How to Make Pork Chops with Apples

View from above of pork chops and apples in the pan

This recipe only uses one pan, making it a nice go-to meal for any day of the week.



4 pork chops (bone in or boneless both work, cooking times will probably be shorter with a boneless chop)

4 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon ground sage + more for sprinkling

Kosher Salt


1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 small yellow onion, chopped

2 apples, thinly sliced (see photo for a great way to easily slice apples)

3/4 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


Chop the onions and slice the apples and set aside.

Heat a large, deep 12-inch skillet on the stove over medium-high heat (on a dial of 1-10, this would be around 8).

While the pan is heating up, sprinkle the pork chops evenly on both sides with ground sage, kosher salt and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to the pan. Using tongs, carefully place each pork chop into the pan, pushing each chop around the pan a bit to spread the oil around.

Cook the pork chops in the pan about 5 minutes per side, until they are browned, with nice dark brown spots on the chops. Using the tongs, remove the pork chops from the pan and put on a plate and set aside.

Keep the skillet on the burner and reduce the heat to medium (5 on a scale of 1-10). Add the last 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Add the onions and apples. Saute the onions and apples for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Apples should start to brown on some sides.

Add the chicken stock, apple cider vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon sage, 1/4 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon parsley to the skillet. Stir everything together and reduce the heat to medium-low (3 on a scale of 1-10).

Using the tongs, put the pork chops back in the skillet, also pouring in the juices that have accumulated on the plate. Cover the skillet and simmer on medium-low (or low if things are bubbling a lot) for 5-10 minutes. The internal temperature of the pork chops should be 145º F – using an instant read thermometer, measure the temperature of the middle of the thickest part of one of the pork chops.

Once you reach 145º F, turn off the stove and remove the skillet. Serve immediately. Delicious with mashed potatoes or rice, and I even like the pork chops served over a bed of greens.