Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops

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Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops are soaked in buttermilk to tenderize them and then coated with a mixture of Panko crumbs, flour, seasonings, and Parmesan cheese. They are then pan-fried until crispy and golden.  Next they are then topped with more Parmesan cheese and baked until cooked through. So wonderfully crispy and cheesy!

Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops


I love the process of starting pork chops in a frying pan and finishing them in the oven. You can turn the heat up good and high to get them really crispy on the outside, but you don’t have to worry about the outside burning before the inside cooks since they will finish in the oven.

Be sure to use an oven-proof skillet. Either a cast iron skillet or a stainless steel skillet. If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, transfer the pork chops to a casserole dish before moving them to an oven.

Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops


The pork chops available on the market today are much leaner than they were years ago and it’s hard to cook them without them drying out and getting chewy. Soaking them in buttermilk really helps tenderize them.

These Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops have a super thick coating that’s full of Parmesan flavor. Serve them with a few southern sides for a delicious family meal.

Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops

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Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops

Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops cook up wonderfully crispy with lots of Parmesan flavor.
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  • 6 boneless center cut pork chops
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups Panko crumbs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Combine pork chops and buttermilk in a large ziptop bag. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine Panko crumbs, flour, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Remove pork chops from bag. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Press both sides of pork chops into Panko crumb mixture.
  • Place oil in large oven-proof skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Pour the chicken broth around the pork chops and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top of the pork chops.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe adapted from: How Sweet Eats

Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops

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3 thoughts on “Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops

  1. Loving the recipe. We don’t do the broth step, trying to keep it crispy from the pan and then oven. Can’t seem to keep it crispy though. Any ideas? We even use a mesh rack to get the oven hest right around. Maybe too much oil in the pan?

  2. Fantastic recipe! I had to modify it because I don’t have a skillet. I used a frying pan and then put it in an oven dish. Also I was out of garlic powder, so for the seasonings I used a Cajun seasoning. Loved it!

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