BBQ Pork Chops in the Oven are super simple but full of flavor! It’s an easy dinner idea that goes with so many great side dishes.
Hello again Fantabulosity readers. It’s Meg from Meg’s Everyday Indulgence again! I’m so pumped to share this recipe with you today.
Originally published in November 2018 – updated in June 2023.
I have a feeling a lot of you out there are always on the hunt for simple yet delicious dinners that you can get on the table in a flash. You know, the ones that don’t require a mountain of ingredients you don’t have. (Or at least the recipes that require little prep like this Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Pork or bbq pork steak recipes.)
❤️ Why You’ll Love These Baked Pork Chops
If you love easy recipes that use simple ingredients, then you’ll love this one!
You’ll find that these baked pork chops use staple ingredients, and I’m betting you already have all or most of these on hand.
- Pork Chops
- Barbecue Sauce
- Basic Spices (to create a delicious, flavorful rub)
Also, since the pork chops are thinly cut and boneless, they cook very quickly, making them perfect for nights when you don’t have much time to get dinner on the table.
Pork Chop Rub
Before the boneless pork chops go into the oven to bake, a simple rub is sprinkled all over both sides.
All the ingredients in the rub are pretty basic pantry staples. This includes salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and paprika.
Almost all of the spices are used in equal amounts (excluding the salt and pepper) so it’s super simple to mix up and makes a big impact on the flavor.
There’s a Secret to REALLY Good Pork Chops Recipe…
This boneless pork chop recipe has a little secret that adds so much flavor to this cut of pork.
By cutting an onion into thick rings and layering along the bottom of your baking dish. This bonus, everyday ingredient, adds flavor in lots of ways to the chops.
👩🏻🍳 How to Cook Baked Pork Chops
First, as the chops sit on the onion slices and bake away, the onion flavor is imparted upon them. But no fear, it’s not a crazy oniony taste that will cause your kids to revolt but a nice, subtle flavor boost.
The second plus is that once the chops are done cooking, the onions have softened and become seasoned with the rub, barbecue sauce and pork juices, which makes for a great topping to your chops.
TIP: You could easily double or triple the amounts and keep the extra in an airtight container to have it ready for next time.
Barbecue Sauce for Pork Chops
Now the great debate may be on. What kind of barbecue sauce do you like? Hot, sweet, smoky, all of the above?! I’m a sweet, Kansas City style barbecue sauce girl all the way. My husband grew up in KC and I grew up just a few hours away so it’s in our DNA to like the sweet saucy stuff.
You obviously can use whatever kind of barbecue sauce you like best and they will all pair well with the rub.
💡 Expert Tip
I chose to use somewhat thinly cut chops to keep this a quick cooking meal. I’m always on the lookout for quick, healthy and homemade dinner options for nights when we have dance, Cub Scouts or conferences so it’s nice to have another option to add to the arsenal.
🥗 What to Serve with BBQ Pork Chops
There’s nothing better than the staples when it comes to sides dishes that go with bbq. This red skin potato salad is one of our favorite savory salad recipes but pasta salad recipes are always a good option too!
🐷 More Pork Chop and Pork Steak Recipes You’ll Love:
If you love cuts of pork these are some other great easy recipes that you’ll want to try out for sure. Or, if you’re a fan of using the slow cooker, give these slow cooker bbq pork steaks a try! (Pork steaks are taken from the shoulder of a pig and are usually tougher than chops… but juicier.)
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BBQ Pork Chops in Oven
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 ¼-inch thick boneless pork chops
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
For the BBQ Rub:
- 1 ½ Tbsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Layer onions in a large cast iron skillet or 9×9 baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and pepper.
- Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with the bbq rub. Place the seasoned chops on top of the onions. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and brush both sides of the chops generously with barbecue sauce. Bake another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes before slicing. Top with onions when serving.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.