This smothered pork chop recipe is super flavorful, juicy, and easy to make. This recipe is perfect for anyone wanting to indulge in a meaty, creamy, and cheesy delightfulness if you're looking for healthy comfort food.
Add salt and pepper to taste to both sides of each chop.
Add chops to skillet and cook on each side until browned. Remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 8-10 minutes to finish cooking.
Transfer chops to a plate and cover with foil.
Make a slurry with the arrowroot powder and water - add the arrowroot to the water and whisk until smooth.
Heat the pan again over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes).
Add the arrowroot slurry and heavy cream and stir until combined then bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add in the Parmesan cheese and parsley, stirring continuously until smooth.
Add the chops back to the pan and serve.
Always season pork chops with salt and pepper before cooking. This not only enhances the flavor of the chops but also the texture of the meat. You can also do a quick brine for about 30 minutes for maximum flavor. Or, if you have the time, you can go full-blown for 6 hours or more. But don't exceed the 24-hour mark; otherwise, the chops might be too salty. Brining really works well for thick-cut pork chops. So if that's what you're using, I'd recommend it.
To avoid overcooking or undercooking your chops, it's best to use a meat thermometer.
Do not overcrowd your skillet. Your chops will never sear to a nice golden brown crust. If the chops don't fit, cook them in batches instead.
Let the pork chops rest before tossing them in the gravy. This allows the pork to cook more evenly.
Never cook pork chop straight from the refrigerator. You might end up with unevenly cooked meat. There's nothing more disappointing than an overcooked or undercooked pork chops.
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