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Panko Parmesan Pork Chops

If you love pork that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, our Panko Parmesan Pork Chops won't disappoint!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Americanized Italian, Italian
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 303kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-6 THIN boneless pork loin chops (pounded thin)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup finely grated or shredded parmesan cheese
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley (dried) (or 3 T fresh parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3-4 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4-6 lemon wedges (optional)

Instructions

  • Spread pork on a cutting board or baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and pound with a Meat Mallet until pork loins are very thin, even pieces. Season both sides with salt and pepper. 
  • Combine panko, cheese, flour, parsley, garlic salt, thyme and paprika in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk together eggs in a separate bowl. 
  • Dip pork loins, one at a time, into eggs and then into the dry ingredient mixture, coating each side completely. Place coated pork loins on a large plate or baking sheet.
  • Heat cooking oil in a medium-large pan (my absolute fave!). Cook pork loins for 3 minutes on each side and until fully cooked through.

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Notes

  • For faster cooking, purchase thinly sliced pork chops.
  • If you have extra time, allow pork chops to sit on the counter for 10-20 minutes prior to cooking. Giving the pork a little time to warm up will keep the outside from cooking much faster than the inside.
  • A meat thermometer can be used to measure the pork's temperature. Pork is fully cooked once it reaches an internal temperature of 145° F.
  • For added flavor, squeeze some lemon juice over the cooked pork loin.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1428mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg