Should you cover pork chops when baking?
Cover the chops with foil that overlaps the pan enough to crimp the edges of the top foil over the edges of the bottom foil to form an airtight cover.
Bake the pork chops in the foil cover at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Why are my pork chops tough?
Overcooked Pork Chops Are Tough
Because pork chops are such a lean cut, they are relatively quick-cooking and prone to overcooking. This is partly due to carry-over cooking. Even when you take the chops out of the oven or off the stovetop, they still continue to cook a tiny bit due to the retained heat.1 May 2019
How do you cook pork chops without drying them out?
How To Cook Pork Chops Without Drying Them Out
- Buy bone-in pork chops.
- Add a flavor boost with a simple marinade.
- Bring the meat to room temperature before cooking.
- Start them on the stove; finish them in the oven.
- Add a splash of chicken stock to prevent the meat from drying out in the oven.
- Buy a meat thermometer — it doesn’t have to be expensive.
- Let it rest.
8 Mar 2019
How long does it take to bake a pork chop?
For boneless center-cut pork chops, preheat oven to 400°F and bake for 25 minutes. For bone-in pork chops that are about 1-inch thick, preheat the oven to 475°F. Roast, turning the pork chops once, until the chops are just cooked through, about 25 minutes.1 Jun 2017