Pork Chops in Wine Sauce

Pork Chops in Wine Sauce are an amazing recipe that will be on your dinner table in 30 minutes.

I’m excited to share with you today a recipe from my friend Jessica of Jessica N Wood. She’s cooking up a delicious dish using one of my favorite ingredients, WINE! These Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce look absolutely amazing, and I’m definitely going to be making them for myself this week! For the month of October, Jessica is focusing on GraceFULL Suppers – a 31 day series on finding grace in the kitchen and savoring suppertime. Check out the series on her blog, Jessica N Wood, today! Thanks Jessica!

Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce - A quick 30 minute dinner By Jessica Wood | platingsandpairings.com

Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce - A quick 30 minute dinner By Jessica Wood | platingsandpairings.com

Hello! I’m Jessica and I’m delighted Erin invited me over to share this recipe for Pork Chops in Wine Sauce.

I share my favorite recipes and best kitchen tips to encourage us all to gather around the table more often with good food and great company. My husband and I live in North Carolina just outside of Charlotte and we are in the process of adopting a beautiful little boy from the Philippines. When I’m not in the kitchen, you can usually find me curled up with a latte and a good book or a food magazine.

When Erin invited me over to guest post, I knew immediately I had to post one of my favorite new recipes using wine: Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce and Onions.

As a food blogger, my temptation is to add a million ingredients and employ a thousand cooking techniques in each recipe just because I can. But over the last few months I’ve been finding I enjoy recipes more when they have only a handful of carefully selected ingredients that pair really well together and offer a big flavor boost. The simplicity is beautiful, and it also makes for smoother, more approachable weeknight dinner prep.

Wine is usually the first thing I grab when I want to create a big flavor profile without using a lot of ingredients. And it doesn’t hurt that cooking with wine is a clear invitation to drink wine while we cook! I used my favorite Pinot Grigio to make these flavorful, tender pork chops, but you could use any dry white wine that you love.

How to Make Pork Chops in Wine Sauce

To make this recipe, we start by searing the pork chops in a hot skillet. My preference is cast-iron, but you can use any oven-safe pan for this. Once the pork chops are seared on each side, we remove those and add our sliced onions to the pan. The heat is lowered and the onions cook until they are softened and just beginning to caramelize. Once that happens, the onions come out and it’s time to make the delicious sauce.

Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce - A quick 30 minute dinner By Jessica Wood | platingsandpairings.com

Start by carefully pouring white wine into the hot pan to deglaze it. Then add Dijon mustard, thyme, grated garlic, and lemon and combine to make a beautiful, flavorful sauce. The pork chops and onions go back in and everything goes into the oven to finish cooking. If your pork chops are thin, you could probably complete the cooking on the stove, but if you have nice thick pork chops I recommend the oven step so you’ll get the most even cooking.

The sauce keeps the pork chops from drying out as they bake, which can happen easily with pork, and the flavors are perfectly balanced. The onions are sweet, the wine is tangy, the lemon and thyme are the perfect bright flavor boost, and Dijon offers a spicy, flavorful backbone to the sauce.

Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce - A quick 30 minute dinner By Jessica Wood | platingsandpairings.com

This is the kind of meal that you could serve to guests on a weeknight with a nice salad and some bread and a chilled glass of white wine. They won’t have to know how easy it was to make and they will be so impressed by your fancy dinner on a weeknight. I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for having me, Erin!

Pork Chops in Wine Sauce Recipe

Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce - A quick 30 minute dinner By Jessica Wood | platingsandpairings.com

Pork Chops with Dijon-White Wine Sauce

Pork Chops in Wine Sauce are an amazing recipe that will be on your dinner table in 30 minutes. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 in Pork Chops (bone-)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 1 cup White Wine (I used Pinot Grigio)
  • 1/2 Lemon (juice only)
  • 1 leaves Thyme Sprig (only)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (grated or finely minced)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a cast-iron skillet or other oven-safe pan over medium-high heat.
  • Use a paper towel to dry pork chops as much as possible, and season generously with salt and pepper. When oil and butter are hot, sear pork chops seasoned-side down in oil. Season top of pork chops and flip to sear. Remove pork chops.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and add onions. You may need to add a little more oil to the pan. Let onions sauté and slowly soften and brown, about 10-15 minutes. Once onions are soft and beginning to caramelize, remove from pan.
  • With pan over medium-low heat, carefully pour in cup of white wine and deglaze bottom of pan. Add Dijon mustard, thyme leaves, lemon juice, and garlic and stir to create a sauce.
  • Return pork chops and onions to pan and spoon sauce over pork chops. Place pan in oven to finish cooking, about 7-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your pork chops.
  • Remove from oven, serve pork chops with onions and sauce, and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Hi guys! It’s Erin again – I don’t know about you, but I’m now starving thanks to Jessica’s delicious recipe and photos! Plus, I want a glass of Pinot Grigio! Check out more of my wine pairing recommendations below and thank you again, Jessica, for contributing this delicious recipe. Definitely check out her blog, Jessica N Wood today! 

Wine Pairings for Pork Chops in Wine Sauce: 

  • No need to buy an extra bottle of wine – That Pinot Grigio will match perfectly with this dish.
  • Other good white wine options include dry Riesling or buttery Chardonnay.
  • For red wine picks – Try a light, earthy Pinot Noir, or a rich Zinfandel.

26 thoughts on “Pork Chops in Wine Sauce”

  1. Yum!! I have so many vivid memories of fall meals with pork chops growing up. I wasn’t a huge fan then, but now I love them!

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  2. I love recipes with wine – either as an invitation to enjoy the wine with dinner, or sometimes when I have wine parties and have leftover bottles it’s a way to use them up!

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    • Great idea to cook with wine after a party Pech. I always seem to have a few half empty bottles afterwards! You know, you can freeze wine too. Make wine ice cubes, and throw them into recipes as needed 😉

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  3. This was awesome…I had to modify a bit b/c I was short on ingredients. I only used half cup of wine, I was low. I also cut back on mustard & lemon juice (low on those too) I also added sliced grape tomatoes to onions b/c I was trying to use up leftovers. I served it over thin spaghetti….very delicious. Even with half the amount of some stuff still very flavorful…thanks for posting

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  4. 5 stars
    I made this sauce to go with turkey meatballs over egg noodles and it was excellent. Added a little chicken stock so I would have more sauce.

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  5. 5 stars
    Was walking through the store and thinking “what should I do with those pork chops I have at home?” And I found this recipe – it was a huge hit! Used a Chardonnay because it’s hard to keep a bottle of Pinot Grigio in the House for long! Thanks!

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  6. 5 stars
    This is a new favourite, I’ve made it twice in the last 7 days. I didn’t have fresh thyme, so I subbed for fresh parsley which I did have. I liked it very much with the parsley.

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