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Breaded Pork Chops with Lemon Butter Sauce

Cooking pork to perfection is easier than you think.  I'm sharing some great information and guidelines for perfect, juicy and tender breaded pork chops every time.  Top these pork chops with a lemon butter sauce for a delicious, elegant and easy meal!

Course main dish salad
Cuisine American
Keyword breaded pork chop
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 418kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops 1 inch thick
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp parsley dried
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 cup white wine dry or substitute 1/4 cup white wine vinegar and 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp shallots finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into cubes
  • parsley for garnish


  • In a bowl place eggs and milk and beat together.
  • In another bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, seasonings.
  • Dip pork chops into egg coating both sides and then into breadcrumb mixture. Coat well.
  • Heat oil in a heavy, oven safe pan. Add pork chops and brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Check temperature of pork, should be about 120 degrees F. Place pan in a 350 degree F oven and finish cooking process. Remove pan when pork reaches 145 degrees F. Allow it to rest for 3 minutes before serving. Be sure to check the temperature in the thickest part of the pork chop.

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • In a small sauce pan combine wine, or substitute, lemon juice, lemon zest, cream, shallots, and garlic.
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer until reduced by about 50-75 percent.
  • Add in cubed butter and stir until it combines and is nice and smooth. Cook for another 5-6 minutes. Mixture will thicken slightly, it will thicken more as it cools.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg