each piece on a separate sheet of aluminum foil and wrap tightly. This will help keep them from drying out while cooking.

If you want to pan fry your chops, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking (about 350 degrees Fahrenheit). Then add your chops in batches; don’t crowd them in one pan or they’ll steam instead of browning properly! Cook until golden browned on one side then flip over and repeat until cooked through (about 5 minutes per side).


Pan-frying is the best way to cook a boneless pork chop. You can pan-fry at high heat or low heat, but keep in mind that cooking time will vary depending on your preferred level of doneness.

To pan-fry:

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers (about 1 minute).
  • Sear each side of your pork chops for about 3 minutes, then transfer them to an ovenproof dish and cook them in the oven until they reach your desired doneness (this usually takes about 10 minutes). Serve immediately with fresh veggies or potatoes!

Grilled or Broiled

  • Grilled or Broiled

Pork chops are usually grilled or broiled. If you’re cooking for two people, a 1/2-inch thick pork chop will cook in 10 minutes (for one person, it’s about 7 minutes). A 1-inch thick chop takes 15 minutes to cook.

Pan-Seared in a Skillet

The cooking time for boneless pork chops depends on the thickness of the chop, as well as how hot you cook it. If you’re cooking over high heat, it’s best to keep an eye on them and flip them once or twice so they don’t overcook. For example, if you’re using a skillet on medium-high heat and want to cook two pork chops side by side (about 1/2 inch thick), start checking after 4 minutes per side; if they’re thicker than 1/2 inch, add another minute per side until they reach your preferred level of doneness (we like ours medium). If they’re thinner than 1/2 inch though–say 3/4 inch–you may want up to 8 minutes per side!

Don’t crowd the pan when searing off these babies; if there isn’t enough space between each piece of meat in order for heat transfer throughout each piece evenly then steam will form instead of browning happening at all points simultaneously throughout each piece which means soggy meaty messes everywhere!

Understanding the cooking time for pork is key to making sure you have meat that is juicy and tender.

Understanding the cooking time for pork is key to making sure you have meat that is juicy and tender. The cooking time depends on the cut of meat, thickness, and how you are cooking it. Cooking times can vary depending on the temperature of your oven or grill. It is important to check internal temperatures throughout cooking so that you know when your pork chop has reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit–the recommended temperature at which pork should be cooked before eating (as specified by USDA guidelines).


Our advice? If you’re looking to make a simple, delicious pork chop, pan-searing is the way to go. It’s quick, easy and delicious!

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