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Creamy Lemon and Thyme Pork Chops

These creamy lemon and thyme pork chops are perfect for holiday entertaining or a cozy weekend meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 577 kcal
Author on lilluna.com


  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 3/4 tsp pepper, divided
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp parsley *optional
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 4 pork chops bone-in or boneless
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c white wine *or chicken broth
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 3/4 c heavy cream


  1. In a glass dish, combine the flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, and cayenne. Dredge pork chops in mixture, remove any excess.

  2. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter and melt. Brown pork chops well on both sides, about 4-6 minutes per side. Remove from pan and transfer to a lined baking sheet. Place in the oven to bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees).

  3. Using the same skillet, set over medium heat. Add the wine, and whisk, scraping up any browned bits. Allow to reduce by half. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and thyme, whisk to combine.

  4. Add the heavy cream and remaining butter. Bring to a gentle simmer, and cook until slightly thickened.

  5. Return the pork chops to the pan, allow to cook for 5 minutes, spooning the sauce over top. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve with remaining sauce.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Creole Contessa

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon and Thyme Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 958mg42%
Potassium 620mg18%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1430IU29%
Vitamin C 8.5mg10%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.