Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops (Gluten Free)
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Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops are crispy, juicy, and insanely easy to make. They only take 30 minutes to make, and best of all they are gluten free!
I love making pork chops because they’re quick, easy, and almost always on sale at my local grocery store. If you like these oven fried pork chops, check out my Oven Baked Pork Chops With Apricot Glaze, Instant Pot Pork Chops, Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Potatoes, and Baked Apple Stuffed Pork Chops!
Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops
Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops are one of the easiest dinner recipes I have in my repertoire. I make them with gluten free all purpose flour and gluten free breadcrumbs, but you can follow this exact same recipe with regular ingredients if you’re not on a gluten free diet.
This recipe also works really well with seasoned or Italian breadcrumbs, but personally I like to add my own seasoning so I can control what they taste like. I also like to add a sweet dipping sauce on the side, like apricot glaze or honey mustard, for some extra flavor.
What should pork chops be cooked to?
Your pork chop temp should be 145F, according to the National Pork Board and Pork.org.
Do you cover pork chops when baking?
I do not cover my oven fried pork chops while they’re cooking. But if your chops start burning, you can cover them with some tinfoil to prevent that until they reach a safe temperature of 145F.
If your chops are burning, you should check your oven temperature with an oven thermometer to make sure it’s cooking true to the set temperature. If the oven is too high, they’ll cook too quickly on the outside and not fast enough on the inside.
Why are my pork chops tough?
Pork chops can turn out tough if they are overcooked. You want to bring them to the safe internal temperature, but not too much further than that. Also make sure that your oven temperature is set correctly, and that they’re not cooking too quickly.
Pork chops can also turn out tough if you’re reheating them, or leaving them in the oven to stay warm for too long.
Do Bone-in Pork Chops Cook Faster Than Boneless?
How fast your pork chops cook depend on the thickness. If they are the same thickness, then both bone-in pork chops and boneless pork chops will cook at around the same time.
Tips For Making Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops
- You can easily make oven fried pork chops without egg by using whole milk or buttermilk instead. You need some of the fat in there, so I would avoid using skim milk if possible.
- If you don’t have gluten free breadcrumbs, try using a plain gluten free cereal pulsed in the food processor until it is the consistency of breadcrumbs. I use plain rice Chex cereal for this, it’s also a lot cheaper than packaged gluten free breadcrumbs!
- You can make oven fried pork chops without flour by just coating the pork chops in the breadcrumbs, then spraying them lightly with cooking oil before baking. They won’t have the full breading experience, but you’ll get a really nice flavor and crunch from the breadcrumbs. It’s totally worth it if that’s what you have on hand!
What To Serve With Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Crispy Air Fryer French Fries
- Baked Potato Bar
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops
For the Chops
- 4 boneless pork loin chops, 1-inch thick, trimmed of fat
- 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs, plain
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
For the Apricot Glaze
- 4 tbsp apricot preserves
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, (optional for heat)
- Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In three large bowls, place eggs and milk whisked together in one bowl, flour in another bowl, and bread crumbs mixed with the spices in the third bowl.
- Take a pork chop and dip it in the egg mixture, and then in the flour and shake lightly. Then in the egg mixture again, and into the breadcrumbs. Place the chop onto a sheet pan, and repeat with the other chops, leaving room between each one. Spray lightly with cooking oil, just until the breadcrumbs look wet.
- Bake pork chops for 20-25 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145F and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
- Optional: whisk together ingredients for the apricot glaze and use as a dipping sauce for the pork chops.
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