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Easy Oven BBQ Pork Chops

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If you’re looking for something new and different to do with boneless pork chops try these Oven BBQ Pork Chops! Start with a spice rub and finish it with a BBQ glaze with your favorite barbecue sauce for a dinner entree that hits the table in no time at all.

4 Steaming Oven BBQ Pork Chops on a plate with a cast iron frying pan.

A flavorful spice rub, paired with lean pork loin chops, and a swipe of barbecue sauce work together to create chops that are a step above any regular pork chops.

4 Oven BBQ Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet.

Oven BBQ Pork Chops

That’s title is a BIT misleading because you actually quickly sear the chops on the stovetop just to give them some color. Then you pop them in the oven for a quick finish with your favorite BBQ sauce. The secret to keeping them tender is to NOT overcook loin chops. So QUICK is your takeaway here.

BBQ Boneless Pork chops in a skillet.

Why are my Boneless Pork Loin Chops Dry?

Typically when you get dry boneless pork chops it’s because they’ve been overcooked. You can very easily overcook boneless chops because they require so little time to be done. The ideal temperature for cooked pork is 150°. That means at 145° it should be taken on the heat.

When I say a QUICK sear on the chops I really do mean it. Get your pan nice and hot, add the oil, and sear those quickly on each side. THEN it’s straight to the oven to finish cooking.

Spice rub for oven bbq pork chops.

What’s in the BBQ Rub?

Our BBQ rub is made with ALL pantry staples, you won’t need ANYTHING special to make this rub.

  • brown sugar
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika also called Spanish Paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • chili powder

I know it sounds like a LOT but they’re all pretty common pantry staples.

BBQ Spice Rubbed Chops seared in a cast iron skillet.

Why do a spice rub AND a bbq glaze?

I discovered this after watching countless cooking shows. Rubs are where it’s at. Everyone uses them to deliver intense flavor to the meat. I know typically that after applying a rub the meat is left to rest for a day or even 2. But I found that even IF I just give them meat a couple of minutes to rest while I get the pan heated I can pack a LOT of flavor into these chops.

When you top it with your favorite bbq sauce it’s like gilding the lily. You’re adding somethign you know you love on top of a delicious base. The two parts work together really well. I use it in my Air Fryer BBQ Pork Chops and this Oven BBQ Chicken.

Yield: 4 Chops

Oven BBQ Pork Chops

4 Steaming Oven BBQ Pork Chops on a plate with a cast iron frying pan.

Oven BBQ Pork Chops start with a spice rub and finish in the oven with a bbq glaze for maximum flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Pork Loin Chops
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 barbecue sauce, your favorite brand!
  • 1 TBSP oil

Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 400°
  2. pat the pork chops dry
  3. mix the spices together
  4. rub the spices all over the chops and let them rest while the frying pan heats up
  5. heat the oil in the frying pan over medium-high heat
  6. when the oil is shimmering hot
  7. lay the chops in the pan and quickly sear the chops on both sides
  8. spread the chops with barbecue sauce
  9. insert an oven save thermometer into one chop OR use an instant-read thermometer after 5 minutes
  10. place the frying pan in the preheated oven for 5 minutes
  11. remove and check for doneness, you're looking for a temperature of 145°
  12. if the temperature isn't 145° put the pan back in the oven for another 3-5 minutes
  13. once the chops hit 145° remove from the oven and cover for 3 minutes and let the temperature come up to 150°-155°

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 388Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 132mgSodium 411mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 40g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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