“Well smother me in garlic butter and call me a pork chop! This is hands down the best pork chop recipe I have EVER made.”

Served with the perfect sauce for pork chops, keto butter garlic sauce.

I think you’ll agree it’s an easy way to cook your main dish, side dish, and sauce all in one pan!

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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 easy family dinner recipe.

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

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 flavor.

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

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.

Butter garlic sauce

What is the best sauce for pork chops? Quick and easy butter garlic sauce of course. The best part, the sauce cooks with your pork chops in one pot.

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 your pork chops finish cooking before the sauce thickens, remove the pork chops and set them aside until your sauce has finished thickening.

How to serve pork chops

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!

More keto pork recipes

Best keto side dishes to serve with pork

Almost any side dish will taste delicious with pork. Pork is generally complemented best with a slightly sweet side dish or one with bold flavors.

Here are some of my favorite keto pork side dishes.

Keto Pork Chops in Butter Garlic Sauce

Keto pork chops are a tasty one pan meal that your whole family will love. Make your main dish, side dish, and sauce all in the same pan!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword: Keto Pork Chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 400.5kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com
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Equipment

  • Frying Pan
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 pork chops
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Butter Garlic Sauce

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 125 ml chicken stock or broth can sub vegetable or other broth
  • 125 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice optional
  • 450 g asaparagus chopped optional can sub other veggies (optional)

Instructions

  • 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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Notes

Asparagus is optional and not included in the nutrition panel above. If you were to include asparagus it would add per 100g 3.9g total carbs, 2.1g fibre = 1.8g net carbs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(serves 4)Calories: 400.5kcalCarbohydrates: 2.2gProtein: 30gFat: 29.6gSaturated Fat: 15.9gSodium: 575.8mgPotassium: 572.5mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 732.9IUVitamin C: 5.3mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 0.8mg

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  1. Add your broth, lemon juice, and cream to your man.. lol funny typo these look and sound delish

  2. I pinned and printed out this recipe, and I am making this tonight! Thank you.
    But I have one question. Do I have to “Add your broth, lemon juice, and cream to your man”? or can I just use a pan? Ha ha. Seriously though, this looks super yummy.

      1. 5 stars
        My garlic burned swimming in the butter… in the cast iron pan ….and turned everything black. I think you should sauté and remove it from the butter… and save till later.
        I might try this again, but I’ll sauté my chops first and my garlic.
        It’s was just ok.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    1. 5 stars
      Perfect. Thank you. I never cook asparagus
      right no matter how many recipes or tips I have tried. I followed this recipe and,,,perfection. My pork chops are flavorful and asparagus perfect. I am going to use this recipe for many things to come.🥰
      ps I’m new to keto and I’m happy I found you!❤🙏❤

  4. karen anderson says:

    Is onion powder available in NZ. Can only find garlic powder

    1. You can use onion powder or onion flakes. I manage to find mine in New World supermarket, however, the onion flakes tend to be easier to find for some reason.

    2. This is by FAR the best pork chops I have ever had. This recipe definitely does not feel like you are missing out on anything!!

      1. 3 stars
        I’ve made this several times and the sauce is different every time. Tonight it never thickened. Do you have any suggestions for the sauce when it’s runny?

        1. 5 stars
          Hi Marcia. I believe the difference in the thickness of the sauce is due to the difference in how much moisture comes out of the pork chops as they cook. It is called plumping (you can read in this article what is meat plumping). If the sauce is too runny, you can either allow the sauce to simmer for longer to evaporate and thicken, you could add some cream cheese to make the sauce thicker, or you can add a small pinch of xanthan gum and whisk gently to prevent any lumps. I hope these tips help.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight using boneless chicken thighs and it was so good!! My husband raved about it and said to serve this the next time we have company over for dinner! I can’t wait to make it with pork chops.

    1. Oh wow, I am absolutely thrilled that the keto pork chops have passed the test and are good enough to serve for a dinner party. P.S. Where’ my invitation? 😉

  6. 4 stars
    Made this tonight and it was delish! Only problem I had is that my garlic burned after adding it to the butter on high heat. Will probably sauté garlic separately and add to dish after adding broth and cream next time. Loved it though!

  7. 5 stars
    Perfect. Thank you. I never cook asparagus
    right no matter how many recipes or tips I have tried. I followed this recipe and,,,perfection. My pork chops are flavorful and asparagus perfect. I am going to use this recipe for many things to come.🥰

  8. 5 stars
    I made this for supper tonight and followed the recipe and suggestions from the article and it turned out wonderfully!!!! The family raved over it! Will do it again!!!!!!

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious! I made it with mushrooms and green beans and everyone loved it!

    1. Thank you for the wonderful feedback Anne, this recipe for keto pork chops really is a firm family favourite in hour house.

  10. 5 stars
    Couldn’t get past the type-o of calling it chicken juice instead of pork…

    1. 5 stars
      I’m a bit lost, I can’t see this typo. There is an area that discusses how to use this recipe for chicken breast instead of pork and that is where I discuss how much juice renders out when you cook chicken and how to thicken the sauce accordingly.

  11. 5 stars
    Well smother me in garlic butter and call me a pork chop! This is hands down the best pork chop recipe I have EVER made. And I don’t even have to think what to serve with pork because the side dish is all cooked in the one pan meal!

  12. 5 stars
    Really tasty and easy to cook!

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe came out juicy and mouthwatering also using pork tenderlion instead of chops (since I had that cut tprepared by my butcher to cook from an excess of a roast I cooked in the oven): tender, ideal for those who needs something softer under the teeth like our grannies 😉

  14. 4 stars
    I made the pork chops tonight for dinner. They were very flavorful but definitely not tender. Suggestions? I added some frozen asparagus for the last few minutes – what a great idea. Delicious!

    1. 5 stars
      Pork chops can easily go tough if accidentally cooked for too long. This is because the meat is quite low fat, despite the high fat in the pork rind, but fat is not generally throughout the actual meat itself. Next time, don’t fry the pork chops for too long before adding the sauce ingredients. Test a pork chop once you think it is ready to ensure it is cooked then immediately remove them from the heat.

  15. 5 stars
    What an amazing recipe! Definitely restaurant worthy! Will add this to my rotation, for sure!

  16. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner with cauliflower rice. Will make again.

  17. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe… tastiest way to cook pork chops I know! Onion powder is well worth searching out as it really enhances the flavour but seems quite salty so I no longer salt the chops before cooking. I’ve added spring onions and garlic shoots (when I can find them) to the sauce, both work well.

  18. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! Quick, easy, and delicious!

  19. 5 stars
    Deliciousness!!!!!! My family and I thank you so much for this easy yet elegant keto recipe!!!! Wow, we really enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing

    1. So glad your family enjoyed it, Amanda! This is one of our favorite meals as well.

  20. Natasha Rikley says:

    Hi I am going to try this recipe tomorrow, but I track my calories as well and that wasn’t specified. Do u know how many calories are in that meal?

    1. Hi Natasha, if you scroll to the bottom of the recipe you will be able to find the calories per serving in the nutritional facts. Enjoy!

  21. I don’t know what I’m missing because no one else asked this question but I don’t see where the recipe tells the amount of Italian seasoning to use.

    1. Thank you for pointing that out Janet. You would want to use 1 tsp Italian seasoning, but you could use more or less to fit your tastes. I have updated the recipe to show the measurement.