Crispy Baked Pork Chops

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    If you like store bought Shake and Bake, you are going to love these Crispy Baked Pork Chops! Coated in a simple bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, these pork chops are full of flavor and easy to make.

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    This Crispy Baked Pork Chops recipe is the best way to make boneless pork chops! With a pork chop seasoning of bread crumbs and Parmesan, it can’t be beat!

    Pork chops are always a favorite in this house. I have many recipes from baked to grilled, as well as lots of different flavor combinations.

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    A close up of a plastic bag with pork chops

    It’s such a versatile piece of meat, and if cooked properly it comes out super juicy and delicious! We could probably eat pork chops at least once a week and never tire of them. 

    So although he loves all of my pork chop recipes, Hubby has long been bothering me to buy Shake n Bake. He is fond memories of childhood eating Shake and Bake chicken and pork chops. 

    A few weeks ago I was perusing the grocery store and saw the Shake and Box on the shelf. I giggled and since I was newly pregnant, chasing around a toddler and exhausted thought “what the heck, let’s give it a whirl!” I’ve never had the stuff.

    A plastic bag with seasoning

    I set it at the top of the stairs so he would see it when he walked in and the look on his face was like a kid at Christmas.

    Who knew Shake and Bake would bring so much joy to a man in his 40’s. Next Christmas, I’m just going to wrap him up a bunch of boxes of Shake and Bake. 

    BTW, every time I type “Shake and Bake” I feel the need to respond “and I helped.”

    My first thought while preparing it was that it seemed fairly straightforward and easy. Wet the pork, toss it in the included plastic baggy and bread crumb mix and bake on a baking sheet. Coat, bag and shake. Super easy. 

    A close up of breaded pork chops

    It cuts out the process of flour, egg and bread crumbs, which is a little out of my comfort zone. Not patting the pork dry was a little out of my comfort zone, but I followed the directions. I mean, how was it supposed to stick?

    Foodie friends, I followed ALL of the directions, which is really difficult for me to do. Right down to baking them on a rimmed baking sheet. 

    breaded pork chops garnished with parsley

    To my amazement, the breading stuck! They were juicy and cooked all the way through, but not that flavorful. Only problem was the bottoms got all soggy since the juices that ran out just pooled in the baking sheet. I knew I could them into a great recipe. 

    I knew I could do it better, so I did! And here ya go… Crispy Baked Pork Chops. Boneless Pork Chops tossed in an easy bread crumb seasoning and baked to perfection. 

    close up of crispy baked pork chops

    I served this baked pork chops with my Garlic Herb Sauteed Mushrooms

    A few things to note about how to make baked pork chops:

    Hubby likes a thick pork chop. Based on how thick your pork is, the cooking times with vary. Use a meat thermometer and make sure it registrars at 145 degrees before serving. These pork chops were about 1/2 pound each! 

    You don’t want your pork chops to be dripping with water, but they can’t be dry either. Rinse them in cold water, then shake them a little before tossing in the bread crumbs. 

    To avoid pooling and soggy bottom pork chops, use a broiler pan. The heat will circulate around your boneless pork chops and the released liquids will fall to the bottom leaving your whole pork chop nice and crispy. 

    To further customize your boneless baked pork chops, you can add other dry seasonings. Use about 1/2 teaspoons of any of my favorites including crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, celery seed and chile powder. 

    A plate of food, with Pork chop

    Questions you might have about how to make pork chops: 

    Can I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe? You can surely use this same simple recipe for bone-in pork chops. 

    How long do I need to cook pork chops? This questions comes through all the time and the answer is… it depends. It depends on a lot of variables. The only thing constant is that your pork chops should register at 145 degrees before serving. 

    Are pork chops lean? While a pork tenderloin is the leanest cut of pork, pork chops are still a good option when trying to select a lean cut of meat.

    Can pork chops be pink? Pork can become tough when overcooked, so I do like a little bit of pink in mine. However, as long as the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees, it is safe to eat.

    How long do you cook pork chops in the oven? The average pork chop is about 5 ounces and will take 30-35 minutes in a 350 degrees oven. 

    What to serve with pork chops? Baked apples or applesauce are always a really popular dish to serve with any cut of pork. The sweetness of the cinnamon and apples complements the pork really nicely. But if you don’t have any apples on hand, some sort of potato or vegetable would work well too!

    Can I use this same bread crumb mixture with chicken? Sure! Use boneless chicken breasts, I would recommend tenderizing them to a uniformly thin thickness so they cook evenly and fast. 

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    You’ll also like these other easy pork chop recipes:

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    Butter Sage Pork Chops are pan seared pork chops in a simple butter, garlic and sage sauce. Sear in cast iron and then finish in the oven for the best pork chop recipe ever! 

    Tools for making Crispy Baked Pork Chops: 

    Broiler Pan– You can use a baking sheet, but the excess liquid will prevent your pork chops won’t be as crispy. A broiler pan lets the liquids fall and hot air circulate around the whole chop, letting them cook a little faster. You can also place a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet

    Meat Thermometer – Nix cutting your pork chop in half to check doneness. Just buy an instant read thermometer. 

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    Crispy Baked Pork Chops

    If you've never made pork chops in the oven, this shake and bake Crispy Baked Pork Chop recipe is the best! It's even better than shake and bake!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time30 mins
    Total Time40 mins
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: baked pork chop recipe, boneless pork chop recipe, crispy baked pork chops, shake and bake
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 327kcal



    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. In a plastic airtight bag, combine bread crumbs, Kosher salt, black pepper, Parmesan cheese and any other desired seasonings. Mix well.
    • Rinse your boneless pork chops with cold water, shaking to release excess liquid.
    • One at a time, shake in the bread crumb mixture to coat.
    • Place on the prepared broiler pan. Bake for 25-40 minutes.
    • This will depend on the thickness of the pork chops. Please use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 145.
    • Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was.


    If you have plain bread crumbs, add 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. 
    To further customize your boneless baked pork chops, you can add other dry seasonings. Use about 1/2 teaspoons of any of my favorites including crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, celery seed and chile powder. 


    Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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