It’s mid-week, you’ve been frantically busy all day and you’re tired. You need a quick and simple one-pan dinner, that won’t compromise flavor. This recipe for One-Pan Mediterranean Pork Chops is the perfect solution. Ready in 30 minutes, you just add fresh and dried herbs, lemon, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and Feta to your chops and cook. Voila!
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One-Pan Mediterranean Pork Chops
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.
It’s no secret that we love one-pan meals here at The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and with summer in full swing, I can’t help but be drawn to the flavors of the Mediterranean!
This one-pan Mediterranean pork chops recipe is so easy and is a definite keeper. It is bursting with flavor and makes its own delicious pan sauce you won’t want to miss!
With olives, tomatoes, Feta, and fresh herbs, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a meal at a restaurant on a Greek island. Serve up this dish in just 30 minutes with a simple side salad and potatoes. Our Greek Lemon Potatoes would go particularly well with the pork.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Protein – Boneless Pork Chops.
- Fresh Produce – Lemons, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Parsley.
- Dairy – Feta Cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Thyme
- Kalamata Olives – or any kind of black olive you prefer.
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More Recipes Using Pork Chops
One of the hero ingredients in this dish are pork chops, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Tuscan Pork Chops with White Beans and Crispy Sage
- Apple and Rosemary Stuffed Pork Chops
- Amazing Pecan Crusted Pork Chops with a Fresh Plum Sauce
More One-Pan Recipes
Looking for more dishes to make that use just one pan? Check these recipes out next:
- Quick & Easy One Pan Cheeseburger Sliders
- Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet – A One-Pan Recipe
- One-Pan Chicken Cacciatore – Italian Hunter’s Stew
- The actual cook time for the pork chops will vary based on several factors, including the thickness of the chops and the internal starting temperature. (The chops pictured here are between 5 to 6-oz/140-170g each). For best results, allow the chops to come to room temperature prior to cooking and use an instant read thermometer to determine when they are ready.
How Do I Make One-Pan Mediterranean Pork Chops?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 4 (6-oz/170g) boneless pork chops
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup olive oil, divided
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 3 oz (85g) Feta cheese, crumbled
- ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- Remove pork chops from refrigerator and pat dry with a paper towel. Lightly season both sides of each chop with the garlic powder, plus salt and black pepper, as desired. Set aside.
- Whisk together two tablespoons olive oil with the fresh lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and thyme in a large bowl. Add the Kalamata olives, tomatoes, and Feta cheese and toss to combine. Set aside.
- Add one tablespoon olive oil to a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the red onion and sauté, for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to develop some color.
- Add the remaining olive oil and the seasoned pork chops to the skillet. Cooking until the chops are golden brown on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Note: The safe cooking temperature for pork is 145°F/63°C. An instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the chops should read approximately 135°F/57°C at this point.
- Pour the seasoned tomato and Feta mixture into the skillet and nestle it in amongst the chops. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 minutes, or until the tomatoes and olives are warmed through and the Feta starts to melt.
- Remove skillet from heat and rest for 5 minutes. Remove cover and serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley, if desired, and your choice of sides. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 620Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 49g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Full Meal
You’ve made the main dish, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Classic Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
- Soup: Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe
- Salad: Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing & Croutons
- Side Dish: Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash – A Low Carb Side Dish
- Beverage: Watermelon Moscato Slushie Cocktail – Perfect for Sunny Summer Days!
- Dessert: No-Bake Mini Cannoli Pies
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