Pork Chops are so simple to make, and there are many ways to enjoy them, like Baked Pork Chops, Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops, Air Fryer Pork Chops, Smothered Pork Chops, Brown Sugar Pork Chops, and Baked Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops. But really, we love all of our pork chop recipes, so it’s hard to pick favorites!
Recipe ingredient notes
- Taco Seasoning – You can either use a packet or make it homemade. See our recipe on how to make taco seasoning.
- Avocado Oil – Using oil helps the pork chops lock in the moisture and flavor.
- Boneless Pork Chops – For this, we use boneless pork chops, but you could also increase the cooking time and use bone-in pork chops as well.
For the full ingredient amount and full instructions on how to make taco pork chops, see the recipe card below.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Season the pork chops with avocado oil and the taco seasoning mix.
- Place the pork chops onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, or you can cook them on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes per side for medium-cooked pork chops or 8-10 minutes per side for well-done pork chops.
- Ensure the pork chops reach 145° F measured in the center; this is the lowest safe point for pork chops. For well-done pork chops, go for 155-160.
We prefer well-done with pork, but that’s our personal preference.
Recipe tips and variations:
- You can use as many pork chops as you’d like. Just increase the seasoning amount as needed. We suggest not to overcrowd the baking sheet as it will prevent the pork chops from cooking properly and will cause them to “steam” if overcrowded.
- Want to make pork chop tacos? Simply chop the tacos up after letting them bake and rest for about 5 minutes, and then top with your favorite taco toppings. I love adding rice, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, and taco sauce.
Storage and reheating tips:
- Refrigerate: Store any leftover pork chops in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3-4 days.
- Freeze: To freeze leftover pork chops, place them in a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 2-3 months.
- Reheat: To reheat pork chops, you can use your oven or air fryer at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or microwave for 3-4 minutes.
Frequently asked questions:
Yes, we just add a few minutes and take the temperature after cooking. Make sure the pork chops reach 145° F measured in the center. This is the lowest safe point for pork chops. For well-done pork chops, go for 155-160.
Yes! Some air fryers will cook hotter, so be sure to adjust the temperature, and we aim for 5-8 minutes per side for pork chops. The air fryer cooks faster for 5 minutes for thin and 8 minutes for thick-cut pork chops.
Absolutely! We love adding peppers and onions to make almost like a fajita pork chop dish.
Taco Pork Chops
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- 7 boneless pork chops
- 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Mix together the seasonings and then sprinkle onto both sides of the pork chops and rub it into the pork chops along with the avocado oil.
- Place the pork chops onto a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes per side for medium cooked pork chops or 8-10 minutes per side for well-done pork chops.
- The pork chops are done when they reach 145° F measured in the center, this is the lowest safe point for pork chops. For well-done pork chops go for 155-160.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
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