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Greek Pork Chops {Easy Delicious Healthy}

Featuring Homemade Pork Chop Dry Rub, Either Braise or Grill

by HomeNaturallyMade
Greek Pork Chops {Easy Yummy Healthy Way}

Greek Pork Chops featuring homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub is insanely naturally delicious. Fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds complement pork chops amazingly well. So quick and easy to make too. You can either braise or grill. I used braising method for this post. Nevertheless, you can absolutely grill them.

Greek Pork Chops {featuring homemade dry rub}
Greek Pork Chops {featuring homemade dry rub}

How to make a quick easy delicious Greek Pork Chop?

Tip No.1 is to make a tasty Greek-style Dry Rub

Fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds work magically together to create this sensational deliciousness. They both deliver powerful health benefits too. Read more here.

fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds
fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds

Grind fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds into powder and then mix with salt. That’s it. You shall have this easy, delicious, and healthy Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub. See here for a detailed guided recipe.

Greek Pork Chop Rub {Easy Delicious Healthy Way}

Tip No.2 is to get bone-in pork chops if possible

The meat is more flavorful and tender for the bone-in pork chops.

Tip No.3 is to tenderize the pork chops

Wash and rinse the pork chops well, and then pat dry with a paper towel. Then use a meat tenderizer to pound on the pork chops to tenderize them before marinating.

tenderize pork chops using a meat tenderizer

Tip No.4 is to marinate the pork chops properly

Spray a little cooking oil such as canola oil on both sides of the pork chops, using a homemade oil sprayer bottle. Then sprinkle a thin layer of homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub.

That’s it. Now you can go ahead, either grill or braise the delicious pork chops.

Marinated Greek Pork Chops

How to Cook Pork Chops on stove top?

Braising is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to cook Pork Chops. You can cook juicy Pork Chops in under 25 minutes, as long as you know a few tips & tricks.

First is to sear the pork chops on both sides

Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a quality hard-anodized fry pan for 1 minute. Then lay flat the marinated pork chops onto the fry pan. Since we have marinated the pork chops with a little bit oil, and because of the non-stick feature of the hard anodized fry pan, you do not need to add additional cooking oil.

Sear Greek Pork Chops in the Fry Pan

Cook on both sides for 2 minutes. This process sears the pork chops which locks in the moisture for juicy and tasty pork chops. It also gives pork chops these appetizingly appealing grill marks.

The Second is to use the right amount of water for braising

The water should barely cover the pork chops. For 3 average pork chops in a 12-inch fry pan, it is about 1 cup. The goal is to use just enough water for braising. When the pork chops are done, so should be the water.

Braise Greek Pork Chops in the Fry Pan

Last but not least is to use a combination of closed-lid braising and open-air pan-frying cooking method

Braise the pork chops with the pan covered for 15 minutes, 10 minutes on medium-high, and 5 minutes on medium. Then turn the heat to low, remove the lid, and pan-fry the pork chops for 5 minutes. Flip the pork chops halfway through.

This way, the pork chops remain juicy and delicious. It can almost fake grilled Pork Chops but only takes less than 25 minutes to cook them.

Freshly Braised Greek Pork Chops in the Fry Pan
Greek Pork Chops {featuring homemade dry rub}

Greek Pork Chops {Braise or Grill using Homemade Dry Rub}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Greek Pork Chops featuring homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub is insanely naturally delicious. Fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds complement pork chops amazingly well. So quick and easy to make too. You can either braise or grill.

Ingredients

  • 3 bone-in pork chops, between 1.5 lb - 2 lb
  • 2 tsp homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub, see notes
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil, such as canola oil
  • 1 cup of water, for braising

Instructions

Mix Homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub:

  • Grind fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds respectively. Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds powder, 1 tsp fennel seeds into a small bowl and mix well.
    Greek Pork Chop Rub {Easy Tasty Healthy}
  • See here for a more detailed guided recipe on how to make a Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub.

Marinate the Pork Chops:

  • Wash and rinse the pork chops well, and then pat dry with a paper towel.
    Wash, rinse and pat dry pork chops
  • Use a meat tenderizer to pound on the pork chops to tenderize them.
    tenderize pork chops using a meat tenderizer
  • Spray a little cooking oil such as canola oil on both sides of the pork chops, using a homemade oil sprayer bottle. Then sprinkle the 2 tsp homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub evenly over pork chops, on both sides.
    Marinated Greek Pork Chops

Now You Can Either Brise or Grill the Marinated Pork Chops.

For Braised Greek Pork Chops:

  • Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a quality hard-anodized fry pan for 1 minute. Then lay flat the marinated pork chops onto the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side. A total of 4 minutes.
    Sear Greek Pork Chops in the Fry Pan
  • Pour a cup of water around the edge of the pan in a circular motion. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
    Braise Greek Pork Chops in the Fry Pan
  • Flip the pork chops, turn the heat to medium, cover the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • The water should be all disappearing by now. Remove the lid of the pan, turn the heat to low, flip the pork chops and cook for 3 minutes. Then flip the pork chops again and cook for another 2 minutes.
    Freshly Braised Greek Pork Chops in the Fry Pan
  • All done! Turn off the heat and serve immediately. Enjoy an insanely naturally delicious Greek Pork Chop!
    Greek Pork Chops {featuring homemade dry rub}

Notes

  • For 2 tsp homemade Greek Pork Chop Dry Rub, add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds powder, 1 tsp fennel seeds into a small bowl and mix well.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 541Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 59g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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