Easy Skillet Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Skillet Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze on a white square plate.

These easy, 15 minute skillet pork chops with balsamic glaze are a simple and delicious weeknight main dish with only 4 ingredients. (gluten-free, dairy-free)


  • 4 small center cut pork chops
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Season both sides of pork chops liberally with salt and pepper. Turn on the broiler of the oven to 550°F.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet until hot over high heat on the stovetop. Add olive oil to coat the pan.
  3. Sear pork chops for about 30 seconds on each side.
  4. Move skillet under the broiler and cook an additional 1-2 minutes per side depending on thickness (cook thicker chops longer).
  5. Remove from oven and let chops rest on a plate covered, about 10 minutes.
  6. Move skillet back to stovetop over medium heat. Add garlic and rosemary and deglaze pan with balsamic vinegar, scraping up the browned bits. Let cook until the vinegar has reduced into a glaze. Discard garlic and rosemary.
  7. Plate each pork chop and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

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