Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pan Seared Boneless Pork Chops (AIP, Paleo)

As as simple week night meal, these pork chops are used frequently in our meal rotation. My favorite part about pan searing pork chops is that it keeps in all the juices. It comes out perfect every time and never dry, which let's face it, often happens when cooking pork. This recipe is super easy and is another one of our go to lazy meals. I pop the pork in the fridge in the morning and it will be defrosted by dinner time. From prep to serve time you are looking at around 15 mins.

Pan-Seared Boneless Pork Chops


  • 4 center cut boneless pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil


  1. Pat dry pork chops and set on a cutting board or plate.
  2. Mix together all spices in a small bowl.
  3. Cover pork chops all over with spice mix, be sure to pat it down to stick.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
  5. Once oil is hot, add pork chops to the pan. 
  6. Cook for 4 mins. Don't touch it at all, just let it cook away.
  7. Now flip and cook for another 4 minutes on the other side. You will want a nice sear on both sides by the time it's done.
  8. Remove from pan and let rest for 2-3 minutes on cutting board.
  9. Slice only when you are ready to serve or serve as a full chop. It will keep the juices in the pork longer this way.


  1. Is garlic and onion okay for AIP? I thought they were both off limits?
    Thank you

  2. Both are safe and approved for AIP. Some people have a FODMAP intolerance and both of those are Fodmaps.

  3. I had this two nights in a row... what can I say, pork chops were on sale! Delicious! I topped it with some stock reduction. (Deglazed the pan) Will definitely be making it again! ~Amy