how to make windsor pork chops

How to Make Juicy Tender Windsor Pork Chops

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy to make pork chop recipe, look no further than Windsor pork chops. These flavorful, boneless pork chops are pan-fried until golden brown and tender. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a mouthwatering meal on the table in under 30 minutes.

As a busy mom and food blogger, I’m always on the hunt for quick and tasty dinner recipes to feed my family. Pork chops are a go-to because they cook up so fast. But plain old pork chops can get boring after awhile. That’s why I love to mix up the flavors with different seasonings and cooking methods.

These Windsor pork chops have become a reader favorite on my blog I get requests to share this recipe at least once a week! The key is keeping things simple but packing the chops with lots of flavor, Let’s walk through how to make these irresistible pork chops step-by-step

Ingredients for Windsor Pork Chops

For this easy recipe you’ll need

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

That’s it! Just 7 simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry and fridge already.

The flour helps create a light, crispy coating on the pork chops when pan-fried. Then a blend of salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika adds plenty of flavor.

Feel free to experiment with other spices you enjoy too. I sometimes like to add a dash of cayenne pepper for a little kick. Or a sprinkle of dried thyme or rosemary would be delicious as well.

Customize the spice blend to suit your tastes – that’s part of the fun of cooking!

How to Bread Pork Chops

The breading for these Windsor pork chops is so easy and adds a nice crunch.

First, set up your dredging station. Place the 1/4 cup of flour in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, combine the salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.

Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. This helps the breading stick better.

Then dredge each chop in the flour, coating both sides. Shake off any excess.

Next, place the coated pork chop in the spice blend, pressing gently so the seasoning adheres. Flip and coat the other side too.

Transfer the breaded chops to a clean plate. Bread all 4 chops in the same manner.

The chops are now ready to be pan-fried to golden perfection!

Pan-Frying Windsor Pork Chops

To cook the pork chops:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. You can use canola, vegetable, peanut or avocado oil.

  2. Once the oil is shimmering, add the breaded pork chops. Do not overcrowd the pan – cook chops in batches if needed.

  3. Fry the chops for 3-4 minutes per side until deep golden brown. Use tongs to carefully flip the chops.

  4. Reduce heat if the coating browns too quickly. The interior of the chops should reach 145°F on an instant read thermometer.

  5. Transfer cooked chops to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil. Lightly season with more salt if desired.

The total stovetop cooking time is just 6-8 minutes! So easy and fast.

The pork chops will come out perfectly juicy and flavorful inside with a crisp, savory coating. Absolutely delicious!

Tips for the Best Windsor Pork Chops

Here are a few of my tips for success when making this recipe:

  • Choose boneless, center cut pork chops around 1/2 inch thick. This thickness cooks up well on the stovetop.

  • Bread the pork chops right before frying. Don’t bread them too far in advance or the coating may get soggy.

  • Use a sturdy pair of tongs to carefully flip the chops. Pork chops are delicate and can break apart if handled roughly.

  • Cook over medium heat. If the oil smokes or the coating burns, the heat is too high.

  • Allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes after cooking. This helps seal in the juices.

  • Check internal temperature with a meat thermometer for doneness. Pork should reach 145°F.

  • Add a pat of butter to the pan for extra richness and flavor.

  • Serve with rice, roasted potatoes or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

By following my easy steps, you’ll have delicious breaded pork chops ready in about 30 minutes start to finish. It makes for a fast, flavorful dinner the whole family will love.

The Perfect Pairings for Windsor Pork Chops

These savory pork chops are fantastic on their own. But here are some tasty side dishes that complement them perfectly:

  • Fluffy mashed potatoes – Comfort food classic!

  • Roasted broccoli with lemon – Bright, fresh flavor

  • Cheesy scalloped potatoes – Rich and indulgent

  • Parmesan tomato salad – Fresh tomatoes and basil

  • Sauteed green beans with bacon – Savory and crisp

  • Skillet corn with chili powder – Sweet, smoky and spicy

  • Rice pilaf with peas – Simple and delicious

  • Baked sweet potatoes – Healthy and hearty

The possibilities are endless when it comes to side dishes! Choose a vegetable, potato, rice or salad pairing. Or try serving two sides for a hearty meal.

Storing and Reheating Leftover Pork Chops

Like many pork chop recipes, Windsor pork chops actually taste even better as leftovers! Here are some tips for storing and reheating them:

  • Allow cooked pork chops to cool completely before refrigerating.

  • Store leftover chops in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

  • Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through, about 3-5 minutes.

  • To keep the breading extra crispy, reheat chops in a skillet over medium heat.

  • Chop and add leftover pork to salads, sandwiches, rice bowls or pasta.

Transforming leftovers into new dishes is one of my favorite ways to reduce food waste and save time in the kitchen. Get creative with your leftovers!

More Delicious Pork Chop Recipes

If you love pork chops, here are a few more of my family’s favorites:

  • Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops – So quick and easy!

  • Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops – Sweet and tangy flavor

  • Pork Chops with Apples – A classic fall dish

  • Air Fryer Pork Chops – Crispy without deep frying

  • Skillet Pork Chops and Gravy – Comfort food magic!

  • Instant Pot Pork Chops – Fast and fuss-free

  • Sheet Pan BBQ Pork Chops – Sauce-smothered goodness

  • Hawaiian Pork Chops – Island-inspired flavor

Pork chops are so versatile. You can season, sauce and cook them so many ways. Browse my recipe index for lots more delicious pork chop inspiration!

More Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for more effortless weeknight dinner ideas, here are some of my most popular 30-minute meals:

  • Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – Easy peasy fajitas

  • Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies – All baked in one pan

  • Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas – Kids’ favorite meal

  • Chicken Fried Rice – Chinese takeout at home

  • Shrimp Scampi – Elegant and fast pasta

  • Cheesy Gnocchi Bake – Comfort food magic

  • Easy Vegetable Stir Fry – Healthy veggie bowl

  • 20 Minute Spaghetti and Meat Sauce – Classic and fast

I’m all about quick, family friendly meals that don’t sacrifice any flavor. Browse my dinner recipes for easy weeknight inspiration.

The Takeaway on Making Windsor Pork Chops

There you have it – everything you need to know to make incredible Windsor pork chops at home. This easy, flavorful recipe will soon become a family favorite.

The simple seasoning and pan-frying method lets the natural flavor of the pork shine. Feel free to tweak the spices to customize the flavor profile you prefer.

For more dinner inspiration, browse my recipe index or sign up for my weekly meal plan newsletter. New recipes delivered to your inbox every week!

I hope you love these tasty pork chops as much as we do. If you try this recipe, please come back and leave me a comment below letting me know how they turned out. Your feedback means the world to me.

Now get cooking and savor a delicious, homemade meal tonight! These Windsor pork chops will be gobbled up in no time.

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