Healthy Breaded Pork Chops – an easy-to-prepare main dish that’s perfect for busy day dinner.
Author:(by Lee Clayton Roper)
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 mins (including rest time)
Total Time:40 minutes
Yield:4 servings, 1 chop each 1x
Category:Main Dish, Pork, Quick and Easy
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* 4 large egg whites 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 4 pork loin chops, around 3/4-inch thick 1 lemon, cut into wedges
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a shallow dish, using your hands mix together the breadcrumbs, thyme, garlic powder, and onion flakes.
In another shallow dish, whisk together the egg whites and mustard.
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and dip into the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumb mixture, thoroughly coating. Press down on the crumbs to get them to adhere to the chops if needed.
Place breaded chops on an oven-safe rack in a rimmed cookie sheet (or on a broiler pan sprayed with nonstick spray or oil) and bake for around 20 to 25 minutes or until the internal temperature on an instant-read thermometer reaches 150 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with additional fresh thyme and serve with a lemon wedge on the side.
*Instant onion flakes are usually found in a jar, in the spice section at most grocery stores. They are sometimes labeled “dried chopped onions” or “minced onions”.