This lovely baked bone in pork chop recipe is made with a delicious lemongrass ginger marinade that I just know you will love.
First, marinate your pork chops and then pan sear them for a few minutes on each side before finishing them off in the oven!
Marinated Chops = Tender/Juicy
Dinner is served with this delicious baked bone in pork chops recipe. I’m usually a pork + rub kind of girl, but for some reason, I’ve been craving marinated pork.
I love how juicy and tender marinated pork chops get and this recipe is no exception. The marinade we use is Asian-inspired, but don’t worry, it only calls for 4 total ingredients.
So, head to your favorite butcher and find a delicious pair of bone-in chops and let’s get cooking!
When it comes to pork chops, I much prefer bone in pork chops compared to boneless. I like that they are normally thicker and they seem to have much more flavor. This flavor comes from the additional fat that is typically on bone in pork chops that boneless chops don’t have.
Lemongrass Ginger Pork Chop Marinade
A great way to add flavor to pork chops is by making an easy homemade pork chop marinade! This Asian-inspired marinade is made with a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you need:
- Soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
- Ginger (freshly grated)
- Lemongrass (freshly grated)
How long should I marinate my pork chops?
For best results, pork chops should be marinaded for at least 30 minutes, but if you can let them sit for 2 hours that is ideal.
Once your bone in pork chops have marinated for 30 minutes to 2 hours, it’s time to sear and bake your pork chops.
How to Sear Pork Chops
Heat olive oil in an oven-safe cast iron skillet over medium/high heat and sear pork chops for around 1.5 minutes on each side. The purpose of searing your pork chops is to get that yummy, crunchy outside we all know in love.
Note: make sure that, if you aren’t using a cast iron skillet, that you use another pan that is oven-safe. You’ll be baking these straight in the pan and you don’t want anything to melt!
How Long do you Bake Pork Chops?
Place cast iron skillet directly in the oven and bake at 375ºF for 10-15 minutes depending on how thick your pork chops are.
Why Cast Iron? We suggest using a cast-iron skillet because these types of pans get super hot super fast. This is why, if you are using any other kind of pan, your bake time may differ.
Ideal Pork Chop Temp
The ideal pork chop temperature for consumption is an internal temp of 145ºF to 160ºF, 145ºF being medium-rare and 160ºF being well-done.
Once your chops have reached your desired temperature, remove the entire cast iron skillet from the oven. Let them rest on your stove top for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Sides for Pork Chops
A pork chop dinner isn’t complete without the sides. Here are some of our favorite sides for pork chops!
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Homemade Applesauce
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Sweet Potato Tater Tots
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
More Pork Recipes
- Instant Pot Pork Roast
- Pork Chop Marinade
- Instant Pot Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Carnitas Burrito Bowls
- Instant Pot Carnitas
Lemongrass Ginger Baked Bone In Pork Chops
- First, place soy sauce, honey, fresh ginger, and lemongrass into a large bowl and mix. Then, remove about 2 tablespoons of sauce for later.
- Place the pork chops in the same bowl and coat all sides of the pork with the marinade.
- Let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Once you're ready to cook, preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Then, add 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil to a large oven-safe cast iron skillet* and heat over medium/high heat.
- Once olive oil is fragrant, sear each side of the pork chops for around 1.5 minutes.
- Then, place the entire cast iron skillet in the oven and bake at 375ºF for anywhere form 10-15 minutes depending on how thick your pork chops are*. You know your pork chops are done cooking when their internal temperature reaches 145ºF.
- Remove pork chops from oven and brush with the extra marinade. Then, let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Tips & Notes
- Cast iron skillet- if you are using anything other than a cast iron skillet, the bake time may differ. Also, make sure to use an oven-safe pan, whatever you do so that nothing melts!
- This recipe was updated with new photos and a new recipe on 8/30/2019.