Ever found yourself wanting to shake things up in the kitchen? Let’s talk about dry rubs, my secret to whipping up a meal that never fails to impress. Stick around, and I’ll share a special dry rub baked pork chops recipe that’s a surefire hit at my house.
Why Dry Rub Baked Pork Chops Are Better Than the Rest
“What’s a dry rub?”. Well, it’s a mix of herbs and spices, all ground up and ready to coat your meat before cooking. This does two things to make your meat extraordinary: first, it infuses your meat with some intense flavors; second, it forms a delightful crust on your meat while cooking, adding that much-needed crunch.
Where Did Dry Rub Come From?
The art of the dry rub? It’s an old favorite in the BBQ scene, especially down in the southern U.S. But, it doesn’t mean you need a BBQ pit to do it right. Your trusty oven, stovetop, or even the latest air fryer can do the trick.
Alright, enough chat. Let’s cook!
Jeanette’s Dry Rub Baked Pork Chops Recipe
- 4 boneless pork chops, about 1 inch thick.
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
For the dry rub:
- 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tsp paprika
- 1 Tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 Tsp sea salt
- 1/2 Tsp black pepper
Here’s how to make Jeanette’s dry rub baked pork chops:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (*Got an Air Fryer? See the note below).
- In a small bowl, combine your dry rub ingredients. This little mix is going to make those pork chops irresistible.
- Now, dry your pork chops with a paper towel and drizzle some olive oil. Once they’re nicely coated, it’s time for the dry rub. Coat those chops on both sides.
- Place your seasoned pork chops on a baking sheet.
- They go into the oven for about 20-25 minutes. You want an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees. This is when your dry rub really shines, forming a scrumptious crust.
- Once they’re cooked, take them out of the oven. But wait! Let them rest for 5-10 minutes before you dig in. This helps the juices settle back in, keeping your chops tender and juicy.
*NOTE: For my air fryer fans, I got you. I baked my pork chops in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping halfway. They came out just as tender and juicy!
And there you have it, my secret to delicious dry rub baked pork chops. Now, put on that apron, and let the sweet smell of spices take over your kitchen! And if you ever are in need of help with one of your appliances, you know the Moore appliance service team has you covered.