Gluten-Free Cheese-Crusted Pork Chops

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You are going to love these gluten-free cheese-crusted pork chops even if you’re not on a gluten-free diet. Eating gluten-free helps eliminate inflammation. Did you know that?

I along with two of my kids have an HLA-B27 gene and it can cause a large variety of auto-immune issues. Both my kids have ankylosing spondylitis which affects their spine. Eating gluten-free can greatly reduce the pain associated with this condition.

gluten-free cheese-crusted pork chops plated on a white platter with fresh thyme garnish. There is a blue tea towel on the side

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Gluten-Free Cheese-Crusted Pork Chops

This recipe is just one of many GF recipes that I make. The original recipe used panko bread crumbs but those have wheat flour in them so I just substituted that for GF Flour. You can switch out GF Flour for most recipes that call for a breading or coating on your protein.

The recipe also calls for lemons and thyme. These two flavors pare so well with pork.

gluten-free cheese-crusted pork chops plated on a white platter with fresh thyme garnish

The Secret to a Juicy Pork Chop

The secret to a juicy pork chop is to not overcook. You can also use bone-in chops which tend to be juicier and more flavorful because of the bone.

Cheese Crusted Pork Chops

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, pork chops
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless center-cut loin pork chops
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour You can use regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme finely chopped Can substitute 1 tsp dried

Instructions

Prep Pork Chops

  • Place pork chops between pieces of parchment paper and pound (I use my rolling pin) to 1/4" thickness.
  • Place lightly beaten egg and the juice of 1/2 a lemon in a shallow bowl. Whisk until combined.
  • Place flour, cheese, salt, and pepper in another shallow dish and combine well.
  • Dip the pork chop in the egg mixture, coating both sides, and then into the cheese/flour mixture to coat both sides

Cooking

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coated pork chops and cook for 3 minutes on both sides until lightly browned. Add the chicken broth to the pan and squeeze the juice of the remaining lemons evenly over all pork chops. Sprinkle each chop with the thyme. Lower the heat to simmer and cook with the lid on for 5 more minutes.
  • Carefully lift each pork chop out of the skillet with a spatula so you don't disturb the crust. Serve immediately

Notes

“Handy” loves potato pancakes with pork chops. We also enjoy a nice side salad with this dish.

Block Cheese vs. Pre-Shredded

Let’s forget about the fact that freshly grated cheese tastes better and melts better than its pre-shredded counterpart and skip right to the part about the added anti-caking and mold-inhibitor agents that are added to pre-shredded cheese.

It’s also cheaper to shred your own and a block has a longer shelf life. I don’t ever buy the bags of shredded cheese anymore. It’s so easy to grate yourself and it’s better for you

Freshly grated asiago cheese

Bone-In vs. Boneless Pork Chops

Bone-In Pork chops tend to be juicier and more flavorful than boneless. However, a recipe like this one would be prepared a little differently if you used bone-in. You wouldn’t pound them flat and you would up the simmer time after you’ve browned the crust on the chop.

You would want to cook until the internal temperature of the pork chop is 145 degrees. It would add approximately 10 more minutes to the cooking time.

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Enjoy this recipe that is another scratch-cooking meal that can also be on the table in under 30 minutes.

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4 Comments

    1. They were very good. I find it so much easier to make most things GF now. When Annie was little it was a nightmare. I had to make my own flour out of 20 ingredients and it never worked very well.

  1. One of our daughters is GF and our son has an auto-immune disease so I feel your pain (no pun intended 🥰) The pork chops look amazing Lynn! Pinned

    1. They actually were so good. Truth be told when the kids aren’t around I use Panko or Bread Crumbs but the GF Flour was actually made them more moist and the sauce a little thicker. We loved them.

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