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Two pork chops in a cast iron skillet with lemon garlic cream sauce, lemon slice, topped with thyme

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce {Paleo, Whole30}

  • Author: Cate & Co. Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork Chops, Dinner, Whole30
  • Method: Pan-Seared
  • Cuisine: American


These Pan Seared Pork Chops w/ Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce are paleo and Whole30 compliant.  They're tender, juicy, and will be on the table within 30 minutes.


  • 2 Large Bone In Pork Chops or 4 Smaller Boneless Pork Chops
  • 3 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 Large Sweet Onion
  • 1/4 C Fresh Lemon Juice, Approx 1 Large Lemon
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic, Mined
  • 1 1/4 C Chicken Bone Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 C Coconut Cream
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Fresh Thyme, optional for garnish


  1. Pat pork chops dry and generously season both sides with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp avocado oil in skillet on medium high heat.
  3. Add pork chops and sear on each side for 5-8 minutes depending on thickness.
  4. Cook to an internal temp of 145 F.;Set pork chops aside and keep warm for 10 minutes while preparing the sauce.
  5. Add one tablespoon of avocado oil to the skillet and add onions and garlic.
  6. Cook until onions are soft.
  7. Add in lemon juice, chicken bone broth, dijon mustard and coconut cream.
  8. Mix well and bring to a boil and then reduce heat slightly.
  9. Allow sauce to simmer until thickened, approximated 3-5 minutes.
  10. Add pork chops back into the pan and top with fresh thyme and lemon slices if desired.
  11. Enjoy!

Keywords: Whole30, Dinner, Pork Chops, Lemon Garlic