These easy, skillet fried pork chops with balsamic and dijon are an awesome week night meal. They are ready to eat in barely 15 minutes and so tasty my husband and I had a hard time sharing our pork chops with the kids. I’ll definitely be doubling this recipe the next time we make them!
I served these pork chops with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Oven Roasted Asparagus. There was hardly a bite leftover at the end of the meal.
Balsamic Dijon Pork Chops
- 1 lb 1" thick bone-in or boneless pork chops
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour brown rice flour works fine
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- Heat the butter over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet or well seasoned cast iron skillet. Allow the butter to foam and brown slightly. Swirl the butter to coat the pan. Stir together the flour, garlic, salt and pepper in a pie plate or flat bottomed bowl. Dredge each pork chop through the flour mixture on all sides and then place the chops in the hot skillet. Let them cook undisturbed for about 3 minutes. Stir together the brown sugar, balsamic and mustard.
- Flip the chops over, they should be golden brown. Pour half the balsamic sauce over them and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Flip once more and pour the remaining sauce on the pork chops. Cover with lid and cook on low for 2-8 more minutes. Remove to a plate and pour any pan juices over the meat. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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29 Comments Leave a comment or review
If I don't have Dijon vinegar, can I substitute rice vinegar?
Ack! Sorry about that. I've corrected the recipe, Yvonne. It should be dijon mustard. Thanks for the catch!
No problem. I just am not a mustard fan, but this recipe sounds great. I have some cranberries in the freezer that I think I may cook down and mix with the vinegar and a little sugar. I think that flavor may work well since I know cranberry pork roast is a great dish.
Jenn C says
I love balsamic and Dijon together.. such a great flavor combination. Will definitely be making this next time we have pork chops!!! 🙂
I believe the reference to Dijon is a typo – should be mustard!
yes! Definitely dijon mustard. Thanks!
You reference a flour mixture, yet you don't mix one. I'm assuming it's the seasoned flour, but believe it or not there are cooks that would be too confused to proceed correctly.
yes! It's the seasoned flour. Thank you for catching that!
Kim Honeycutt says
For those of us without the best cooking smarts, I'm guessing you combine flour, garlic, salt and pepper to make flour mixture. This sounds so very good. I have boneless pork loin chops, will that be OK to use? Thanks for your great recipes!
Yes, that is the flour mixture. I'm sure it will work fine with boneless chops, just reduce/adjust the cooking time accordingly. Enjoy!
Sue/the view from great island says
Dijon and balsamic? Sounds really really special. I can't remember the last time I saw a pork chop recipe online, I would love these!
Magnolia Verandah says
Those ingredients make this dish lip smacking good. And so quick to cook. Just perfect.
Cheri Savory Spoon says
This sounds really good, what a perfect combination.
This sounds really good!!! 🙂
Kim Honeycutt says
Do you think I could adapt this to the crock pot? Browning the chops then put in crock pot to finish? What liquid could I add? Not sure this would work.
I don't typically say much more than a quick 'this was great!' if that is what I thought. However, this was the absolute best pork chop recipe I've ever eaten. The sauce was so delicious that I tripled it this afternoon, poured it over some chicken wings and baked them slowly and you, Mary Younkin, are a culinary genius in my book. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Made these yesterday, they were terrific!
Judy Whitford says
Made these last night for supper and they were delicious. Fast and easy, too. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.
Robin bonvino says
I made this tonight for dinner, fabulous! Restaurant quality. Everyone loved it.
Love this recipe thanks for sharing.
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Kathy Stanford says
I wanted to have a bit more sauce for the pork chops, so I added 2.5 oz. whiskey(a large shot glass), to the sauce. While letting the chops rest, I sauteed 2 medium onions in the pan, until soft, then added 1/2 cup of sour cream and a little more whiskey & let it cook down a bit. It was delicious! I think that you could use greek yogurt, to substitute for the sour cream. I will be making this again!
Mary Younkin says
I bet the whiskey made a delicious addition to the sauce, Kathy.
Sounds delicious…I am wondering if it would be just as good if i substituted olive oil for the butter to make it a bit healthier?
Mary Younkin says
Unfortunately, for this recipe, you simply won’t get the same flavor or results, Geri.