This Baked Breaded Pork Chops recipe is made with Dijon, mayonnaise and seasoned panko bread crumbs. Crispy oven fried pork chops in less than 30 minutes!
These panko breaded pork chops are tender and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. If you're looking for an easy pork chop recipe, you need to try these delicious baked pork chops!
I have a few pork chop recipes on my blog, but this one is hands down my family's favorite. It's a take on my mom's baked breaded pork chops that were made with Shake and Bake or Oven Fry back in the day. Anyone remember those?
Nothing against Shake and Bake pork chops, but when you use your own breading mix, you know exactly what's in it. And, you can mix up your own seasoning blend to create different flavors whenever you want.
Best of all, these oven baked bone-in pork chops are super easy to make. Just season the chops, coat them with breadcrumbs, and bake. Dinner is ready in about 25 minutes, and it's kid approved!
How to make breaded baked pork chops
I like to use bone-in pork chops when I make breaded pork chops. They don't dry out as much as boneless chops do. And, you get extra flavor from the bone.
To make the whole process easier, prepare your baking sheet, mix up your ingredients in separate bowls, and then begin breading your pork chops. These breaded pork chops have no egg -- I use a mix of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise to add extra flavor and help the breadcrumbs stick. I also use panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch!
What's the difference between panko and regular bread crumbs?
Panko breadcrumbs are Asian-style breadcrumbs made without using the crusts. They're lighter and crispier than regular bread crumbs and perfect when you want crunchy pork chops, as my kids call them!
I like to season the chops before breading so that the meat gets extra flavor. Then, I lightly brush some of the mayo-mustard mixture on the chops, press them into the panko breadcrumbs and place the chops on a prepared baking sheet. You can sprinkle leftover seasoning over the chops.
You can add the seasoning directly to the breadcrumbs if that's easier -- whatever works! As you can see, I like to line the baking sheets with foil, but that's also optional. I'm just all about easy clean-up!
How long to bake bone in pork chops at 400
Medium bone-in pork chops take about 20 to 25 minutes in a 400-degree oven. Bake extra thick chops (over 1 inch) for about 30 minutes. If you want to bake your chops at 425, they'll take about 15 to 20 minutes if they're not too thick.
What temperature should pork chops be cooked to?
Pork chops are done when they reach 145 degrees. Use a meat thermometer for best results.
It's optional, but sometimes I'll broil the chops for about 5 minutes at end to give them a little extra color and crunch. You can spray a little oil or add butter before broiling -- no judging here! Let your pork chops rest before serving, and then dig in!
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Baked Breaded Pork Chops recipe
Baked Breaded Pork Chops
- Preheat oven to 400
- Add the dried onions, sea salt, garlic powder, pepper and paprika to a small bowl
- Mix the Dijon mustard and mayo together in another small bowl
- Add the panko bread crumbs to a shallow bowl or plate
- add olive oil or cooking spray to a large rimmed baking sheet, and set aside.
- Season the pork chops on both sides lightly with the spice mixture
- Spread a light coating of the mayo mustard mixture on both sides of the pork chops
- Press pork chops into the panko bread crumbs, and coat both sides, then place pork chops on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle any leftover spice mixture over the chops, and discard remaining bread crumbs
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Optional -- broil chops after baking for about 5 minutes for a darker color
- Remove from oven, and let rest for about 5 minutes before serving
I hope you enjoy this easy baked breaded pork chops recipe as much as we do!