Cast Iron Skillet Pork Chops With Shallot Caper Sauce

Perfectly cooked, pan-seared pork chops fried in a cast iron pan in under 20 minutes. This pork chop recipe is easy  & delicious.


Use bone-in chops that are 1-to 1 ½-inches thick.  1/4 cup white wine. 2 tablespoons olive oil.

1/3 cup shallots. 4 garlic cloves. 1 tablespoon butter. 1/4 cup capers.


Pat the chops dry with a paper towel.  Season with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper.  Let them come to room temperature.

Pan Sear The Pork Chops

Heat olive oil in your cast-iron skillet & place the chops in a single layer. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, until golden brown.

How To Tell If They Are Done

Continue cooking the chops until the internal temperature reads 145˚F.  Remove the pork chops from the pan.

Prepare The Caper Shallot Sauce

In the same skillet, sauté minced shallots and garlic until fragrant.

Simmer The Sauce

Add capers & white wine.  Simmer until the wine is reduced by half.  Swirl in a tablespoon of butter, along with fresh parsley.

How To Serve

Spoon the delicious rich caper shallot sauce over the pan-fried pork chops, and serve while hot!

Side Dish Ideas

These juicy pork chops pair well with creamy herbed mashed potatoes or a simple tossed green salad.