Southern-Style Smothered Pork Chops

Dive into a taste of the South with these tender and juicy smothered pork chops. Perfectly seasoned and simmered in a savory gravy, they’re comfort food at its finest.


  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Season both sides of the pork chops generously with salt and pepper. Dredge each chop in flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the pork chops from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add sliced onions and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Pour in chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, and paprika. Stir to combine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Return the pork chops to the skillet, nestling them into the onion mixture. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the pork chops are tender and cooked through.
  6. Serve the smothered pork chops hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy with mashed potatoes, rice, or your favorite side dishes.

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