Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Oven Fried Ranch Pork Chops Recipe

Have you ever had one of those nights where you just didn't want to make what was on your meal plan?  Better yet, have you ever had a night where you just didn't feel like cooking at all? 
 OF COURSE YOU HAVE!  I most certainly have.  In fact, tonight was one such night, but we had to eat, so I scratched what I had on my menu and decided to just throw something together.  You will never guess what happened.  CULINARY MAGIC, THAT IS WHAT!  By using some basic technique, and a mish-mash of ingredients, I came up with the most delicious OVEN FRIED RANCH PORK CHOPS!  These may very well be the BEST pork chops I have had to date!

The finished Oven Fried Ranch Pork Chops, on a white plate, with a side of roasted vegetables, with the title in the top left-hand corner.

You and your family are going to love them, and I can't wait to share with you how I did it!

Let's get started!

Oven Fried Ranch Pork Chops:
*Prep Time: 20 min.  *Cook Time:  20 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings: 4 chops


The ingredients needed to make this oven fried ranch pork chops.

  • 4 boneless loin chops
  • 1 c. ranch dressing
  • 1 c. of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 tbsp. All Purpose Seasoning
The pork chops in a resealable bag, being seasoned with an all purpose seasoning.

To prepare your chops, place them in a Ziploc bag and sprinkle with

The ranch being added to the pork chops in the resealable bag.

Next, add the ranch dressing.

The ranch being rubbed into the pork chops, inside the bag.

Press all of the air out of the bag, zip it up, and "schooze" (yes, that is a highly technical term)
 it around until all of your chops are well coated.

The marinating pork chops in refrigerator.

Place in the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes.

While the pork chops are marinating, Pre heat your oven to 450 degrees.
As the oven is heating, place your baking dish in the oven to heat along with it.

The ingredients needed for the breading on the pork chops.

Now it is time to mix your breading.
In a shallow dish combine the parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.  

The ranch coated pork chops in the breading.

After 20 min., remove the chops from the Ziploc bag and place in breading.

The pork chops dipped in the breading.

Turn, and make sure they are thoroughly coated on all sides.

Butter melting in the baking dish.

Now remove the HOT dish from the oven and add the butter. 
Allow the butter to melt.

The breaded pork chops in the baking dish.

Place the pork chops in the dish, and put them in the oven.
Bake for 10 minutes.

The pork chops, flipped over, in the baking dish.

After 10 minutes, remove from the oven and flip.

The baking dish with the oven fried ranch pork chops in the oven.

Place back in the oven for 20 more minutes.

The finished oven fried ranch pork chop, on the plate, with the roasted vegetables.

Look at how stunning these Oven Fried Ranch Pork Chops look!  I served these with my Roasted Carrots and Potatoes because I can cook them in the oven simultaneously!  These Oven Fried Ranch Pork Chops are simple and use things you most likely have on hand. I know you are going to love them and your family will be singing your praises so get in the kitchen and give them a try TONIGHT! 

And as always,

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. LOVE the plastic bag method for coating! Such an easy trick for clean up! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This chicken looks so beautifully succulent and flavourful, and coriander and lime is such a great flavour combination. Love your suggestion for turning this into a salad to. Yum!
    Holly Hooper

  3. Lovely recipe. Sadly my Thai green curry paste wasn’t as hot as I wanted it, but it was tasty. Will definitely make again .
    Paul Brown