Keto Lemon and Thyme Pork Chops

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    40 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    50 min

Keto Lemon and Thyme Pork Chops

27 ratings

We’ve all experienced ham with cherries, pineapples, and the occasional orange glaze. Forget all these overly-sugary fruits, and say hello to your new favorite duo: pork chops and lemon! These pork chops stay juicy and tender, and the ingredients are simple and savory. If you need a sheet tray of comfort food for your evening dinner, this will be a go-to recipe for your arsenal.

- Jessica L

  • Net Carbs

    3.1 g

  • Fiber

    2 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.1 g

  • Protein

    34.3 g

  • Fats

    24.5 g

374 cals

Keto Lemon and Thyme Pork Chops

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  • Pork Chop

    Pork Chop

    1 pound

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    4 teaspoon

  • Salt


    1 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    1 tsp

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    4 teaspoon

  • Garlic


    4 clove

  • Thyme Fresh

    Thyme Fresh

    ½ ounce

  • Lemons Raw With Peel

    Lemons Raw With Peel

    1 fruit without seeds

  • Butter


    1-½ tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

50 min

  • Step 1

    To prepare the pork chops, lay them out flat on a clean surface. On the exposed side of each, drizzle a ½ tsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Gently massage these ingredients into the pork chops.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    If you own a well seasoned iron skillet, use this to sear the chops on high heat. Otherwise, use a small skillet that has been sprayed with pan spray. Lay each pork chop, seasoned side down, in your skillet and drizzle an additional ½ tsp of olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper on the raw side. Sear both sides of the pork chops for 1-2 minutes per side.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a sheet tray by spraying it with pan spray and drizzling the second amount of olive oil. Place the seared pork chops evenly spaced on the tray. Crush the garlic cloves and arrange them with the thyme (about 8 sprigs) on the tray.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Slice the lemon into 4 slices and place one on top of each pork chop. You can arrange the ends of the lemon on the tray as well. Finally, dice the butter into tiny cubes, and arrange these across the pork chops and thyme sprigs.
  • Step 5

    Bake the chops for about 25 minutes, or until they reach 145 degrees internally. Serve hot with the roasted lemon slices and garlic cloves!

Comments 26

  • UpbeatCauliflower784350

    UpbeatCauliflower784350 3 months ago

    Received actual applause for this dish! Delish when made with pork tenderloin- seared and roasted in a heavy calohalon then allowed the tenderloin to rest while I deglazed the pan with a little water for a pan sauce. 12 out of 10!

    • BrendaSchonig

      BrendaSchonig a year ago

      I don’t have pork chops, but I have country pork ribs which I’m going to use since they are boneless pork is pork

      • GirlMeetsFire

        GirlMeetsFire a year ago

        I bet that was delicious since country style ribs are meaty with plenty of fat for flavor

    • Mommabaush

      Mommabaush a year ago

      Quick and easy to prepare for a weeknight dinner. So good

      • FortuitousCauliflower470911

        FortuitousCauliflower470911 a year ago

        Very good! But if your pork chops are less than an inch thick I’d cut back the oven time 5 minutes. I cooked the asparagus on the same sheet pan with the pork chops and put lemon on them as well. Since the temp is 375 the asparagus cook perfectly in 20-25 minutes.

        • DainaC

          DainaC a year ago

          Oooh, thanks! I have some thinner pork chops to make tonight and I'm going to throw some asparagus in there too! Thanks for the tips!!

      • LizPepper

        LizPepper a year ago


        • It’s_beautiful87

          It’s_beautiful87 2 years ago

          Don’t eat pork, so chicken?

          • Sgarrison30040

            Sgarrison30040 2 years ago

            Considering it’s pork and Leto it was very most and flavorful. I love roasted garlic so it was great.

            • Jazy14

              Jazy14 2 years ago

              Un succès pour toute la famille 🤗

              • 2rozy

                2rozy 2 years ago

                I look forward to cycling this recipe in every week🥰

                • MarvellousRadish410994

                  MarvellousRadish410994 3 years ago

                  Came out good! I put poultry herbs seaso ing on before I sauted and used a thermometer to make sure it didn't over cook.

                  • MsDachshund

                    MsDachshund 3 years ago

                    I made this according to directions. Only thing I did different was to keep checking to make sure I didn’t over cook the pork chops. They stayed juicy.

                    • Maree

                      Maree 4 years ago

                      You have put 50mins as cooking time, but then 25mins in the steps. I would imagine it would be 25 + the 2mins each side in the pan. Can you please correct the times? Thanks

                      • recipewriter

                        recipewriter 4 years ago

                        The 50 minutes is the total time - both prep and cooking. If your personal cooking time is shortened, then that's a bonus for you!

                    • Karen

                      Karen 4 years ago

                      I found this to be quite dry and flavourless despite all the great ingredients. Perhaps basting the juices over the meat several times during the baking process would add flavour and moistness.

                      • MajorZero

                        MajorZero 5 years ago

                        How thick is the chop supposed to be?

                        • acol

                          acol 2 years ago

                          You can get some super thick chops at Sam's

                        • ExcellentArugula907847

                          ExcellentArugula907847 3 years ago

                          An inch! Where do n earth do you get pork chops that thick?

                        • recipewriter

                          recipewriter 5 years ago

                          A 1/2-inch to 1-inch thick chop is good!

                      • Jamesfmr

                        Jamesfmr 5 years ago

                        Loved it. Easy, fast and was a wonderful dinner with some zucchini chips.

                        • Jude

                          Jude 6 years ago

                          Loved it....this will be on our favourite list!

                          • richlene35468617

                            richlene35468617 6 years ago

                            I use lemon thyme from by garden along with the lemon slices really made it pop!

                            • julie6182c4c6

                              julie6182c4c6 6 years ago

                              I altered this and added lemon pepper seasoning because I felt the taste fell flat. Otherwise, cooked as instructed. Was good.

                              • GigiMonique

                                GigiMonique 4 years ago

                                This is what I did and it really made a difference

                            • alexistiera

                              alexistiera 6 years ago

                              I enjoyed