This juicy Ranch Oven Baked Pork Chops recipe is super easy and super delicious. It needs just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto.
Oven Baked Pork Chops are not only super easy, but they require just a short amount of hands-on time and then a little bit of wait while the oven does all the work. It’s full of succulent flavor and is deliciously tender.
Another plus is that pork tends to be on the cheaper side, but that doesn’t mean that you’re skimping on nutrition.
What Temperature Should Pork Chops Be Cooked At?
We prefer to cook pork chops in the oven at a temperature of 400F or 200C. With this specific recipe we used 1” bone-in pork chops and we cooked them for 20 minutes at 400F, and about 5 minutes under the broiler to get a nice golden color.
How Long Does Pork Chops Cook at 400F/200C?
A 1” thick pork chop will cook at 400F/200C for 20-25 minutes. Your best best is investing in a meat thermometer. We recommend THIS one, but it doesn’t need to be fancy. THIS inexpensive one will also work well.
So, how long do you cook pork chops in the oven at 350 degrees? When cooked at a lower temperate, your pork chops will cook about 30-35 minutes.
Pork chops are cooked and ready when they reach an internal temperature of 145F/63C. This is the best way to tell if pork chops are done in the oven.
How Do You Cook Pork Chops Without Drying Them Out?
Nobody likes tough pork chops, so if you’re wondering why your pork chops are tough - the most likely answer is that they are overcooked.
Bone-in pork chops will be juicier than boneless pork chops in most cases, so that is a start, but here are a few pro tips for getting succulent and juicy pork chops every single time:
- Always bring meat to room temperature before cooking.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork chops to avoid over-cooking.
- Once you take it out of the oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
- If you prepare ahead of time, a simple marinade will also do wonders for a juicier result.
It’s easy to get tender and juicy pork chops if you follow these tips.
Should You Cover Pork Chops When Baking Them In The Oven?
It’s best to cook pork chops uncovered in the oven. This will allow them to brown a bit on top, while leaving them succulent inside!
When they’re done cooking, you should cover them with foil and let them rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the juices to settle back into the meat.
Side Dishes For Succulent Pork Chops Made In The Oven:
Here’s some ideas for side dishes with yummy oven baked pork chops:
- Simple Salads
- Baked or Boiled Potatoes
- Steamed Broccoli
How To Make Ranch Oven Baked Pork Chops:
Our easy and deliciously succulent Ranch oven baked pork chop need just 4 ingredients!
- Bone-In Pork Chops
- Olive Oil
- Ranch Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- Allow the pork chops to come to room temperature.
- Put the pork chops in a container, bowl or ziplock bag.
- Add the oil and two tablespoons of ranch seasoning and ensure that the pork chops are evenly coated.
- Sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 400F/200C and 5 minutes under the broiler. Use an instant read thermometer to see that the internal temperature is 145F/63C.
- Allow to rest for about 10 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped fresh herbs, serve and enjoy!
Looking For More Pork Recipes?
For more healthy low carb keto and paleo pork recipes, check out any of these yummy options from our archives:
- Low-Carb Keto Bunless Cubano (Cuban Stuffed Pork)
- Pan-Seared Pork with Marsala Mushroom and Peas
- Spicy Pork Tacos
- Mongolian Pork Stir Fry
- Pork Chili With Butternut and Kale
Did You Make This Recipe?
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Ranch Oven Baked Pork Chops
- 2 lb bone-in pork chops
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon ranch seasoning
- to taste salt and pepper
- In a plastic container or ziplock bag, add the pork chops, oil and ranch seasoning.
- Ensure the pork chops are evenly coated with oil and seasoning. Use your hands or shake and squish the ziplock bag.
- Arrange into an oven safe baking dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 400F/200C and 5 minutes under the broiler.
- Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Tips and Tricks:
- The pork is done when it reaches and internal temperature of 145F/63C.
- We use our own homemade Ranch Seasoning recipe.
Would these be ok to use air fryer?
Roché Woodworth says
Should be fine!:)
Absolutely the best pork chops I’ve ever had easy easy I even put r Ranch powder in my mashed potatoes to die for this is my second time in three weeks the best do it don’t add salt
Carolyn m Malkowski says
I'm making this tonight but i only have Boneless chop's hope it will turn out ok
Do you cover the pork chops? These sound great!
Kristen Haskell says
I did not cover them and they came out a bit dry. I think the next time I will cover them until the broiler step at the end.
Otherwise, they were very flavorful and worth another attempt.
Amy Peters says
These pork chops are so good and tender, my husband and picky daughter love them!
What timing would you recommend for 1/5" thick boneless pork chops and broiler seeing high or low?!
Donna P. says
My husband loved this! My grocery store had only thin cut bone-in chops left so I chose a 2” thick boneless. I cooked it for about 1/2 hour until it reached 140 degrees internal temp before broiling. It was very juicy, tender and tasty. Thank you!
OMG! I've made it three times, the last time I added a pack of onion soup mix, it was delicious!!
Thanks to your comment I added a packet of onion soup to this recipe tonight! Thank you!
Did u substitute it for ranch or use both?