Bake Pork Chops

Baking pork chops is one of my favorite ways to cook them, especially when I’m feeling lazy. It’s simple and the meat always ends up tender, with a nice crust on top. But what about the baking temperature? How long does it take for pork chops in the oven? And how do you know when they’re done? Read along as we cover everything you need to know about baking pork chops at 375°F!

How Long To Bake Pork Chops At 375 In The Oven?

Bake Pork Chops

The oven temperature is 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The cook time is 20 minutes and the pork chops should be turned halfway through the cooking process. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork chops and pull them out when they reach 145 degrees F.

If your pork chops are a little thicker than 1 inch, it’s best to cook them until they reach 145 degrees F before removing them from the oven. If they’re thinner than 1 inch, cook them for half the time for the 1 inch.

How Long To Bake Frozen Pork Chops At 375 In The Oven?

Frozen pork chops take longer to bake than fresh pork chops.

To bake frozen pork chops, place them on a rack in a pan and do not cover them. Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes. Check doneness with a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest part of the chop (avoiding bone). The internal temperature should be at least 145 F after baking for 30 minutes; if it’s less than 140 F, cook until it reaches that point. If you have time, let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving to help retain juiciness and flavor.

Best Temperature To Bake Your Pork Chops

The best temperature to bake your pork chops is 375 degrees. This means you should be using the oven’s middle rack and preheating it for about 15 minutes before adding your pork chops. If you like crispy pork chops, bake them for about 25 minutes. If you prefer moist and juicy pork chops, bake them for 15 minutes instead of 20 or 25.

Pork Chops Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed between your fingertips (or whatever dried herb you like)
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste, if desired. We recommend using a full teaspoon of salt for this recipe since it makes for a nice crust on the outside of your pork chops, but use less if you’re worried about sodium intake or are cooking for someone who has high blood pressure.
    If you have fresh herbs on hand from growing your own basil or mint in your garden, feel free to substitute them in place of oregano.

How To Bake Pork Chops At 375

  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease the foil.
  • Place the pork chops on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil and salt, and pepper to make a paste. Spread about half of this mixture evenly over each pork chop, then flip them over to spread the remaining paste on their other side as well.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove from heat once done cooking, but leave covered until you’re ready to serve them so they stay warm while resting! The cooked internal temperature should be 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Let rest 5 minutes before serving so juices settle back into meat – guaranteed juicier than ever.

Should You Wash Pork Chops Before Baking?

You shouldn’t wash pork chops before baking them. Pork chops are already clean, and washing them will only remove the natural juices that the meat has been developing during its marinating period. The longer you wait to cook them, the more tender they’ll be when you’re ready to eat.

Do You Bake Pork Chops Covered Or Uncovered

It’s best to bake pork chops uncovered. Pork chops have a lot of fat in them and are prone to drying out if they are cooked in the oven. The liquid that comes from the pork while it is cooking will drip down onto the pan and then evaporate, flavoring your meat.

If you cover your pork chops with foil, this won’t happen because the steam from the pan will get trapped between its lid and the food below. It will also make it harder for you to check on how well done your meat is getting without cutting into it.

How Long To Bake Pork Chops At 375 In An Air Fryer?

In an air fryer, pork chops should be baked at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. Make sure to cook them in a single layer so they’re not piled up on each other. Also, if you’re cooking thicker chops than usual, you may need to increase the internal temperature of your meat thermometer to ensure it reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit before pulling them out of the oven.

How Long To Bake Pork Chops At 375 In A Microwave?

To cook pork chops in the microwave, place them on a plate and cook for about 10 minutes. Turn the chops over and cook for another 10 minutes. This will help to ensure even cooking.

To check to see if they’re done, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of one chop and make sure that it registers at least 145 degrees F (or any temperature above 140 degrees F). If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can also use your fingers.


For the best results, we recommend that you bake your pork chops at 375 degrees for 20 minutes on each side. We also recommend baking them in an uncovered pan and not washing them before baking. You can use any type of oil or butter to brush over your chops before they go into the oven.

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