The next couple months are going to be super hectic for me. I’m used to coming home and making involved meals, like gluten free pizza or eggplant parm. But I ain’t got time for that. Not right now anyway.

A lot of the “lazy girl” recipes out there are pretty flavorless. And The Snobby Foodie (me!) ain’t got patience for that. Because what’s the point if it doesn’t taste good? When I look for a lazy girl recipe… or busy girl, as we like to call it at VF: I want (1) flavor (2) low time commitment, and (3) minimal ingredients. (Less than 5 here at VF)

So here is a lazy girl pork chop recipe that is low maintenance, but still juicy and flavorful.

Hands on Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr 45 minutes

What You Need:

  • Pork Chops
  • Grape seed oil (or any other high heat oil, like sunflower or canola)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Paper Towels
  • A Skillet



  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. Salt and pepper your pork chop on each side.
    Easy Pork Chop Recipe
  3. After the oven preheats, pop your pork chop in for 1.5 hrs or until the internal temp is 140-145 F.
  4. After 1.5 hrs, remove pork chop and dry each side with paper towel.
    Easy Pork Chop Recipe 1
  5. Head up skillet on medium-high heat and add 0.5 tbsp of oil.
  6. Once pan heats up, add pork chop and sear on each side for 2 minutes.
  7. Plate pork chop & enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Pick out a good quality pork chop that is marbelized.
  • If you have a meat thermometer, it makes the whole process more accurate. Take the pork chop out when it reaches a temperature of 145 F. This is the thermometer I use. It beeps when the your food reaches the correct internal temperature.
  • I like to do is cook multiple pork chops so I have lunch for the next day.
  • A baked sweet potato makes an excellent side. In this rendition, I caramelized fennel as a side. I also like having a piece of bread at hand to wipe up any juices.

Super easy & delicious. If you like quick meals, experimental cooking, or bubble tea, follow along on my Instagram stories: @thesnobbyfoodie.


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Radhika The Snobby Foodie

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    Thanks for posting this! This was a great read – I’ll give it a try soon.

    If I may make a suggestion, please consider posting a shot of the food on Instagram so users get a heads-up about new posts on the blog. Thanks!

    • Violet Fog
      Violet Fog

      Excellent suggestion and one we will take into consideration! Do you follow us on FB? We post everything there as well. It’s the same username: The Violet Fog. 🙂 Thanks for the support Amelia!


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