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Parmesan Crusted Low-Carb Pork Chops

Not a big fan of pork chops? My family wasn’t either until they tried these incredibly juicy, Parmesan Crusted Low-Carb Pork Chops! The crispy parmesan breading locks in SO much flavor, and the pork rind crumbs are the perfect low-carb substitute for traditional bread crumbs. (But no one will ever know the difference!)

Be sure to use a meat thermometer to avoid overcooking! You’ll want to remove the chops from the oven at 140 degrees, then let rest for 5 minutes in the hot pan while they come up to full temperature.

Serve with our Garlicky Green Beans for an easy low carb dinner that is sure to impress!

low-carb pork chops

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless pork chops, cut about 1¼” thick
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup pork rind crumbs (we prefer Pork Panko)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper 
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
low-carb pork chops

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dry pork chops with a paper towel. In small bowl, whisk together egg and Dijon mustard; set aside.

low-carb pork chops

STEP 2: In medium bowl, mix together pork rind crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings.

low-carb pork chops

STEP 3: Dip pork chop into egg mixture so that both sides are coated, then immediately dredge the chop in the Parmesan mixture until evenly coated.  Repeat with remaining pork chops.

low-carb pork chops

STEP 5: Heat oil and butter ovenproof skillet or cast iron pan over medium high heat until butter is melted & sizzling.  Add the pork chops and fry until each side is golden brown (approximately 2 minutes per side.)  

low-carb pork chops

STEP 6: Transfer skillet to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees.  Let rest for an additional 5 minutes in the hot pan, until internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees.

low-carb pork chops

STEP 7: Serve with Garlicky Green Beans

low-carb pork chops

PARMESAN CRUSTED PORK CHOPS

5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Keto, low carb, Nut Free
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless pork chops cut about 1¼” thick
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup pork rind crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dry pork chops with a paper towel. In small bowl, whisk together egg and dijon mustard; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, mix together pork rind crumbs, parmesan cheese, and seasonings.
  • Dip pork chop into egg mixture so that both sides are coated, then immediately dredge the chop in the parmesan mixture until evenly coated. Repeat with remaining pork chops.
  • Heat oil and butter ovenproof skillet or cast iron pan over medium high heat until butter is melted & sizzling. Add the pork chops and fry until each side is golden brown (approximately 2 minutes per side.)
  • Transfer skillet to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Let rest for an additional 5 minutes in the hot pan, until internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees.
  • Serve with Garlicky Green Beans

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 28.3gFat: 18.5gFiber: 0.1g

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. It is so salty and savory and delicious! I had an old pork chop recipe that was the only way I would eat pork chops, but now I like this WAY better! And my kids love this one, too! A winner for our whole family 🙂

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