Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops with Lemon Basil Sauce
So much rich delicious goodness in one dish! My easy oven baked Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops served with a tangy, creamy lemon basil sauce have it all! Break up the 'usual' dinner routine with this spectacular pork dinner that will leave you wishing that you had made more!
1 ½cupsPanko Italian seasoned breadcrumbs(or mix Panko & Italian seasoned breadcrumbs)
½tspeach, salt & pepper
½tsppaprika(or smoked paprika)
1Tbspolive oil(extra virgin)
2Tbspfresh parsley(chopped, (optional) for garnish)
Lemon Basil Sauce
2clovesgarlic(finely minced or grated)
1pinchred pepper flakes
1pincheach, salt & pepper
1largelemon(zested, then reserve the juice)
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Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Coat the parchment paper with the 2 Tbsp of olive oil, drizzled or spread with a basting brush.
Combine Panko Italian seasoned breadcrumbs with 2 Tbsp melted butter, then add the Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a bowl large enough to coat the pork chops in.
Rinse the pork chops, do not pat dry. Set the pork chops, one at a time, into the breading mixture and coat evenly.
Transfer to the olive oil coated parchment paper, arrange the pork chops by spacing them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 16-18 minutes for boneless pork chops and 25-30 minutes for bone-in pork chops that are approximately ½" thick. Thin cut pork chops will be done in 12-15 minutes for boneless pork chops and 16-20 minutes for bone-in pork chops.
Lemon Basil Sauce
In a medium saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium high heat. Add in the garlic and red pepper flakes, cooking for about 1 minute and stirring frequently to prevent burning.
Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped basil, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and the juice from the lemon.
Stir to combine and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until thickened, continue to stir frequently. If the sauce thickens too much, add some more chicken broth to thin it out.
*Cook times will vary on your pork chops, depending on overall size and thickness as well as whether or not there is bone.