These low-carb Keto Pork Chops are a quick and easy pan-fried recipe that uses either boneless or bone-in pork chops. The classic, southern dish has been transformed into a keto-friendly dish. You can also bake or grill the pork chops, and throw in some low carb veggies if you wish!
Is Pork Keto?
Absolutely. Pork is low in carbs and filled with healthy protein. The number of carbs in fried pork chops can remain relatively low depending on how you prepare them.
Boneless vs Bone-in Pork Chops
Boneless pork chops are a lot more convenient. But bone-in chops usually have more flavor. Boneless chops are leaner because most of the fat has been trimmed away. These will cook very quickly. Rib chops are the most common of the bone-in chops. The chops have a curved bone. They also have the least amount of meat per chop. If you are looking for a super quick meal using bone-in chops this may be your best option.
Keto Low-Carb Smothered Pork Chops is a quick and easy pan-fried recipe that uses either boneless or bone-in pork loin chops.
Time Taken: 25 minutes
- Calories: 483kcal
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Protein: 47g
- Fat: 33g
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 pork chops
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup sliced onions I used a white onion
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- Place a skillet on medium heat to preheat while you season the pork chops.
- Season the pork chops with the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle the olive oil throughout the skillet. Ensure the pan is fully coated with oil.
- Add the pork chops to the pan.
- Cook each side for 4-5 minutes until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.
- Remove the pork chops from the pan. Set aside.
- Add the butter to the skillet with the onions.
- Spread the butter throughout the pan.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions become translucent and fragrant.
- Add the whipping cream and chicken broth to the pan. Stir.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes or until both have become incorporated and the sauce begins to thicken.
- Add the pork chops back to the skillet.
- Traditional smothered pork chop recipes usually use more broth, about 1 cup. These recipes also use cornstarch or flour to thicken up the gravy.
- If you choose to use more broth to produce more gravy, you may have to use more butter or heavy cream to get the sauce to thicken.
- A cast iron is used in this recipe because it cooks the pork chops evenly and is great for searing. A stainless steel skillet is another option for a comparable skillet to use in this recipe.
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