You won’t believe how easy it is to make these keto baked pork chops, complete with a mustard crumb herb crust, in less than 30-minutes! Baked right in your oven, these low-carb pork chops are full of juicy flavor and have a perfectly crisp outer crust. It’s a WHOLE LOTTA YUM way to enjoy dinner.
Low Carb Baked Pork Chops
When I first got married 19 years ago a good friend gave me her favorite baked pork chop recipe. I was learning how to cook and while I had spent many years baking, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the main dish. She promised me these bone-in chops were easy and delicious. She was right and over the years these baked pork chops have become my go-to pork recipe because they’re THAT good! I have, however, made a small adjustment to accommodate a more carb-conscious lifestyle.
If you want a simple yet impressive dinner to serve your family for dinner or for your holiday table, this is it! These super tender keto baked pork chops will be the star of the show. Pair them with baked cauliflower mac and cheese and air fryer broccoli to stay low carb, or get festive with a sausage and apple stuffing and a sweet potato casserole. No matter how you opt to serve these low-carb baked pork chops, your guests are going to rave about them.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- With our keto baked pork chops you won’t be in the kitchen any longer than 30-minutes because these lovelies cook up super quickly!
- Seasoned with a blend of parsley, thyme, and dry mustard, these keto oven fried pork chops are bursting with flavor in every bite.
- The secret to cooking your low-carb baked pork chops in just 30-minutes lies in the fact that we are going to broil them before we bake them! Not only does this step making the entire cooking process faster, but it also helps to lock in all of the moisture that bone-in pork chops naturally have.
- Made with pork rinds, our keto pork chops are perfect for anyone who is following gluten-free, low-carb, keto, or dairy-free lifestyles.
If you love pork as much as we do, be sure to check out our other pork dinner ideas including these juicy air fryer pork chops, the best pressure cooker pulled pork, and our Hawaiian pulled pork as well!
Starting with bone-in pork chops, this keto baked pork chop recipe needs just a few kitchen basics to give you tender and easy baked pork chops each and every time.
- pork chops – bone-in (standard chops or frenched cut)
- pork rinds – crushed
- fresh parsley – chopped
- olive oil
- Dijon mustard
- dried thyme
- salt and pepper
- Pork Rinds – If you prefer you can use almond flour in place of the pork rinds. The measurements are the same.
- Dried Herbs – While we love both parsley and thyme, you can opt for any variety of herbs including Italian seasoning.
- Dijon Mustard – Regular yellow or stone-ground mustard will also work for your keto pork chops.
Step By Step Instructions
To make our easy keto baked pork chops we are going to create the crust, season the chops, broil, and bake – and we are going to do it all in under 30-minutes!
Turn your oven to broil and position your oven rack so that it’s 6” below the heat source.
Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the crushed pork rinds, fresh parsley, olive oil, Dijon mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper to make the mustard crumb coating.
Dip each gluten-free keto pork chop in the “bread crumb” mixture to coat. Flip and coat the other side too, then place the pork chops on the prepared baking sheet.
Spread the remaining mixture equally between the chops patting it down into a thin coating and if there’s excess covering the sides as well. And if you don’t feel like you have enough crust to your liking, feel free to double the coating recipe!
Don’t worry about trying to coat the pork chops perfectly, just try to get your crumb coating evenly distributed on the tops and bottoms.
Broil and Bake
Broil the keto baked pork chops for 3 minutes. If your broiler is known for cooking unevenly, keep an eye on your chips.
After 3-minutes, flip each pork chop and broil for an additional 3 minutes.
Immediately turn the oven to 350° and put the pork chops back in on the middle rack for 12-15 minutes, or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145.
Allow your low-carb baked pork chops to rest for a few minutes before serving with your favorite sides.
- If you want your keto baked pork chops to come out both juicy and crisp, don’t skimp on the broiling!
- Be sure to place your broiler racks 6″ from the broiler and keep an eye on your pork chops while they are broiling.
- Transition your oven from broiler to bake as soon as the second side of your pork chops has finished broiling.
- We recommend checking your pork chops for doneness after 10-minutes of baking. Typically they will take 12-14 minutes, but thinner chops or oven variances may allow yours to cook faster.
You can store any leftover baked pork chops you have in the fridge in a covered container and they will last for up to 4 days.
Pork chops are naturally carbohydrate free. Where the potential for carbs come in all pork dishes is from the sauces, seasonings, or coatings that are added during cooking. To keep all of your pork chop recipes low-carb utilize sugar-free or homemade seasonings and opt for pork rinds or almond flour for breaded versions.
Frenched pork chops are chops that have the bone sticking out on the end. They make a lovely presentation but are not necessary for this recipe.
More Keto Pork Recipes
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- 4- 1" pork chops bone in
- 1 cup pork rinds, crushed
- 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 T dijon mustard
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- Position your oven rack 6" from the heat source to prepare for broiling.
- Mix all ingredients together, to make the coating, except the pork chops
- Press each pork chop into the coating mixture, flip to cover the other side, then place the pork chops on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
- Broil the pork chops 3 minutes (or until light brown) and flip the chops.
- Repeat and broil the other side for 3 minutes also.
- Turn the oven to 350, move the keto pork chops to the center rack, and finish baking until the internal temperature reaches 145, which will take about 12-15 minutes. Check the temperature after 10 minutes to make sure you don't over cook the pork chops.
- Let rest for a few minutes before serving and enjoy!
If you want a substitute instead of pork rinds, making an almond flour crust also works well. Substitute 1 C pork rinds for 1 C almond flour. The crust won't get at crisp, but the flavor will still be fantastic! We've made this both ways and the almond flour crust browns quicker than the pork rinds crust so you'll need to keep a closer eye to make sure it isn't browning too fast during broiling.
Other types of dried herbs can be substituted like basil or Italian seasoning.
Any type of mustard will also work for the dijon like yellow mustard or stone ground mustard.
We used the Trader Joes french cut bone-in pork chops but standard grocery store bone-in chops will work just as well!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 376Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 41mgSodium 524mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 16g