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Healthy Breaded Pork Chops - Easy Weeknight Dinner

Baked Breaded Pork Chops

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Juicy and tender on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside, Baked Breaded Pork Chops are a delightful experience that bursts with savory flavors in every bite. Boneless pork loin chops undergo a delightful transformation as they are coated in seasoned flour, dipped in an egg-Dijon mustard mixture, and encrusted with aromatic thyme, garlic, and onion-infused whole wheat breadcrumbs. The best part? This recipe couldn’t be easier – and in less than 45 minutes, you’ll have a mouthwatering dinner ready to be enjoyed with your loved ones.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Resting time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings, 1 chop each 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


  • 1 cup whole wheat Panko or homemade breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant onion flakes – see Note
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 4 pork loin chops, around 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a shallow dish, using your hands mix together the breadcrumbs, thyme, garlic powder, and onion flakes.
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk together the egg whites and mustard.
  4. Place the flour in a third shallow dish. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  5. Dredge one pork chop in the seasoned flour, coating all sides, shaking off any excess. Next dredge it in the egg mixture, again covering all sides. Last, dredge it in the breadcrumb mixture, thoroughly coating. Press down on the crumbs to get them to adhere to the chops if needed. Place breaded chop on an oven-safe rack sitting in a rimmed cookie sheet (or on a broiler pan sprayed with nonstick spray or oil). Set aside.
  6. Repeat steps with remaining chops.
  7. Bake chops for 15 to 20 minutes or until the internal temperature on an instant-read thermometer reaches 145 degrees. Remove from oven and let chops sit for 3 minutes before serving.
  8. Garnish with additional fresh thyme and serve with a lemon wedge on the side.


Note on instant onion flakes: these are usually found in a jar, in the spice section at most grocery stores. They are sometimes labeled “dried chopped onions” or “minced onions”.

  • Author: Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: Main Dish, Pork, Quick and Easy
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy


  • Serving Size: 1 pork chop
  • Calories: 415
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 465.9 mg
  • Fat: 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 54.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 132.3 mg