How Long to Cook Pork Chops at 400 Degrees
To cook pork chops in a 400-degree oven, we recommend first pan-searing them to get a nice crispy outer crust. The pork chops will take about 18 minutes total to cook, start to finish. Before searing, coat the pork chop with a garlic butter sauce, a spicy rub, or a mix of savory herbs like rosemary to accentuate the flavor of the pork. Sear the pork chop for 4 minutes on each side before putting them in the oven. Once they're cooking, check for doneness after 10 minutes. The meat should reach 145 degrees. That's the temperature the FDA deems safe for consumption. Our recommendation for the best pork chops is to set the oven a little lower to 375 degrees for 12 minutes.