Baked Pork Chops
Spicy, Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free Recipe

  • Like 5
  • 45 Minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • 375 °F
Baked Pork Chops

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
6 Pork Rib Chops lean center-cut, ½-inch thick
1 Egg White
1 cup fat-free Evaporated Milk
3/4 cup Cornflake Crumbs
1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
4 teaspoons Paprika
2 teaspoons Oregano
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon black Pepper
1/6 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Cooking Spray

Nutritional information for Baked Pork Chops

Saturated Fat

My recipe version for backed pork chops is low in calories and gluten-free. Moreover, it is a bit spicy because I wanted to have a better flavor.

Did you Know?

The leanest cuts of pork have the word loin in them, such as pork tenderloin or loin chop.


Steps for Baked Pork Chops

3 Minutes

Trim fat from pork chops

Preheat oven to 375 °F. Trim fat from pork chops.

5 Minutes

Prepare egg-milk mixture

Beat together egg white and evaporated milk. Place pork chops in milk mixture, and let stand for 5 minutes, turning once.

1 Minute

Prepare crumbs mixture

Meanwhile, mix cornflake crumbs, breadcrumbs, spices, and salt.

1 Minute

Coat pork chops with crumbs mixture

Spray cooking spray on 13- by 9-inch baking pan. Remove pork chops from milk mixture, and coat thoroughly with crumb mixture.

35 Minutes

Bake the pork chops

Place pork chops in the pan, and bake at 375 °F for 20 minutes. Turn chops and bake for an additional 15 minutes until pork is fully cooked (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).



You can serve simple, with a side, or salad.

Additional Info for Baked Pork Chops


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Baked Pork Chops is one of the healthiest recipes that can be made with pork. Spicy, and moist, and sauteed with egg whites, evaporated milk, and a lively blend of herbs, it has a fabulous taste without adding extra fat to your meals. It is a nice treat for dinner that you do not have to feel overly guilty about while you enjoy this flavorful creation.

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About Baked Pork Chops

These baked pork chops are simply the best! Easy to make, super juicy, and flavorful, this recipe is among the juiciest, yet low-fat pork dishes. Rub them with a few spices, pop them into the oven for 18 minutes, and dinner will be ready! After you make these baked pork chops once, you’ll make them again and again, trust me. The recipe is really simple and is a great one to keep in your back pocket for when you need a quick and flavorful dinner, or just can’t figure out what to make for dinner one evening. I serve these with a big salad and some veggies roasted in the oven, right alongside the chops, at the same time, so everything comes out nice and hot at the same time.



How long to bake pork chops?

The biggest ‘trick’ to preparing oven-baked pork chops is not to overcook them. Since pork chops are lean meat, they will dry out if you leave them in the oven for too long. But don’t worry, here’s an easy way to know exactly how long you should cook your chops. In a 400-degree oven, boneless pork chops need to cook for 7 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness. If you are using bone-in pork chops, add an extra minute for each 1/2 inch. If you’re new to making roasted pork chops, the best way to tell if they are fully cooked is to use an instant-read meat thermometer. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. I use my meat thermometer to make sure I don’t overcook the meat.



Is this healthy?

Yes! Pork chops are lean meat and are low in calories and fat and high in protein. This is a healthy pork chop recipe as it is made without any sugar. Pork recipes will often call for sugar, but it is really not necessary. There is no reason to take a healthy cut of meat and add a bunch of sugar to it. These chops are sugar-free and delicious. They are also low-carb, low-fat, and gluten-free.



What can I serve with pork chops?

Thanks to the fact that pork chops are lean and affordable, we cook them quite a bit. Here’s a list of my favorite sides to serve:

  1. Mashed potatoes or for a low-carb option, try mashed cauliflower.
  2. Since the oven is on, try roasted broccoli, or roasted cauliflower, or these honey-roasted carrots.
  3. For a side salad, try our creamy cucumber salad, this easy chickpea salad, or our simple quinoa salad.
  4. You can add any oven-roasted veggies or a salad as well to complete your pork chop meal main dish. 


What kind of pork chops should I use?

When it comes to cooking pork chops, the thicker they are, the better they will turn out. Pork can very easily be overcooked, and when that happens, the results are less than ideal. To prevent overcooking and ending up with dry and chewy chops, choose pork chops that are at least 1-inch thick.

If you can buy bone-in chops, do it! The bone helps reduce the chance of overcooking and personally, I think the end result tastes better compared to boneless pork chops. It adds some flavor to the meat, which is always a good thing, in my opinion!



Notes and Tips

  • Try to choose a baking dish that is just the right size for the pork chops. You don’t want to be too much space between chops, because the juices will evaporate.
  • Bake your pork chops for 7 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness. Add an extra minute for each 1/2 inch if you’re using bone-in pork chops.
  • Remove the pork from the refrigerator about 10 minutes before you are ready to cook it. This will help the pork to cook more evenly.
  • Pork also freezes well. If you purchase a large package of pork chops and want to freeze them, be sure to re-wrap the pork into convenient portions in either heavy-duty freezer zip-top bags or freezer paper. Label and date the package so you know when it was packed.


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