Recall with vivid warmth the inaugural attempt at this Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce recipe. A biting winter evening set the stage, as I was on a hunt for a soul-warming, hearty meal to enliven our dwelling. The kitchen was soon enveloped by an enticingly savory aroma, stirring an eager anticipation for the delightful flavors to come. A single bite was all it took – our palates were instantly transported to a realm of heavenly tastes.
The symphony was composed of lusciously juicy and tender pork chops, seared to perfection in a skillet, harmonizing splendidly with a luxurious creamy mushroom sauce. It wasn’t long before this melody of flavors became a staple in our family culinary lineup. Frequently, as I recreate this dish, I’m whisked back to that frosty winter night. Believe me, once you experience this recipe, it will undoubtedly secure a permanent spot in your cherished collection, tempting you to revisit its flavors time and again.
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Season the pork chops generously with salt and black pepper on both sides.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the pork chops and sear them for about 4-5 minutes on each side until they are nicely browned and cooked through. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and cover them to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, add the chopped onions and sauté for about 2 minutes until they become translucent. Add the minced garlic and sliced mushrooms, and continue to cook for another 5 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and slightly browned.
- Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, dried thyme, and paprika. Stir well to combine, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken.
- Return the seared pork chops to the skillet, and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring the pork chops are heated through and coated in the creamy mushroom sauce.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
- Serve your Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce hot, and enjoy the delightful flavors!
- You can adjust the thickness of the sauce by simmering it for a longer or shorter duration, depending on your preference.
- This dish pairs wonderfully with mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables as side dishes.